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Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – what STARSkate is all about!

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives.

Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating. All Hamilton Skating Club’s STARSkate programs offer a well balanced program of freeskate, dance, pair skating, skills, stroking and spins. Off – ice training is included and is delivered by qualified professionals.

STARSkate prerequisites (as of April 2017)

STAR 1 – 3 / GroupSTAR

This program is designed for skaters who wish to continue to develop their skating skills in a group lesson setting. Skaters must have passed their CanSkate Stage 6 badge or have been recommended to this program by a professional coach. Instruction is provided in stroking, freeskate, spins, jumps and dance.

JuniorSTAR / STAR 1 – 3

Completed CanSkate Stage 6 badge
Must be able to do: Waltz jump, Salchow and Toe Loop
JuniorSTAR skaters must have a private coach

IntermediateSTAR / STAR 3 – 5

Three (3) COMPLETE Preliminary tests (Freeskate, Dance and Skills)

CompetitiveSTAR / STAR 5 – GOLD

Two (2) COMPLETE Senior Bronze Tests (any 2 complete freeskate, skills or dance)
MUST have complete Junior Bronze Freeskate


MUST be eligible to compete with the intention to participate at Sectional
Championships (Novice or higher)
Director Skater Development may move skaters at his discretion
COMPLETE Competitive Test or GOLD Freeskate