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The Skate Canada STAR consists of STAR assessments, STAR competition categories and supplementary events.
For detailed information from Skate Canada regarding STAR Assessments, click here.
Star 1-5 assessments are coach assessed and include Skills, Freeskate, Artistic and Dance
Star 6 – GOLD assessments for Skills may be coach assessed or Evaluator assessed.
Star 6 – GOLD assessments for Freeskate, Dance and Artistic are Evaluator assessed.
FREESKATE – FreeSkate consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.
SKILLS – The objective of the Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating; edge quality, control, power, and speed.
DANCE – The Dance assessment program teaching timing, musicality, rhythm, interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
Each child will progress at his/her own pace, and will have immediate access to assessment when ready for advancement. Coaches will notify you of the upcoming session on which your skater will be assessed. Skaters will be assessed on their regular scheduled session time. The only exception to this may be some STAR 5 assessments that require clear ice. Your skater’s coach will provide you with the appropriate dates and times if the assessment requires “clear ice”.
The fee is $15 per test.
Please pay for the fee and print the invoice to present to the coach as proof of payment before the assessment.
Assessments at the STAR 6-Gold level are offered in an “external evaluation” environment (i.e., assessed by an evaluator), apart from Skills that may be assessed by either an evaluator or the skater’s qualified coach assessor.