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Program Assistants

Program Assistants (PAs) help our younger skaters learn to skate in our CanSkate and KinderCan programs.  They help the professional coaches on the ice, and are very valuable as their energy, enthusiasm, and excellent skating skills help our new skaters enjoy our sport.

The 2019-2020 Adminiskaters are:  Andrea Ionel, Elesha McFarlane, Ella Headrick, Kaitlyn Jones, Eleni Maronitis, Alexandra Opera, Emily Cleghorn & Olivia Walker.

Green PA/Blue PA - Intermediate A (Level 3)

  • skaters under the age of 10 and/or a first year PA; start out as a Green PA, becoming a Blue PA for subsequent seasons
  • the Adminiskater will pair a Green PA with a Senior PA before the start of each session

Yellow PA - Senior B to Elite (Level 4 and up)

  • skaters 12 years and older


Program Assistant Schedule

PA session assignments are scheduled through our online PA system. This allows us to plan and track PA attendance for our skaters.  No personal details are associated with this system.  The PA Administrator will send an email to all skaters on a monthly basis requesting that they submit their availability.  You will be advised of the submission period to enter your availabilityand it will be the skater's responsibility to ensure it is entered during this period.  Once that period passes, the calendar will be closed an no changes will be allowed.  

The schedule will be entered approximately 2 weeks before the beginning of the month. The calendar will be emailed to all skaters, posted on the board at the arena, and available to be viewed in the PA system.

Each skater is responsible to complete the hours once scheduled.  If you are unable to attend, you are required to find a replacement.  It is the skater's responsibility to email the PA administrator at to advise of switches.

Note: If you miss a scheduled session without a replacement, you will receive a warning letter and a $20 fee will apply.  If you miss 2 scheduled sessions without a replacement, the Opt-out fee will apply.  

Please remember when making switches that the following applies:

  • Yellow PA can replace a Yellow, Blue or Green PA
  • Blue PA can replace a Blue or Green PA
  • Green PA can only replace a Green PA

Directions on how to enter your availability, as well as see the schedule are on the PA Schedule Page.

Any questions regarding the PA hours, the PA system, and/or the PA schedule, please contact the Administrator by e-mail.