StarSkate Program Structure
StarSkate or the “Star” program follows Skate Canada’s StarSkate test and competition program. PGFSC has incorporated this, along with LTAD principles into developing a broad spectrum figure skating program. Our Star program features the structure and guidance to develop skaters to their fullest potential, while also allowing skaters some freedom to learn independent work habits.
Lessons: The Star program incorporates group classes and dryland sessions which are built into your registration fees, and privately billed “freeskate” sessions where skaters will receive instruction either in group (3 or more skaters), semi-private (2 skaters) or private. PGFSC has a strong coaching team which all skaters will be rotated through. This ensures the opportunity for skaters to benefit from each coach’s strengths, abilities, coaching philosophies and caring attention! Each coach will bill you directly once per month for lessons given to your skater. If you need to set a budget, that is no problem, please discuss this with the Director of Skating. There is a minimum budget requirement for lessons per day skated. Lessons are a requirement for participation in the Star program.
Off Ice training is a vital part of the Star program curriculum. Skaters will train flexibility, learn and strengthen positions that they will use on the ice, perform exercises that will further develop their motor/movement skills and patterns. The off ice portion of the program is not optional so please be sure your skater attends.