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RISING STARS is a "Transitioning Program" between CanSkate and our STARSkate STAR 3 -Gold program and allows skaters to develop their remaining skills from CanSkate Stage 5 & 6 while working on their STARSkate STAR 1 & 2 figure skating levels including skills, free skate, dance, synchro and showcase.  Skaters advance at their own pace based on their induvial skills achieved and ice time.

Ribbons and badges will be awarded as earned by the Coach. STAR Assessment (parents pay extra for the Skate Canada required assessment to move forward onto the next STAR level. The Assessment will be done by accredited skating judge (skaters coach) and skater will receive certificate upon passing.

Skaters will receive a 1.5-hour group lesson format with practice time by our Skate Canada Certified NCCP Professional Coach and Program Assistants. Fundamental’s techniques along with fun, fast-paced, full ice while completing their required ribbons and badges or preparing for assessments and competition.

The program will be offered:  0n Sunday 9:45-11:45 with a 20 min off-ice session.  NOTE: ice will be shared with the STAR 3 – Gold program.

Rising Stars are encouraged to participate in our once-a-month theme days, Ice Show and are eligible to enter the CANSkate Element event if held by the club or any of the Skate MB sanctioned events.

EQUIPMENT Figure skates are recommended but not required until completed Stage 6 of the CANSkate program.

All participants are required to wear a CSA approve hockey helmet (cage optional) until passing Stage 5 badge (Skate Canada rule).

Skates are the most important piece of equipment. Look for good ankle support and correct fit. Avoid the ski boot type of skate they do not allow for the bending of the ankle for developing power and speed. Adjustable size skates make balancing exceedingly difficult and frustrating for skaters.

A snug-fitting sweater, sweatshirt, or windbreaker As you warm up, you can remove the layers so you don’t get too hot.

Sweatpants or leggings are a great option for skating as they keep your whole leg covered and are also stretchy to allow for free-range movements.

Skating dress with beige -colored tights

Wear thin socks. Thick socks will make your feet sweat, making the sock moist or “wet”. While skating around, this moisture will freeze and actually make your feet colder than if you had thin socks on. Thin socks will not make your feet sweat

Gloves/mitts are required.

Long hair needs to be pulled back via hair band or bandana under the helmet -nothing more frustrating having hair fall into face under a helmet.  No helmet hair is to be tied back.

Skates need to be sharpened before the first lesson.

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