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Our 2023 - 2024 Programs


Come skate with us! The Oak Bay Figure Skating Club welcomes skaters of all ages and all skill levels. Please read the following programs that we are offering for the Winter 2023/2024 season.  

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schedules for more information about our amazing programs listed below.

Fall/Winter 2023 - 2024

Spring 2024

Summer 2024
 
Please note: The Oak Bay Figure Skating Club and the coaching staff reserve the right to reassign skaters in the interest of safety and numbers.
CanSkate

Come register for our learn to skate program.

 

Skate Canada has developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting new features include a fresh new look, new awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

 

But there’s more! The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

 

Skate Canada is also proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Star 1 

The STAR 1-5 program is the introduction to figure skating program that follows CanSkate. Skaters will explore the building blocks of our sport that will support the development in any area of figure skating they choose to go. 

As the STAR 1-5 program is located at the entry of the Learn to Train stage, a large part of this program focuses on teaching the skaters how to train.

 

The program is built on repetitive type exercises or drills to reinforce development and training strategies. 

In the Learn to Train stage skaters are encouraged to acquire a skill set that will allow them to reach the highest level of proficiency that their unique talent and commitment will allow. It is defined by technical development rather than chronological age. Providing skaters with the correct technique and offering a well-balanced skill set, supports quality skater development.

 

The entry level of STAR 1 is designed to meet the exit level of Stage 6 in CanSkate. It is imperative that all skaters beginning STAR 1 have the skill set identified in Stages 5 and 6 in CanSkate. STAR 1 Skills and STAR 1 Freeskate are designed to be achieved within three to nine months of exiting CanSkate. The remainder of the STAR 1-5 program is designed to assist the skater’s development in a progressive manner. Skaters may move through the STAR assessment structure at their own pace per discipline. For example: A skater may be working on STAR 3 Skills, STAR 1 Dance, STAR 3 Synchro and STAR 2 Freeskate. 

All CanSkate Skaters who are ready to move up to Star one will receive an invitation to join.

Star 2 / 3

Competitive skaters working toward Pre - Juvenile and Star 2 / 3 are eligible for this session.  

 

Semi private and private lessons are given on this session with a focused group taught component including edges and skills classes on most days. 

 

Off ice sessions are included in your registration and are expected to be participated in.

Star 4 and Up

Competitive skaters Pre Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre Novice, Novice, Junior, Senior and Star 4 - Gold are eligible for this session. 

 

Participants may be considered for this session based on the directors discretion.

Off ice sessions are included in your registration and are expected to be participated in.

Rink Ratz- Summer Only

LEARN TO SKATE SUMMER CAMP

Our Rink Ratz are skaters up to 10 years of age.  Rink Ratz can wear whatever skates they choose while working on basic skating skills for multi-sport. Skating skills for Rink Ratz are based on our CanSkate Program.

 

This half day camp includes 2 on ice sessions, snack time, a daily craft activity, and an off ice fitness/game time daily.

 

Rink Ratz runs 8:30 - 12:30 Monday - Friday.  12:30 - 1:00 supervised lunch time is available upon request. 

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