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Terms used:

Chair

The chair of the Board.

Club

A not-for-profit organization that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs and is managed by a volunteer board of directors.

Evaluator

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for assessing tests in the STARSkate program.  Evaluators are qualified to assess tests at or below a specified level in one or more of the STARSkate program disciplines.

Evaluators

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for assessing tests in the STARSkate program.  Evaluators are qualified to assess tests at or below a specified level in one or more of the STARSkate program disciplines.

Skating School

An organization other than a Club that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs.

This assessment guide has been designed to assist all stakeholders who are involved with the assessments of any STAR 1-Gold level assessment.  

Please note: The resources for all written assessments in the STAR 1-5 and 6-Gold structures will be consolidated. Printable "manuals" or books, will be available for purchase once the final versions have been created. As an interim solution, all resources will be available in a downloadable PDF format only.  

STAR 1-5 

Assessments at the STAR 1-5 level are designed to support skater development within their own environment and remove barriers such as extra costs, inconvenience and time constraints.  Below is a video to review the philosophies of assessment at the STAR 1-5 level (coming soon).

Access video (COMING SOON)

Written Resources

The documents below support coaches and skaters with the descriptions and standards for each element, program or dance in the STAR 1-5 program.  

STAR 6-Gold 

Assessments at the STAR 6-Gold level are offered in an "external evaluation" environment (i.e., assessed by an evaluator), with the exception of Skills that may be assessed by either an evaluator or the skater's qualified coach assessor.  

Written Resources 

The documents below support coaches, evaluators, assessment coordinators and skaters with the logisitics, descriptions and standards for each element, program or dance at the STAR 6-Gold level. 

Access Full STAR 6-Gold Resource Guide (coming soon)

Standards Videos

STAR 1-Gold standards videos can be found on the Skating Development Video Library as a resource for coaches, evaluators and skaters. Examples of STAR 1-Gold content are available at either "above" standard, "below" standard or "at" standard (i.e., Gold, Silver, Bronze).

Access Skating Development Library

Assessment Sheets

Assessment sheets are available for STAR 1-Gold for coaches, evaluators and assessment coordinators. 

Access All Assessment Sheets

Assessment Coordinator Guide (coming soon)

This guide contains information regarding the processes and logistics of offering assessments at the club or skating school level. 

Access Assessment Coordinator Guide (coming soon)

eLearning for Assessments

There are many eLearning opportunities to further discover how assessments in STAR 1-Gold are completed.