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Junior Star




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 the nationally standardized testing system.  

When is it?


Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45pm, September 8 - October 5, 2023

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.


Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 pm, and Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

October 10, 2023 - March 15, 2024

Who is it for?

Skaters that have completed CanSkate Stage 6 or have previously participated in the Jr. StarSkate program can register in Jr. StarSkate. Skaters will remain in the Jr. StarSkate program until they complete Star 2 Skills, Star 2 Dance and Star 1 Freeskate. At this point, coaches will encourage your skater to move up to StarSkate and will assist you with the process.

Who teaches it?

NCCP Certified Coaches

What will they learn?

The StarSkate program teaches figure skating skills in four areas – skating skills, ice dance, freeskate and artistic.  The Jr. StarSkate program introduces skaters to the Star 1 and 2 level in skills, dance and freeskate.

What can you expect?

Each week includes a 15 minute group lesson in each of skills, dance, and freeskate, and a 15 minute stroking session with the remainder of the time given to individual practice. Skaters will also have the opportunity to participate in monthly StarSkate club-offered sessions and off-ice activities. Skaters will undergo 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 - ProSkate (Edmonton)  or United Cycle (Edmonton) are used by club members
  • Helmets - Although helmets are not mandatory after Stage 5 Canskate, safety is paramount;  parents should speak with coaches in regards to helmets or halos as needed.

What are the costs and volunteer requirements?

$150.00 for Fall Session (ice and lesson fees included)

$600.00 for Regular Season (ice and lesson fees included)

-8 hours of volunteer time required

Please note:

 Additional costs are associated with:

  • Ice fees for any ice time not included in Jr. StarSkate scheduled ice time ($30/hour) 
  • Individual private lessons scheduled with a coach outside of Jr. StarSkate; this may include coach and ice fees.
  • Coaching fees for in-town and out-of-town competitions (plus mileage), team event practices, additional lessons
  • Competition entry fees
  • Assessment