STARSkate — Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition — this is what STARSkate is all about! STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format.
Jordan offers a full range of programs for skaters wishing to continue the sport of figure skating beyond the CanSkate level. STARSkate prepares the skater for the Skate Canada Test System, which allows skaters to acquire many skills and to have them assessed against national standards. Some skaters choose to enter competitions, where they are grouped by age and skating ability as they compete against other skaters.

Group Lessons

Upon completion of CanSkate Badge 4, skaters interested in figure skating may choose to further their skills in the Junior Group 1 (earning Badges 5 and 6). This program provides a 45 minute group lesson with a Professional Coach. A good introduction to the Skate Canada STARSkate program.

*Skaters working on CanSkate badges 5 and 6 may participate in this program or the CanSkate groups on Saturday &/or Tuesday.

Many skaters in the STARSkate Junior Group or Synchronized skating program choose to supplement their skating by taking lessons on free skate sessions.

Private lessons are available in all of the skating disciplines – freeskate, dance, skills, interpretive and pairs. Lesson fees are paid directly to the coach and are in addition to the ice fees paid to the club. For safety, skaters must skate at their ability level. At our club the skating levels are: Junior – not passed any freeskate test; Intermediate – passed Preliminary Freeskate (Parts 1 and 2); and Senior – passed Junior Bronze Freeskate (Parts 1 and 2). Skaters may “skate down” (i.e. an intermediate skater may skate on a junior session) but only “skate up” when in a lesson and paying a guest fee.

Some skaters choose to enter competitions (Future Stars, Boston Pizza, etc.) where they have the opportunity to skate their “program” (a solo choreographed to music) against other skaters of similar age and skating level. A panel of judges ranks each of the skaters

Skaters in the STARSkate Program are responsible for booking a professional coach and buying freeskate ice.