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kills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!

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Program Information:At the JR Skating level the coaches and the LTAD model
recommend that skaters participate in 2-3 sessions of skating a week. The JR sessions
are Monday and Wednesday; on each day there will be a 15 min office and 1 hour on ice.
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.
 
Off-ice:As skills become more challenging, off ice plays a key element in athlete
development,as such off-ice sessions have been incorporated into the clubs training
program.
 
Off-ice is a crucial component to athlete development as recommended by
SkateCanada starting at the IFS level continued through to the highest levels. Off-ice
helps to develop flexibility, agility and strength, while supporting skaters in practicing
new skills on land. Off-ice sessions have been embedded into the overall program
provided to skaters. This will begin with a 15 min off-ice session before skaters get on
the ice to help them warm-up and prep for their session.
 
Skaters are required to wear running shoes and clothing that allows them to move and
stretch easily and safely.
 
If you would like more information about off-ice sessions and the skills your skater is
working on, please connect with the coaches. A great time to do this would be during
your goal setting session at the start of the year.
 
Lesson Format: At the JR level skaters will start their on ice lessons with a whole
group stroking session. Skaters will then participate in small coach lead lessons for 30
min. The last 15 min of the session will be 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 are offered on the STAR ice sessions, the sessions
can be picked up on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
 
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). As communication between parents and
coaches is key, please contact the coaches if you have questions about private lessons
or coaching fees.
 
As a club we use a team approach to coaching, and as a team we work closely together
to support the development of all our skaters. This means that your skater will receive
instruction from different club coaches. A team approach allows all skaters to benefit
from the range of expertise and experience across the coaching team.
 
Competitions: There will by opportunities over the season for skaters to
participate in competition.Competition can be fun and allow skaters to show off their
skills! Coaches will send out an email prior to registration opening to inform you of the
upcoming opportunity. Different competitions target different competitive levels and
coaches will ensure they match your child’s competitive level with the opportunities
available across the season.
 
To help prepare skaters for the experiences of competition, a simulation session will be
held prior to each event. Skaters will be encouraged to wear their competition outfit.The
goal of the simulation sessions is to make it feel as close to the feeling of a competition
environment as possible. This helps to build their confidence and prepare for the event.
Coaches will email you with the details around these events as they come up across the
season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

  • sharpened skates - white (or black for males)
  • skating dresses or leggings with tights
  • snug fitting sweaters (no hoodies)
  • gloves
  • running shoes for off ice training
  • water bottle

 

 

Equipment Frequently Asked Questions click here

Monday and Wednesday Ice Schedule (Base Package)

Times Activity
4:15 - 4:35 pm off ice training
4:45 - 5:00 pm group stroking
5:00 - 5:15 pm group instruction
5:15 - 5:45 pm independent practice time

Tuesday and Thursday Ice Schedule (Optional Ice Time)

Times Activity
Session 1  
3:45 - 4:30 pm independent practice time
4:30 - 4:45 pm group instruction
   
Session 2  
4:30 - 4:45 pm group instruction
4:45 - 5:30 pm independent practice time

Junior Prep DATES & TIMES

Registration for 2019/2020 season opens Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Dates Times  

Mondays and Wednesdays (Sept 9, 2019 - March 18, 2020)

4:15 - 5:45pm Base package
Tuesdays (September 10, 2019 - March 17, 2020)

Session 1: 
3:45 - 4:45pm

Optional
Tuesdays (September 10, 2019 - March 17, 2020)

Session 2:

4:30 - 5:30pm

Optional
Tuesdays (September 10, 2019 - March 17, 2020)

Session 1 and 2

Optional
Thursdays (September 12, 2019 - March 19, 2020)

Session 1:

3:45 - 4:45pm

 Optional
Thursdays (September 12, 2019 - March 19, 2020)

Session 2:

4:30 - 5:30pm

Optional 
Thursdays (September 12, 2019 - March 19, 2020)

Session 1 and 2

Optional


(No classes Oct 14, Dec 23 - Jan 5, Feb 17)

 

Spring and Summer - We do not run spring and summer programs as the City of Beaumont removes the ice.

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Jr Prep Registration Fee   

Base Package: 2 day program only, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 pm  
$615 + $44 Skate Canada Fee for the full season including off ice training 

Optional: Additional ice time available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a fee. See table above for times.

Jr Prep Fundraising and Volunteering - Click here for details 

Extra Fundraising  - Click here for details

IFS/JP/STARSkaters have the option to participate in extra fundraising. All funds raised are to be used directly by your skater and can be used for competition and test fees. 

 

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