The Hagersville Skating Club offers three main programs, which are further subdivided into levels.
CanSkate, CanPowerSkate, and STARskate, which are described below.
CanSkate is SkateCanada`s flagship program and is one of the most sought-after skating programs in Canada. It has been developed over time using feedback from coaches, sport science and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) experts. The focus is to master strong basic skills in a progressive manner and develop the speed, strength and flexibility needed for all ice sports – hockey, ringette, and figure skating. The skater to coach ratio is low (10:1 or less) in order to ensure individual attention and continuous advancement through the program. There are six stages of skating skills development, plus an introductory level called Pre-CanSkate. Skaters progress through these stages at their own rate, and advance to the next stage upon completion of the previous one. Ages 3+
PrePower is part of the CanSkate program, where the beginner skaters are learning the first skating skills that are needed for hockey and ringette.
CanPowerSkate is a Skate Canada program that has been designed to enhance the skating skills needed for both hockey and ringette players in the Learn to Train stage of development.
STARskate is our figure Skating programs that is for skaters who have completed CanSkate and want to continue to learn new and more complex skating elements. Our programs follow the program structure offered by Skate Canada nationally, and vary from recreational skating to Competitive Figure Skating on the provincial stage. We divide our STARskaters into groups, depending on their age and STARskate level.
The PreSTAR program is designed for CanSkate skaters who are ready to move on to more advanced Figure Skating skills, but are not ready to move into the StarSkate program. In a 50 minute session, skaters will work with a coach for 30 minutes and a PA for 20 minutes in a small group setting, to learn preliminary skills and guide them towards the StarSkate program.
The PreSTAR program can also be combined with CanSkate session, or a 1 hour Junior session for those who would benefit from more ice time. PreSTAR + CanSkate would be ideal for the new PreSTAR skaters, and PreSTAR + Junior would be for a 2nd year PreSTAR preparing to move into Junior.