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Fundamentals - Learn to Skate
The main objectives for U6 skaters will be to initiate the fundamentals of movement and development of physical literacy through general sport participation. This will also introduce overall motor skills like balance, coordination, agility in a fun and safe environment that promotes self-confidence on skates.
Coaches will introduce all fundamental movement skills, including skating and develop an awareness of Ringette by creating a welcoming environment for all participants.
What does an Active Start Learn to Skate program look like?
--Programs focus on having FUN and becoming comfortable on the ice using simple group skating games and fun activities
--Maximum participation: everyone involved and active at all times
--Use modified or divided ice surface to allow more groups to participate at once
--Use modified equipment in keeping with the size of the participant (e.g. smaller nets)
--Including parents/support person provides additional supervision and allows for larger groups (10-12 participants)
--Develop basic skating skills (basic stance, falling and getting up, edges, balance on skates, start, stop, walking all directions, forward/backward stride and glide
--Introduce sticks and rings, playing fun games to learn how to send, receive and carry a ring (on or off-ice)