Competitions for STARSkate Athletes
STARSkate participants love to compete! Our feedback indicates that even though a skater may choose not to participate in the Skate Canada CompetitiveSkate Program, they still want the opportunity to test their skill in a competition situation. Skate Canada offers several opportunities to do this.
Clubs offer competitions for their own members to compete against each other. The club determines the categories which generally follow Skate Canada STARSkate guidelines (e.g. length of program, category name, type of event offered, etc) The club may also offer other creative events such as longest shoot-the-duch, similar pairs, spins and jumps, etc.
STARSkate Interclub Competitions
These are events involving a number of clubs in the same region or area. The competition categories offered generally fall in line with the applicable Skate Canada Section specifications, so that all Interclubs within the Section are standardized (this allows Skate Canada Sections to offer a Section Final). The National STARSkate Interclub Championship stream provides opportunities for skaters who want to remain in the STARSkate program but also want to have the challenge of competing up to a national level in a credible, nationally standardized event.
These are events coordinated by a Section or Club(s) and offered, generally, to STARSkaters and competitive. Most events fall within Skate Canada's specifications regarding program length and eligibility to compete.
Simulations This is an opportunity for skaters to do their solo just like they would do it in competition. It is a specially scheduled event often scheduled just before an actual competition. The skaters will be given a five minute warm up on the ice and then they will all clear the ice and do their solo one at a time. This is a great time to wear your competition skating dress. You may also want a zip-up warm up jacket and mini mitts.
COMPETITION DAY CHECKLIST:
CLEAN SKATES & LACES
SCHEDULE + MAP
SKATING OUTFITS + (BACK-UP)
WARM-UP SWEATER OR CLUB JACKET
LITTLE SEWING KIT
CAMERA – FLASH NOT PERMITTED
SMALL SNACK & JUICE
YOU ARE ALL READY
YOU MUST BE AT THE ARENA AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR EVENT STARTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER. (1/2 hour ahead if you are the 1st event of the day)
At registration, you will give your name and the event you are entered in as well as register all copies of your music. Don’t forget to pick up your music when your event is complete.