Skate Oakville provides competitive sessions for singles skaters wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada and Internationally.
Michelle Leigh oversees our singles competitive programs. Michelle is a level 5 NCCP certified coach who has been to three Olympic games with former skaters. She works with talented skaters at all levels; from skaters just out of CanSkate in our Pre Competitive sessions to skaters qualifying for Nationals, as well as International assignments on our Select Competitive sessions.
Competitive Levels and Criteria
The Competitive Singles programs are by invitation. Should you be interested in pursuing competitive skating, please speak to your coach directly. Skaters will participate in specific training days each week, including on and off ice sessions. Below you can find the qualifications for the 2019-20 Main and Spring seasons.
For skaters that have been identified through the Pre Comp assessments, or invited by the Skating Director or The Directors of the Skating and Competitive Programs, or received a referral from the CanSkate director or a competitive coach. Skaters must be passed CanSkate Stage 5, should be between 5 and 8 years of age, and display advanced edge control, balance and speed.
The Pre Comp session includes one on-ice session and one off-ice session per week. The on-ice sessions will be in a group lesson format working on skating skills, jumps and spins, and other exercises to enhance skating development. Off-ice will consist of off-ice jumps, fitness, yoga and various other training methods. This is an enrichment program and skaters must be participating in other sessions to compliment the competitive training program.
Skaters in this program will participate in 2 specific training days per week. Program sessions include on and off-ice instruction. Ice sessions will be in a group lesson format. Off-ice classes include off-ice jumps and other activities that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs. Skaters must display a keen interest in pursuing competitive figure skating.
- Skaters should be under 10 years of age
- Landing all single jumps and starting to work on axels
- Skaters in this program must be participating in Invitational competitions before consideration will be given for promotion to the Advanced Competitive program.
Boys Only Competitive Program
This program is specifically designed for boys interested in pursuing competitive figure skating. Skaters will participate in the Base Competitive Program but will work in a group dedicated to boys only. The program is 2 days a week and includes on and off ice classes (as above).
- Figure Skates are mandatory for this program. Hockey skates are not acceptable at this stage.
- Skaters should be past Stage 5 of the CanSkate program
Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week. Program sessions include on and off-ice instruction. Three of the on-ice sessions and the Competitive Skills will be in a group lesson format, the other day (Thursdays) will be a Freeskate only session where skaters may get private lessons. Off-ice classes include off-ice fitness under the direction of Signe Ronka and Flexafit, off-ice jumps and other activities that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.
- For skaters competing STAR 4 or higher
- Skaters landing an axel
- Skaters working on all double jumps and able to land 2 different double jumps
- Skaters must skate on a minimum of 3 Advanced Competitive Program sessions
- Skaters must skate in the summer program for a minimum of 2 weeks
- Skaters must compete in a minimum of 4 competitions a year
- Age and Speed will be considered
- By Invitation of the Skating Director and/or Competitive Director
Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week (4 days are available, select the 3 that work best for you), which include on-ice and off-ice instruction. On-ice classes may include group lesson time as well as individual skating time for private lessons and program run throughs. Off-ice classes will include off-ice fitness under the direction of Signe Ronka and Flexafit, off-ice jumps and other activities that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.
- Skaters competing at Pre-Juvenile or Higher in the 2019-2020 season
- Skaters competing at STAR 7 or higher in the 2019-2020 season
- 5 different double jumps and a double/double combination (2F or 2Lz must be included in the combination)
- Skaters must skate on a minimum of 3 Elite Competitive Program sessions
- Skater must participate in the off-ice program
- Skaters entering the Skate Ontario Super Series
- By Invitation from the Skating Director and/or Competitive Director
Select Competitive Program
Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week, which include on-ice and off-ice instruction. On-ice classes may include group lesson time as well as individual skating time for private lessons and program run throughs. Off-ice classes will include off-ice fitness under the direction of Signe Ronka and Flexafit, off-ice jumps and other activities that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.
- Skaters landing consistent double axel and higher
- Skaters must skate on a minimum of 3 Select Competitive Program Sessions
- Skaters must compete at the 2019 Skate Ontario Championships
- Skaters competing internationally
- Skaters must participate in the off-ice program
- Skaters that competed at the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge Competition
- By Invitation of the Skating Director and/or Competitive Director
Competitive Fees, Policies & Refund Info
Competitive fees are based on the length of the session, how many weeks the session runs, and whether or not any coaching is included on the session.
Mandatory Membership Fees
- The Skate Canada (SC) Fee of $44 is only charged once per year (Sep 1 to Aug 31) and pays for your SC membership and insurance. We forward this fee on to SC on your behalf. The SC Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- The Skate Oakville membership fee of $50 is only charged once per year (Sep 1 to Aug 31) and entitles you to skating on Skate Oakville sessions.
- The Ontario Skaters' Promotional Contest Ticket Booklets at a cost of $80 is our annual fundraiser. Two ticket booklets are included with your registration at a cost of $80. You may sell the raffle tickets to family and friends and keep the money as you have already paid for the booklets. Alternatively you may enter yourself into the raffle and fill out all the tickets with your name. The ticket stubs are due back by Dec 31 so they can be mailed in to be included in the draw. The draw takes place at the Provincials competition in March.
Full payment of mandatory membership fees is required at time of registration. Session fees may be split into 5 monthly installments beginning September 1. Installments are also available for the Spring and Summer seasons.
- Refund requests must be done by email to the office. (email@example.com)
- The $44 Skate Canada fees are non-refundable for any reason.
- The $50 Skate Oakville fees and $80 fundraising fees are not refundable after the start of the season.
Full refund policies are available here.
We use the same policy for missed classes as the Town of Oakville. "Participants are to attend all classes as scheduled for the program in which they are registered. In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class(es), make-up classes, refunds, or credits for the missed class(es) will not be provided."
Main Season - Tuesday Sept 3 2019 to Sunday March 29 2020
Spring Season - Monday April 1 2019 to Saturday June 15 2019
Summer Season - Tuesday July 2 2019 to Friday August 16 2019
Please see "My Family Calendar" found under "My Account" for your own personalized calendar.
Skate Oakville Volunteer Commitment
Skate Oakville is a not-for-profit organization that requires the support of volunteers to operate. As a parent with a skater/skaters registered in any of the Skate Oakville programs listed below, you are required to commit to a number of tasks for the 2019-2020 season. The number of commitments to be completed per family is calculated on a per skater and per program basis, to a maximum of (5) commitments per family. The number of commitments per program is as follows:
- STARSkate A & B - no commitment required
- STARSkate C & D - (1) commitment required
- Pre Comp - no commitment required
- Base Comp - (1) commitment required
- Advanced Comp - (1) commitment required
- Elite Comp - (2) commitments required
- Select Comp - (2) commitments required
- Junior Comp Dance - (1) commitment required
- Dance Comp - (1) commitment required
- Synchro Beginner 1 & 2 - no commitment required
- Synchro Elementary - (1) commitment required
- Synchro Elementary Plus - (1) commitment required
- Synchro Pre Juvenile - (2) commitments required
- Synchro Juvenile - (2) commitments required
- Synchro Intermediate - (2) commitments required
Mixed and Open sessions count as a STAR session and are credited according to the skaters STAR level.
The number of credits per position is specified on the list. The volunteer positions will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. If you do not select all of your commitments at registration, please keep in mind that you must register for or have completed all of your obligations/commitment requirements by March 15, 2020 or you will be subject to a charge of $150.00 per required commitment/obligation.
As a reminder for new members, please note that Skate Oakville volunteer obligations must be fulfilled by one of the parents of the skater/skaters. High School students may also volunteer to satisfy High School volunteer hours but those volunteers hours do not count towards the Skate Oakville volunteer obligations. If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please do not hesitate to email the volunteer chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know, Skate Oakville could not operate without the assistance of volunteers to help out at events. As such, each member’s volunteer efforts are greatly valued and appreciated. On behalf of the Board, we thank you in advance for your continued engagement and your dedication to the club.
For information on positions and registering for volunteer positions, please visit the volunteer page.
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