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Skate Canada STAR Testing Program

The STAR 1-5 program offers the best-in-class figure skating curriculum in Canada, targeting athletes looking for a future in the sport. Taught by Skate Canada NCCP coaches, the program introduces participants to the basic figure skating elements to create the foundation for singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating. STAR 6- Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-5 Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.

All skaters in this program must have passed CanSkate Stage 6 or equivalent. Skaters may be any age. Adaptive skaters who have the required skating ability welcome.

The STAR testing program consists of three disciplines; FreeSkate, Skills and Dance. Each STAR level will have at least one test in each discipline before the skater can move onto the test STAR level.

Pay for a Test

If your coach has requested you to pay for a testing fee, please follow the link below to complete that payment.



FreeSkate consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.


The objective of the Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating; edge quality, control, power, and speed.


The Dance assessment program teaching timing, musicality, rhythm, interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.



Testing Breakdown by STAR level

Use the following charts to ensure you are aware of the elements that your skater is currently working towards based on their STAR level

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