STARSkate offers the development of figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system, as well as attend competitions.
Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo. The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed.
Dance teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
Freeskate consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.
Interpretive develops the skater’s creativity, expression, musicality, movement, interpretation of music, as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style. The program provides skaters with the opportunity to explore the performance aspect of skating without focusing on technical elements.
STARSkaters will receive a combination of private, semi-private and group lessons along with off ice training. Every session includes Engaged Supervised Practice (ESP) where the practice during non-lesson time is structured and overseen by a dedicated coach (see schedule for description and ESP FAQs for more information). The intent of ESP is to ensure that practice time is well utilized for skater progression and performance.
Figure 8 Skating Club has divided sessions based on these levels:
Level D: Star 1 and 2 Freeskate
Level C: Passed Star 3 Freeskate
Level B: Passed Star 4 Freeskate (or Star 3 Freeskate + 13 years old and over)
Level A: Passed Star 5+ (or Star 4 Freeskate + 15 years old and over)
If you have any questions regarding how to register your skater, please contact the Skating Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Positions will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Drop in fees
Drop in fees are $15 for members of Figure 8 Skating Club and $20 for non-members. To drop in, please notify the Skating Director (email email@example.com) at least one week in advance. Drop in fees must be paid online prior to going on the ice.
Online Program through Zoom:
April 13 – June 5, 2020: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
STARSkate AB: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STARSkate CD: 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the beginning of classes.