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Are you interested in learning to figure skate? Have you started skating and decided you want to try figure skating? 

This is the program!

Junior Academy

Junior Academy, formerly known as Introduction to Figure Skating. This our Learn to Figure Skate program!

Is a bridging program suited for skaters who have successfully completed CanSkate Stage 3 or equivalent and have been talent identified by our Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches based on their ability, desire and expressed interest in continuing development in figure skating. Skaters entering Junior Academy receive specialized instruction for figure skating in a small group setting. The program consists of on-ice instruction in the areas of jumping, spinning, edges, turns and musicality, and off-ice instruction in jump technique and other exercises to help with body development, awareness and movement patterns.  Basic posture and stroking will also be emphasized to help build speed, endurance, gracefulness and agility.

To support and reinforce skill acquisition, skaters in this program are recommended to participate in two (2) on-ice sessions per week and one (1) off-ice session per week, though not mandatory.

Our Junior Academy sessions are instructed by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches and delivered in a group format. All ice and coaching costs are included in the registration price. Additional coaching in the form of private lessons is optional.

First time registering for figure skating, or have more questions abour this program? email us at

Helmet Use Policy

Skate Canada and Crowchild Skating Club requires all CanSkate participants (up to and including Stage 5) as well as all skaters in our PowerSkate programs, to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.
All PreCanSkate participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with a cage while on the ice.
Skaters will not be allowed on the ice without the required helmet. Bicycle, multi-sport and snowboarding/skiing helmets are not acceptable.
Additional information regarding helmet use, including a description of a properly fitted helmet, can be found by clicking here.