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FIGURE SKATING FUNDAMENTALS


Gateway Skating Club offers two options to progress from Learn to Skate programs to Figure Skating Private Lessons: 

  • The Junior Academy  (by invitation only) - skaters are selected from our Learn to Skate Programs by our coaching team (parents are contacted)
  • StarPrep Program
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JUNIOR ACADEMY

SKATERS UNDER 10 YEARS OLD
BY INVITATION ONLY
 

Junior Academy skaters are placed in groups based on ability and will progress as they advance.  This program focuses on ice fundamentals: jumping, spinning, theatre on ice, field moves, edges and turns.  There is also an off-ice component which teaches body development related to figure skating, including dry land jumping, fitness, dance and creative movement. 

Junior Academy promotes self-discipline, competitive drive, individual confidence, work ethic, team spirit as well as fun and enjoyment!

Throughout the skaters time in this program, Gateway Skating Club Directors will scout talent for private coach selection.  

 

STARPREP

ALL AGES

STAR Prep is a group lesson program that introduces the skater to figure skating. Skaters will learn and develop the three disciplines within Skate Canada guideline (Free Skate, Dance, and Skills).

Our objectives for the STAR Prep program:

  • To provide a less demanding alternative for those skaters not wishing to devote the time or financial resources required in our private program.
  • To teach the basic skills of figure skating
  • To provide learning incentives (testing, progress reports & optional club competitions)
  • To promote fitness
  • To encourage a lifelong participation in figure skating

On-Ice fundamentals: 

  • Jumping
  • Spinning
  • Field Moves
  • Edges & Turns
  • Theatre on Ice

Dress Code:

  • Figure Skates are required (for both girls & boys)
  • Clothing suitable for skating is required (snug, but stretchable clothing – no winter jackets or hoodies)

Pre-Requisite:

  • Completed or working on Stage 5 (Canskate)
  • Open to all ages STAR Prep is an excellent way for skaters to gather all of the important basics to become a successful figure skater.  

STAR Prep is an excellent way for skaters to gather all of the important basics to become a successful figure skater. 

 

 

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