The Junior Star program is essentially an introduction to the StarSkate program. It offers opportunities for skaters to develop skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, and free skate through lessons taught in a group format. As skaters progress they will have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.
When is it?
JUNIOR STAR FALL SESSION:
Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm, September 2 - October 7
Choose this additional session if you are joining or continuing Junior StarSkate this year. Each session will include a 15 minute refresher lesson and 30 minutes of practice time.
REGULAR SEASON JUNIOR STARSKATE:
Tuesday 5:15 - 6:15 pm, and Fridays 3:45-4:45 pm
October 12, 2021 - Mar 18, 2022
Who is it for?
Skaters that have completed CanSkate Stage 6 or have previously participated in the Jr. StarSkate program. Skaters will remain in the Jr. StarSkate program until they complete Star 2 Skills, Star 2 Dance and Star 1 Freeskate. Once these levels are completed, coaches will encourage your skater to move up to StarSkate and will assist you to arrange private lessons.
Who teaches it?
NCCP Certified Coaches
What will they learn?
The StarSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating skills, ice dance, freeskate and artistic. The Jr. StarSkate program will introduce skaters to the Star 1 and 2 level in skills, dance and freeskate.
What can you expect?
15 minute group lesson in each discipline (skills, dance, freeskate), a 15 minute stroking session and the remainder of the time is given for individual practice. Skaters will also have the opportunity to participate in the monthly StarSkate club offered sessions and off-ice activities. Skaters will complete a coach’s assessments (tests) at the discretion of the coach when skills have been mastered. All skaters have the option of competing in local FunSkates and competitions.
What do you need to participate?
Figure skates fitted from a skate shop – Toe Picks (Red Deer), ProSkate (Edmonton) or United Cycle (Edmonton) are used by club members
Helmets- Although helmets are not mandatory after Stage 5 Canskate, safety is always promoted and therefore parents should speak with the coaches in regards to helmets or halos if necessary.
Optional: Individual private lessons can be scheduled depending on coach availability. There may be buy-on ice fees.
What is the cost and volunteer requirements?
$125.00 for Fall Session (Ice and lesson fees included)
$550.00 for Regular Season (Ice and lesson fees included)
***Note- Additional costs
- ice buy-on fees for any ice not included on the Junior Star scheduled ice time (Buy-on ice costs $20/hour)
- coaching fees (for competitions, mileage to events, team event practices, additional lessons etc.)
- competition entry fees
- assessment fees
Online registration starts August 15, 2021