The first annual Skate Canada Manitoba Day will be occuring throughout the province.


Sandra Toews is an organizer for the event.


She says the day is to help parents and children get a big picture of what the CanSkate program is all about.


Toews adds the CanSkate program is a skating program that will teach kids fundamentals of hockey and figure skating while allowing them to progress at their own pace.


Toews says the event will have a professional CanSkate coach demonstrating exercises and explaining the program.


The event takes place September 9 at the Millenium Exhibition Center in Altona.


Registration for the CanSkate program will happen at the Altona Arena sale.