The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas: Dance, skills, FreeSkate and Interpretive. 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 Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardised system judged by an evaluator.
Dance test program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation and 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.
A FreeSkate program consists of execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed to a sequence of music.
Interpretive is to encourage and develop skaters’ creativity, expression, musicality, movement and interpretation of music as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style.