STARSkate – Competitive
The Skate Canada StarSkate Program offers skaters an opportunity to take optional tests in free skating, ice dancing, skating skills and artistic skating. These tests challenge a skater to learn and develop more advanced figure skating skills. StarSkate skaters work independently and with group and/or private coaches to attain certificates from Preliminary to Gold levels. They can compete in regional and provincial level competitions.
CanSkate or StarSkate skaters who show potential as competitive skaters can “jump” into the Competitive Program.
The Skate Canada Competitive Program provides opportunities for skaters to compete in a variety of competitions from the Sectional level to the national and international level.
Skaters compete in singles, pairs, and dance at events with levels ranging from Juvenile to Senior. Skaters who exhibit aptitude for competitive skating can advance from club competition to Sectional or National Championships and beyond.
Prince of Wales Skating Club Coaching Staff
- Wendy Mercer: NCCP Certified Level III Coach. NCCP Coach learning facilitator, 35+ years experience. CanSkate, PreSkate, STARSkate, Competitive. 579-6491
- Shirley Thistle: NCCP Certified Level II Coach. 30+ years experience. CanSkate, PreSkate, STARSkate, Competitive, Synchro. 754-1368
- Jennifer Osmond; NCCP Certified Level III Coach. 5+ years experience, CanSkate, PreSkate, STARSkate, Competitive. 722-1803
- Daisy Power: NCCP Certified Level II Coach. 16+ years experience, CanSkate, PreSkate, STARSkate, Competitive, Synchro. 437-7397
- Krista Kirkland NCCP Certified Level III Technical/ Theory Coach. CanSkate, PreSkate, STAR Skate, Competitive, 7 years experience. 690-6025
- Michelle Walsh, NCCP Certified Level I & II certified. CanSkate, STARSkate, Competitive, 13 years experience. 745-4209
PreJunior- Sessions start Oct 1 and continue to March 24.
- Sunday Twin Rinks 1:40 – 2:50
JR./ SR. SESSIONS: START the week of October 1, 2012; CONCLUDE the week of March 24, 2013.
|Saturday (Pre-Prelim to Jr. Br.)||F. Gardens||8:00 – 9:30 am|
|Sunday (Jr.Br. on approval)||F. Gardens||8:00-9:50 am|
|Monday (Prelim. & Jr. Br.)||Twin Rinks||3:30-4:40 pm|
|Monday (Pre-Prelim)||Twin Rinks||4:40–5:50 pm|
|Tuesday (Jr.Br. on approval)||Twin Rinks||3:30–4:40 pm|
|Wednesday (Pre-Prelim to Jr. Br)||Twin Rinks||6:30–7:50 am (EarlyBird)|
|Thursday (Jr.Br. on approval)||Jack Byrne||4:30 – 5:50 pm|
|Friday (Pre-Prelim)||Twin Rinks||5:00–6:20 pm|
|Friday (Prelim. & Jr. Br.)||Twin Rinks||6:30-7:50 pm|
|Sunday (Jr Br & up)||F. Gardens||8:00 – 9:50 am|
|Monday||Twin Rinks||6:30 – 7:50 am(Early Bird)|
|Tuesday||Twin Rinks||3:30 – 5:50 pm|
|Wednesday||Twin Rinks||3:30 – 5:15 pm|
|Thursday||NE Avalon||3:30 – 5:50 pm|
|Friday||Twin Rinks||3:30 – 4:50 pm|
* The Club reserves the right to change location/times of sessions depending on ice availability
JUNIOR: Must be completed Stage 4 of the CanSkate Program but no higher than Senior Bronze Freeskate test and have a private coach. There are four Junior sessions offered each week. These sessions are designed for practice and private lessons. Skaters that have achieved their Junior Bronze Freeskate may apply to register (on approval) for the session indicated on the application.
SENIOR: Must have passed the Senior Bronze Freeskate Test.
Skating Up or Down for Borderline Skaters
Skaters must register for the session they qualify for and submit a request with their registration. This will be considered and reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the junior/senior committee and their recommendation will be approved at the following monthly Board meeting preceding the start of the next skating season. If permitted, the number of skaters allowed to skate up or down shall be restricted to those within one test level of the stated requirement and be limited by the number of qualified skaters registered on the session. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be contacted by the junior/senior committee to finalize their registration status. If the Board receives any legitimate complaints regarding any skater permitted to skate up or down, the Board may remove the skater from the session. Decisions by the Board are final and shall apply to the current skating season only.
Skaters will only be permitted to skate on the session days they register for. Switching session days is not permitted unless a permanent change is made to the skater’s registration at the club office and is subject to space availability.
Program Assistant Policy
Jr./Sr. Skaters who are 12 years of age or older are REQUIRED to be a Program Assistant within our CanSkate Program. Skaters registering 1-2 days are required to sign up for at least one CanSkate Session. Those registered for 3 or more days must sign up for 2 (or more) sessions. If you skate Synchro in addition to Junior/Senior, count each synchro session as one day. (Please indicate first or second choice of sessions). Note that first priority for 30 minute PreSkate sessions goes to PAs who are also assisting on full CanSkate sessions.
The requirement for older skaters to act as a program assistant is due to the fact that the costs for the Junior and Senior program are only partially defrayed by registration costs. Assisting in CanSkate sessions allows the club to run a comprehensive program and provide support to the StarSkate Program. If an eligible skater is unable to fulfill the Program Assistant responsibilities, please contact the club for the unsubsidized registration fees.
All PAs must attend the PA Clinic, scheduled for Oct. 8, 2012 at Twin Rinks from 11-3pm.
For more information contact the Junior or Senior coordinators