Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference
between power skating and a learn to skate program such as
Recskate or Canskate?
A: Power skating takes the skills
of skating to a more proficient level in the areas of speed,
endurance, balance and agility. To begin power skating the
skater must be able to skate forward and be able to get up
off the ice independantly.
Q: Is power skating only
for hockey players?
A: Power skating is for any
skater that wishes to improve their skill of skating. Those
skaters could be hockey, ringette, speed, or pleasure skaters.
Hockey skates must be worn.
Q: At what age should a skater start power
A: Power skating can be done at any age from
ages 4 right through adult.
Q: What does "full equipment" include?
A: Full equipment is every item
that the Ontario Minor Hockey League requires. This includes
helmet, neck protector, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow
pads, gloves, jock, hockey pants, socks, shin guards, skates,
and a stick. Please be aware that full equipment IS MANDATORY.
Q: Where is the Seymour-Hannah Sports Centre?
A: It is located at 240 St.
Paul Street West. Located on the northwest corner of Louth
St. and St. Paul Street West behind the Tim Hortons.
Q. What is the difference
between Recskate and Canskate?
A. There is no difference. Both
have 7 levels of the basic skills of learning to skate.
Q. When can my child start
A. They must wear figureskates
and have passed level 1. That means that they can glide forward
on 1 foot for at least 1 metre. They can skate forward alternating
each foot across the rink and skate backwards 5 metres. They
can stop with the right or left foot. Figureskating is the
art of spinning and jumping therefore they need the basics
of skating to start.