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Questions and Answers


How many badges are there in Canskate?

There are 6 badges - Stage 1 to Stage 6 Pre-preliminary, with the option of State 7. 


Where can I get my child's skates sharpened?

There are 4 figure skating stores in the Montreal area:
Place du Patin (Vaudreuil)
935 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Patinage Plus (Laval)
3800, boul de la Concorde E, Laval
Maison du Patin (St-Leonard)
9371 Rue de Meaux, Saint-Léonard
Artiste du Patin (Brossard)
7825 Boulevard Taschereau, Brossard


How often should I get my child's skates sharpened?

Skates must be sharpened upon purchase then every 30hrs of skating, depending on usage and care.


Where can I buy the club uniform?

The club uniform can be purchased at the club office. 


Is the club uniform mandatory?

Yes the club uniform is mandatory. Skaters in the CanSkate program must wear the club uniform.

ALL skaters up to and including stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice, club sweatshirt, long pants and gloves.

STAR skaters must refer to their code of conduct.


How do I choose a coach for my child?

The best way to choose a coach is to ask the skater who they like and then to go to the office and get informed (qualification, telephone number). Then, communicating directly with the coach to learn his or her availability. 

What are the different levels in skating?

The CanSkate program focuses on the development of six fundamental movements organized in six stages of learning, with an optional 7th level for skaters who want to move to figure skating. Once a skater is in the Skate Canada STARSkate Program, there are several of options. Skaters may choose to remain in the STARSkate Program, taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may feel that they have progressed to a point where they may wish to enter the Skate Canada Competitive Skate Program or become involved in synchronized skating, evaluating or judging, or participate as an adult or varsity member.


How do the skaters move from one level to the next?

A coach continually assesses the progress of their skaters and communicates with the parents providing them with information on the skill and development made by their child so that they can make better decisions and choices for their children.