StarSkate Levels:

Pre-Junior: This program is intended to be an introduction to figure skating for CANSkaters between Badge 4 and Badge 6. Upon their coach`s recommendation, a CANSkater can register for an accelerated combined CANSKATE-PREJUNIOR program which will allow them to continue progressing to their Badge 6 in their CANSkate session while being introduced to the Figure Skating program in their JUNIOR STARSkate session.

  • Skaters are required to skate two days per week—1 session on CanSkate and the other in Pre-Junior
  • Skaters must have completed badge four (4)from the CanSkate program
  • Skaters identified by coaches at that are working on their level four badge can be selected to participate in the Pre-Junior
  • Two 15 minute group lessons are provided in the Pre-Junior skating session
  • Skaters can choose a private coach from our roster of Professional Coaches
  • Skaters are required to participate in group lessons (unless requested not to by the parents)
  • Stroking will be taught in group lessons
  • An introduction to the fundamentals of Figure Skating will be taught in addition to a continued focus on completion of CanSkate fundamentals while moving to completion of badge six in the Canskate program.
 
StarSkate One (Junior)

  • A two or three day figure skating program (if you skate only 1 day, $100 premium fee applies)
  • Skaters must have completed badge six from the CanSkate program
  • Skaters are required to choose a private coach from our roster of Professional Coaches within 3 weeks of starting their program. However, it is recommended that you choose your coach at the end of the last season or during the summer.
  • Skaters can participate in two 15 minute group lessons.
  • Stroking will be taught in group lessons
  • The fundamentals of Figure Skating will be taught which allows the skater to master edges, crossovers, stronger backward skating, agility, speed and endurance
  • This program will focus on the following areas of Freeskate, Dance, Skills, Interpertive and Stroking.
  • Unlike Canskate, the StarSkate program has a different payment structure. First you pay for the club ice time which is the program fee (the amount that the club is asking for). You then pay for the individual coach for lessons; these lessons are not included in the initial payment to the club. Each coach has a different rate. You must ask your coach what he or she is charging per time allotment and develop your child’s lesson plan from there.
 
StarSkate Two (Intermediate)

  • A two or three day program
  • Skaters must have completed two of the four Preliminary levels. The four levels are: Preliminary dance, Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary Skills and Introductory Interpertive
  • Group stroking lessons, each skating day, are included in the membership fee
  • Private or Semi-private lessons must be arranged with a Professional Coach of your choice
 
StarSkate Three (Senior)

  • A two or three day program
  • Skaters must have completed their Junior Bronze freeskate, or Senior Bronze Dances and Senior Bronze Skills
  • Group stroking lessons each skating day are included in the membership fee
  • Private or Semi-Private lessons must be arranged with a Professional Coach of your choice