Starskate

2014-2015 season

The Star Skate program runs Tuesday, 3:50 to 5:15 p.m., Thursday, 3:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. This program is for skaters who have passed their complete Preliminary Freeskate test and higher. Skills and Dance time will be scheduled and skaters will be required to adhere to the schedule. That is, only skills and dance can be practiced in these specific times. For instance, during a dance session, skaters will only be permitted to practice dance. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that skaters are practicing each element of skating, and to promote safety. Coaches’ lessons and requests are the only permitted exceptions to this rule. During open time skaters will be allowed to practice whatever they wish.

The six test levels are:

Two 15 minute stroking lessons per week are provided. Skaters can arrange private, semi-private, or group lessons from a professional coach for the various types of skating (skills, dance, freeskate, or interpretive). Each coach will provide the skater with a fee schedule for lessons as well as for competitions and a policy for missed lessons.

Evaluation takes place at scheduled test days; however, it is the responsibility of the coach and parent to communicate regarding the skater’s progress (and to determine when he/she will be ready to try tests). When the skater is not in a lesson he/she is expected to be on the ice practicing what they have learned. While lessons are important, practice is key to success in skating. Skaters are also expected to follow the Club safety rules and to respect other skaters and coaches both on and off the ice.

If you have any questions about these programs, please feel free to contact the WSC President using the contact information on our home page.

Coaches:

Leanne (Findlay) Van der Zweep 613-448-2384

Amy Baker (613) 774-1592

Chantal Lewis 613-774-6671

Karen Lowe 613-207-0250

Mandy Roach-Swerdfeger 613-537-8866