Junior Program

  • The Junior program is suited for skaters that have successfully completed the Canskate and Jr Prep program and want to progress further;
  • Hiring a coach is required at this level;
  • Skaters will be working on their first Skate Canada tests;
  • Age Range: 7 – 15 years of age;
  • This program is suited for the skater that loves to skate and learn new skills without the intensity or time commitment of a competitive program;
  • In order to pass the Jr program and move to the Intermediate Program the skater must pass Junior Bronze Freeskate part 1.

 

For information on how to hire a coach please reach out to our Technical Director, Kailee Myhill @ springbankskating@gmail.com 

 

Skills Taught in the Jr Program

  • Jumps:  Waltz, Salchow, Toe Loop, Loop, Flip, Lutz and Axel
  • Spins:  Upright Spin, Back Spin, Camel Spin, Sit spin, Camel/Sit spin 
  • Other Moves:  Spiral FWD,  Edges, Gliding turns, Turns on Patter, Stroking

 

Tests

Skaters will be working with their coach in determining what test they should be working on.

  • Skills Test:  Preliminary
  • Dance Test: Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Baby Blues 
  • FreeSkate: Preliminary and higher

To review the list of tests or general information on how Starskate tests work please click here

To review the list of dance tests please click here

 

Competitions

A skater progressing through the Jr Program may compete at the following competitions at the Star 2, 3, 4 or 5 levels.  Please work with your coach in determining which level your skater should be competing at and which competition they may want to attend.  Please refer to the link for the list of competions for the 2016 - 2017 season.  Competitions 2016 - 2017

Also please refer to our competition checklist to make your first competition more enjoyable!  checklist