Our STARSkaters are grouped into 3 groups: Junior, Intermediate and Senior. All 3 groups will participate in fully coached group lessons in order to ensure that skaters develop good technique in power, edges, turns, jumps and spins.
Skaters in Intermediate and Senior sessions will have some open freeskate ice and may arrange private, semi-private or group lessons with the coach(es) of their choice. See the coaches page for information about each coach and their contact information.
StarSkaters can participate in our “special days’, including our Christmas parade float, March Ice Show (alternate years), Christmas gala, test days (when ready to test: speak to your coach!), and as a Program Assistant on our CanSkate and PreCanSkate sessions.
Skaters will be given lessons in edges, turns, power, stroking, crosscuts, field moves, spins, jumps, footwork, dances and more! Lessons will be varied and will follow a structure that the coaching staff have agreed upon as a solid repertoire of skills for our skaters. Group lessons allow for group and individual feedback, group teaching and fun! Skaters are encouraged by being with their peers, motivated by performing for others or by seeing others performing skills beyond their current ability, and by having constant observation and instruction from coaches. They are more likely to learn skills quicker because they are practicing correctly and every attempt is observed and given feedback . It is economical for parents and beneficial for skaters.
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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 . 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.