PreStar to Star 2
All PreStar – Star 1-2 sessions are FULLY coached with certified Skate Canada
coaches. This means your skater will be with a certified coach for the entire
session, this allows them to be supervised and given feedback throughout the
course of the session. There are NO additional fees for this, coaching fees are
included in the PreStar – Star 1-2 session registration.
PRE-STAR is the next stage after the CanSkate Program. The skater will be invited to join this group once the coaches feel the skater is ready to take the next step into Figure Skating. Pre-Star skaters will continue to wear their helmet while working on figure skating elements such as stroking, jumps, spins and spirals in a fun group environment with their coaches. The skaters in the Pre-Star program are coached in group lessons throughout the entire time on the ice. Sessions are typically one hour in length and offered 1 to 5 days per week.
STAR 1 builds on the skaters to performing elements from Pre-Star, such as stroking, jumps, spins and spirals. The skaters are taught in a variety of lesson types including group classes with their coaches, self-directed circuits and free skate time. Skaters in the Star 1 program must have completed the Pre-Star program and have been recommended to advance by the coaches. Sessions are typically one hour in length and skaters may choose to skate 1 to 5 days per week.
STAR 2 is the third level of the STAR program. STAR 2 skaters must have completed the STAR 1 program and have been recommended by club coaches to advance. Sessions will include a combination of Stroking, Dance, and Free Skate. STAR 2 skaters build on the skills learned in STAR 1 and learn additional spins, jumps and spiral sequences. Focus is on skating skills, speed and balance, as well as performance. STAR 2 skaters participate in group elements events and a solo performance at competitions. STAR 2 skaters also begin to explore ice dancing and learn preliminary dances. STAR 2 sessions are offered up to 5 days per week.
Please read our PreStar to Star 2 Program Information Package! CLICK HERE
This Information Package was created to assist the skater and parents understand more and transition into our wonderful Star Skating program!