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STAR 1-5- figure skating program

The STAR 1-5 program is a figure skating assessment program for skaters who have completed CanSkate Stage 3 and would like to continue developing skating skills and technique. STAR 1-5 will introduce skaters to the sport of figure skating and its disciplines: freeskate, skills and ice dance. The goal of the program is to prepare skaters for successful completion of the STAR 1-5 assessments (tests) in freeskate, skills and ice dance. 

This includes:

  • Skills: edges, turns, power and field moves.
  • Freeskate: jump and spin technique as well as the introduction of programs to music.
  • Ice Dance: dance steps and technique, pattern dances, timing and carriage. 

Assessments – Skaters in this program will be assessed by the coach that is teaching them each discipline (freeskate, skills & ice dance). All assessments in the STAR 1-5 program will be assessed to a standard and there is a fee of $15 to attempt each assessment. Coaches will inform skaters and their parents/guardians when the child is ready for an assessment. 

Programs

Intro to Figure Skating/STAR 1 

Prerequisite: Skaters who have completed CanSkate Stage 3.

The Intro to FS/STAR 1 session is 45mins in length & offered twice a week. Skaters may skate 1 or both days. Sessions include coach-led warm up and cool down exercises and coach instructed group lessons focusing on the components of the Skate Canada STAR 1 assessments in skills, freeskate & dance. Please see the chart below for the skills assessed at the STAR 1 level.

Click here to register for Intro to Figure Skating/STAR 1

STAR 2-5 

Prerequisite: Skaters must have passed the STAR 1 freeskate assessment.

Requirements: Skaters must register for a minimum of 2 skating days.

Session is approx 1hr in length & offered 3 times a week. Skaters must skate at least 2 days a week. Sessions include coach-led warm up and stroking lesson. There will be group lessons available focusing on the components of STAR 2-5 skills, freeskate & ice dance assessments. Skaters will have free time to practice skill acquisition and run through their freeskate programs. Private lessons are available at additional cost. Please email registrar@calgarynesa.com to arrange private lessons.

Click here to register for STAR 2-5