STARSkate offers the development of figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and artistic skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system, as well as attend competitions.
CompetitiveSkate is for skaters who wish to challenge their figure skating skills and who show potential as a competitive skater. CompetitiveSkate incorporates a series of training opportunities to help competitors with potential to advance in either singles, pair and ice dance.
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.
Artistic 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/CompetitiveSkate will receive a combination of private, semi-private and group lessons along with off ice training.
Figure 8 Skating Club has divided sessions based on these levels:
Junior: Star 1 and 2 Freeskate
Intermediate: Passed Star 3 and working on Axel.
Senior: Passed Star 4 Freeskate + or Pre-Juvenile +
If you have any questions regarding how to register your skater, please contact the Skating Director at email@example.com
Volunteer Credits and Fundraising
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 PreSTAR and STARSkate participants are required to commit to 12 credits of volunteer time as well as assist with fundraising. Alternatively, a volunteer buy out fee in the amount of $300 can be made to the Club in lieu of volunteer requirement. If the volunteer commitment and/or the fundraising requirement 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week in advance. Drop in fees must be paid online prior to going on the ice.