StarSkate is a program four decades old all about Skills, Tests, Achievement and Recognition developed by Skate Canada. 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 Tests 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.
The StarSkate program consists of teaching skills inthe following four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive - at Primary, Intermediate and Senior Levels. Skaters are on the ice for 60 to 90 minutes. Fees include ice costs and a 15 minute group stroking lesson. Further lessons are negotiated with a coach and may be individual or in a group format. Private lesson costs are paid directly to the coach.
Skaters in the Skate Canada StarSkate Program have the option to remain in the StarSkate Program taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may choose not to test or compete but to participate for fun and fitness.
All ages, including adults, are welome and encouraged to skate with us!
- NO parents and/or spectators are allowed in the stands, no exceptions. This is as per Skate BC COVID-19 regulations.
- At this time, skaters can register in up to TWO sessions only due to COVID-19 regulations (smaller class sizes).
- NO registration will be secured unless an e-transfer of $43.75 (annual athlete insurance cost) is sent immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. This applies to ALL families, including those who use community sport funding.
- Once the registrar has contacted you to confirm your sessions, session fees must be paid in full, immediately, via e-transfer to email@example.com. (If you use community sport funding, you will need to supply your case/confirmation number.)
To register CanSkate, the following conditions MUST be met, with no exceptions:
- Child must be 5 years old as of December 1, 2020
- Child must have completed CanSkate Level 1
- Child must be able to stand on skates unassisted
- Child must be able to shuffle on skates
- Child must be able to stand up, unassisted, after falling
- Child must be able to be without parent/guardian in the arena
- Child must be able to participate in the 30 minute class without a bathroom break
All registrations must be done online as per Skate Canada regulations.