CanSkate COVID-19 Protocols for FALL 2020 REGISTRATION

Due to COVID-19 updated protocols, we can only welcome back those skaters who have passed CanSkate Stage 2 or equivalent. However, Stage 1 skaters can join if they are able to get up on their own and manoeuvre without hands-on assistance. 

Currently, in an effort to protect our coaches and skaters, KWSC COVID-19 policies are strictly following physical distancing requirements from public health. Therefore, coaches are not able to physically assist skaters in any manner, including helping children/skaters up after they have fallen down. 

Please review the Stage 1 qualifications below to determine if your child/skater is eligible for Fall 2020 Programs.


Skaters MUST be able to do the following:

  • Get up on their own (after falling down)
  • Forward push/glide sequence
  • Forward 2-foot glide
  • Forward 2-foot sit glide
  • Backward 2-foot skating/walking
  • Backward 2-foot glide
  • 2-foot Turn
  • 2-foot Jump

If you determine that your child/skater can do some of these skills and are able to get up on their own from the ice, then please go ahead and register  Please note that if the coach determines your child cannot get up on their own without requiring the coach to physically assist your child, then your child may need to be removed from the program in order to protect the health and safety of both the coach and the child. This decision will be made by the coach after the second session on the ice. If your child cannot complete the program, KWSC will credit your account for the remaining sessions.   

*Stage 1 qualifications come from Skate Canada's Report Cards. They are not determined by KWSC.

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