Learn more about Skate Kootenay and the Clubs in our Region

Welcome to Skate Kootenay! Learn More About Our Programs.

The Rossland Figure Skating Club (RFSC) is accepting applications for a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the 2022-2023 season. Our season runs from October to the end of February and has the potential to offer coaching for up to 9-12 hours per week, depending on need. We offer PreCanSkate, CanSkate, and STARSkate. This opportunity includes on-ice groups, including semi-private and private lessons. There is also potential to offer off-ice training. The club has skaters attending two to three competitions each season, and formal assessments throughout the season, and has an annual ice show.



Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives.

Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.


Looking for an edge in hockey or ringette?

CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance.


Provide your child with a major boost in confidence and agility while still having fun.

Watch as your child develops new skills, strengths and abilities that will help them improve in other sports and activities.

CanSkate is fun for all ages, and abilities and is an essential starting block to learn to skate safely.  The CanSkate program is perfect for kids that are new to skating.

This program includes the development of specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating but that also promote the development of skills that are used in everyday life. Most importantly CanSkate has a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills while developing them faster.

If you are looking for a program that will help your child develop new skills by developing the skill of skating, consider registering them into the CanSkate program.


Kootenay Region Canskate Athlete Award
Sloan O’Shaughnessy
Columbia Valley Skating Club

Kootenay Region Program Assistant Award
Jonelle Piccolo
Beaver Valley Skating Club

Kootenay Region StarSkate Athlete Award
Cassee Gilbert
Sparwood Skating Club

Our Clubs

Visit the website of our clubs by clicking the link below:

West Kootenay Invitational Video

West Kootenay Invitational 2021 – “Archived Livestream”