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What is a Program Assistant?

*NEW* - Masks are mandatory on ice per Skate Ontario during all Kinder/Canskate sessions for PAs, Admins and Coaches


Program Assistant (PA) hours is a mandatory program for all skaters registered in StarSkate sessions. The PA season to complete your hours is September - March. 

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.

If you are registered for:

  • 1 StarSkate session you must complete 6 hours of PA for the season
  • 2 StarSkate sessions you must complete 12 hours of PA for the season
  • 3 or more StarSkate sessions you must complete 18 hours of PA for the season
  • If you register for additional sessions prior to December 31, then your required mandatory hours will be adjusted accordingly

Blue PA - Star 4 or First Year PA - skaters under the age of 12 years and/or a first year PA

Yellow PA - Star 6 and up - skaters 12 years and older and with previous PA experience