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STARSkate Program Description

The STARSkate program is a recreational figure skating program. The program consists of skaters with a wide range of skating skills starting from first transitioning from the CanSkate program to advanced figure skating techniques.

Skaters are encouraged to move from the CanSkate program to the STARSkate program if they are interested in further developing their skating and figure skating skills. Though the focus of this program is having fun, staying fit and developing figure skating skills, skaters can still choose to have private lessons from professional coaches, progress through the Skate Canada nationally standardized STAR Assessment system and enter a variety of competitions. 

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, freeskate 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. 

STARSkate Program Qualifications

STAR Session Qualifications:

  • STAR 1: Completed Stage 6 CanSkate
  • STAR 2: (Completed 2 out of 3)
    • STAR 1 FreeSkate
    • STAR 3 Dance
    • STAR 3 Skills
  • STAR 3: (Completed 2 out of 3)
    • STAR 2 FreeSkate
    • STAR 5 Dance
    • STAR 4 Skills
  • STAR 4: (Completed 2 out of 3)
    • STAR 3 FreeSkate
    • STAR 6 Dance
    • STAR 4 Skills
  • STAR 5: (Completed 2 out of 3)
    • STAR 4 FreeSkate
    • STAR 7 Dance
    • STAR 6 Skills

Open Session Qualifications:

  • STAR 3+ skaters
  • STAR 2 skaters over the age of 12
  • STAR 2 skaters who have a coach present on the ice
  • CanPowerSkaters in a private lesson while on the ice (no equipment or stick allowed)

Ticket Ice Qualifications:

  • STAR 2+ skaters
  • STAR 1 skaters in a private lesson while on the ice
  • CanSkaters in a private lesson while on the ice

Competitive Freeskate Qualifications:

  • Must land axel
  • Must be competing in the 2019-2020 season

Adult STARSkate Program Description

The Adult STARSkate Program is for adult skaters looking for an opportunity to stay fit, develop flexibility, and learn a lifelong skill. Included with the registration fee is a group stroking session conducted by a NCCP certified professional Skate Canada coach. Time is allotted for separate Freeskate and Dance segments during the session. Group and private lessons are also available to all skaters from our coaches at a fee payable to the coach at the time of the lesson.

Adult STARSkate Qualifications

Adult STARSkate is for skaters aged 17 and up, who have successfully completed STAR 2 Skills and/or STAR 3 Dance. Adult skaters with a current Skate Canada membership may also qualify to skate on any STARSkate session, contact the London Skating Club office for current session availability and qualifications.