PA Corner

Welcome to the PA Corner!

 

Here program assistants will be able to find information discussed at the JDFSC PA Training Clinic, and information on PA events/ opportunities throughout the year.

 

Please contact our CanSkate Co-Directors:

Miss Annaliese (jdfcoach@yahoo.ca) or Mrs. Rushton (lrushton@telus.net)

if you have any questions.

2019-2020 PA/ PA Buddies

Who are Program Assistants?

 

An amazing group of volunteers who help run the CanSkate program both on and off the ice. They do their best to be energetic and enthusiastic in their teaching. As a group, the program assistants are dedicated to teach good quality skating skills in a fun and creative way to young skaters.

PA Duties

  • Lead off ice warm up

  • Take sign in at the table

  • Prepare for circuit & give direction to PA Buddies

  • Draw & set up circuit then help coaches lead warm up

  • Lead the circuit & give direction to PA Buddies

  • Put away equipment 

  • Help coaches lead cool down & help skaters to follow along

  • At the table: collect name tags, give out stickers/ stamps/ colouring sheets & treasure box. Put away PA stuff & CanSkate table.

PA Buddy Duties

  • Assist with off ice warm up

  • Assist with sign in at the table

  • Prepare for session & ask PAs for direction

  • Bring out circuit equipment, help skaters at the gate & Pre-CanSkaters during warm up

  • Assist PAs in running the circuit

  • Put away equipment

  • Assist Pre-CanSkaters during cool down

  • At the table: collect name tags, give out stickers/ stamps/ colouring sheets & treasure box. Put away PA stuff & CanSkate table.

PA & PA Buddy Responsibilities

  • Arrive 20 minutes early

  • Sign in & wear blue PA jacket (unless you dressed up for the theme of the week)

  • Look at PA board to know what you're doing

  • Help set up & take down equipment both on & off the ice

  • Be at the CanSkate table before & after the session

  • If needing a sub, send out request in advance and keep Miss Annaliese informed

​Program Assistant Resources

CanSkate FAQ

Program Assistant Training Powerpoint

CanSkate Handbook