CanSkate welcoming new participants


Chances are good that, by now, you’ve heard the name Michael DiPietro!

If not, he is a hockey goalie from Amherstburg that played for the Windsor Spitfires and won the Memorial Cup! He has now been drafted into the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks! Small town dreams do come true!

Michael, like so many other NHL players, got off to a great start by signing up for CanSkate! CanSkate provides the best foundation for any ice skating sport, whether it be hockey, figure skating, speed skating, or ringette.

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CanSkate is Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program. The program is open to all ages and no skating experience is required. CanSkate features circuits and games that make learning to skate a ton of fun! A typical CanSkate session provides a maximum coach to skater ratio of 1:10 and 90 per cent movement to keep skaters engaged. The CanSkate program is a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that guarantees skater success.

Skate Amherstburg offers two CanSkate sessions starting this fall! Mondays: 6:25-7:15 p.m., and Thursdays: 6-6:50 p.m. Registration is now open! You can register online at any time by visiting People can also register by phone by calling Lynn Fox at (519) 566-1574 or they can register in person at the Libro Centre in the Skate Amherstburg office.

Registration times are 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8, 11, and 14.

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