Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about! 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. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.
In order to begin testing the disciplines, it is recommended that skaters obtain lessons from a coach. The number of private lessons per week will depend on each skater’s goals. the more lessons a skater has the quicker they will progress through the test system. Skaters also need to learn to work independently. Semi-private lessons (lessons where skaters of like ability share a private lesson) are good option as long as they are supplemented with a private lesson for each skater to work on their individual needs.
*** Contact our office for more information concerning obtaining a private coach**
Figure Skates - New or used New: can be purchased at Maritime Sports Lewisville Road Moncton 506.858.8421 (also recommended for skate sharpening) Used: At club skate sale at the beginning of each winter season
Skate Guards and towel to wipe blades at the end of each skating day. Do not leave skate guards on skates when not in use.
- Girls: Skating dress or stretch exercise wear, tights, gloves, and sweater. No hoodies or baggie clothing. Hair must be neatly tied
- Boys: Stretch pants, fitted shirts or sweater, gloves. No hoodies or baggie clothing.