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Program Descriptions

 

The Canmore Skating Club expects to offer the following programs during the 2020-21 season:

  • CanSkate (4 and older) - is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. This is a fully coached program delivered in a group format. CanSkate consists of 6 badge levels and introduces specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. A CSA approved hockey helmet is required to participate in this program. The program is offered 2 days per week and parents have the option of registering for one or both days. Due to the unusual learning situation presented by COVID-19, minimum age and skill levels are being considered.
FALL Session: Monday, October 5 – December 14, 2020
(No session October 12).
4:45 - 5:30 pm   Mondays & Thursdays (both days) $200 Start on Oct 5 for 20 sessions.
4:45 - 5:30 pm   Mondays (One day per week) $145 Start on Oct 5 for 10 sessions.
4:45 - 5:30 pm   Thursdays (One day per week) $145 Start on Oct 8 for 10 sessions.

 

CanSkate fees will be pro-rated for late registrations after the first session is completed until 14 days following the first session. These programs will be pro-rated for the missed sessions and an administrative fee of $25 will be applied.

  • Pre-STAR - a continuation of the CanSkate program with a figure skating focus. This is a fully coached program delivered in a group format and includes on and off ice components. (See Off Ice/Jump Equipment list.) Skaters must have achieved at least CanSkate Badge 4 and proper figure skates and blades are required. A CSA approved hockey helmet is required to participate in this program until the skater has passed badge 5. The program is offered 2 days per week and parents have the option of registering for one or both days.
  • STAR 1 to 3 Group offers skaters who have achieved CanSkate badge 6 and advanced into the Skate Canada STARSkate program the opportunity to continue learning in a group environment. This is a fully coached program and each session includes 60 minutes on ice and 30 minutes off ice working on flexibility and jump technique. We encourage all skaters in this program to also begin working additional ice time into their schedule for self-practice and hiring a Club coach for private or semi-private lessons. 
Pre-STAR and STAR 1 to 3 Group share this schedule
but are coached separately.

(No sessions October 12, Christmas Break or Family Week)
3:45 - 5:30 pm   Mondays & Thursdays (both days) $1,050 Start on Oct 5 - Mar 25 
3:45 - 5:30 pm   Mondays (One day per week) $ 550 Start on Oct 5 - Mar 21
3:45 - 5:30 pm   Thursdays (One day per week) $ 575 Start on Oct 8 - Mar 25.

 

  • STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate - for those who wish to continue developing their figure skating skills in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters are responsible for hiring a club coach/es to help them set goals for their skating and further their skills. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Those who wish to challenge their figure skating skills and who show potential as competitive skaters can participate in the Competitive Skate program. Skate Canada suggests that STARSkate skaters skate 3–4 times per week. Competitive skaters may increase frequency 1-2 times more per week. 

The 2020/21 season programming for our StarSkate and Competitive skaters runs from September 8, 2020 through to March 25, 2021. There is no skating on Thanksgiving Sunday or Monday, Remembrance Day, Family Day or Christmas Break.

Within the STARSkate / Competitive, program descriptions often refer to levels. For the 2020-21 season, the Canmore Skating Club defines the following levels.

Junior – has achieved CanSkate badge 6 to Canmore Skating Club program standards.

Intermediate – has passed the Preliminary Free Skate or would compete at Star 3 level OR passed Junior Bronze Dances and Preliminary Skating Skills.

Senior – has passed Senior Bronze Free Skate OR would compete at the Pre-Juv or Star 6 level.

Adult – it is recommended that adults skate on junior sessions. Please consult with a coach prior to registering. 

*The above criteria are determined annually by coach recommendation.

 

Go to Fall/Winter Skating for 2020-21 schedule.

(updated September 7, 2020)

 

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