Common Questions - Canskate


 What should my child wear?

  • All skaters up to Stage 5 inclusive MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. A cage is recommended for all skaters.
  • Bike, ski and skate/snowboarding helmets are NOT allowed.
  • Do not over dress for lessons, as the rink can be warm.
  • Mittens/gloves are needed on the ice. (Please no CHENILLE gloves)
  • Elbow and Kneepads are not necessary 

What type of skates should I buy and how should they fit?

  • To ensure skaters enjoy and benefit from their lessons, skates should fit properly, provide strong ankle support, be tied tightly around the ankle and instep, and be sharpened. 
  • Avoid plastic molded skates and do not remove picks from figure skates.
  • If you have questions regarding equipment please speak to one of our professional coaches. 


Where do I watch my child from?

  • Designated dressing rooms must be used. Do not use benches outside dressing rooms to put on or remove skates.
  • No parents are permitted in the players’ benches or penalty box at any time. All parents are asked to observe from the stands.
  • All parents must remain in the rink for the duration of the skate lesson.