The skating club is only the second club within the Province to welcome the new program, that teaches kids the fundamentals of skating for all ice sports, such as hockey, figure skating and speed skating.
Dolly Reid, president of the Peace Passage Skating Club, says the new program offers a more enjoyable educational and experience for the students.
"It’s basically learning how to skate, they learn how to stand, they learn how to fall properly, they learn how to push." She adds "The new program is pretty much back to basics, but they’ve brought fun into the learning."
The new program, designed to introduce children to skating in a fun and educational way, works similar to swimming lessons, where students progress through a six-badge graduation, having to earn three ribbons per badge level.
The program caters to children ages three to seven, and is designed to get young skaters more comfortable on the ice at a much earlier level, while encouraging a fun learning atmosphere.
Prior to the start of the program, coaches were sent to Vancouver and Prince George to attend seminars in order to learn more about the program, who upon returning, can provide that information to their students.
Reid adds that if you think your child will be entering either hockey or any other skating sport, this will be a very beneficial program.
"Everything you can do on skates, this new CanSkate program will prepare you for."
According to Reid, the season long program is already full, but there is a wait list available, and as children progress through the levels, more spots begin to open up.
To find out more information or to get your child on the waiting list, contact the Peace Passage Skating Club at 250-789-0000.