Have you ever seen one of our CanSkate sessions at the Mlacak arena and wondered who the skaters with the red jackets were? At March Kanata Skating Club, we are lucky to have our Program Assistants (PAs) to help our CanSkate coaches run all of our CanSkate programming smoothly.
Our PAs are most often current skaters at the club, but can also be former skaters, or even skaters from other sports such as hockey or ringette.
Our PAs are demonstrators and helpers. They assist our certified CanSkate coaches deliver lessons in many ways, including but not limited to:
This year, due to Covid restrictions, our PAs received intensive training on how they can provide modified support to our CanSkaters with an emphasis on physical distancing. After a successful training session, our PAs were eager to welcome our new and returning CanSkaters to the ice!