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

  • 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

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.

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

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.

  • 45 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 15 minutes free practice time

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.

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

  • 30 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 30 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.

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

  • 15 minutes stroking with a Skate Canada coach
  • 15 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 30 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)

Stroking for the first 15 minutes of the session. The rest of the session is available for private lessons and practice.

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)

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

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.

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.
  • We recommend figure skates for beginners 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

FULL
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

CANCELLED
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

Cancelled

Monday
12:40 – 1:40 pm
Group Lessons

CANCELLED

Spring 2021
Cancelled

Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 am
Group Lessons

CANCELLED

Spring 2021
Cancelled

Prices are prorated after the first class. Online registration will show the current price based on the earliest predicted reopening date.

Off-Ice Training will be delivered online through Zoom for the 2020/21 Season.

Improve your posture, carriage, lines, form and expression on the ice through dance classes.

Ballet – Level 1
May 10 – June 21, 2021
$70

Monday 5:15 – 6:00pm
Beginner

Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Chantal Drolet

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

Ballet – Level 2
May 10 – June 21, 2021
$70

Monday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Completed Level 1 or
Previous dance experience
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Chantal Drolet

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.

Basic Fitness

Recommended for ages 6 – 12 or for those who are new to training.

May 11 – June 22, 2021
$70

Tuesday 4:30 – 5:15pm
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Dawn Drummond

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

Advanced Fitness

Recommended for ages 13 and up or for those with previous fitness training experience.

May 11 – June 22, 2021
$70

Tuesday 5:15pm – 6:00pm
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Dawn Drummond

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

Improve your strength, flexibility and focus with yoga for figure skaters.

Yoga

All levels.

May 12 – June 23, 2021
$70

Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30pm
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Rachel Jorge

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
May 13 – June 24, 2021
$35

Thursday 5:00 – 5:30pm
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Robert Burk

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

Senior / Advanced
May 13 – June 24, 2021
$35

Thursday 5:30 -6:00pm
Online Zoom Class
Instructor: Robert Burk

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.

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.

2021 Sessions

Week 1: July 5 – 9
Week 2: July 12 – 16
Week 3: July 19 – 23
Week 4: July 26 – 30
Week 5: August 3 – 6
Week 6: August 9 – 13
Week 7: August 16 – 20

CanSkate Age 4 – 16

IMPORTANT! Skaters must be able to get up on their own without assistance.

$ 275 + HST per week
$ 220 + HST for Aug 3 – 6

Skaters will be grouped by age and level.

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm
Sign in / daily health check

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm
Camp Activity

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Snack (Bring your own)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Off-ice warm up

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Get ready for on-ice session

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
On-ice 60 minute group lesson

5:15pm
PICK UP

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.

Registration

Complete the registration form and COVID-19 Waiver.

2021 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 AFTER you receive notification that the payment is due.

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 current 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.

2021 Sessions

Week 1: July 5 – 9
Week 2: July 12 – 16
Week 3: July 19 – 23
Week 4: July 26 – 30
Week 5: August 3 – 6
Week 6: August 9 – 13
Week 7: August 16 – 20

Session A
STAR 5 and up
$ 385 + HST per week
$ 308 + HST for Aug 3 – 6

10:30 am – 10:35 am
Sign in / daily health check

10:35 am – 10:55 am
Off-ice warm up

10:55 am – 11:10 am
Get ready for on-ice session

11:10 am – 11:30 pm
On-ice group lesson

11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
On-ice session

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch (Bring your own)

1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
Off-ice class

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
Camp activity

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

Session B
STAR 3 and up
$ 275 + HST per week
$ 220 + HST for Aug 3 – 6

1:15 pm – 1:25 pm
Sign in / daily health check

1:25 pm – 2:15 pm
Camp activity

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Snack (Bring your own)

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
Off-ice warm up

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm
Get ready for on-ice session

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm
On-ice 30 minute group lesson
30 minute practice/private lessons (skater must book lessons)

4:15pm
PICK UP

Session C
STAR 1 and up
$ 275 + HST per week
$ 220 + HST for Aug 3 – 6

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm
Sign in / daily health check

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm
Camp activity

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Snack (Bring your own)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Off-ice warm up

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Get ready for on-ice session

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
On-ice 30 minute group lesson

5:15pm
PICK UP

Registration

Complete the registration form and COVID-19 Waiver.

2021 Registration Form Session A & B
2021 Registration Form Session C
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 AFTER you receive notification that the payment is due.

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 current 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.

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

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.
  • We recommend figure skates for beginners since they provide a higher level of support than hockey skates.
2021 Sessions
AdultSkate Age 17+
Wednesdays on July 28, Aug 11, 14 and 18
5:30pm – 6:30pm
$ 180.00 + HST

45 minute group lesson. Skaters will be progress at their own pace.

Registration

Complete the registration form and COVID-19 Waiver.

2021 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 AFTER you receive notification that the payment is due.

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 current 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

2021/22 Schedule will be available in late August

Membership/Fee Details

Membership Rates
Skate More, Save More!
  • Save 40% on 2 Learn to Skate sessions
  • Save 40% / 55% / 65% on 2 / 3 / 4 STAR 1 or STAR 2 sessions
  • Save 22% – 72% on 2 to 10 Intermediate / Senior / Advanced STARSkate sessions
  • Save 20% on 2 Fall or 2 Spring AdultSkate sessions.
  • ALL DISCOUNTS are applied in the cart
  • Membership rates apply to each skater. Family members in the same program cannot combine sessions for a discounted rate (Skate More, Save More).
  • There is no family discount for siblings.
  • Program prices reflect the number of classes for the day of the week. Mondays and Fridays have less classes due to holidays.
  • Program prices are prorated after the first class according to the number of classes remaining in your chosen session.
  • To view prorated prices go to Online Registration.
Skate Canada Membership Fee
  • EACH SEASON, skaters must pay the 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.
  • NON-REFUNDABLE once submitted to Skate Canada.
Registration Fee (Starting in 2021/22 Season)
  • EACH SEASON, skaters must pay the Registration Fee in addition to their program fees.
  • Valid for the current North Toronto Skating Season.
  • AdultSkaters pay a Registration Fee for both Spring and Fall Sessions. The fee is proportional to the number of weeks in each session.
  • A Registration Fee Discount is available until October 1 each season for all programs except AdultSkate.
  • NON-REFUNDABLE after your first class.
New Membership Fee
  • Lifetime club membership paid when a skater first joins our club.
Fundraising Initiative (Starting in 2021/22 Season)
  • Each skater is required to sell one booklet of 20 x $2 tickets for the annual Ontario Skaters Promotional Contest.
  • The booklet will automatically be added to your cart when you register.
  • This is our main fundraiser for the season.
Test Fees / Ribbons / Badges
  • Skate Canada assessments and test day fees are Pay as You Go for STARSkate levels.
  • There is a small fee charged for CanSkate ribbons and badges as they are earned.
Guest Skating

Guest Skating will only be allowed if COVID Restrictions are lifted

  • 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.