Skaters must have completed CANSkate Level 5 to enter the Junior STARSkate program. This program is group taught and is the entry-level program for Skate Canada’s test stream.
Focus is on the introduction of Pre-Preliminary tests (currently a pilot program), and the Preliminary dance test. Skaters will train in skills, suppleness, speed, strength and stamina. The program includes group-based lessons two times per week and one additional group/semi-private session on Wednesdays is recommended.
In addition, the regular season program offers one-15 minute and one 30-minute stroking/edge class per week plus one-30 minute dry land class and the option (recommended) of 1 hour per week of yoga/pilates/dance alternating weekly.
See Schedule & Pricing for more information.
If you’re the parent of a skater in the STARSkate program (STAR 1 through STAR 5) following are some links that you may find useful:
Questions are normal and to be expected from you as parents, as well as your skaters. Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of the coaches if you have questions about your skaters progress, how test days or competitions work or with any other questions you may have.
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