Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
The STARSkate program has been the mainstay of figure skating in Canada for more than four decades. Most figure skaters begin competitive figure skating by taking the Preliminary and Junior Bronze levels of the Test Program and then transfer over to the Competitive Program. The Preliminary and Junior Bronze levels of the program teach all the major jumps and spins in figure skating. Many skaters that do not wish to enter the Competitive Program continue to take tests and advance in the Test Program for both the personal challenge and to qualify for various Invitational Competitions.
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.
Pre-Junior -. All skaters must have passed CanSkate Stage 6.
This is an introduction to Figure Skating. These sessions will be running on a "Junior Program" format, with some group instruction. Skaters will be working on Stroking, Skating Skills, Dance and Freeskate. Skaters are recommended to obtain a Professional Coach for private instruction (refer to Professional Staff list).
Junior - Skaters must pass CanSkate - stage 7 or at the discretion of the Technical Director. Skaters must have a private lesson coach at this level (refer to Professional Staff list).
Intermediate - Skaters must have passed the Preliminary Freeskating Test. All Intermediates must register a minimum of 2 days, not including the Ice-Dance Program. Skaters must have a private lesson coach at this level (refer to Professional Staff list).
Senior - Skaters must have passed the Senior Bronze Freeskating Test.
All Senior Skaters must register taking a minimum 2 day package not including the Ice-Dance Program. Skaters must have a private lesson coach at this level (refer to Professional Staff list).
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