Program Assistants

Skate Canada Coaches are the primary teaching resource in our club and the Programs Assistants(PAs) assist in the delivery of the program. The PAs are older, accomplished skaters at the club who volunteer their time to assist the younger skaters. They receive annual and ongoing training. PAs are not required to answer any skating questions regarding your child's progress. You may, however, ask them to get the attention of the coach or relay a message. They share their love and knowledge of skating while performing various duties:

 - assisting the Skate Canada Coach to deliver the program on and off ice,

 - demonstrating skills and teaching progressions,

 - supervising practice time,

 - assisting with warm ups and cool downs under the direction of the Skate Canada Coach,

 - reinforcing learned skills,

 - assisting with on ice circuits,

 - providing individual and group assistance,

 - acting as a role model for young skaters.