Requirements: Must have passed CanSkate 6 and/or have the Skating Coordinators Recommendation. Must be at least 18 years old.
Our ‘Adult Junior STARSkate’ program is designed for skaters who wish to continue to develop their skating skills.
Adult Junior STARSkate offers opportunities for adult skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skills, free skate and synchronized skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Assessments through a nationally standardized assessment system.
When you register for the Adult Junior STARSkate program at Mayfield Figure Skating Club, you also become a member of Skate Canada and will have access to:
- opportunities to be recognized through a nationally standardized assessment system for achieving specific figure skating skills
- invitational and interclub competitions, including the STARSkate championship stream
- STARSkate Skater of the Year awards program
- Special STARSkate events and club functions
- Opportunity to be talent-scouted
- Opportunity for personal growth and the development of important life skills such as goal-setting, self-discipline, confidence, time management, healthy lifestyle and coping strategies to deal with success and failure.
How Adult Junior STARSkate Works
The Adult Junior STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Synchronized Skating. Each area is divided into the following levels:
- STAR 1-3 Skill
- STAR 1-3 Dance
- STAR 1 Free Skate
- STAR 2-3 Free Skate (Elements)
- STAR 2-3 Free Skate (Program)
- STAR 2-3 Synchro
STAR 1-3 levels are assessed by a Regional Coach.
Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo. The basic components of all disciplines of figure skating are incorporated into the program. The movements are derived from former compulsory figures, free skating and ice dance. The objective of the Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed.
The Dance assessment program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
Freeskate consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.
Each assessment consists of 2 parts – Elements in Isolation and a Free Skate Program.