Pre‐Star PROGRAM :
Our Pre‐Star Program is available to those who have a desire to further their Figure Skating skills, and is intended to provide both the skater and the parent with an “Introduction to Figure Skating”.
The program is open to all skaters that are at the CanSkate Stage 4 level and above who are interested in figure skating.
The program consists of a 50‐minute CanSkate session followed by a 30‐minute group session. CanSkate allows the skaters to continue working on their basic and advanced skating skills while earning ribbons and badges. The Pre‐Star group session offers group lessons introducing the skaters to figure skating skills and elements.
Coaching fees for CanSkate and the Pre‐Star group sessions are included in the registration fees.
Coaching fees for any additional private lessons are invoiced directly to the parent by their coach. A list of coaches is provided below and on the Club website.
This is part of the Pre‐Star Program (new). This session is intended to provide both the skater and the parent with an “Introduction to Figure Skating”. Skaters will work on their own or in small groups with their coach. Skaters must have an individual coach before starting this program. Private lessons are arranged with an individual coach prior to the start of the session. If you do not have a coach, please contact the club.
Pre‐Star Private registration fees cover the cost of the ice only.
Star 1: Skaters who have passed their CanSkate Stage 6 badge and are working on their Star 1 Tests.
Star 2: Skaters who have passed one skating test, or their Star 1 FreeSkate test or both their Star 1 Skills & Dance tests.
Star 3: Skaters who have passed at least one Preliminary test, or their Star 2 FreeSkate test, or both Star 2 Skills & Dance.
Star 4: Skaters who have passed all of their Preliminary FreeSkate test, or their Star 3 tests or both their Star 3 Skills and Dance tests.
Star 5: Skaters who have passed all their Junior Bronze FreeSkate test or their Star 4 FreeSkate test or both their Star 4 Skills & Dance tests or higher.
This program is for adults who are at the preliminary freeskate level and above. This is NOT a learn to skate program.
Adult/Teen/Pre‐Teen Learn to Skate:
This Learn‐to‐Skate program is for Adults, Teens and Pre‐Teens.
The program will cover the basic fundamentals of skating in a group lesson format by a NCCP certified professional coach. The Learn‐To‐Skate program is designed for Pre‐Teens (age 12) through to Adults. The program will provide skaters the opportunity to improve their current skating and achieve new skills from the national CanSkate program including forwards and backwards skating and stopping.
CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for all skaters who have not completed the Stage 5 badge of the CanSkate program.
Please note skates are not available for rental at the arena.
Synchronized Skating ‐ Figure Skating’s Team Discipline:
Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.
Important: The cost of the program includes the following: ice time and all coaching fees (22 weeks), a competition dress, fees for one local competition.
A minimum of 10 skaters is required for this program to run. If there are less than 10 skaters, the program will be cancelled.
Who should participate: Skaters who are CanSkate 4 level and above who have basic forward and backward skating skills.
What to expect:
Skills: Skaters will learn basic synchro elements such as a line, a wheel, a circle, a block and an intersection.
Skaters will learn how to skate with a partner and with a group of other skaters.
Program: Skaters will learn and practice a 2:40 minute program set to music.
Performances and competitions: The team will perform the program at two shows and one local competition.
Equipment Required: Figure skates and a CSA approved hockey helmet for CanSkate Stage 5 and below.