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Learn to Skate Schedule

Our Learn to Skate (CanSkate) classes are taught at the McKinney Centre, located at 222 McKinney Drive in Whitby. 
Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Schedule
September 10, 2019 - March 11, 2020
Download the PDF version HERE.

You can register for one of these programs by clicking on the Registration tab. If you don't have a family profile already, you will need to set one up, along with a profile for each skater.
Questions regarding additional information, or for help determining the correct program for your skater, please contact our Recreation Co-ordinator, Sheryl Snowden.
Be sure to read our Helmet Policy below before your skater starts their session.

Non-Skating Days

August 5, 2019 - Civic Holiday

August 14, 2019 - Test Day

September 2, 2019 - Labour Day

October 12-14, 2019 - Thanksgiving

October 31, 2019 - Hallowe'en

November 15, 2019 - Test Day

November 29, 2019 - Private Event

December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020 - Christmas Holidays

January 17, 2019 - Test Day

February 17, 2019 - Family Day

March 11, 2019 - Test Day


*Tentative Test Day - On Test Days there will be no skating on Pad 3 Programs, Power Skating Programs on Pad 1 and 2 will still run.


Helmet Policy

All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.  

This policy also applies to all other Skate Canada programs, therefore Clubs and skating schools may choose to expand the use of CSA approved hockey helmets in their club as they see necessary.  In general, anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.

The WFSC also highly recommends a cage on the skater's helmet, however this is not mandatory per policy.


For more details, or to see the most up-to-date version of this policy, please click on the following link: Skate Canada Helmet Use Policy.