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Skate Canada Figure Skating Program - STARSkate


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

STARSkate is Skate Canada’s Figure Skating program following CanSkate. 

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate, artistic and synchronized skating. Unique in Canada, this program is offered in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters in the STAR 1-5 and STAR 6-gold programs have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Assessments through a nationally standardized assessment system as well as compete at STAR 1 - 4 Series or Provincial Series for STAR 5 and up.

Click here for information provided by Skate Canada.

The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in five disciplines – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate, Artisitc and Synchronized Skating. Each discipline is divided into the STAR 1-5 and STAR 6-Gold levels. Skaters who have successfully completed the STAR 1- 5 program  will have the choice of either continuing on in the STAR program in one or more disciplines and start working on STAR 6 – GOLD or they may enter on to the Podium Pathway. (Skate Canada’s Competitive Program).

STAR 1 - 5 is designed to introduce skaters of all ages to the 5 disciplines in figure skating. Skaters will learn the basics for each discipline that will serve as a foundation for continued growth in all areas of figure skating. The disciplines are: Skills, Freeskate, Dance, Artistic and Synchronized skating.

Assessment: Skating skills, Freeskate, Dance, Artistic and Synchro Tests are assessed by the skater’s coach during the regular lesson.

STAR 6 - Gold is designed for skaters who completed the STAR 1-5 Program. This program builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.

Assessment: STAR 6 Skating skills maybe assessed by the skater’s coach. All other tests are evaluated by a Skate Canada evaluator assigned by Skate Ontario on a scheduled Assessment Day. 

         Upper Canada SC STARSkate Program

Upper Canada SC offers the following STARSkate programs and our coaches teach all disciplines of figure skating (Skills, Ice Dance, Freeskate, Artistic and Synchronized Skating):

STAR 1 - group lesson format; private lesson is optional.
STAR 2 - group lesson format; private lesson is optional.
STAR 3 - private lessons format only; skaters must hire a private coach. 
STAR 4 - private lessons format only; skaters must hire a private coach. 
STAR 5-10 - private lessons format only; skaters must hire a private coach. 
Adult STARSkate - private lessons format only; skaters must hire a private coach. 

For Upper Canada SC STARskate session structure and criteria, click here.

                       STARSkate Co-ordinator

The STARSkate Co-ordinator ensures the smooth running of the STARSkate program at the club. The co-ordinator is responsible for the coordination, scheduling and direction of all on-ice STAR sessions including the Adult STARskate session.

The co-ordinator for the 2023-24 season: Chantal Cheung


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