Rising Stars and Leaping Stars is a transitional program that moves skaters from the CanSkate (or learn to skate) to the STARSkate program (figure skating program). Rising Star and Leaping Star skaters will work on edges, turns, stops, spins and jumps in a figure skating environment. Skaters will also be introduced to the fundamentals of movement to music and expression.
- Lessons are taught in a group format.
- The program is instructed by our certified Skate Canada coaches.
- Rising Star skaters skate a minimum of two 45 minute sessions per week.
- Leaping Star skaters skate one 45 minute session per week and are typically under 6 years old.
Entrance into the Program:
Skaters can enter the program after having passed Stage 3 badge of the CANSkate program or by coach invitation/audition.
CSA approved helmets are mandatory for all Rising Stars. Skaters must provide and wear a CSA approved hockey helmet on the ice. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have equipment rentals?
No. Skaters must supply their own skates and a CSA approved helmet.
How many days should we skate?
For optimum development, we recommend two times per week. Skating is a sport where skills are learned by continuous repetition. The more times a skater can repeat a skill in a week, the faster they will progress.
What about fundraising?
Parents/Guardians of Rising Star skaters who start in September are required to work 4 bingos throughout the year. Skaters who enter into the program in January are required to work 2 bingos throughout the year. Bingos are on Friday evenings between September of the current year to September of the following year. The majority of bingos are held between May and August. The number of bingos will be determined based on our registration numbers. Bingos are a large source of fundraising revenues for the Club which help pay for coaching and ice fees.