Figure Skating Programs

The Figure Skating programs are designed for skaters who have passed or advanced beyond the beginner Pre-CanSkate or CanSkate programs, and may choose to join one of two streams of skating:

  • Competitive Skate Stream: Programs for competitive skating is more demanding and intense; greater time commitment on and off the ice.

  • Star Skate Stream: Programs in this stream are less demanding and requires less time commitment on and off the ice.

  • After CanSkate, you will need to hire a private Head Coach for managing the skaters’s overall skating progression which may include but not limited to goal-setting, private/group lessons, practices, tests, competitions, and more. Private lessons with your Coach should start after CanSkate and you should discuss the skating schedule with your Coach to determine the appropriate amount of lesson time and practice time.

    The Disciplines of Figure Skating

    The Figure Skating programs offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the following 3 Disciplines of figure skating:

  • Singles Skating
  • Pairs Skating
  • Ice Dance
  • Unique in Canada, the programs teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.

    Skaters enrolled in Figure Skating programs learn a variety of life skills as they progress up the Star Skate or Competitive ladder. These include goal-setting, focus, ability to deal with success/failure, time management and principles of fair play and good sportsmanship. In addition to the life skill benefits, skaters (as a Skate Canada Member) in this program receive:

    • access to provincial and national funding programs (as applicable)
    • the opportunity to compete at Skate Canada Sectionals, Skate Canada Challenge, and/or the Canadian Figure Skating Championships (or Nationals)
    • the opportunity to be selected to Skate Canada’s National Team
    • opportunity and potential to be selected to represent Canada internationally
    • access to sport science services