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Welcome to Stouffville Skating Club



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


Senior is the third level of our Skate Canada STARSkate program. The sessions combine private lessons along with group lessons. When not in a group or private lesson, skaters are expected to practice independently and safely.    tests are taken at the discretion of the skater's private coach. Star 1-5 tests are coach assessed in a private lesson with your coach.  Star 6-Gold tests are assessed at a club test day by a Skate Canada evaluator.  Additional test fees apply and are not included in program fees or lesson fees.  


What is STARSkate?

Skate Canada's STARSkate program offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills of Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Artistic skating.  Unique in Canada, this program figure skating skills in private and group lesson formats in a progressive manner.  Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system.  Skaters may also opt to pursue Starskate level competitions, under the direction of their coach.


How does STARskate work?

The STARskate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas:

  1. SKATING SKILLS - Mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating using edges, turns, steps, edge quality, control, power and speed
  2. ICE DANCE - Teaches timing, musicality, rhythm, interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, and control
  3. FREE SKATE - Consists of the execution of jumps, spins, step sequences, field movements, stroking and program development
  4. ARTISTIC - Development of a skater's creativity, expression, musicality, interpretation and skating skills

These four areas are divided into the following levels:

  1. Skating Skills:  Star 1-5, Star 6-Gold
  2. Ice Dance:  Star 1-5, Star 6-Gold, Diamond
  3. Free Skate:  Star 1-5, Star 6-Gold
  4. Artistic:  Star 5,7,9,Gold


Proper Skating Attire

Skating appropriate warm, layered garments with stretch. No jeans, or other restrictive clothing (street wear) allowed on the ice.  All long hair should be tied back.  No gum on the ice.  



Lockers have been made available to Senior skaters to share. They are located in the storage equipment room, next to the coach’s room, at ice level.


What is the Skate Canada Fee?

All members of a Skate Canada sanctioned club pay an annual registration fee which registers them as a member of the National Skate Canada organization. This non-refundable fee is included in your program registration charge. 

The Stouffville Skating Club regrets we are unable to offer makeup classes when a skater is away due to illness, vacation or injury or due to unforeseen cancelled sessions (i.e. inclement weather).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the skating office.

Please note that only Senior skaters are permitted in the Senior Change Room in order to guarantee their privacy when changing. If you need to speak to your skater please knock on the door and they will come out.