16 Oct STARSkate
STARSkate stands for Skills, Tests, Achievement and Recognition.
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.
When you/your child registers for a STARSkate program at your local Skate Canada club, you also become a member of Skate Canada and will have access to:
- Opportunities to be recognized through a nationally standardized testing system for achieving specific figure skating skills
- Complimentary Gold Test pins
- Invitational and interclub competitions, including the STARSkate championship stream
- Specifically-designed awards and incentives such as badges and stickers
- Progress updates and report cards
- Special STARSkate events and club functions
- Opportunity to be talent-scouted
- Opportunity for personal growth and the development of important life skills such as goal-setting, self-discipline, confidence, time management, healthy lifestyle and coping strategies to deal with success and failure.
For more information on the STARSkate program, please see Skate Canada’s new STARSkate guide Here
Do I need a coach in order to register for the STARSkate program?
In order to register for STAR or SeniorSTAR sessions, skaters will need to find a coach for private, semi-private and group lessons. As a parent, you will want to consider a number of things when making this decision.
You will need to know your child, and the kind of learning style he/she has, as well as the kind of personality in a coach that will most enhance his/her learning. The only way to find this out is to have a friendly conversation with potential coaches to discuss your child and your expectations. You will also want to discuss lesson rates and come to an agreement as to how many lessons you require.
To see more information on our coaches, please visit the “Coaches” section of our site [here].
How to register
The registration link in our menu takes you to the Uplifter registration site or you can click here to go directly to the registration.
Once on the site you can view the programs that the Nepean Skating Club offers. On the far right is a Categories drop down. To make viewing a little easier, use the drop-down and select STARSkate. You are now only shown the StarSkate programs.
The programs are listed, if you prefer to see them in a schedule you can click on the Calendar view. Make sure you check out a couple of weeks in the calendar view since some programs may start on different weeks.
Once you find a program you like you will see a login button on the right. You need to login or create a new account to register and pay for the program.
The login screen has the new registration on the left and the “already have an account” on the right. If you have registered with us in the past you can simply login with the same username and password.
After the creation of an account or successful login you will be directed back to the list of program , the login button has changed to register. Click on register and the program is added to your cart. You can add more programs or click on the shopping cart to check out.
If you have more than one child, you will need to register for each one and select the correct participant in the drop-down menu.
When you are happy with the program selections, click on confirm & register.
Confirm your mailing address. You must go through the policies listed above the Pay by Credit card button and accept/reject each policy. Once that is done you can click on the Pay by Credit Card.
Enter your credit card information and submit.
Off Ice Summer Classes
Aerobic dance movement with a powerful beat and the rhythm of the drums.
It is a workout for entire body, mind and spirit!
Equipment required for this program- yoga ball + 2 drums sticks
Rock your body
Balance and strength.
Total body workout with a more athletic approach created from using the most progressive techniques and cutting edge choreography set to motivating music. Equipment required for this program – resistance band, mini band, and yoga ball
Flexibility and Stretching Class
The benefits of stretching exercises are endless. They help with injury prevention, better muscle coordination, improved posture, enhanced sports performance, increased range of motion, as well as overall greater mental health. Specific movements to release tension and increase flexibility; improved backspin, biellmann, butterfly jump, flying spin, haircutter, etc.
Dance for figure skating
Jazz, contemporary and broadway; helps skaters to develop their artistic expression.
Classical ballet, based on the Vaganova teaching method with an edge and an extra kick; plie, jete, jump, and pirouette your way to strength and length!