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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Pre CanSkate


For skaters aged 3 and 4, no experience required. This program teaches skating skills through the use of simple instruction, games and toys.  The goal is to help skaters develop balance and coordination on ice,with the emphasis on having fun in a group format.

CSA approved hoceky helmet WITH CAGE are madatory.  verage ratio: 6:1


CanSkate - Learn to Skate

For skaters from to 13 years of age, no experience required.  This national CanSkate Badge program teaches fundamental skating skills from Stages 1 to 4 in a group format and includes a 10-minute warm-up, a 30-minute lesson and a 5-minute cool-down, all with our NCCP Certified Professional Coaches. Average ratio: 7:1

Please note: for this program, CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory.
Bike/Ski helmets are not permitted no exceptions.




Pre-Novice- Learn to Figure Skate

For skaters who are 5 to 13 years of age and have completed all the requirements of the Stage 4 Badge. In this Pre-Novice program, RHFSC Stages 5 to 6teach introduction to figure skating in a group format, and include a 30-minute group lesson with our NCCP Certified Professional Coaches and 15 minutes of monitored independent practice time. Monday, Friday and Sunday sessions are one hour in length for the Winter 2016 season and will include a 15 minute warm up at the beginning of the session.

Average 8:1 Ratio Private lessons are optional.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2017 - Soft launch of Star 1 program.  Please read the following regarding the program:

Letter to parents
Assessment Procedures and Tips
Star 1 to 5 Equivalencies
Overview Star 1 to 5 Content




Please note: CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for Stage 5, bike/ski helmets are not permitted  no exceptions.



Private Lessons Ticket Ice

For skaters who are 3 to 13 years of age and NOT yet qualified for Novice or Senior STARSkate. Skaters must be in a private lesson with a Staff coach at all times. Pre-registration is required by the Coaches, and the skater will be invoiceed by the Club. Private lessons are required.



Novice STARSkate

For skaters who have completed all the requirements of the Star 1 or former RHFSC Stage 7 Badge. This program focuses on skating techniques that will prepare skaters for competitions and tests evaluated by Skate Canada certified judges. Skaters develop their Dance, Skating Skills, Freeskate and Stroking techniques in private lesson format. A 10-minute group Warm Up and 5 - minute Cool Down is provided on all sessions. Private lessons are required.  Please see the Star 1 to 5 Program information above for changes to the Novice Session



Senior STARSkate

For this program, skaters are required to have completed at least one of the following: Junior Bronze Dance, or Junior Bronze Skills, or complete Preliminary Freeskate tests.�See Novice details: This program further develops skills and techniques. A 15-minute Stroking lesson is provided per session. Private lessons are required.



Off-Ice

This is an enhancement program focused on improving strength, movement, posture. Off-ice classes are included in the Novice STARSkate and Senior STARSkate program fees. It is an optional add-on for Pre-Novice skaters and Adult STARSkaters.




Beginner Adult CanSkate - Learn to Skate

For skater who are 14 years of age and up, no experience required.  For inexperienced adult skaters, this program teaches basic skating skills in 6 stages. Skills are taught in a group format by a Professional Coach. Private lessons are optional. Please note: CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for this program.  Bike/Ski helmets are not permitted, no exceptions.



Advanced Adult STARSkate

For skaters who are 15 years of age and up, and have Novice STARSkate qualifications. Off-Ice classes, private lessons and test days are optional.




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