STAR 1 (JA) program is our bridge that will allow for a smooth transition from CanSkate to Skate Canada’s  STAR program, and provide our skaters with the opportunity to be recognized for achieving specific figure skating skills through a nationally standardized assessment system.
Working towards clearly defined goals provides skaters with motivation and brings about excellent results.

STAR 1 (JA) groups

  • STAR 1 A: 4-8 years old
  • STAR 1 B: 9 & up

Throughout the skater’s time in Star 1, they learn the basic steps towards the 5 subjects: jumps, spins, stroking, field movements and musicality.
The skaters are also being groomed for private lesson readiness by learning important personal skills such as discipline and how to push themselves to learn and improve.  Team coaching, jump technique, spins, off-ice, theater on ice, games and prizes are all part of the Program.  It combines a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere to learn the basic skills of figure skating at a young age.

Skaters wishing to join the Star 1 Program, must demonstrate competent skill level for their age, and must be assessed by a club coach.  Skaters will also be talent-identified and selected from the CanSkate program.

Program Requirements:

  • Figure Skates.
  • Girls can wear a skating dress or skirt and/or tight leggings and a tight athletic zip up jacket. Boys must wear athletic or skating pants and athletic zip up jacket.
  • Hair must tied back in a tight bun or pony tail.
  • Gloves are optional but recommended.
  • Helmets may still be required.

Attire that will not be accepted:
Sweatpants, hoodies, hats, jeans.
If you skater is not wearing appropriate attire they will be asked to remove it (e.g Hoodie).  

These attire options are set in place for safety and for training purposes.

Skaters must skate two days a week and one off-ice session to participate in Star 1.

Participation within the program is by invitation only, with auditions and assessments conducted in the Spring and Fall.

Please note: 
All Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children while at the arena. Do not leave your children unattended. The Club is not responsible to provide child supervision.