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2016/2017 Season Test Days

Date
Location

High/Low

October 28, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Bradford

High/Low

December 7, 2016
Nobleton

High

December 21, 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm
Bradford

Low

February 8, 2017
Aurora

High

March 8, 2017
King City

High

March 9, 2017
10:00am- 4:00pm
Bradford

Low

** Good Luck! **

For more specific information, please contact our Skate Canada Test Chairperson:

Cathy Park

testchair@bradfordskatingclub.com


The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas :
Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive.

Each area is divided into the following levels:


Primary Level Tests

Skating Skills: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
Free Skating: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
Dance: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
Interpretive: Introductory



Intermediate Level Tests

Skating Skills: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
Free Skating: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
Dance: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
Interpretive: Bronze



Senior Level Tests

Skating Skills: Senior Silver, Gold
Free Skating: Senior Silver, Gold
Dance: Senior Silver, Gold, Diamond
Interpretive: Silver, Gold


Skating Skills

Skating Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo. The basic components of all disciplines of figure skating are incorporated into the program. The movements are derived from former compulsory figures, free skating and ice dancing. The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating: edge quality, control, power and speed.

There are 6 Skating Skills tests in the STARSkate program:

Preliminary
Junior Bronze
Senior Bronze
Junior Silver
Senior Silver
Gold


Ice Dance

Consisting of seven levels of tests, the Dance Test program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison.

The dances in the STARSkate Program can be tried in any order but a candidate must pass the required number of dances in a dance test before proceeding to the next level. In addition to the traditional compulsory dances, there are also Creative Dances to challenge skater: creativity, artistry and originality.

The Dance Tests are as follows:

Preliminary
Junior Bronze
Senior Bronze
Junior Silver
Senior Silver
Gold
Diamond



Free Skate

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

There are six Free Skating tests in the STARSkate Program:

Preliminary
Junior Bronze
Senior Bronze
Junior Silver
Senior Silver
Gold

Each test consists of 2 parts :  Elements in Isolation and a Free Program.


Interpretive

The objective of the Interpretive program is to encourage and develop skaters: creativity, expression, musicality, movement, interpretation of music, as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style. The program provides skaters with the opportunity to explore the performance aspect of skating without focusing on technical elements.

The Interpretive tests consist of skating to and interpreting a piece of music 2.0 to 3.0 minutes (+/- 10 seconds) in length. Skaters can take Interpretive tests as individuals and/or as a couple (male/female, female/female or male/male) at four levels:

Introductory
Bronze
Silver
Gold