About the Program

The Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club is very excited to launch our first Adaptive CanSkate Program with the support of SkateCanada and KidsAbility! This program is designed to support children with varying physical and cognitive abilities in their quest to learn to skate. This program allows these children the opportunity to discover a passion for sport and become a part of a skating community. 

Prior to getting on the ice, skaters and their parent/caregiver will meet with a NCCP certified coach and PA. We strive to modify the CanSkate curriculum in order to ensure modifications to establish an enjoyable experience for all. Our goal is to offer additional support on the ice in order to assist your child in the best way possible.

Reminder: all skaters in the CanSkate program, regardless of age, are required to wear helmets until they pass Stage 5.


Sunday, October 2 - Meet and Greet with the Club's program administrator and coaches *subject to change

Program date/time: Sunday, October 16 – Sunday, December 4 from 9:20 – 10:10 am at CFSC Rink, inside RIM Park, Waterloo. Program is 8 weeks. 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for KWSC's Adaptive Skating program, please review our volunteer criteria. If you would like to sign-up as a volunteer PA for Adaptive Skating, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form

In order to provide a top quality experience for both the skater and the volunteer, all PA’s will be expected to undergo training specific to working with children with special needs - this training will be provided by KWSC at the beginning of the Fall season.


For more information about this program, please feel free to contact the office by email at or by phone: 519-886-5972 ext. 229