2022-23 STARSkate season begins October 14

Skills, Tests, Achievement and Recognition is what STARSkate is all about!

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. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. The STARSkate legacy has been the mainstay of figure skating in Canada for more than four decades.

The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive. Each area is further divided into Primary, Intermediate and Senior levels. For more details, please visit the STARSkate program page at

Once a skater is in the STARSkate program, there are several options. Skaters may choose to remain in the STARSkate program, taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may feel that they have progressed to a point where they may wish to enter the Skate Canada Competitive Skate program or become involved in synchronized skating, evaluating or judging, or participate as an adult or varsity member.