Test Days

Intermediate & High Test Days

- scheduled for Dec 20, 2016 & March 7, 2017

- please note that on these dates regular sessions will not be held. The schedule for test day will be posted on the bulletin board in the rink and the website just prior to the test days.

- please consult with your coach as to what you might be testing on Test Days. If your coach feels you are ready for a test, they will give you a test envelope to complete and bring to the day, filled out and containing payment for the test(s) to be completed.

Junior & CanSkate Tests

- are generally done during the session on dates very close to those listed above

- Canskaters are tested on an on-going basis for their levels

- Juniors will be notified by coaches as test days are approaching

 

STARSkate Tests

Skaters working through the STARskate system will complete tests in 4 areas:

* DANCE - usually the first tests a skater will complete. Each dance is a prescribed pattern of steps that the skater must learn and master. 3 - 4 dances must be completed successfully at each level.

* SKILLS - focus on edges , turns, and control in footwork. Each test consists of 3 prescribed exercises which must be successfully completed to earn the level. Generally skaters will have been skating for some time prior to beginning work on the tested exercises.

* FREESKATE - usually the second or third test skaters begin work on. Each level has a set of skills that are mandatory to complete the level, but also, once they have completed it, they must compete at that level in STARskate competitions and there are certain skills they will be expected to have in their solo. Freeskate tests are in 2 parts - a set of elements, done in isolation and a freeskate program.

* INTERPRETIVE - a program that focuses on the artistic expression of the music, rather than elements (jumps, spins, etc.). Most skaters will have good general skating skills and strong footwork and field moves before beginning to work on Interpretive programs and tests.

The following are the details of each of the tests in the STARskate system:

DANCE

Star 1-3

Star 4-5 Senior Bronze

Star 1 Dance Elements

Star 2a Dutch Waltz

Star 4a Swing Ten Fox
Star 2b Canasta Tango Star 4b Fiesta Fourteen Step

Star 3a Baby Blues

Star 3b Dance Elements

Star 5a Willow Waltz

Star 5b Dance Elements

European Waltz

Junior Silver  Senior Silver  Gold 
Keats Foxtrot  Paso Doble  Viennese Waltz
Harris Tango  Starlight Waltz  Westminster Wlatz
American Waltz  Blues  Quickstep
 Rocker Foxtrot  Kilian  Argentine Tango
   Cha Cha Congelado

 Silver Samba

 

Diamond 
 Ravensberger Waltz
 Tango Romantica
 Yankee Polka
 Rhumba
 Austrian Waltz
 Golden Waltz

 Skills

Star 1

Star 2

Star 3

Star 4

Star 5

Senior Bronze

Junior Silver

Senior Silver

Gold

 

Freeskate

Star 1

Part 1. Elements  

Star 2

Part 1. Elements  Part 2. Program

Star 3

Part 1. Elements Part 2. Program

Star 4

Part 1. Elements Part 2. Program

Star 5

Part 1.Elements Part 2.Program

Senior Bronze

Part 1. Elements  Part 2. Program

Junior Silver

Part 1. Elements  Part 2. Program

Senior Silver

Part 1. Elements  Part 2. Program

Gold

Part 1. Elements  Part 2. Program

 

 

Interpretive

Introductory

Bronze

Silver

Gold

 

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