What is STARSkate?

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - this is what STARSkate is 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 being assessed in the STAR 1-5 STAR Program and then transfer over to the Competitive Program. Skaters also have the option of continuing in the STAR Program with STAR 6 to 10 and completing GOLD. The STAR 1- GOLD Program teaches all the major jumps and spins in figure skating. Skaters that do not wish to enter the Competitive Program continue to advance in the STAR 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 Assessments 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 and Ice Dance.

Off Ice Training

Off ice training is included in all of our STARSkate packages. It focuses on training strength, endurance, flexibility, jump technique, and dance (movement to music). 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: