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Program Assistants


In addition to coaches, there are Program Assistants, also known as PA's. Program Assistants are individuals who have been trained by the Drayton Valley Skating Club's CANSkate Administrator to assist in the delivery of the CANSkate program. They are all graduates of the CANSkate program, and many have continued their training in our STARSkate program.

Please contact Coach Trina if you are interested or would like more information!

The Role of The Program Assistant

  • Assist or lead warm–ups, group activities or cool–downs
  • Assist with the set–up of circuits and stations
  • Take attendance
  • Demonstrate skills and teaching progressions
  • Lead circuits and rotations
  • Provide assistance to skaters who may have additional needs
  • Distribute awards (stickers, badges, coloring sheets, etc) when needed
  • Provide encouragement and general feedback to skaters
  • Provide general assistance to the coaches during the sessions
  • Be a role model for young skaters