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Figure Skating


Do you want to be a CanSkate Program Assistant?

 Information below.

CANSKATE PROGRAM ASSISTANT FAQ's

 

STAR A - Passed CanSkate Stage 6

The STAR A program is for skaters that have completed Stage 6 in the Canskate program. STAR A sessions are 50-minute group lessons.  Skaters in this program must wear figure skates. Skaters will work on all figure skating disciplines, including singles, pairs, dance, and synchronized skating. STAR A skaters are encouraged to start working with a private coach on an Open session in addition to their STAR A session. Working with a private coach allows skaters to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines. To progress to STAR B, skaters need a private coach in STAR A to pass them through the Skate Canada test system. Skaters interested in private coaching should email the Skate Oakville office at office@skateoakville.ca

STAR B - 3 to 7 points, must include STAR 2 Skills

The STAR B program is for skaters who have completed the STAR 2 Skills evaluation and 3 to 7 points in the Skate Oakville test system.  STAR B sessions are 50 minutes of freeskating.   Skaters in the STAR B program must have a private coach to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines.

STAR B with Groups

STAR B group sessions include a 30-minute group session with a 50-minute freeskate session.  Group lessons will include development and continual instruction with our Skate Oakville team of professional coaches in all disciplines, including skills, freeskate and dance.  Skaters in the STAR B program must have a private coach to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines.

STAR C - 8 to 21 points, must include STAR 3 Skills

The STAR C program is for skaters who have completed the STAR 3 Skills evaluation and 8 - 21 points in the Skate Oakville test system.  STAR C sessions are 50 minutes of freeskating.  Skaters in the STAR C program must have a private coach to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines.

STAR C with Groups

STAR C group sessions include a 30-minute group session with a 50-minute freeskate session.  Group lessons will include development and continual instruction with our Skate Oakville team of professional coaches in all disciplines, including skills, freeskate and dance.  Skaters in the STAR B program must have a private coach to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines.

STAR D 22+ points

The STAR D program is for skaters that have completed 22+ points in the Skate Oakville test system.  STAR D sessions are 50 minutes of freeskating.  Skaters in the STAR D program must have a private coach to progress through the Skate Canada test system or continue development in other disciplines.

Open

Open sessions are for all skaters registered in STAR A or above. Open sessions are 50 minutes of freeskating.

Adult/Teen Intro to STARSkate

This program is for skaters aged 15+ that have completed Stage 6 in the CanSkate program and are interested in pursuing figure skating. Skaters will continue with the development of the basic skating skills, but will start to learn and explore more figure skating elements such as various techniques and introduction for jumps and spins and more intricate figure skating skills.

Adult Open

This sessions is for Adult figure skaters looking to further develop skating skills as well as adult competitive skaters.  This session includes a :15 minute group warm up and :15 minute group cool down.  Skaters have :50 minutes of individual practice time or may arrange lessons with a private coach.  Skaters must be passed a minimum Stage 5 and have proficient skating skills.

Intro to Pairs and Dance

Discover the magic of figure skating in our "Intro to Pairs & Dance" program. Led by expert coaches with National and International experience, skaters will explore the exciting worlds of pairs and dance skating.  Learn some new skills like lifts, spins, and footwork for pairs, and patterns and lifts for dance. Practice skating with a partner and build trust and teamwork skills.  Come have some fun, make new skating buddies, and learn cool tricks in pairs and ice dance. Skaters must be STAR B or higher for this program.

Theatre on Ice

Theatre on Ice, an exciting program designed to ignite your creativity and elevate your performance on the ice! Led by the dynamic duo of Charlotte Grutter and Nadiia Bashynska, both accomplished skaters and performers, this program offers a unique blend of music and exercises to unlock your full potential.

Charlotte, a former competitive ice dancer and member of the 2023 Les Supreme World Synchro skating team, brings her innovative ideas and performance experience to every class. Currently enrolled in the Sheridan College Performing Arts program, Charlotte is a true artist who infuses every session with energy and creativity. Nadiia, a competitive ice dancer was the 2023 Canadian Junior Ice Dance Champion alongside partner Peter Beaumont, is known for her natural gift for performance, creativity, and choreography. Nadiia is an accomplished dancer both on and off the ice and passion for both are infectious.

Join us for a program that promises to be not only educational but also fun, innovative, and full of energy. Explore new horizons in performance and unleash your full potential with Theatre on Ice!

Ice Dance Development

Embark on a journey of ice dance and discovery with our exciting new program, Ice Dance Development! Designed to immerse skaters in a world of different dance genres, this program offers a unique approach to enhancing musicality and overall skating skills. Join us for Ice Dance Development, where you'll not only improve your skating skills but also explore the art of dance in a whole new way. It's a program that's as educational as it is exciting, and we can't wait to see you on the ice

Daytime Figure Skating Shinny

Register online for all shinny sessions. 
Freeskate Shinny -  is available to all skaters with a current Skate Canada membership and are at the STARSkate level or higher.
Comp, Dance, and Pairs shinny  - are only available to skaters invited into those programs.