STAR 3 & 4 At this level, skaters have ice available five days a week for a total ice time of 5 hours plus an additional 2 hours on Sundays. Sessions start September 11th. During this time they will be able to receive private, semi-private, or group lessons from our Club coach - Please ask a coach or club executive for lesson costs. Typically a skater at this level would receive a minimum of three lessons a week, one in each discipline (skills, dance and free skate). These lessons are arranged between the parent / guardian and the coach. Payment for these lessons is the responsibility of the parent / guardian and is to be paid within 14 days of billing for the skater to remain in good standing. Star 3 & 4 skaters are expected to help with at least 1 of the canskate sessions. each week Skaters at this level begin working towards attaining the various tests in the disciplines. These tests determine at what level the skater would compete if they should decide to do so. It is not mandatory for any skater in a test skating program to compete. There are many skaters that successfully complete all of their Gold Tests and never compete. Most skaters at this level will have a solo that they will practice for tests and competitions in the Okanagan Region.
STAR 5 + The Senior Test Program is for the Club’s more advanced skaters with ice available five days a week and an additional 2 hours on Sundays for a total of almost 9 hours, with an additional hour of off-ice, The season starts on September 11th, 2017. These skaters are working on their Junior Bronze Free Skate and Sr. Bronze Dance tests or higher. This criteria can change as skaters attain higher levels and numbers dictate. All of the skaters in this program are competing in the various competitions in our Region and beyond. Skaters at this level are expected to help with at least 1 of the CanSkate sessions. each week There are various programs and clinics that skaters at this level may participate in. The Okanagan Region has Regional Development Teams that skaters may become eligible for if they meet the test and age requirements. This is the first step in the talent identification process. There are many other great opportunities for skaters at this level to participate in -Field Training Clinics, Singles Seminars etc. Skaters at this level are encouraged to volunteer as CanSkate Program Assistants to aid in the development of the Club’s younger skaters. Without the dedication and commitment of these skaters our club would suffer greatly.