Terms used:


The chair of the Board.


A turn executed on one foot from an outside edge to an outside edge or an inside edge to an inside edge, with the exit curve on a different lobe from the entry curve. The skater turns in the direction of the entry curve. 


The visible tracing on the ice that is executed on one foot. A step is counted each time there is a change of foot.


A rotational movement in which the skater moves from forward to backward or backward to forward using one foot and on an edge and axis (e.g. Three-turn, Bracket). In a two-foot turn the rotational movement from forward to backward or backward to forward is from one foot to the other foot (e.g. Mohawk, Choctaw).

STARSkate Program Delivery Standards

STARSkate Program On-Ice Delivery

  • Minimum one Skate Canada professional coach teaching on the ice (may be assisted by experienced/trained Program Assistants)
  • Provide  free skating, skills and dance instruction (synchronized skating is optional) on a regular basis  Skaters are encouraged to choose group lessons, private lessons or both formats to enhance their skill development
  • 90% continuous movement - limited waiting to take turns to practice skills
  • Use entire ice surface throughout session to promote speed  Evidence of sufficient progress of skaters from one level to the next (skaters should not be held back)
  • Use circuits and stations to teach and practice skills
  • Use variety of age-appropriate activities and teaching methods  Use age-appropriate music and teaching aids
  • Use Skate Canada STARSkate Program awards and incentives (e.g. STARSkate badges, badge chart, STARSkate stickers, tattoos, , My Skating Progress Journal, etc.) or other incentives such as stickers, stamps, etc.
  • Award STARSkate badges the same day the skills are mastered
  • Issue standard on-ice safety rules to skaters



STARSkate Program Off-Ice Delivery

  • Register participants as STARSkate skaters with Skate Canada
  • Use STARSkate name in all recreational and test-level figure skating program titles
  • Use STARSkate logo on all related written materials, web site, etc.
  • Be flexible - no age/rigid pre-requisites to register for this program
  • Maintain records of skaters’ progress using STARSkate Program tools -- test summary sheets, individual skater’s record
  • Keep small supplies inventory, including STARSkate program incentives (see Skate Canada catalogue), teaching aids
  • Have STARSkate badges readily available; track distribution
  • Use STARSkate Program resource materials – STARSkate Delivery Guide, Test Chair Handbook, Skating Skills Standards Manual/video set, NCCP Technical manuals, videos etc.


Dance Patterns: (pdf Files)

Senior Bronze

Junior Silver

Senior Silver


Diamond (1)

Diamond (2)

Diamond (3)


Contemporary Dance Music Playlist

Dance BPM Actual Tune/Artist
Dutch Waltz 138 140

You and Me - Lifehouse


Dutch Waltz 138 138

I'll Be - Edwin McCain

Canasta Tango 104 100

El Capitalismo.... -  Gotan Project

Canasta Tango 104 105

Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Baby Blues 88 88

One Less Lonely Girl - Bieber

Baby Blues 88 88

The Lazy Song - Kidz bob Kidz

Swing 96 96

Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae

Swing 96 97

Single Ladies - Beyonce

Fiesta Tango 108 108

Una Musica Brutal - Gotan Project

Fiesta Tango 108 108

Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Willow Waltz 138 140

You and Me - Lifehouse

Willow Waltz 138 138

I'll Be - Edwin McCain

Ten Fox 100 100

Beauty in the World - Macy Gray

Ten Fox 100 100

Quit Playing Games... - Backstreet Boys

Fourteen Step 112 110

Happy Feet - High Heels Mix

Fourteen Step 112 109

Hollaback Girl (clean) - Gwen Stefani

European Waltz 135 133

Kiss from a Rose - Seal

European Waltz 135 138

I'll Be - Edwin McCain

Foxtrot 100 100

Beauty in the World - Macy Gray

Foxtrot 100 100

Quit Playing Games...- Backstreet Boys

Rocker 104 104

Black Horse & the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall

Rocker 104 104

Never See Your Face Again - Maroon 5

Tango 108 108

Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Tango  108 111

Queremos Paz - Gotan Project

American Waltz 198 193

Fallin - Alicia Keys

American Waltz 198 193

La Valse d'Amelie (Orchestra) - Yann Tierson

Paso 112 112

Loca - Shakira

Killian 116 119

Wind it Up - Gwen Stefani

Starlight 174 170

Your Guardian Angel - Red Jumpsuit

Starlight 174 167

Only Hope - Mandy Moore

Blues 88 93

Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys

Blues 88 88

Miss Independant - Kelly Clarkson

Cha Cha Congelado 116 116

Dance with Me - Debelah Morgan

Cha Cha Congelado 116 116

Quando - Michael Buble

Argentine 96 96

Mariposa en Havana - Si Se

Argentine  96 99

Peligro - Gotan Project

Quickstep 112 110

Happy Feet - High Heels Mix

Quickstep 112 108

Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters

Viennese 156 156

Life After You - Daughtry

Viennese 156 158

Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

Westminster 162 167

Only Hope - Mandy Moore

Westminster 162 162

Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne

Silver Samba 108 108

Ella Tiene Fuego - Celia Cruz

Rhumba 176 170

Obsession (No es Amor) Remix - Frankie J

Austrian 180 180

Violente Valse - Caravan Palace

Ravensburger 198 193

Fallin - Alicia Keys

Ravensburger 198 193

La Valse d'Amelie (Orchestra) - Yann Tierson

Golden Waltz 186 186

What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones

Tango Romantica 112 112

One, Two Step (feat Missy Elliott) - Ciara

Midnight Blues 88 93

Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

Finnstep 104 108

Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters

Yankee Polka 120 119

Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani


STAR Test Sheets: (pdf Files)


Sr. Bronze Free Skate Elements

Sr. Bronze Free Skate Program

Jr. Silver Free Skate

Sr. Silver Free Skate

Gold Free Skate


Sr. Bronze Dances

Jr. Silver Dances

Sr. Silver Dances

Gold Dances

Diamond Dances