Welcome to Star Skate!
Star Skate is for skaters who have an interest in Figure Skating.
Jumpstart - Skaters Must have passed Stage 4 of the CanSkate Program. All lessons are in a group format.
Star 1 - Skaters must have passed Stage 6 of the CanSkate Program. Skaters will begin working on Star 1 Skills, Free & Dance Elements. All lessons are in a group format.
Star 2&3 - For Skaters who have passed their complete Star 1 assessments (skills, free & dance). A mix of private and group lessons.
Star 4-5 - For Skaters who have passed their complete Star 3 assessments (skills, free & dance). Mostly private lessons.
Star 6+/Competitive - For Skaters who have passed their complete Star 5 assessments (skills, free & dance). Mostly private lessons.
What does Star Skate consist of?
Skating Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo. The basic components of all disciplines of figure skating are incorporated into the program. The movements are derived from former compulsory figures, free skating and ice dancing. The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating - edge quality, control, power and speed.
Consisting of seven levels of tests, the Dance Test program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison. The dances in the STARSkate Program can be tried in any order but a candidate must pass the required number of dances in a dance test before proceeding to the next level. In addition to the traditional compulsory dances, there are also Creative Dances to challenge skaters' creativity, artistry and originality.
Free skating consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.
The objective of the Interpretive program is to encourage and develop skaters' creativity, expression, musicality, movement, interpretation of music, as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style. The program provides skaters with the opportunity to explore the performance aspect of skating without focusing on technical elements.
We have skaters that compete at all levels of competition from Star 1 to Competitive levels such as Pre-Novice.
Off Ice Classes
Off-ice training is a fitness class – done OFF the ice – designed for the figure skater to optimize their potential ON the ice. The training focuses on building muscle, stability and endurance, in order to optimize jumping, spinning and dancing on ice. It is important for skaters to attend these classes, to help them reach their full potential.