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CanSkate is the learn-to-skate program for beginners of all ages and is tailored to each user-group (e.g. pre-school, youth, adult). Participants earn badges while they learn fundamental skating skills. Participants are taught in group lessons by certified professional coaches. . The skills are arranged in progressions, from very simple to the more complex. Each stage has a primary focus and once the skills on each stage are mastered, a badge is awarded.

The CanSkate program teaches 3 fundamental movements: Balance, Control and Agility, all incorporated in a skating circuit. Progam provides opportunity for advancement into our advanced Pre-star program.

Pre Starskate

The Pre-star program includes skaters working on stage 3-6 for achievement badges.

STARSkate is the new name for the Skate Canada Test Program. The Skate Canada STARSkate, Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition is what the STARSkate program stands for. This program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic figure skating skills in four different areas: Skating Skills, Free Skating, Interpretive, and Dance. Each discipline is grouped into the following levels

Star 1: Have passed stage 5, no skate Canada tests passed

Star 2-3: Have passed skate Canada tests

Star 4: Must have passed the Preliminary Freeskate test, or Star 4 Freeskate test

Star 5: Must have as Passed the Jr. Bronze Freeskate test or star 5

Star 6-10: Senior Program, assessed by Judge

Skaters are taught in group and private lesson format at the discretion of the coaching team.  They will be evaluated by Skate Canada assessors, once disciplines have been mastered.

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