STARSkate

What is STARSkate?

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - this is what STARSkate is 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, including specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.


What is Star 1-5?

STAR 1 to 5 offers a solid development pathway for skaters who are entering a figure skating program for the first time. STAR 1-5 will introduce skaters to the sport of figure skating and its disciplines: Skills, Dance, Freeskate. 

 

Skills: The main focus in the STAR 1-5 Skills discipline will be the development of edge and turn technique using “figure form”.

 

Dance: The dance development at STAR 1-5 will focus on the execution and comprehension of dance technique with skaters learning the dance steps before the dance patterns. 

 

Freeskate: STAR 1-5 freeskate development will concentrate on jump and spin technique, along with the development of programs using program components as the focus.


Star 1-5 Tests

Skills

Dance

Freeskate - Elements

Freeskate - Program

STAR 1

STAR 1

STAR 1

N/A

STAR 2

STAR 2A, 2B

STAR 2

STAR 2

STAR 3

STAR 3A, 3B

STAR 3

STAR 3

STAR 4

STAR 4A, 4B

STAR 4

STAR 4

STAR 5

STAR 5A, 5B

STAR 5

STAR 5



Off Ice Training

Off ice training is included in all of our STARSkate packages. It focuses on training strength, endurance, flexibility, and off ice jump technique. Off ice training is important because it helps with the skaters’ on ice development, and also helps with injury prevention.



More Information

For more information on the STARSkate program, visit Skate Canada's website at:

https://skatecanada.ca/skating-lessons/our-programs/figure-skating/