Starskate Programs at the Fergus Skating Club

 With the exception of our group lessons and classes the Starskate Program is not as structured as Canskate in that it offers independant practice time to skaters and it is mandatory that skaters engage a professional coach affiliated with the club for private or semi-private lessons at this level.

Our programs have been renamed to align with new Skate Canada Testing System.

Please review the "Equivalency" Chart below.

STAR 1-5 Equivalencies.pdf

 

Star 1 Group Lessons (formerly called Pre-Junior or Introductory)

  • This class is for skaters interested in figure skating who are not yet ready for private coaching.
  • Coaching cost is included in the group lesson fees. 
  • Passed Canskate Badge 4 or higher  (or as recommended by coach)
  • Recommended for at least one year as a transition prior to Junior Starskate private lessons.
  • Friday is the core class: a 60 minute group lesson, on dedicated Starskate ice - not shared with Canskate.
  • Additional 45 minute group classes on Wednesday and Saturday sharing ice with Canskate.
  • 2nd and 3rd classes will be discounted 50%.
  • A group instruction program with the focus on the foundations of figure skating, taught by professional Skate Canada certified coaches.

Star 2-3 Group Lessons (Jr.Star)

  • Previously called Junior Starskate- at the Preliminary Levels.
  • 60 minute group lesson, sharing ice with Star 1 Group.
  • Coaching cost is included in the group lesson fees.
  • Passed Canskate stage 6 or higher, (or as recommended by coach); may already be in Junior Starskate, or have taken Star 1 Group Lessons.
  • The disciplines of Ice Dance and Elements and Skills at the Skate Canada Preliminary Testing Level.(ie Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Baby Blues, Preliminary Skills & Elements)
  • Suitable (if working on Star 3 level or with coach recommendation) in conjunction with Jump & Spin Class, Power & Presentation Class and/or private lessons.

Star 2-5 (Jr STARSkate)

  • Skaters will be working on the STARSkate test program.
  • Previous participation in Star 1-3 (Pre-Jr and/or Jr Group) is recommended
  • Private lesson format, lessons must be booked with a club professional coach (fees extra, paid directly to your coach)
  • Skaters should be ready to practice independantly
  • Group coached classes are also available (Star 2-3 Group, Power & Presentation Class, Jump/Spin Class)

Star 5-10+ (Intermediate/Senior STARSkate)

  • Skaters will be working on the STARSkate test program.
  • Previous participation in Junior Starskate program
  • Passed Skate Canada PreliminaryFreeskate and Jr.Bronze Dances and Skills or as recommended by a coach
  • Private lesson format, lessons must be booked with a club professional coach (fees extra, paid directly to your coach))
  • Group coached classes are also available (Power & Presentation Class, Jump/Spin Class)

STARSkate Power and Presentation Class (Jr/Sr)

  • 50 minute group program, with coaching cost covered by the class fees.
  • designed for Star 3+ level figure skaters or as recommended by a coach
  • main focus on development of power and stamina with exercises to develop edges, turns and field moves
  • group exercises for dance stroking and steps, with attention to various dance styles ie tango, foxtrot, blues etc
  • regular "dance sessions" covering all levels of Skate Canada Test Dances 
  • presentation and music interpretation will also be highlighted
  • various special seminars on occasion

 STARSkate Jump and Spin Class (Jr/Sr)

  • 45 minute group program
  • Coaching cost is included in the group class fees
  • Enrichment class designed to focus on jumping and spinning techniques
  • Designed for Junior and Senior Starskaters Star 3+ (or as recommended by a Professional coach)

 

STARSkate Technique and Agility Class - unavailable this season

  • Enrichment class with focus on skating techniques and developing agility on ice.
  • Emphasis on deep edges, steps, turns, balance, field moves, acceleration, stops, footwork and multi-directional skating.
  • Designed for Star 2-8+ (Jr to Sr Star) or as recommended by a Professional coach.

 

STAR 1-5 Equivalencies.pdf