The STARSkate program is the next step after the STARSkate 1 or Junior Development Program. Skaters are taught the fundamentals of figure skating through on-ice private and group lessons and move along at their own pace working with a coach of their choice.
What STARSkate means
Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. There are also many opportunities for STARSkate Program skaters to participate in local competitions.
(All information courtesy of Skate Canada – www.skatecanada.ca)
StarSkate Qualification Requirements
The Pre-StarSkate is a fast-track program designed to allow age-eligible skaters, ages 4 to 8, the opportunity to learn skating skills in a group format and at an accelerated pace. Skaters must have passed Stage 5 or be talent identified in order to be registered into this program. Skaters must skate a minimum of TWO DAYS per week.
This program is the starting point for competitive figure skating within the Forest Hill Figure Skating Club. Classes include on-ice programs where participants will learn how to jump, spin, stroke and perform.
The StarSkate 1-2 program is designed for figure skaters who have completed their final CanSkate badge levels. In order to qualify for this session, skaters must have either
1) landed a fully rotated toe loop jump OR
2) have earned stage 5 canskate.
Skaters should skate a minimum of two times a week, with three times per week being ideal. If you wish to enroll in private lessons in addition to your group session please contact our office.
This program is an introduction to early competitive figure skating focused on teaching strong skating basics, jumping, spinning, ice dancing and performance skills. Skaters in this program may test and begin competing. Skaters are designated to club coaches during this time.
Skaters are either in a lesson that they have arranged directly with a coach, or are engaged in their own practice. The coach is in charge of the skater’s development, knowledge of both ice etiquette, and club procedures.
Regardless of session criteria, FHFSC reserves the right to limit skaters from participating in sessions where safety and ice flow are compromised due to lack of speed, skills, and/or ice awareness, or for any other reason.
Star Skate 2-3: 2 points OR rotated Lutz jump
Dance-Star 2a Dutch, Star 2b Canasta, Star 3a Baby Blues = 1 point
Free Skate -Star Skate 3 Elements, Star Skate 3 Program = 1 point each
Skills-Star 3 = 1 point
Junior Academy: 5 points OR rotated Axel jump
Dance-4a Swing,4b Fiesta,5a Willow =1 point each
Free Skate-Star 5 elements, Star 5 program =1 point each
Skills-Star 5 =1 point
Senior Academy (Star 6-10)
To qualify for our Senior Academy sessions, skaters must have passed their Senior Bronze FreeSkate.