Competitive Figure Skating
STARSkate / Competitive
Our STARSkate / Competitive programs provide skaters the ability to develop their skating skills through competitions, simulations, assessments, and seminars. At Killarney CFSC, we offer on ice development with Group Enrichment, Spin Patch and Freeskate sessions as well as off-ice training in Flexibility, Strength & Conditioning, Pilates and Jump classes.
STAR 1 - 5
The Junior program offers private and group lessons that targets athletes looking for a future in the sport. Taught by Skate Canada NCCP coaches, the program further develops the basic figure skating elements to create the foundation for competitive skating in singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating. All skaters in this program must have passed CanSkate Stage 6 or have graduated from our Junior Academy program.
Skate 3 - 4 days per week
Participate in Group Enrichment, Spin Patch and Off-Ice Classes
Register for competitions including the Super Series STARSkate Final
Participate in Simulations, Test Days, and Seminars
15 - 30 minutes of private / semi-private coaching time per day
Star 5 - Gold & Pre-Juvenile - Senior
The Senior program is for dedicated athletes working toward the most advanced skills in figure skating. Skaters participate in on ice and off-ice training year round and compete at Super Series competitions held throughout the province.
- Skate 4 - 5 days per week
- Participate in Group Enrichment, Spin Patch and Off-Ice classes
- Register for all competitions including the Super Series STARSkate Final & Skate Canada BC/YT Sectionals Super Series
- Participate in Simulations, Test Days, and Seminars
- 30 - 45 minutes of private / semi-private coaching time per day
The Skate Canada Test Program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic skating skills in four different areas: Skating Skills, Free Skating, Dance and Artistic. Each discipline is grouped into levels.
Skating Skills consists of six levels beginning with Preliminary (the first level) and ending with Gold (the final level). Skating Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo to prescribed music. 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 dancing. The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating (e.g. edge quality, control, power and speed).
There are six free skating tests in the Skate Canada Test Program: Preliminary, Junior Bronze, Senior Bronze, Junior Silver, Senior Silver and Gold. Each test consists of: Elements in Isolation (jumps, spins, field moves, stroking) and a Free Program (solo), which must include specific elements as defined in the official Skate Canada Rule Book. The candidate must successfully pass the Elements in Isolation portion before proceeding to the Free Program.
STAR 1 - 5 tests are Coach Assessed and STAR 6 - Gold are assessed by an Evaluator or Coach Assessed for skills only. Your Coach will decide which assessment your skater is prepared to take and will advise you when your skater will be assessed.
A skater may enter competitions whether they are participating in the StarSkate or Competitive Skate Test Programs. The Competitive Skate program is intended for those skaters who are serious competitors and are capable of performing the challenging requirements. The skater must choose which program they wish to participate in and may not combine. Skaters usually begin in the Star Skate and switch to Competitive Skate at a later date as decided between the coach and parents of the skater. Many skaters who compete in the qualifying event structure also take tests in Skate Canada's STARSkate Program or participate on Synchronized Skating teams. The only events that you may not be able to compete in are club, Interclub and National STARSkate events, some which restrict entry of skaters who have competed in the qualifying event system.
For more information on our competitive programs please email: firstname.lastname@example.org