The Fort Henry Heights Skating Club (FHHSC) is a proud member of Skate Canada and Skate Canada Eastern Ontario and has been in operation for 48+ years. Based out of the Constantine Arena, Kingston Garrison, we provide skating instruction for all levels including: CanSkate, Parent and Tot, Pre Power, Adult and STARSkate. The aim of the club is to promote and develop an interest in the sport of skating. The emphasis is on community participation and providing an enjoyable experience for our skaters.
The Canskate Program is Skate Canada’s flagship learn to skate program, geared to beginners of all ages.
CanSkate has a fresh new look. Revisions include a renewed focus on teaching and mastering strong basic skills earlier to prepare skaters for all ice sports – hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. On-Ice delivery focusing on continuous movement emphasizes the use of newer and more dynamic group teaching concepts including Fast Track, Fun Zone and station rotation taught by Skate Canada Professional Coaches assisted by trained Program Assistants. More visual aids and music are used to create a fun, stimulating and welcoming environment.
The CanSkate Program curriculum is organized into three fundamental areas: Balance – concentrating on most forward skills, pushing techniques and edges. Control – concentrating on most backward skills, stopping and speed elements. Agility – concentrating on most turning and jumping skills.
Lessons are taught in a group format and consist of 55 minutes of instruction, 10 minutes off-ice warm up and 45 minutes on ice group classes. Skaters can skate once or twice a week. Rewards and incentives are used to motivate skaters to achieve and develop their skills as well as to keep their interest.
The STARSkate Program stands for: Skills, Tests, Achievement, Free Skating and Skating Skills. The program offers opportunities for skaters to perform basic to advanced skating skills in four different areas: Dance, Free Skating, Skating Skills and Interpretive. Their skills are then grouped into preliminary, intermediate and senior level tests.
Introductory STARSkate is designed to help the skater's transition from CanSkate to STARSkate. The program offers group lessons on advanced CanSkate and introduces the skater to the preliminary level skating skills in stroking, freestyle, dance and skills.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior STARSkate are figure skating programs for the more serious skater. These programs are taught via private lessons. All skaters registered for these programs must have a professional coach to augment the progress of the skater and to prepare them for various test levels.
Group lessons for stroking and off-ice fitness are provided by the club and included in your session fee. Private coaching costs are not included in the session fees.
Registration forms can be mailed to:
- FHHSC c/o Registrar
- PO Box 1014, Station Main,
- Kingston, Ontario.
- K7L 4X8
or, for more information please contact Glenda Cartwright email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-547-4495.
Due to the limited availability of ice, our schedule is very tight. We make all attempts to ensure lessons proceed in a timely fashion, therefore, we ask your co-operation in having your child ready to be on the ice when their lesson commences.
As with any volunteer organization we are actively seeking volunteers to take part and assist in the daily running of our club. Whether you assist with our ice show, as a phone contact parent or on the executive, your assistance is extremely valued and necessary.
Warm Up Suits
Club jackets and warm-up suits are available and ordered once a year, normally in November.
Use of the harness is restricted to FHHSC skaters, with priority given to home club members. Guest skaters will not be permitted use of the harness.
Guest skating is only permitted on the STARSkate sessions with prior consent of the FHHSC. Guest skaters must sign-in and pay, at the sound booth, prior to skating.
Our club operates with both Skate Canada Professional Coaches and Volunteer Program Assistants (PAs). PAs are volunteer skaters from our Junior, Intermediate and Senior STARSkate Programs. All of our Coaching staff are fully trained in the most up to date techniques and skills they require to teach your child.