Transitioning from Canskate to STARSkate
This program was created to bridge the gap between Stage 6 CanSkate and the Figure Skating Program (StarSkate). Prior to the Bronze Group Program skaters would sign-up for Open Bronze ice sessions. First, you would hire a private coach and then book the on-ice Bronze session. Skaters would skate on open ice and attend a private lesson with their coach. A typical lesson is 15 minutes long. The Uplifter fee is for ice time only. Skaters would then pay their private coach directly for their lesson time. We were finding that the Fundamental Skaters were nervous for this transition.
Alas, the Bronze Groups! A 60-minute group lesson, learning the StarSkate Program with multiple coaches.
- Skaters who have passed Canskate 5 (working on level 6)
- Star 1 skaters
- Star 2 skaters
For best improvement, the coaches encourage skaters to skate multiple times per week.
A combination of 2 Bronze Group Classes and/or add a Private Lesson session on Open Bronze.
Schedule & Structure
- Tuesday 5:05-6:05pm
- Sunday 6:20-7:20pm
- Tuesday 5:25-6:25pm
- Thursday 7-8pm
60 minutes Group Lessons
Skaters will be grouped by the Coaches/On-Ice Coordinator based on their skating ability.
Skaters will be lead in Stroking Warm-up.
Groups Lessons: rotating between multiple coaches.
Lessons will cover Star 1, 2 & 3 learning the disciplines of Freeskate, Dance and Skills.
Activity during the last part of the session (examples are cool down, mini stroking, field moves, creative movements etc)
Info for Skaters in Stage 6
If your skater is currently in Fundamentals, working on Stage 6 and wishing to continue as a Figure Skater...
This is the best way to fast track!
Stage 6 and Star 1 are very similar skills; however in the Star 1 version you focus more on technique.
Figure Skating technique includes: Blade pushes, knee and ankle rhythm, timing, carriage etc.
Skaters do not need to complete Stage 6 CanSkate to begin the Bronze Groups.
However, if your skater is in this program and would like to be assessed for their Stage 6 ribbon, please let the office know and we will have the On-Ice Coordinator assess them during their session.