The Junior Pre-Star program is for skaters who have
completed a minimum of CanSkate Stage 4
The Junior Pre-Star program is a bridge program between CanSkate & StarSkate. Skaters will work on completing Stage 5 & 6 of the CanSkate program, as well as start to learn some figure skating oriented skills. Many of the Stage 5 & 6 skills are carried through the Star 1-10 program.
At the Junior Pre-Star level, all group lessons are included in your registration fees. Sometimes, there is the option of having "private lessons" with one of our club coaches. Private lessons are an additional fee arranged and paid directly to the coach. This is a relationship between you and the coach. Our coaches fill up quickly! Please reach out to one of our coaches OR email our StarSkate Coordinator if you are interested in additional lessons.
Each session includes:
10-minute stroking + 30-minute group lesson + 10-minutes independent skating time
PROGRESS REPORTS Progress reports will be given to skaters at the 10-week mark of each session. Skaters may be invited to move up to Junior Star at each10-week mark if they have completed Stage 6. Our StarSkate Coordinator will let you know if your skater is ready to move up.
SKATES Figure skates must be worn in our PreStar program. It is important that skaters have good quality equipment. Better quality boots and blades will provide the needed support as your skater advances and it will help prevent injury.
Skates should be sharpened every 30-40 hours of skating.
Skaters should have their hair tied back and away from they face. Leggings or figure skating dress/skirt should be worn. Loose fitting pants (sweatpants) and jeans will not be permitted.
ATTIRE Skaters should wear warm layers- we know the rink is cold!
We recommend warm mitts, leggings/athletic pants (preferably black) with tights underneath (for females) and layers (for males)
A fleece, sweatshirt, long-sleeved t-shirt, yoga jacket or a jacket that is not too bulky or restrictive. Skaters may also wear skating dresses/skirts. Skaters hair should be pulled back away from their face and consider a hat or headband
Skaters should not wear JEANS, BAGGY CLOTHING, HOODIES
HELMETS must be worn until a skater completes Stage 5 of the program as per Skate Canada. Parents will receive notification when their skater is ready to take off their helmet.