Programming at the Richardson Pioneer Recreation Centre
Public Programming: Public Skate, Shinny & Adult Skate
Public skate & Shinny are offered during a variety of dates and times. Watch the Shellbrook Community Calendar for upcoming dates & times.
Adult Skate is offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Learn to Skate Programming & Figure Skating Programming
Shellbrook Skate Club offers a wide range of skating programs. Read about their programs below.
Registration can be found on the Shellbrook Skate Club website here: Shellbrook Skating Club powered by Uplifter (uplifterinc.com)
CANSKATE IS THE LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE MEASURED AGAINST.
CanSkate offers the best curriculum in Canada. Our flagship learn-to-skate program has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.
The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages…children, adults, newcomers to Canada and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.
Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.
Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. Offered at clubs and skating schools across Canada and delivered by NCCP coaches, CanSkate will help you realize your skating goals.
This link takes you to a short video on proper equipment needed for CanSkate!
OUR HISTORY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, SKATE CANADA HAS BEEN TEACHING CANADIANS HOW TO FIGURE SKATE WHILE DEVELOPING OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPIONS IN EVERY ERA.
All skaters in this program must have passed CanSkate Stage 6 or equivalent. Skaters may be any age. Adaptive skaters who have the required skating ability welcome.
STAR 6-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-5 Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.
Figure skating has four disciplines that lead to a high performance pathway.
Singles: Single skating is a term used to describe the discipline of freeskate. Generally, this is the most recognized form of figure skating.
Pairs: Pair skating involves two individuals skating as a unit performing freeskating moves. Pair skating also includes lifts, death spirals and throws.
Ice Dance: Inspired by ballroom dancing, this discipline incorporates musicality, performances and athletisim to all your favourite rhythms.
Synchronized: 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. Synchronized Skating categories accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.
WE STRIVE TO KEEP CANADA OWNING THE ICE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
Click on the link to learn more about STAR 1-5 https://youtu.be/kHwah1OYIAk
GET AN EXTRA EDGE AND TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Get a step up on the competition with CanPowerSkate, a high-energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette players. This program focuses on balance, control and agility skills including components of power and speed. Skating skills, techniques and performance drills are taught in a progressive format by Skate Canada coaches certified through the NCCP to enhance the skating ability required in game situations.
Some of the top players in the NHL have trusted Skate Canada’s best-in-class programs to help them reach hockey’s biggest stage including Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Mark Scheifele and Jeff Skinner.
Skaters may be any age and must have previous skating experience that equates to Stage 4 in CanSkate or higher. Adaptive skaters and sledge hockey skaters who have an identified skating level are welcome. All CanPowerSkate participants must have hockey skates, gloves, a stick, and helmet. Full equipment is optional.
LEARN ENHANCED SKATING SKILLS FOR HOCKEY AND RINGETTE WITH CANPOWERSKATE.
Learn more about the CanPower program here: https://youtu.be/6TX60oZwPkY
NHL player Mark Scheifele tells his learn to skate story here: https://youtu.be/C2jgkFNMd18