Our FutureSTAR group lesson program is the next stage of figure skating development after CanSkate, intended for skaters who demonstrate enhanced ability & potential to pursue competitive figure skating and skaters wishing to learn to figure skate in a group environment.
FutureSTAR introduces skaters to the fundamentals of figure skating through three one hour on ice group classes and three 45 minute off-ice classes each week.
It is recommended that skaters skate a minimum of two sessions per week.
The on-ice session consists of a variety of progressional development into figure skating including preparation for our Winter Ice Show.
During the off-ice session, skaters 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 by our Skate Canada Certified team of coaches.
Skaters showcase what they have learned at the Annual Winter Ice Show And Year End Assessment Day.
Promotion from FutureSTAR is the STARSkate program where skaters will begin to work in the Skate Canada Test Program and may also begin to enter competitions
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 FutureSTAR skaters have private instruction?
Yes, this can be arranged at your request. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements with our Skating Director.
Runners – proper gym shoes for off-ice training.
Skipping Rope - for off-ice training
Jogging pants – for off-ice dance class.
Water bottle – a must
Figure skates – new or used, skate guards and towel. Skates can be purchased at:
* The Leading Edge Skate Shop - 103-5489 Byrne Rd, Burnaby V5J 3J1; 604-568-0090
* 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 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.