Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.
This stage is for for skaters who want to progress into figure skating. It serves as a bridge from CanSkate to the STARSkate Program and introduces some figure skating skills that are included in the Preliminary level tests. This program, like CanSkate, is taught in a group setting. Group lessons including Dance and Stroking are included in the registration cost. When skaters are not in a lesson, they have the responsibility of setting goals and practicing on their own.
The STARSkate program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic skating skills in four different areas: Interpretive, Dance, Free Skate, and Skills which are grouped into Preliminary, Intermediate, and Senior levels.
Skaters can arrange to have private lessons with a coach, in addition to the group instruction. Private lessons are arranged between the parents and the coach and are not included in the registration cost.
Read more about Skate Canada’s STARSkate program here.