PreSTAR Group lessons take place:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:00pm
Fridays 4:30 - 5:15pm
$620* for entire season
*Additional Skate Canada Insurance Fee of $45 per season
Season runs September 26, 2022 to March 17, 2023 (please check Uplifter Calendar for No skating dates throughout)
Fundraising of $100 per session ($200 per season) is requested
What does it mean to move up to PreSTAR?
It means that your skater has mastered many of the CanSkate program criteria and is at a minimum CanSkate stage 3-4 (attained forward crossovers, backward skating, stopping, turning forward/backward, learning backward crossovers).
The PreSTAR Program introduces skaters to all disciplines of figure skating - free skate, dance, and skating skills. It is an excellent opportunity for skaters to achieve personal growth and development in a group atmosphere.
Our goal is to ensure that skaters gain skill and confidence and prepare to take Preliminary level Skate Canada tests.
Lessons are taught by Professional Coaches in a group lesson format. Skaters are given free time to practice on their own.
**All skaters must where a CSA approved helmet until they have passed their Stage 5 CanSkate badge.
Skate Canada Professional Coaches will assess your child throughout the session and let you know when they are ready to remove their helmet.
Group PreSTAR Skaters will be learning basic figure skating skills. It is important that your child have a proper fitting pair of figure skates to be successful with these new skills. Skates that are too big, too small or without proper support will make skating more difficult for your young athlete. If you have questions about skates, please speak with a Skate Canada Professional Coach about proper fit and support.
Please dress in clothing enables skaters to use their full range of motion and allow them to perform jumps, spins and other skating skills without restriction. Skaters should dress in layers so that they can adjust their clothing if they are too hot or too cold. Female skaters should wear a skating dress or yoga attire, warm tights, leg warmers, sweater and mitts/gloves. Hair should be pulled back away from the skater’s face. Male skaters should wear running or yoga attire, sweater and mitts/gloves.
Fundraising is $100 per family, per session - both A & B
This year, Lacombe Skating Club is pleased to offer beautiful, fresh and LOCALLY MADE holiday wreaths and swags. Located just northeast of Lacombe, Moniek, of Hulleman Farms, Country Store and Market Garden, will be hand-making them all!
Wreaths measure 22 " - 24" and are a mixture of fresh greenery for $39
Swags measure 20" - 22" long and are also a mixture of fresh greenery for $32
Please see Fundraising Forms for more info:
Oodles of Chocolate Valentine Fundraiser - more info to come
Year End Carnival - March 5, 2023
To showcase our skaters, we hold a year-end Ice Carnival. This annual event includes skaters from ALL programs enrolled in Session B. It is an excellent way to finish the season, and a real hit with participants and spectators alike! Skaters have group routines choreographed, and costumes, provided by Lacombe Skating Club, for the show.
Participation in Carnival is completely optional, however we ask you let your coach know as soon as possible if your skater will not be participating. Lessons do continue for all skaters, and lesson format may take on a follow the leader type structure as routines, for those participating, begin to take shape