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TEACHING SKATING IN AURORA FOR OVER 67 YEARS! A Community Skating Club with a Trusted Reputation for Teaching Excellence!

 

STARSKATE - FIGURE SKATING 

 


 

JuniorNoviceSenior, Advanced Figure Skating Programs  

STARSkate = Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate
and artistic skating.
 
Our fully sanctioned StarSkate Figure Skating program provides a seamless move from Level 6 CanSkate into the upper levels of figure skating. Once CanSkate Level 6 is completed, skaters can move up to the Junior level which is the entry level in the STARSkate program. We offer a progression through 4 levels where participants will work closely with private coaches as well in small groups to hone their skills, stroking and dances.
 
**Important Information for STARSkaters**
 
Coaching 
 
In order for a skater to learn the skills and dances to move through the STARSkate program, it is necessary to engage a coach who will provide private lesson time within the program sessions. It is important to choose a coach with whom the skater is comfortable. The hiring of a coach and all private lessons must be arranged directly with the coach and not through the ASC office. A list of our coaches and their contact numbers can be found by clicking the top menu "About Us" then click "Coaches". 
 
STAR 1 to 5 Skate Canada Test and Competitive streams are available within this program.
Testing and Competitions are arranged between the skater and their coach.
 
The STARSkate program consists of Figure Skating in four areas: DanceSkillsFree Skate and Artistic. Each of these have 6 levels: Preliminary, Jr. Bronze, Sr. Bronze, Jr. Silver, Sr. Silver and Gold. Skaters progress to the next level by participating in STAR 1 to 5 and centralized Skate Canada testing through a nationally standardized system judged by a coach and/or evaluator. Testing is arranged by the coaches with their skaters.
 
Dance 
  • Dance test program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
Skating Skills 
  • Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo to prescribed music. Skating skills is a mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating - edge quality, control, power and speed.
Freeskate 
  • A Freeskate program consists of execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed to a sequence of music.
Artistic
  • Artistic is to encourage and develop skaters' creativity, expression, musicality, movement, interpretation of music, as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style.

Aurora Skating Club has four sequential levels within the STARSkate (Figure Skating) program: JuniorNoviceSenior and Advanced. Each of these levels are broken into four programs: Fall, Winter, Spring and Extended Spring. All of our Figure Skating programs are at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.
 
Junior Program

The Junior level programs are usually an hour and include one 15 minute group lesson as well as 15 minute group stroking.   
Please note: Junior lessons that run 55 minutes or less will have a shorter stroking time.  
The prerequisite for this program is that the skater must have passed min. Skate Canada badge Level 6. 
This is the entry level into STARSkate figure skating program. 
 
Novice Program

The Novice level offers group stroking but no group lessons. All skaters are strongly encouraged to participate in the stroking as this is key to their endurance training.  The prerequisite for this program: skater must have passed 2 of the following: STAR1 Free, STAR2 Skills, STAR2 Dance. 

All lessons are to be arranged with a private coach. 

Senior Program

The Senior level offers group stroking but no group lessons. All skaters are strongly encouraged to participate in the stroking as this is key to their endurance training.
The prerequisite for this program: the skater must have passed 2 of the following: STAR3 Free, STAR5 Dance, STAR5 Skills
All lessons are to be arranged with a private coach.
 
Advanced Program

The Advanced level offers group stoking bu no group lesson. All skaters are strongly encouraged to participate in the stroking as this is key to their endurance training.
 The prerequisite for this program the skater must have passed 2 out of the following: STAR5 Free, STAR6 Skills, Sr. Bronze Dance
 All lessons are to be arranged with a private coach.