Introduction to Figure Skating (IFS) is a program designed for skaters who wish to pursue figure skating in the STARskate or Competitive stream. 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 stages 4 to 6 and will receive ribbons and badges according to their progression. Once the skater has completed stage 6, they may register in the STARSkate program, with the prior approval from the Skating Director.
The IFS program will consist of a 45 minutes group lesson with one of our certified coaches, and a 15 minute engaged supervised practice session. 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 IFS participants skate at least twice per week.
Session dates for Fall 2019/2020:
Mondays: September 9 – December 16 (omit Oct. 13 and Nov. 11)
Wednesdays: September 4 – December 18
Saturdays: September 7 – December 14 (omit Oct. 12)
Family Skate: December 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
In-House Competition: November 30th 11:30 pm – 12:15 pm
Volunteer Credits and Casino
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. Parents of IFS skaters and STARSkaters are required to commit to 10 credits of volunteer time as well as work a casino shift (held October 12 & 13, 2019). 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 and/or the casino shift 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 and casino shifts are selected HERE. Positions and casino shifts will be available on a first come, first served basis.