Programs offered by Woodstock Skating Club
PRE CanSkate, CanSkate stage 1 and CanSkate stages 2-4
CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship program and is one of the most sought-after skating programs in Canada. CanSkate was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating in a progressive manner. Designed for beginners of all ages, the focus is on fun, participation and basic skill development. Participants earn ribbons and badges as skills are mastered such as BALANCE, ALGILITY AND CONTROL. Skaters are taught in a group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches and supported by trained program assistants. CanSkate is the foundational and feeder program for all other Skate Canada club and community ice sport programs. More...
Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this 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
- 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. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.
STARSkate has been the mainstay of figure skating in Canada for more than four decades and ofers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and nterpretive skating. Designed for skaters moving into the test stream. Skaters at this level and higher are expected to have their own professional coach.
Intro STAR (Formerly known as CanSkate stage 5/6 and JUNIOR)
Qualifications: Skaters must be under the guidance of a professional coach. Skaters must have passed CanSkate stage 4 and/or any Skate Canada Test and be recommended by a professional coach. Skaters are taught in a group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches and supported by trained program assistants.
Intermediate STAR (Formerly known as Intermediate)
Qualifications: Skaters must be under the guidance of a professional coach. Skaters must have passed Preliminary Dances and be recommended by a professional coach. Must have their own professional coach.
Senior STAR (formerly known as Senior)
Qualifications: Skaters must be under the guidance of a professional coach. Skaters must have passed all of the Preliminary Free Skate, Senior Bronze Skating Skills and Junior Bronze Dances or be recommended by a professional coach. More...
A unique program geared to persons with developmental or physical disabilities and endorsed by the local Special Olympics Association. For further information contact Coach Niki Tschirhart at firstname.lastname@example.org More...
Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level. More...
Adults participate in CanSkate, STARSkate and CanPowerSkate programs as well as on Synchronized Skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment. Learn more about our Adult Synchronized Skating Team.