STARSkate Program -  mastering figure skating

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of skating skills, ice dance, free skate and interpretive skating.

Skating Skills are a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo.  The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed.

Ice Dance program teaches timing, musicality, rhythmic interpretation and structure, as well as basic skating skills including edges, flow, control and unison.

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

Interpretive program provides skaters with the opportunity to explore the performance aspect of skating and develops skaters’ creativity, expression, musicality, movement, interpretation of music, as well as the use of space, rhythm, line and style.

Unique to Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

Skate Canada launched a new STAR 1 to 5 program in 2017 and STAR 6 to Gold program in 2019.  See STAR 1 to Gold Program section in Member Resources page for details.


RHFSC programs are offered in 2 levels – Novice and Senior.


This program focuses on skating techniques that will prepare skaters for competitions and Skate Canada Tests. Skaters develop their figure skating skills in private lesson format. Novice Sessions are 1.15 hours in length, with a 15-minute group Stroking lesson provided on all sessions, except Fridays.

Skaters must have passed all areas of STARSkate 1 to qualify.  Private Lessons are required.



This program further develops figure skating skills and techniques for competitions and Skate Canada Tests. A 15-minute Stroking lesson is provided during some sessions. The Saturday session is combined with Advanced Adult STARSkate. 

Skaters must have passed at least one of STAR 3 Freeskate (Freeskate elements and program) or STAR 4a, 4b and 5a Dances or STAR 5 Skills tests to qualify.  Private Lessons required.


Guest Skating for RHFSC STARSkaters

Guest skating is allowed up to 3 times per season at a cost of $19 per skate. Skaters may skate down one level but only if space permits. Forms are available from any of our coaches and fees are payable before the skater is allowed on the ice.  Guest skating is permitted for RHFSC members only.

University students, who are RHFSC alumni, with Skate Canada fees paid are allowed to Guest skate more than three times in a season.  The $19.00 fee for each session applies, as long as space on the ice permits.  University students over the age of 18 should only skate on the Adult Session.


Contact Us

Office Address:   (CLOSED) 43 Church St. S
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 1W1 
Mailing Address:   PO Box 32226
10620 Yonge Street (Oxford Plaza)
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 3C8
Phone:   Not Available
RHFSC Office operating hours
Office is CLOSED at Elgin Barrow Arena

Office is closed on Sunday and holidays.



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