StarSkate is the RECREATIONAL pathway developed by Skate Canada. The Star Skate program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic figure skating skills in four different disciplines with the option of taking Skate Canada Tests while earning awards and incentives designed for this group of skaters.
Figure skating skills are taught in group and or private lesson format in the following disciplines: Interpretive, Ice Dance, Freeskate and Skating Skills which are grouped into levels: Star 1/2 and Star 3+.
Star Skate Program Structure
The structure of the Star Skate program differs from CanSkate and Junior Academy. Each level’s sessions are built according to the Long Term Athlete Development model provided by Skate Canada. This model was used to build a schedule featuring independent work time (freeskate/dance/skills) and both instructed on and off ice classes. In the Star Skate program structure, skaters will receive instruction primarily through private, semi-private and group lessons which are billed directly to the parent/guardian monthly by the coach(es). These lessons are given by our coaching team. It is suggested you discuss a comfortable lesson budget. Note – there is a minimum budget required and will depend on the number of sessions your skater participates in.
Star Skate Program Levels
Intermediate Level Tests
- Skating Skills: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
- Free Skating: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
- Dance: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
- Interpretive: Introductory, Bronze
Senior Level Tests
- Skating Skills: Senior Silver, Gold
- Free Skating: Senior Silver, Gold
- Dance: Senior Silver, Gold, Diamond
- Interpretive: Silver, Gold