Pre-STAR (PS) is a program designed for skaters who wish to pursue figure skating in the STARskate or Competitive stream. The PreSTAR Program is a stepping stone between CanSkate and Figure Skating (STARSKate Test/Competitive Program). It will focus on edges, spins, jumps, and stroking through on ice small group instruction. Skaters will continue to achieve Skate Canada badges and ribbons as well as learning more advanced skills specific to figure skating and the STARSkate program. It is suitable for any skater who has an interest in figure skating and has completed CanSkate Stage 3. Skaters will continue to work through their remaining CanSkate badges as well as Star 1 of the STARSkate program.
The PS program will consist of 1 hour of group lessons rotating through a team of our certified coaches. These groups will remain small in size and will be based on level and age. We will be offering the PreSTAR program two days a week. There will also be an off ice class held either before or after the on ice session. Off ice is equally as important as on ice training and skaters are expected to attend all sessions.
For best results and progression, we recommend that PS participants skate in both classes per week plus both off ice programs.
*Figure skates are required for this program*
The Skating Director will notify parents once their skater is ready to advance to the STARSkate Program.
Figure 8 Skating Club is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The success of the Club depends on the volunteer contributions of its members. PreSTAR and STARSkate participant families are required to commit to 12 credits of volunteer time. Alternatively, a volunteer buy out fee in the amount of $300 can be made to the Club in lieu of volunteering. If the volunteer commitment is not performed, the Club reserves the right to process the volunteer buyout fee at the end of the season. Volunteer positions are selected during online registration. Positions will be available on a first come, first served basis.