At Armstrong Enderby Skating Club we celebrate each of our STAR SKATERS' achievements at practice, fun competitions, official Skate Canada competitions, Test Days, and Shows. Each skater is a valued member of our Club, and our Star Programs are designed to allow individual skaters to choose a commitment level that suits their personal goals. We have skaters entering our figure skating program as young as 4 years old, continuing on through their grade 12 graduation, and returning as adult skaters, or furthering their careers as a Coach.
The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills
in four areas
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.
Ice Dance consists of 12 levels of assessments. The Dance assessment program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.
The dances in the STARSkate Program can be tried in any order but a candidate must pass the required number of dances in a dance assessment before proceeding to the next level.
Freeskate consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.
There are 11 Freeskate assessments in the STARSkate Program. Each assessment consists of 2 parts – Elements in Isolation and a Free Program.
The focus of the Artistic discipline is the development of program components, musical movement and creativity. Artistic combines skating aspects such as turns, edges and field moves, with creative spins and the ability to project emotion and artistry. The aspects developed through Artistic assessments benefit every discipline in skating.
Please note, skaters need a strong foundation of basic skating skills, edges and turns, spins and field
moves for the entry level of Artistic (STAR 5). Skaters must have completed STAR 4 Skills prior to
entering STAR 5 Artistic.
There are four Artistic program assessments in the STAR 1 – Gold structure: STAR 5, STAR 7, STAR 9 and
All Artistic programs offer assessment in two main areas:
– Required Content
– Program Components
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Entry level figure skating.
All lesson time takes place in a group setting and this cost is included with your registration
Figure skaters have skated in Star 1,
and have been invited by Head Coach
Group off-ice training
Group and Private Coaching
Private/ Group lessons will be billed separately by the coaches. Lessons will cover 3 disciplines of skating: Freeskate, Dance, and Skills.
Stroking and off-ice sessions are included with your registration
Star 3 to Gold
Group and Private Coaching
These skaters show great dedication to the sport in the star and competitive programs. Advanced lessons will cover 4 disciplines of skating: Freeskate, Dance, Skills and Artistic.
Private/ Group lessons will be billed separately by the coaches. Stroking and off-ice sessions are included with your registration
Those with experience wanting to return to the love
of skating. Skaters have the opportunity to compete in competitions, as well as upgrading skills.
30 Minutes of ice fitness & 30 minutes for free skate, dance, skills, artistic are included with your registration.