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StarSkate is the RECREATIONAL pathway developed by Skate Canada.  The StarSkate program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic figure skating skills in four different disciplines with the option of taking Skate Canada Tests while earning awards and incentives designed for this group of skaters. 

Figure skating skills are taught in group and or private lesson format in the following disciplines: InterpretiveIce DanceFreeskate and Skating Skills which are grouped into levels: Star 1/2 and Star 3+.

StarSkate Program Structure

The structure of the StarSkate program differs from CanSkate and Junior Academy. Each level’s sessions are built according to the Long Term Athlete Development model provided by Skate Canada. This model was used to build a schedule featuring independent work time (freeskate/dance/skills) and both instructed on and off ice classes. In the Star Skate program structure, skaters will receive instruction primarily through private, semi-private and group lessons which are billed directly to the parent/guardian monthly by the coach(es). These lessons are given by our coaching team. It is suggested you discuss a comfortable lesson budget. Note – there is a minimum budget required and will depend on the number of sessions your skater participates in.

StarSkate Program Levels

Star 1-5

Intermediate Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Free Skating: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Dance: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Interpretive: Introductory, Bronze

Senior Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Free Skating: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Dance: Senior Silver, Gold, Diamond
  • Interpretive: Silver, Gold

bcgaming"We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development"

Encourage your children to believe in themselves and that you believe in them too. Be positive in their accomplishments and supportive during the ups and downs. Set goals, foster self-responsibility, discourage excuses, encourage persistence. Support their coach.Winning is not always measured by a medal but by simply achieving a goal they have set.