Start to Skate (30 mins.) - Restricted to first time skaters ages 4-5 years old. In partnership with the City of Hamilton, this subsidized program is designed to develop balance, coordination and correct technique for forward skating, backward skating, stopping and jumping. All program instructors are NCCP certified professional coaches. NOTE: If your child has previously registered in this program, please register for PreCanSkate or CanSkate.
PreCanSkate (30 mins.) - Recommended for skaters ages 3-5 years old. This program is designed to develop balance, coordination and rhythm though the use of music, to introduce the correct technique for forward skating, backward skating, stopping, turning, and jumping. The program also includes theme days, a family skate and Skate Canada achievement awards. All program instructors are NCCP-certified professional coaches.
CanSkate (50 mins.) - Recommended for skaters ages 5-12 years old. Participants earn Skate Canada ribbons and badges starting at Stage 1 and work their way to Stage 6 as they progress through the CanSkate system. Skaters are taught the fundamentals of Balance, Agility and Control in a group format by NCCP-certified professional coaches and trained Program Assistants. These sessions are for beginner skaters and returning skaters who have not passed Stage 6. CanSkate also includes regular theme days and a family skate. This program prepares skaters for figure skating, hockey, ringette, or recreational skating. Private lessons are available (a list of Professional Coaches is available on our website).
CanPowerSkate (40 mins) – Recommended for skaters 7 to 12 years of age who can move forward, backward, turn and stop. Previous experience in CanSkate is recommended. CanPowerSkate helps progress fundamental skills required to play in ice sports such as hockey and ringette such as balance, forward and backward skating with the puck, puck control, and agility. Run as group sessions by NCCP-certified professional coaches. A hockey stick, CSA-approved hockey helmet with full-face protection, hockey gloves, and neck guard are required.
Teen/Adult - This program is a learn-to-skate program for teens and adults (min. age 13) that teaches the fundamentals of ice skating. No previous skating experience necessary. CSA approved helmet must be worn.
GroupSTAR (Stage 5 to STAR 1) - Taught in a 60 minute group format, this program is recommended for skaters that have passed CanSkate Stage 4 or higher who show an interest in continuing with the sport of Figure Skating. At this level skaters will be introduced to the STAR 1 program. Parents may wish to inquire about the benefits of private lessons. registration for this program is through STAR Programs.
Assessment: If you are not sure in which program to register your child, please contact our CanSkate Director at email@example.com.
Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - The STARSkate program teaches figure skating skills in group and/or private lesson format. ALL STARskaters must have a professional coach. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system.
GROUP STAR - (Stage 5 - STAR 1)- Taught in a group format this program is recommended for skaters who have passed Stage 4 or show an interest in pursuing figure skating. At this level, skaters will be introduced to STAR 1. Parents also have the options of private lessons.
STAR 1-4 - Designed for skaters working towards STAR 2 or above Freeskate and Skills. Sessions include skills, stroking, freeskate and dance. As a SAR 1-4 skater, opportunities are available to be assessed by their coach and enter skating competitions. Skaters must skate a minimum of 2 days per week.
STAR 5-Gold - Designed for skaters working towards STAR 5 or above Freeskate and Skills. Sessions include skills, stroking, freeskate and dance. Opportunities are available to test STAR 6 and above and to enter skating competitions. Skaters must skate a minimum of 3 days per week.
A SKATER MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR THE HIGHER CATEGORY IF 2 OF THE 3 DISCIPLINES MEET THE CRITERIA. A SKATER'S PROFESSIONAL COACH CAN REQUEST THIS EXCEPTION.
Synchro - Any STARSkaters interested in participating on a synchronized skating team, please contact Danielle and Miriya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Skaters - Qualified STAR skaters who have another home club may skate at Flamboro Skating Club. Our guest skater fee is $20/session and must be paid at the office before entering the ice. Please contact the FSC at email@example.com for availability of sessions.