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Skate Canada PEI Coaches' Seminar 2024


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Skate PEI is thrilled to announce our upcoming CanSkate and PowerSkate Coach Courses, designed to empower aspiring coaches and enhance their skills in teaching skating fundamentals.

Meet Mark Lauzon, your facilitator:
Mark is the coaching development coordinator (STAR Pathway) for Skate Canada.  He is proud to have been a member of the refresh of the CanSkate and Regional Coach Courses. He is a coach developer for CanSkate, Regional and PowerSkate coaching level. He was an integral resource in the refresh of CanSkate and STAR 1-5 programs. Mark is a passionate coach and coaches CanSkate, PowerSkate and the STAR program weekly. 

CanSkate Coach Course:
Join us for our CanSkate Coach Course from Monday, April 29, to Thursday, May 2. Delve into the fundamentals of teaching the CanSkate Program, and kickstart your coaching journey. By the end of this course, you'll earn a CanSkate Coach In Training status, laying the foundation for future coaching endeavors. Led by Mark, who played a pivotal role in refreshing and maintaining the CanSkate Coach Course, you'll gain insights from a seasoned coach and educator.

PowerSkate Coach Course:
Ready to take your coaching skills to the next level? Enroll in our PowerSkate Coach Course on Friday, May 3, and Sunday, May 5. Designed to prepare coaches to develop hockey and ringette players at the Learn to Train stage, this course is your gateway to coaching excellence. Led by Mark and supported by our dedicated team, you'll explore advanced delivery techniques and customize your approach to power skating instruction.

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What You'll Achieve:

  • CanSkate Coach Course: Upon completion, you'll attain a CanSkate Coach In Training status, empowering you to teach the CanSkate Program. This course marks the beginning of your coaching journey, with opportunities to progress to the Regional Coach Course.
  • PowerSkate Coach Course: Earn a PowerSkate Coach In Training Status, equipping you to lead the PowerSkate Program at Skate Canada clubs. Dive deeper into sport-specific skating skills and discover innovative coaching methods to elevate your practice.

Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and become a certified coach with Skate PEI. Join us for an enriching experience that will shape your coaching career for years to come.

Eligibility Requirements:

CanSkate Coach Course

  • Be a current Skate Canada registrant with a Skate Canada Club.
  • Minimum 15 years of age.
  • Have passed at least one complete STAR 5 Assessment.
  • Optional Video Submission: Candidates who did not pass the STAR 5 Assessment yet, have the option to demonstrate their skating abilities required for STAR 5 by uploading a video. Alternatively, candidates who do not submit a video in advance can provide proof of their skating ability during the course.

PowerSkate Coach Course

  • Be a current Skate Canada registrant with a Skate Canada Club or a registered Coach in good standing.
  • Be minimum 15 years of age.
  • Have a Skate Canada CanSkate Coach, Hockey Canada, or Ringette Canada NCCP Status.
  • If you are eligible for the CanSkate Coach Course mentioned above and successfully certified during the Monday to Thursday CanSkate Coach Course, you are automatically eligible for enrollment in this PowerSkate Coach Course.

To ensure a successful learning experience, please review the following eligibility requirements for our seminars:

For more information or to register, contact us at We can't wait to embark on this coaching journey with you!



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