Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about! STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, freeskate and interpretive skating. 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. IntroStarSkate Skaters participate in this program, which are at stage 6/7 or higher.
These skaters start the Skate Canada Test Program which offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic to advanced skating skills in four different areas: Interpretive, Dance, Free Skating and Skating Skills.
These skills are grouped into the following levels:
|Skating Skills||Preliminary, Junior Bronze||Senior Bronze, Junior Silver||Senior Silver, Gold|
|Free Skating||Preliminary, Junior Bronze||Senior Bronze, Junior Silver||Senior Silver, Gold|
|Dance||Preliminary, Junior Bronze||Senior Bronze, Junior Silver||Senior Silver, Gold , Diamond|
A candidate for a test must have passed all of the preceding tests in the same category in each of the disciplines.
OUR CLUB’S SESSION QUALIFICATIONS:
JUNIOR STARSkate – Working on Preliminary and Junior Bronze tests
JUNIOR Competitive STARSkate – must be able to land an axel or have a dance partner.
SENIOR STARSkate – passed Sr. Bronze Dances & Sr. Bronze Skills OR be in High School
COMPETITIVE STARSkate – competing at Juvenile level or higher OR passed Sr.Bronze FS & competing in at least 3 competitions (one being Summer or Fall)
Competitive skating can be fun and challenging for athletes. Higher levels of competition and increased proficiency are the ultimate goal. Skaters, parents and coaches alike should never lose sight of what is truly important – the personal growth and development of the athlete and the enjoyment of the sport. Skaters wanting to be eligible to compete in the qualifying event stream (Regionals, Sectionals, Challenge Competitions, Canadian Championships and Canada Winter Games) are in the Competitive STARSkate stream.