STAR skating, in the continuation of CanSkate, offers to skaters of all ages the opportunity to learn basic skating skills in multiple disciplines as, ice dancing, skills, freeskate and artistic. Unique in Canada, this program teaches the figure skating skills in group lessons or in private lessons, in a logical et progressive way. This program also offers prizes and awards especially designed for this group of skaters !
STAR skaters have the possibility to validate Skate Canada test through a standardized national testing system. From STAR 1 level to STAR 5 level, the evaluation of these tests is done by the skater's coach, and have a administrative cost of 12$. From STAR 6 level to Gold level, skaters are judged by an official judge of Skate Canada.
Skills: combination of fundamental skating movements, as edges, turns and transition movement. The objective of the Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed.
Ice dance: Execution of established patterns to the sound of music whose style and time are well defined. The Dance assessment program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
Freeskate: execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music. (program)
Artistic:The goal of the Artistic discipline is the development of the creativity, the expression, the musicality, the movement, the music's interpretation, as well as, the field moves, the rythm, the alignment and the skaters' style. this discipline offers to the skaters the chance to review the skating perfomance's aspect without focusing on the technique elements .
To note: these 4 disciplines are independent of each other, the skater doesn't necessary follows an equal progression for each. For example, he can reach the STAR 4 level in skills,STAR 5 in freeskate and STAR 3 in ice dancing
STAR skaters love to compete! They have the possibility to participate to interclub competitions, conform to Skating Canada specifications