The Nepean Skating Club offers a wide variety of programs. Whether you are new to the sport, or an accomplished competitive skater, the Nepean Skating Club has a program for you under the Skate Canada model! The different programs provide participants with basic skating skills, advanced figure skating techniques, test and competitive opportunities along with awards and incentives to learn new skills in a fun and positive environment! All our coaches are certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
CanSkate is Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program for beginners of any age that teaches fundamental movements and basic skills. The skills taught are applicable to all ice skating sports. No previous skating experience is required. Our professional staff follows the guidelines of the Skate Canada CanSkate Program. The program has also undergone some exciting new changes based on Sport Canada's long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Along with improved coaches' tools and awards to skaters there is a proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster. The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport. Click here for Skate Canada's complete description of the CanSkate program.
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve. Click here for Skate Canada's complete description of the CanPower Skate program.
Rising STARs program
Rising STAR is the next step in our Learn-to-Skate programming.
The perfect class for your son or daughter to continue developing the basic fundamentals taught in our CanSkate program and Rising STAR introduces more advanced exercises designed to improve edge control, glide, agility, and precision over the blade.
Rising STAR on-ice classes are taught in a group format by our certified Professional Coaches. Our off-ice sessions develop co-ordination, motor skills, suppleness, speed and confidence.
Designed for kids aged 4-13, Rising STAR can accommodate those looking to gain an edge in their skating ability, as well as those wishing to pursue the sport of figure skating.
STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating. Click here for Skate Canada's complete description of the STARSkate program.
Nepean Skating Club has an infrastructure of programs and coaches that supports skaters all the way up to the National Team level. Our Learn to Compete Plus Program and Skater Development Fund are examples of how we assist competitive skaters to reach their potential. Click here for Skate Canada's complete description of the Competitive program.
Learn to Compete Plus
The Nepean Skating Club (NSC) is piloting a new initiative called the Learn to Compete Plus Program. This program is only available at the Nepean Skating Club and is personalized to each skater! The Program is an important component of a broader effort to align all of the Club’s skating programming with Skate Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. For a full description of the Learn to Compere Plus Program, please email the Nepean Skating Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is focused, goal oriented, flexible and affordable.
Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level. Click here for Skate Canada's complete description of the Synchro Program.
NSC currently has four teams who train weekly and perform in competitions and exhibitions locally and nationally.