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.
Skaters will work individually or in a small group with a coach of their choosing. With this coach, they can develop goals and training pathways to ensure that the goals are met. When choosing a coach, please visit the coach's page and browse the club's coaches. Each coach may be contacted individually by using their email.
The STARSkate legacy
STARSkate has been the mainstay of figure skating in Canada for more than four decades. When your child is registered in our Private STARSkate program at the Federation Figure Skating Club, you also become a member of Skate Canada and will have access to:
- Opportunities to be recognized through a nationally standardized testing system for achieving specific figure skating skills
- Complimentary Gold Test pins
- Invitational and interclub competitions
- Awards programs
- Opportunity for personal growth and the development of important life skills such as goal-setting, self-discipline, confidence, time management, healthy lifestyle and coping strategies to deal with success and failure.
These are some of the awards and incentives that have been developed to encourage athletes in the STARSkate Program. For more information on the STARSkate program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Skate Canada website.