RPFSC teaches Skate Canada’s STAR Figure Skating Program. (formerly known as the StarSkate program)
The Skate Canada STAR program introduces skaters to the sport of figure skating and its disciplines of Freeskate, Skills and Dance. The program has a solid development pathway for skaters who are entering a figure skating program. It was designed to assist the skater’s development in a progressive manner and to allow skaters to move through the STAR program at their own pace per discipline. The Skate Canada STAR Program consists of all Skate Canada STAR assessments and tests, as well as STAR competition categories and supplementary events. STAR skaters will be taking assessments and tests and will be encouraged to compete beginning in the STAR 1 category.
Free Skate - consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music. Skills – consists of a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo; the objective is to master the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed. Ice Dance – consists of traditional compulsory dances to learn timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison
Skaters are recommended by the Coach to advance from CanSkate to PreSTAR where they will be introduced to stroking and freeskate and dance elements.
After PreSTAR, our skaters are grouped as follows. These groupings are aligned with with Skate Canada's STAR assessment and tests levels.
- STAR 1
- STAR 2
- STAR 3
- STAR 4
- STAR 5 and up
For a detailed overview of assessment and test levels, go to Skate Canada's Star Overview and Assessments.
All lessons are comprised of:
- 15 minute - Off Ice warm up
- 45 minute or 60 minute on ice session** depending on level
- 15 minute or 30 minute Off Ice cool down
Off Ice (or dry land) training is intended to help our skaters improve on ice performance and to reduce injury risk. They are led by our Coaches and cover the basics of warm-up, cool-down, stretching, & strengthening as well as balance and technique for jumps and spins, and creative expression. Athletic shoes (runners) and appropriate active wear clothing are required for an Off Ice Session.
In the new STAR program, skaters move through the STAR program at their own pace per discipline. For example, a skater may be working on STAR 3 Skills, STAR 1 Dance and STAR 2 Freeskate. Therefore, our Head Coach must be consulted to determine the most suitable category for the skater. Contact us at email@example.com to determine if an on-ice assessment with the Head Coach will be required. If needed, you will be able to arrange a time to come in for a skating assessment. The group assignment of a skater will be at the discretion of the Coach.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org