With so many great camps and programs offered at Canlan Ice Sports - Jemini, we often get several questions about our programs and what we offer. So, if you have been uncertain about something or just wanted a bit more information, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to decide on the right program or camp for your child given their individual needs. So here is a list of the 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions to help you through the registration process. And as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by the office, we're always happy to help!
- I would like to put my child in a certain program, but he/she is too young for the age requirements. Can he/she be moved up and registered?
The answer is possibly... We look at every child individually to see if they could participate in each program with the ability to be challenged yet have success. If a child is advanced enough to be moved up, we will consider that option for that individual participant.
- During camps, how often are the players on the ice?
Typically, during our full-day camps, participants will be on the ice once in the morning and once in the afternoon with activities scheduled around that. For half day camps, participants have one session on the ice with age appropriate, off-ice activities filling out the rest of their time with us. Typically full day camps on ice for a total of 3 hours each day, and half day camps are on ice for an hour an half each day.
- Do I need to be at the rink the entire time or can I drop my child off at the rink and return later to pick them up?
Generally, we believe that participants should be fine on their own with our program/camp instructors and coordinators. With that being said, parents will want to keep in mind their child and his/her individual needs. Younger participants may need a parent there for support, but many participants are fine on their own during the time of the camp or program.
- My child and his friend are registered for the same program/camp. Does this ensure that they will be in the same group?
During programs and camps, we want the participants to have the best experience possible. This would include being with their friends as often as possible. Participants may be split up for short periods of the sessions in order to be challenged in an activity for their own individual needs.
- My child is six years old. Should I register him/her for Hockey Tips for Tots or Super 6s & 7s?
The biggest thing to consider here is your child’s experience in the sport of hockey. If your child is fairly new to hockey and has never taken a Tips for Tots class before, that would be a great place to start. If your child has played for a few seasons and/or attended a Tips for Tots course in the past it may be time to move him/her up to Super 6s & 7s. If your child is somewhere in the middle, you could consider an advanced level of Tips for Tots called Super Tips for Tots.
- Is my child ready for a Hockey Camp or Program?
Is your child able to fall down and get back up on their own? Can he/she stop both ways using both feet? Is he/she comfortable on the ice and motivated to learn the sport of hockey? If the answer to these three questions is yes, then he/she may be ready for a hockey camp or program. Participants will also be required to wear full hockey gear, which is something to keep in mind.
- What do I do if my child misses a class of their PROGRAM?
That is not a problem. Give us a call and we can notify our instructors. You also will be given the option to make up the missed class by attending another program during the week, just as long as you let us know ahead of time so we are prepared.
- I want to put my child in a Skating Program, do I register for him/her for Parent and Tot or Pre-school Learn to Skate?
The biggest difference between the two beginner skating classes is whether or not your child is comfortable being on the ice without a parent. If yes, then Pre-school Learn to Skate is the place to be. If no, then go ahead and try the Parent and Tot program. Parents must wear skates and a helmet while on the ice with their kids. Want to put both kids in the program? Not a problem, one parent for two kids is just fine!
Both of these programs are designed for kids who haven’t skated before or who maybe just have a little bit of experience.
- The program has already started, can I still register my child?
Depending on how long the program has been running, you likely can. We will just prorate you for the time that your child has missed and make sure that they are a good fit to jump into that session.
- I have a problem with something going on at my child’s program. What should I do?
Please let us know your concerns as soon as possible either by discussing with our instructors, finding our Program Coordinators, or calling our office. We will deal with the issue and get back to you as soon as possible. We never want you to wait until the end.
There you have it. Hopefully, this answers those questions that you have been wanting to ask. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to give us a call at 306-955-3606 or stop by and ask one of our knowledgeable staff.