Kiddo Active Therapy is excited to announce that Skating Club is coming back! Skating is such a traditional activity here in Montreal, and a great way to have some family fun outside during the cold months. This club has been designed to help children with sensory-motor challenges learn how to skate. Parents get to accompany their child each session, where the group will be coached by an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist throughout each of the steps of learning to skate safely. Therapists will introduce warm-up activities, and use games to build balance and coordination skills, as well as improve braking skills, and build better overall skating skills (turning, skating backwards, etc.). Our animal-themed program encourages kids to build skills and confidence progressively, at their own rhythm. Parents will be active participants in the sessions and will learn how to continue to practice with their child in between sessions and for the rest of the winter after the Skating Club.
Who is this club for: There are 2 clubs this year:
Children aged 3-10 who are afraid of skating or have never skated or have difficulties getting better at skating. Includes those who can’t balance themselves on skates at all - or can skate forward but only slowly and not steadily.
Ratio: Class size between 8-12 children.
Schedule: Sunday Jan 22nd 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday Jan 29th 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday Feb 5th 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday Feb 12th 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday Feb 19th 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday Feb 26th 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Will be announced soon
Cost: $350 for 6 sessions Receipts will be provided for insurance in income tax purposes
Child should have: Skates (appropriate size for the child) Well fitting helmet Knee and elbow pads (optional) Water bottle and a snack Appropriate clothing for the chilly skating rink environment (Ideally avoid cotton clothes, as children may sweat a little, and we don’t want them to get cold from the damp clothes).
Registration: Registration will be accepted by email, mail or in person. To reserve your spot, full payment in the form of a check post dated Dec 12th is due. If paying by credit card or cash, half the amount is due with the registration, with balance due Jan 1st. Receipts will be provided at the last session. Checks can be made out to Kiddo Active Therapy. Credit card and debit payments can be made at the clinic. Registration form attached below.
Policy: Kiddo Active Therapy cancellation policy for groups:
In the case of cancellation prior to the registration deadline, a full refund will be granted. In the case of cancellation past the registration deadline, a refund of 50% of the fees will be granted. In the case of cancellation after the first session, no refund will be granted, unless the therapists’ decide that the group is not the right fit for the child. In the case of bad weather, the outdoor sessions will be held indoors or postponed until a later date. Information will be provided via email the day of the session if there is a cancellation.
The registration deadline for this group is Jan 10th