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, as well as an Adult STARSkate session and an all levels Dance session.
Skaters who have completed CanSkate or STAR Academy, or have competed at the STAR 1 or 2 level.
Skaters skate 3 days per week: mandatory Thursday morning plus 2 other on-ice sessions.
- 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: 1 morning session (choice of 3 times), 1 afternoon (choice of 2 times) plus at least 1 other 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 2 mandatory sessions and at least 1 morning session.
Mandatory sessions: Monday 5:15 pm plus at least 1 of the Tuesday or Thursday afternoon/evening sessions depending on PA schedule.
Skaters also choose a private lesson package for the season: options range from 45 to 90 minutes per week.
Optional Sessions for All Levels
(note: optional sessions do not count towards program requirements)
Ice Dance - one hour session, includes 10 minute private lesson or partner time each week
Choreography & Musicality - one hour off-ice session
At registration, when the requirements of a STARSkate level are fulfilled (e.g. Junior - Thursday morning plus 2 other on-ice sessions), a discount (approximately 5%) is automatically applied to the selected programs.