The Junior Star program prerequisites. Skater must have completed:
CanSkate Stage 6 and be interested in pursuing figure skating
The STAR program focuses on Skills, Dance, Freeskate and Interpretive. Skaters now have the ability to be assessed through a standardized testing system. StarSkate is not a badge program. Skaters also have the opportunity to start attending competitions at the Junior Star level. Skaters will work on completing Star 1 & 2 in the 3 disciplines.
A 1-night registration is required, but 2-nights are recommended for best results on the ice
The StarSkate program has 3 disciplines from STAR 1-10
DANCE consists of a set of specific steps, patterns and music as well as elements performed in isolation.
FREESKATE is a series of jumps, spins, field movements and footwork. Once a skater passes Star 1, they will have the opportunity to have a solo (choreographed moves set to music) Each freeskate assessment has 2 parts.
SKILLS are the essence of skating and is the language of skating! Consisting of edges, turns, and field movements, skaters work on balance, control and power. These skills are used in almost every part of skating.
Each session includes:
10-minute stroking session + 30-minute group lesson + 10-minutes of individual practice time
All coaching fees are included in your registration.
Private coaches are not required at this level.
Please click here to see the full StarSkate Chart STAR 1-Gold charT
SKATES Figure skates must be worn in our Junior Star 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
ASSESSMENTS Throughout the season, skaters will be assessed on their progress once a club coach determines they are ready. Our program coordinator will email you ahead of time with the information about the date and what assessment your skater is testing. Testing will take place on your skaters regular scheduled session.Assessments are $12 and may be paid prior your skaters assessment date.
Please CLICK HERE to learn more about StarSkate assessments