CanSkate is a learn to skate program for skaters of all ages.

CanSkate Hockey will follow the same stages as the regular CanSkate program but will emphasize skating skills that are important for playing Hockey or Ringette. If the skater is currently playing Hockey or Ringette full gear is encouraged although no sticks will be permitted.

STARSkate is a program designed for skaters to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating after completing the CanSkate program.

Synchro or Synchronized Skating, is a team sport involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The Synchro program is excellent for any StarSkate level skater, looking to compete with peers in a team event in an encouraging atmosphere. The Tara team skates at the beginner level and has won at several competitions in the past and is always looking for new members.

The Coaches

Michelle Nesbitt is a Skate Canada Professional Coach who has been coaching with the Tara club since 2007. She has her level 2 coaching. Her personal accomplishments include Gold Level Skills, Gold Level Dance and Junior Silver Level Freeskate. She was on the competitive synchronized skating team with the Waterloo Skating Club, and currently skates with the adult synchro team Continuum.

Dana Weppler has been assisting with CanSkate programs since 2016, becoming a Skate Canada Professional Coach in 2021. Dana is currently still working through the STARSkate program. In 2022 she achieved her Gold Level Artistic.

Registration and Fees

15+ week skating schedule; includes Skate Canade Fee & No Fundraising. Registration options include:

CanSkate / CanSkate Hockey $200
STARSkate Monday $400
STARSkate Thursday $275
STARSkate Monday & Thursday $500
Guest Skate Fee: $25


PresidentKurt Nesbitt
TreasurerKevin Weppler
Test ChairCheryl Curry
Coach Rep.Michelle Nesbitt

Note: Financial Profit & Loss statements available upon request or at AGM.


Weekly Schedule
Monday4:30 - 6:10 STARSkate
6:10 - 6:50 CanSkate
Thursday5:00 - 5:50 STARSkate
Sunday 3:30 - 4:20 STAR 3 Synchro
4:00 - 4:50 STAR 4 Synchro
6:45 - 9:00 Adult Synchro
Competitions & Events
Synchro Series TBD
Year End Carnival (Tara) March 4, 2024

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