About the Program

The Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club is very excited to launch our first Adaptive CanSkate Program with the support of Skate Canada 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 children with exceptionalities the opportunity to discover a passion for sport and become a part of a skating community. Our goal is to provide an environment that introduces children to skating, and, if possible, integrate them into our CanSkate group programs in the future.

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 an enjoyable experience for all. Our aim is to offer 1:1 support on the ice in order to assist your child in the best way possible, but because we rely on volunteers, we cannot guarantee a 1:1 ratio. 

In some situations, parents/guardians/caregivers are permitted to join their child on the ice. If you are interested in doing this, please contact our Adaptive Coordinator at
Parents/guardians/caregivers assisting the child must be a strong and proficient skater.

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



Saturday/Lions Arena (Kitchener) 10:00 AM -10:50 AM
January 20, 2024 - March 23, 2024

Sunday/CFSC Rink, RIM Park 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
January 21, 2024 - March 24, 2024 

Cost: $190/skater plus annual Skate Canada Membership Fee of $58.70. The Skate Canada Fee is mandatory for all skaters who wish to participate in club programs and/or competitions from September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024.

*New Skaters/Families will be required to create an account in the KWSC Membership System and will be required to complete the Adaptive Skating Form and send to

Skaters will be added to a waitlist if the program is full. Families will be contacted by email if a spot opens up. 

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

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 CanSkate, 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.

Questions about volunteering with Adaptive CanSkate can be directed to