The Junior Academy (STAR 1) 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.

Junior Academy (STAR 1) groups

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

Junior Academy is an introduction to the figure skating program.
Skaters receive coaching from our Skate Canada certified coaches in a group format to learn the foundations of figure skating. They will also be introduced to off-ice programs to develop balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination.

Skaters joining Junior Academy are expected to  attend both on-ice and off-ice classes and skate a minimum of 2 sessions per week.

Private lessons are NOT offered at this level.

Skaters wishing to join the Junior Academy 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
  • Hard and soft guards
  • Cloth to wipe skates
  • Runners for off-ice sessions
  • Skipping rope
  • Water bottle
  • 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 Junior Academy.

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.