Once a skater is in the Skate Canada STARSkate Program, there are several options. Skaters may choose to remain in the STARSkate Program, taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may feel that they have progressed to a point where they may wish to enter the Skate Canada CompetitiveSkate Program or become involved in synchronized skating, evaluating or judging, or participate as an adult or varsity member.

GroupStar - Star 1-3

  • is a junior figure skating program that introduces skaters to the sport of figure skating and its disciplines (freeskate, skills and ice dance) in a fun, positive and challenging format.  
  • Skaters will gain a solid foundation in correct skating technique, which will enable them to progress more quickly in the higher levels of figure skating. 
  • Sessions are 60 minutes in length and include coach-led warm up and cool down exercises and group lessons focusing on the components of STAR 1-3 skills, free skate and ice dance.  
  • Skaters will have free time to practice skill acquisition and run through their freeskate programs.  
  • GroupSTAR sessions are instructed by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches and delivered in a group format.  
  • All ice and coaching costs are included in the registration price. 
  • Prerequisite(s): successful completion of CanSkate Stage 4 or equivalent. 
  • Skaters must wear figure skates.  
  • Helmets may be required.

Senior StarSkate - Star 4+

  • Must have passed all levels up to and including Senior Bronze dances and/or skills, or has passed Star 3 Freeskate.
  • We recommend a minimum of 2 ice-sessions per week for home club members.

For more information on our StarSkate/Competitive Programs, please email us at: