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Introductory STARSkate

Introductory STARSkate is a group program for skaters who have passed level 3 CanSkate or have been assessed by a FSSC coach as ready, and are interested in Figure Skating. This program will still cover all the basic skating fundamentals of the CanSkate program, still on a CanSkate session, but will also introduce skaters to Figure Skating specific skills. This class is 45 minutes, taught by a FSSC professional coach in a group format. Coaches will monitor your skaters progress and give recommendations as to when they are ready to move up to Advanced Introductory STARSkate.

Equipment Required

  • Figure Skates (highly recommended to have lace up ones)
  • CSA Approved Helmet is mandatory
  • Skate guards for off the ice (protects blades from dings and keeps them sharper longer)
  • Skating dresses, skirts or stretchy pants **NO JEANS ALLOWED**
  • A sweater (or multiple), no big winter jackets please 

Registration

To register, click here!                  Introductory STARSkate Registration

**Fall 2020 Registration opens August 28th at 12:00pm MST

Fall 2020 Intro Starskate  September - December 2020

Registration Date: Online registration opens August 28th

Day Times Dates Code No Skating
Wednesday 6:15 - 7:00 pm  Sept 16 - Dec 9  Introductory STARSkate  Nov 11

 

Fees: 
$240 program fee
$50 Skate Canada Membership Fee - only paid once per season per skater (Sept. 1/20 - Aug. 31/21)

COVID-19 Information

 

Skaters MUST be able to fall-down and stand up on their own as well as move forwards unassisted. There will be no refunds for skaters who have been registered and are unable to meet these requirements. 

At this time there will be No hands- on assists. All coaching will be done through demonstration and verbal cues. 

Coaches are NOT permitted to touch or adjust ANY skater equipment (including but not limited to skates and helmets). If you are unsure how to properly tie skates or fit helmets please contact the club prior to the start of your session and a coach can go over that with you. All skaters are still required to have a CSA approved hockey style helmet. 

Class sizes are reduced to promote physical distancing. Parents/guardians MUST remain physically distanced in the stands. We ask that whenever possible only 1 parent/guardian attends with each skater. No parents/guardians will be allowed at ice level unless their attendance is requested by staff. 

All participants (skaters, coaches, parents, volunteers) entering the facility will need to plan for limited/no use of dressing rooms. Skaters should arrive "rink ready" (Skates, helmets and gloves on). The use of skate guards is recommended as skaters may need to walk on unprotected surfaces when entering/exiting the ice surface to ensure traffic flow. Skaters should be wearing clean gloves each week. 

Non medical face masks / coverings are mandatory in all city facilities. All skaters and their parent/guardian will be required to wear a mask in the building. Parents may choose to take a skater's mask off for their class time. Coaches will be wearing masks for the entire session. 

Prior to every class, skaters will be checked in and a verbal health screening will be conducted. Skaters who have any symptom of illness are NOT permitted to attend their classes, even if symptoms resemble that of a minor cold. For the safety of all participants and our staff, please be honest and vigilant during this time. 

 

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