East Calgary Twin Arena Society is again, proudly partnered with Calalta Figure Skating Club.

CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs.

Why sign up for CanSkate?

CanSkate is Canada's only national learn-to-skate program. It was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating in a progressive and sequential manner.

When you/your child registers for a CanSkate program at your local Skate Canada club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. Membership benefits in the CanSkate program can include:

  • Badges
  • stickers, tattoos, colouring sheets
  • parent information sheets
  • progress updates and report cards
  • special CanSkate events and club functions
  • CanSkater of the Year award program
  • opportunity to be talent-scouted
  • opportunity to participate in a positive healthy lifestyle activity

This a free program for current community members with Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Dover, Erin Woods, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Penbrooke Meadows or Southview. Proof of membership is required.

*Skaters must have their own skates and a CSA approved hockey helmet. 

Have your community membership ready, before registering. Email questions to

Register at:


Calalta’s ECTAS registration site


How to set up an account:

  1. Go to the top right-hand corner of your screen and click “LOG IN”.


  1. Follow instructions under “First Time Registering?” Please note, the next time you log in, you will simply need to input your email address and password.


  1. When you get to the Participants page, be sure to add all skaters registering for sessions


Once you are done setting up your account, you will be brought back to the Home page. 


  1. Select the “Registration” tab – ECTAS CanSkate – Community Sponsored Program and REGISTER for this program. You will see a charge for $0.01 – This program is free but we had to put a figure here so the registration would process.


  1. In the COMMENTS REGARDING INVOICE box please indicate what community you reside in and provide a community membership number. The program is supported by the following communities:


  • Albert Park/Radisson Heights
  • Dover
  • Erin Woods
  • Forest Heights
  • Forest lawn
  • Penbrooke meadows
  • Southview


Scan and email a copy of your community membership card to


  1. Add your skater to this program and go to VIEW CART. Then select BILLING INFORMATION. You will be required to accept our liability policy. You will not be charged for this program but in order to register you will need to select the PAYMENT INFORMATION TAB and select confirm and pay in person (no need to pay by credit card). You will then see your invoice with your invoice number and details. A copy of your registration will be sent to you by email.


Winter session dates and times are Saturday 6:00-7:00 pm unless indicated otherwise:

Jan 11, 25 Feb 1, 8, 22, 29 Mar 7 (7:00-8:00 pm) 14, 21 (6:30-7:30 pm), 28 (6:45-7:45 pm) April 4