STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. This program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system. They also have the chance to attend compeitions across the province, should they so choose. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursure synchronized skating, pairs skating or CompetitiveSkate.