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.
WRSSSC offers three levels of STARSkate lessons:
Skaters who have completed CanSkate or STAR Academy, or have competed at the STAR 1 or 2 level.
Skaters skate 3 days per week. There are two age groups: Younger Junior for those born prior 2008 and prior, and Older Junior for those born 2009 onwards.
Recreation (skaters not interested in competing)
Competition Development (skaters who would like to compete) **
Skaters also choose a private lesson package for the season: either 10 minutes per week (recommended for Recreation) or 30 minutes per week (recommended for Competition Development).
Skaters who have experience competing at the STAR 3 or 4 level.
Skaters skate a minimum of 3 sessions per week, including at least 1 morning session.
Skaters also choose a private lesson package for the season: options are 45 minutes per week or 60 minutes per week.
Skaters who have experience at the STAR 5 level or above.
Skaters skate a minimum of 4 sessions per week, including at least 1 morning session.
Skaters also choose a private lesson package for the season: options range from 45 to 90 minutes per week.
** Competition Development is an INVITE ONLY program: Students must receive an email from the Coach informing them that they are invited to sign up for these sessions and cannot register otherwise.