Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
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 are encouraged to pick up a third session during a STAR ice time.
At the JR level skaters will continue to develop their foundational skating skills and as
well as specific figure skating skills, such as; jumps, spins, turns, edges and field moves.
Skaters will begin to work on the the initial STAR assessments.
Ass skills become more challenging, off-ice plays a key element
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 for Fall 2020 will be done
virtually. Please stay tuned for more information
At the JR level skaters will participate in whole group stroking sessions, small coach
lead lessons, and independent practice time where skaters will have time to work on the
skills they are learning.
Skaters at this level are encouraged to participate in private lessons, to support their
growth in the sport. Private lessons can take different forms; private (one on one
instruction), semi-private (2 skaters) and small group (3 or more skaters). Coaches
use semi-private and small group lessons when there are skaters working on the same
skills or elements (this can help to keep the cost of lessons down). Please contact the
coaches if you have questions about private lessons or coaching fees.
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, no competitions are currently planned for the
Fall 2020 season
- sharpened figure skates
- skating dresses or leggings with tights
- snug fitting sweaters (no hoodies)
- running shoes for off ice training
- water bottle
Fundraising & Volunteering
Due to Covid-19, Fundraising will operate differently than in previous years. Stay tuned for more details.