Fall / Winter 2020/2021 registration - September 8, 2020 message
Registration is not available at the moment and will start no earlier than September 18th; a new platform (Amilia) will be used for registrations this year.
CanSkate and PowerSkating classes will start around early October only.
Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session -Message posted 21-AUG-2020
Hello, this message is to inform you that there will be a Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session however given the current situation with COVID-19, there will be several changes and restrictions in place.
There is an enormous amount of work (volunteer as we administrators are all unpaid volunteers) so please be patient and visit our website for information in early September. We are working very hard to put everything in place for the Fall-Winter session as soon as possible.
The Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session officially begins on Tuesday, September 8th, but we currently have not yet received the information for the hours that will be allocated by the City so the schedule is not yet available. For CanSkate, lessons will most likely be on Saturdays and Sundays only. Two arenas (Campeau and Guertin) were recently closed/made unavailable and this will have a considerable impact on the hours available for organizations like ours (each organization is affected because the total number of hours across the City is lower and the distribution is done according to the number of hours and not by sector).
There will be CanSkate and PowerSkating courses, registration will only start after the 1st week of September and the start of classes will be at the end of September for CanSkate at the earliest; for PowerSkating the lessons will start as soon as possible.
There are many changes for CanSkate including the maximum number of participants per session as well as the procedure; there can only be one accompanying parent per child (no other person can enter the arena). However, we must wait for instructions from the City because currently only skaters can enter the arena, no spectators or parents are allowed. For CanSkate (5+ years old), skaters must have obtained badge 2 which means that they can skate and get up after falling without assistance on the ice as no contact will be allowed between coaches and skaters. For Pre CanSkate (3-4 years); the groups will be smaller and the rules will be adapted; only certain people wearing protective equipment (gloves, glasses, etc.) will be able to assist children.
Priority will be given to skaters for the 2019-2020 season; there will be a pre-registration once everything is in place in September; an email will be sent to them when we are ready to proceed.
We are currently in the process of setting up a new registration system (software), Amilia, which will be available in the 1st week of September. Once registration is available the information will be posted on our website.
President CPA Asticou
Private lessons (semi-private) will start on September 8; these lessons are reserved for those who were already in private lessons during the past season (Fall-Winter and Summer). Given the restrictions in place and Patinage Qc's guidelines, we cannot accept new skaters for the Fall session at this time.
Private (semi-private) lessons are normally (this was the case pre CoVID-19) only accessible by invitation by a coach so it is not possible to simply register for these lessons.
Here is how private lessons work:
- Coaches select/invite the children they wish to teach to join their group (depending on available spots); normally this is done for CanSkate children who are invited to take private (semi-private) lessons. The club does not assign coaches; coaches act as independent workers for private (semi-private) lessons; the same coach will teach the child throughout the season if the skater accepts the invitation.
- When a skater goes to private lessons, he must pay the ice fees for the session (Ex: private Fall-Winter session) in progress at the club.
- The skater (or parent) must then enter into an agreement with the coach and must pay (pay) the instruction fee for each skating session directly to the coach.
Championnat de patinage STAR Michel-Proulx de la Section Québec 2020
Congratulations to the following CPA Asticou skaters
Raphaëlle Laroche 2nd place Star 6 - Dames category
Kalyna Pelletier 2nd place Sans Limites moins de 9 ans-Dames category
Perry Chow 2nd place Sans Limites moins de 9 ans-Messieurs category
Bottom: Left to right, Kalyna, Perry & Raphaëlle
Top: Their coaches Chantal & Justin Bell
!!! Skate & helmet sale --- new this season !!!
For the CanSkate in collaboration with B-Sharp Ottawa you can buy skates and/or helmet skate fitting session.
Two model of skates are available at a very good price (95$ tax included) and are excellent choices for learning to skate. Click on the link for the B-Sharp add below to view the skates. There will also be the possibility to buy a helmet.