Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
Intro To Figure Skating
At the IFS level, skaters will continue to develop their foundational skating skills and be introduced to introductory figure skating skills such as jumps, spins, turns, edges and field moves through 2 sessions a week. Skaters will work on attaining the higher levels of the CanSkate Badges. Skaters must wear a helmet at this level. Skate Canada requires skaters wear a helmet until they have achieved their stage 5 badge.
As skills become more challenging, off ice plays a key element in athlete development. . Off-ice helps to develop flexibility, agility and strength, while supporting skaters in practicing new skills on land.
Skaters are required to wear running shoes and clothing that allows them to move and stretch easily and safely.
***NOTE: Due to Covid-19 Restrictions Off-Ice sessions are on hold. Please stay tuned for more information
At the IFS level skaters will participate in whole group stroking sessions, small group coach lead lessons, and independent practice time where skaters will have time to work on the skills they are learning.
There may be opportunities over the season for skaters to participate in competition. Coaches will send out an email prior to registration opening to inform you of the upcoming opportunities. Different competitions target different competitive levels and coaches will ensure they match your child’s competitive level with the opportunities available across the season.
***NOTE: Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, competitions are currently on hold
sharpened figure skates
skating dresses or leggings with tights
- snug fitting sweaters (no hoodies)
- running shoes for off ice training
- water bottle
Fundraising & Volunteering
This season's fundraiser will be a 50/50 cash raffle. Stay tuned for more details.