Programs

Starts the 3rd Friday AFTER Labour Day in September.

For beginners and those wishing to improve their basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey or recreational skating.

Skate Canada’s CanSkate Program focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.

All programs are taught by Skate Canada Certified Coaches.

Parent & Tot – 30 Minute Session

Beginner to CanSkate Stage 2 accompanied by a skating parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must be comfortable on skates and be able to assist the child during the lesson.

A maximum of 21 skaters with parents will be allowed per session. 

  • All child skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.
  • It is highly recommended that the parent/guardian attending with the child wear a CSA approved hockey helmet to participate in these sessions.
  • Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

The parent/guardian must pay the annual Skate Canada Membership fee before being allowed on the ice. This fee provides accident insurance for the parent/guardian.

Please Note: For insurance coverage purposes, the parent/guardian who signs up for the class must attend each week. No substitutions!

CanSkate A – 30 minute group lesson
*CANCELLED 20/21*

Beginner to CanSkate Stage 2.

This is a first introduction to skating. Skaters learn to get up by themselves, move forwards and backwards across the ice and slow down and stop.

Skating is combined with games and lots of fun!

  • 3 year olds are taught in groups of up to 5 skaters.
  • 4 – 5 year olds are taught in groups of up to 7 skaters.
  • All skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.
  • Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.
Canskate B – 60 minute session

CanSkate Stage 2 – 6 taught in groups of up to 10 skaters. A maximum of 36 skaters will be allowed per session. 

Skaters must have completed Stage 1 and be able to skate independently. Younger skaters who have passed Stage 1 and can manage a 1 hour session on their own can register for this program.

The CanSkate program has 6 Stages. Skaters earn ribbons for Balance, Control and Agility to earn their Stage badge. After completion of Stage 6 the skater is ready for our Figure Skating program.

  • 15 minutes safe entry/warm up with a Skate Canada coach
  • 30 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 15 minute cool down/safe exit with a Skate Canada coach

All skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.

Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

IntroSkate – 60 minute session
*Starts Oct 1/20*

Beginner to CanSkate Stage 6 taught in groups of up to 10 skaters.

Perfect for the late starter and designed to build balance, strength and confidence on the ice in a fun environment. Skaters progress at their own rate through the CanSkate Stages. After completion of Stage 6 the skater is ready for our Figure Skating program.

  • 05 minute safe entry
  • 45 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 10 minutes free practice time/safe exit

CSA Approved hockey helmets are recommended for skaters of all levels. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.

Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

Starts in September after Labour Day.

STARSkate
For skaters who have completed CanSkate Stage 6. Offers opportunities to compete in our Club Competition as well as Skate Canada Competitions outside the club.

CompetitiveSkate
For skaters seeking the opportunity to make Skate Canada’s National Team.

STARSkate and CompetitiveSkate share the same sessions.

Learn more here: Skate Canada Figure Skating Programs.

For skaters who have completed CanSkate Stage 6.

A maximum of 10 skaters will be allowed per session. This number may be adjusted throughout the season depending on demand as all sessions are shared with STAR 2 skaters.

Skaters are taught basic jumps and spins as well as the first level of ice dances.

  • 10 minutes for safe entry/exit
  • 30 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 20 minutes practice time (Private coaching recommended)

Private coaching is optional at this level but recommended. Many new STAR 1 skaters begin the season without a coach and add private or semi-private lessons as they progress during the year. Coaches decide when their skater is ready to move up.

If a skater does not have a private coach, the skater must pass all STAR 1 assessments with a club coach before moving to STAR 2.

All assessments are done in-class by your coach.

For skaters who have completed all STAR 1 assessments.

A maximum of 9 skaters will be allowed per session. This number may be adjusted throughout the season depending on demand as all sessions are shared with Intermediate or STAR 1 skaters.

Skaters work on their STAR 2 assessments for dance, skills and free skate.

  • 10 minutes for safe entry/exit
  • 15 minutes stroking with a Skate Canada coach
  • 15 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 20 minutes practice time (Private coaching recommended)

We recommend at least two sessions a week. 

Private coaching is recommended to progress through dance, skills and free skate tests.

All assessments are done in-class by your coach.

For skaters who have passed any two of the following:

  • STAR 2 Free Skate (Solo and Elements)
  • STAR 2 Skills
  • STAR 3 Dance (A and B)

19 skaters maximum on Intermediate only sessions.
9 skaters maximum on STAR 1 / Intermediate and Intermediate / Senior sessions.
5 skaters maximum on Intermediate / Senior / Advanced sessions.

Shared session numbers may be adjusted throughout the season depending on demand.

We recommend two or more sessions a week.

Private coaching is essential to progress through dance, skills and free skate tests.

STAR 1 – 5 assessments are done in-class by your coach.

For skaters who have passed any two of the following tests:

  • STAR 4 Free Skate (Solo and Elements)
  • STAR 5 Skills
  • STAR 5 Dance (A and B)

10 skaters maximum on Intermediate / Senior and Senior / Advanced sessions.
7 skaters maximum on Intermediate / Senior / Advanced sessions.

Shared session numbers may be adjusted throughout the season depending on demand.

Private coaching is essential to progress through dance, skills and free skate tests. 

STAR 1 – 5 assessments are done in-class by your coach.

STAR 6 and higher assessments must be done at an NTSC or buddy club test day. Judges will perform the assessments.

For skaters who have passed any two of the following tests:

  • STAR 5 Free Skate (Solo and Elements)
  • STAR 8 Skills
  • STAR 8 Dance

19 skaters maximum on Advanced only sessions.
9 skaters maximum on Senior / Advanced sessions.
7 skaters maximum on Intermediate / Senior / Advanced sessions.

Shared session numbers may be adjusted throughout the season depending on demand.

Private coaching is essential to progress through dance, skills and free skate tests.

STAR 1 – 5 assessments are done in-class by your coach.

STAR 6 and higher assessments must be done at an NTSC or buddy club test day. Judges will perform the assessments.

Group lessons for all levels from beginner to advanced.

Sessions will only run if a minimum of 12 skaters pre-register by joining the wait list. No payment is required to join the wait list. If the minimum number of skaters is reached you will receive an email instructing you to complete your registration and pay.

The goal of this class is to teach the fundamentals of skating:

  • Proper balance and form
  • Skating forwards
  • Skating backwards
  • Using your edges to turn
  • Crossovers
  • Stopping

More advanced techniques are also taught depending on the skill level of the participants.

  • CSA Approved hockey helmets are recommended for skaters of all levels. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.
  • Inline skating style knee, wrist, and elbow pads with hard plastic shells can be worn for extra protection. Wear the knee pads under your pants to prevent excessive sliding if you fall. Volleyball knee pads made of cloth also work well.
  • Waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.
  • Good quality figure or hockey skates are highly recommended. Consider purchasing your skates at a specialty figure skating or hockey store to get expert fitting advice and skate recommendations. Less expensive skates do not provide proper ankle support.
  • For adult beginners, we recommend figure skates since they provide a higher level of support than hockey skates.
AdultSkate Fall 2020

Sep 28/20 – Dec 17/20

Monday
12:40 – 1:40 pm
Group Lessons

Open for Registration!
Open for Registration

Fall 2020
$ 313.88 Full Session (11 classes)
$ 524.76 Mon + Thu (20% off)

Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 am
Group Lessons

Open for Registration!
Open for Registration

Fall 2020
$ 341.96 Full Session (12 classes)
$ 524.76 Mon + Thu (20% off)

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

AdultSkate Spring 2021

Jan 4/21 – May 20/21

Monday
12:40 – 1:40 pm
Group Lessons

Minimum 12 skaters to run
Pre-Register at no charge

Spring 2021
$ 510.44 Full Session (18 classes)
$ 839.17 Mon + Thu (20% off)

Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 am
Group Lessons

Minimum 12 skaters to run
Pre-Register at no charge

Spring 2021
$ 538.52 Full Session (19 classes)
$ 839.17 Mon + Thu (20% off)

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Off-Ice Training is currently unavailable. Programs may be offered online at a later date.

Improve your posture, carriage, lines and form on the ice through ballet.

Dance – Ballet Level 1
Dates/Format to be Announced

Monday 6:25 – 7:25 pm
Beginner

John Gardner Room

2020/21 Season
$ TBA Full Session

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Dance – Ballet Level 2
Dates/Format to be Announced

Monday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Completed Level 1 or
Previous dance experience
John Gardner Room

2020/21 Season
$ TBA Full Session

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Improve your strength, flexibility and endurance with fitness for figure skaters.

All STARSkate Levels
Dates/Format to be Announced

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm
John Gardner Room

2020/21 Season
$TBA Full Session

Price is prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Improve your jump technique by learning to practice your jumps off the ice.

STAR 1 & 2 / Intermediate
Dates/Format to be Announced

Thursday 5:05 – 5:35 pm
John Gardner Room

2020/21 Season
$ TBA Full Session

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Senior / Advanced
Dates/Format to be Announced

Thursday 5:35 – 6:05 pm
John Gardner Room

2020/21 Season
$ TBA Full Session

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price.

Summer School runs in July and August and includes Skate Canada sanctioned test days. All classes are taught by Skate Canada certified coaches.

IMPORTANT! Review our COVID-19 Protocols.

* CANCELLED for Summer 2020 *

CanSkate lessons for all levels with North Toronto Summer Skating School coaches or directly with a private coach of your choice. Book any combination of days throughout Summer School.

* CANCELLED *
Private Lessons
Summer School Coach
$ TBA per 30 minute session

3:10 – 3:40 pm Session 1
3:40 – 4:10 pm Session 2
4:10 – 4:40 pm Session 3

* CANCELLED *
Semi-Private Lessons
Summer School Coach
$ TBA per 30 minute session

3:10 – 3:40 pm Session 1
3:40 – 4:10 pm Session 2
4:10 – 4:40 pm Session 3

2 skaters per coach.

* CANCELLED *
Private Lessons
Bring your own coach
$ TBA per 30 minute session

3:10 – 3:40 pm Session 1
3:40 – 4:10 pm Session 2
4:10 – 4:40 pm Session 3

You must pay your coach directly. Session fee covers ice time only.

Need more Information or help selecting a coach? Contact us at North Toronto Summer School.

2020 Session Dates

Week 1: August 10 – 14
Week 2: August 17 – 21
Week 3: August 24 – 28
Week 4: August 31 – September 4

Session A
STAR 5 and up
$280 + HST / week

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Sign in / daily health check

11:10 am – 1:00 pm
On-ice

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Off-ice class

Off-ice classes will vary throughout the week with a mix of jump class, stretch class, fitness and mind relaxation.

Off-ice classes will only run if more than 9 skaters register for the session.

Session B
STAR 3 and up
$140 + HST / week

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Sign in / daily health check

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
On-ice

Session C
STAR 1 and up
$140 + HST / week

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Sign in / daily health check

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
On-ice

Registration

Complete the registration form and COVID-19 Waiver.

2020 Registration Form
Skate Ontario COVID-19 Waiver

Email a scanned copy or photo of both forms to North Toronto Summer School.

You will be notified by email if your registration was successful. Due to COVID-19 spaces are limited.

Payment (Cheque ONLY)

Send payment by mail once you receive confirmation of enrollment.

Include a note with the skater’s name and session(s) with your cheque.

Make cheques payable to North Toronto Skating Club.

Skaters without a valid 2019/20 Skate Canada Membership will be charged the Skate Canada Membership fee of $43.65 (tax included). This fee must be paid once a season (Sep 1 to Aug 31 each year).

Need more Information? Contact us at North Toronto Summer School.

Quick References

Information is current as of September 9, 2020

Membership/Fee Details

Skate Canada Membership Fee
  • Each skater must pay the annual Skate Canada Membership fee in addition to their program fees.
  • Valid from September 1st to August 31st each year.
  • Covers participation in Skate Canada programming and provides skater accident insurance.
New Membership Fee
  • Lifetime club membership paid when you first join our club.
Test Fees / Ribbons / Badges
  • Skate Canada assessments and test days are pay as you go for STARSkate levels.
  • There is a small fee charged for CanSkate ribbons and badges as they are earned.
Membership Rates
  • Membership rates apply to each skater. Family members in the same program cannot combine sessions for a discounted rate.
  • There is no family discount for siblings.
  • The Early Bird Price is a discounted price on Learn to Skate programs held until October 31st.
  • Starting November 1st, program prices are prorated according to the number of sessions remaining in your chosen time slot.
  • To view prorated prices go to Online Registration.
Flex Membership Benefits (6+ sessions) * NOT AVAILABLE for 2020/21 Season *
  • Free Wednesday morning sessions on a limited number of dates.
  • Access to Flex Members Only sessions.
  • Senior Skaters can add Intermediate only sessions as double sessions for an extra fee space permitting.
  • Advanced Skaters can add Senior only sessions as double sessions for an extra fee space permitting.
Guest Skating * NOT AVAILABLE for 2020/21 Season *
  • Members and Non Members may guest skate up to 3 times per year.
  • $10 for Members / $20 for Non-Members.
  • Non-members may only skate on sessions for which they are qualified. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Guest skating will only be allowed on sessions with sufficient capacity at the discretion of the Club Administrator.
  • You must book your guest skate IN ADVANCE with the Club Administrator.
  • Guest skaters must sign in and pay the music room staff prior to their session. The music booth is located on the 2nd floor of the arena.