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Tools, Tips & Tricks

Pickering Skating Club Coach with Student

Selecting a Private Coach

Congratulations, your skater has successfully graduated from the CanSkate program! What’s next? Pickering skaters interested in continuing to develop their skills have the option to join STARSkate. While coaches are included in the CanSkate program, STARSkate is slightly different. If you are unfamiliar with the skating world, the next steps can be a lot like…

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August 18, 2016
Coach Lisa Taylor-Farrell

Proper Fitted Skates – by Coach Lisa Taylor-Farrell

With the new skating season just around the corner, it is important to check your skates to ensure they still fit correctly. The following is a general guide meant to assist you with checking last years skates, or selecting new skates. Be aware, boys’ feet usually stop growing when they reach age 14 or 15.…

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August 16, 2016
How to Tie Skate Pickering Skating Club style

Tie Skates Like a Pro!

Tie Skates Like a Pro! Video provided by Pickering Skating Club Coaches Emily Emerson & Kailey Trewartha Start at the toe and make sure the lace is through each hole. Pull the crisscrossed laces tight after each hole. Loop laces around eyelets from top to bottom. Finish with a bow. Skates should feel snug. Ensure…

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September 28, 2015

Mental Preparedness – Just As Important as Physical

Picture a man entering an elevator and the doors closing. The elevator ascends and by the time the doors reopen, the man has had an epiphany and just invented an app that gives athletes a competitive advantage. This is exactly what happened to Brian Orser. Parents and Grandparents will remember Brian as the 1984 and…

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September 1, 2015
Hockey Helmet

Protect Your Skater With A CSA Certified Helmet

On July 1, 2011 Skate Canada implemented a Helmet Use policy. This policy was implemented as a proactive safety measure to help protect members in the early stages of the CanSkate program that are learning how to skate. Skate Canada believes it is appropriate to implement such a policy to help prevent future injuries to…

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September 1, 2015
Scott and Tessa with Sara

Did you know?

Did you know great skaters like 3-Time World Champion Patrick Chan, Olympic Speed Skater Ivanie Blondin, Olympian and NHL Hockey Player Matt Duchene and Olympians and World Champion Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are CanSkate Graduates? Join the Pickering Skating Club and register for CanSkate early to take advantage of our early bird discounts!…

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August 19, 2015