Our STAR 1 & 2 group lesson program is the next stage of figure skating development for skaters wishing to begin working in the Skate Canada Test Program and who have a desire to begin competing. This program is intended for skaters who have learned some figure skating already and are beginning to land single jumps and learning basic spins. This program is ALL INCLUSIVE – NO ADDITIONAL FEES. Price includes all lesson fees, ice fees & Off Ice Classes.
Star 1 Competitive Program is offered three times a week. Skaters at this level are encouraged to take an open session a week to work in private lessons with our coaching team and take a minimum of two days of our group program. Each group program day includes a one hour one ice session and a 45 minute off ice session..
Must skate at least 2 sessions per week, as the program emphasizes quick progress in a fun, enthusiastic group format. (example: (1) StarSkate session+(1) Star1 Competitive session or (2) Star1 Competitive sessions
The on-ice session also includes all of the preparation for our Winter Ice Show.
During the off-ice session, skaters will do exercises to improve their strength & conditioning, dance & flexibility, and jump & spin technique. Off-ice participation is mandatory. Skaters will also learn to set weekly goals for their training.
Skaters will be trained and evaluated regularly in the STAR test system by our Professional Skate Canada Team.
We accept students who would like to skate with our club that have done municipal or school skating, skaters transferring from another club, and new skaters that would like to join our club. Skaters will be assessed on ice by one of our coaches to help find the right coach for each skater.
Can STAR 1 & 2 Group Program skaters have private instruction?
Yes, this can be arranged during any open session. Skaters with solo's or wishing to have solo's will need private one on one instruction. Simply book the open session of your choice and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements with our Skating Director for the amount of private lessons you desire.
Runners – proper gym shoes for off-ice training.
Skipping Rope - for off-ice training
Water bottle – a must
Figure skates – new or good quality used, skate guards and towel for drying blades. Skates can be purchased at:
* Skaters Edge - Unit 10-145 Schoolhouse St. Coquitlam V3K 4X8; 604-521-5550
* Cyclone Taylor Sports – 1005 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver V6M 2P6; 604-264-9261
Figure skating attire
Girls: skating dress and tights or training pants, gloves, and sweater. Layered clothing is necessary as skaters warm up during the session. Hair is to be neatly tied. No hoodies or long bulky ski jackets.
Boys: stretch pants, fitted shirt/sweater, gloves. Layered clothing is necessary as skaters warm up during the session. No hoodies or long bulky ski jackets.