AdultSkate… What’s it all about?
Adult skating is growing in popularity and more and more clubs are offering recreational, test and competitive opportunities to this segment of the population. Adults participate in CanSkate and STARSkate programs as well as on synchronized skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment.
The Mayfield Figure Skating Club is on board offering both group and private lesson formats where adult skaters of all levels can skate at their own pace, learn some new skills and get some exercise. It’s never too late to learn to skate!! Come and join in the fun!
Who’s it for?
For adult beginners, as well as for those wishing to continue a healthy, lifelong participation in the sport they love and learned at an earlier age. AdultSkate can also participate in the STARSkate program.
Beginner AdultSkaters participate in the Junior CanSkate sessions. The CanSkate session begins with a coach led group warm-up, followed by group lessons in a 3 station format. AdultSkaters will be in a group together. AdultSkaters on Stages 4-6 participate in the Advanced CanSkate sessions.
AdultSkaters ready for figure skating skills participate in the Intermediate STAR program in a private lesson format.
AdultSkaters may take Skate Canada assessments (although not mandatory) at organized assessment sessions. Coaches will inform skaters when they are ready for an assessment.
AdultSkaters participating in the STARSkate program may attend competitions. For age categories and program requirements, click here.
Skate Canada Helmet Policy
All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer Learn to Skate programs must ensure all Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. Bicycle helmets are not acceptable. The CSA approved helmet must be no more than 5 years old. Please refer to the sticker on the back of the helmet to see when the helmet expires.
Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.
In general, anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
“If you don’t have fun, it’s hard to do your best.”