Who is it for?
CanSkaters with an interest in figure skating are invited into this program. If your CanSkater is interested in figure skating, please reach out!
What is it?
It is a transition program to guide skaters from CanSkate which is 100% coach-directed, to StarSkate where skaters get a bit of independence. Skaters in this program will continue to complete CanSkate at an accelerated pace, while also learning figure skating specific skills.
What supplies are needed?
Junior skaters must have figure skates that have an entry level figure skating boot. (Jackson Mystique or Artiste are a good entry level skate) It is a good idea to speak to your coach before purchasing new skates. No molded plastic skates. Skaters are also required to wear a CSA approved helmet until Stage 5 of CanSkate is passed.
What are the sessions like?
Junior/PreStar skaters learn in a small group environment from professional skating coaches. They work on the base skills of figure skating like stroking and edgework, one-foot spins, sit spins and foundational jumps like waltz jumps and toe loops. When a skater is deemed ready, and interested, they will be invited into the Star figure skating program.
How do skaters qualify for Junior/PreStarSkate?
Skaters must have been enrolled in CanSkate and completed Stage 3 and/or at the recommendation of our Club's full-time NCCP Certified Coach, Annette Hiltz.