SHAMROCK CENTRE  Figure Skating  
KILLARNEY FIGURE SKATING CLUB – PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS FOR 2015-2016
 

Canskate/Learn to skate Program Monday’s 4:30-5:15  and Wednesday’s 4:15-5:00  approx. 20weeks

This program is the learn to skate program for beginners age 4 and up.  Skaters can earn badges while they learn fundamental skating skills such as skating forwards, backwards, stopping, turning, spinning and jumping.  Skaters are divided into groups of a maximum of 10 skaters, and are instructed by a trained Program Assistant.  The program is organized by a Skate Canada Professional Coach and, in addition, each group will be taught a 10-15 minute lesson by that coach.

Bridging/star one Monday’s 4:30-5:15 and Wednesday’s 4:15-5:00 approx. 20 weeks

This program is an optional transitional program for skaters who are not ready mentally or physically to progress to the Junior STARskate program.  It focuses on, and introduces, the many components of figure skating, including spins, jumps, stroking sessions, skating skills and ice dance (performing steps on a pattern to music).  Skaters are instructed in a group ; lesson formatted by a trained Program Assistant.  A Skate Canada Professional Coach oversees the program and teaches a 10-15 minute group lesson per session.  Skaters have the option to compete at events throughout the season either as individuals or groups.  They may have the opportunity to test in front of a Skate Canada Evaluator at intervals throughout the season.  Skaters will also have the option to take part in a Synchronized Skating Team (see below for more information).

Junior Starskate Program.  Monday’s 5:15-6:30 and Wednesday’s junior 1 (5:00-6:00) junior 2 (6:00-7:00) Please check with your coach to determine which group your child is in.  Approx. 20 weeks.

This program is for skaters who are ready to advance to the figure skating testing program.  Skaters do not have to, but are encouraged to test in front of a Skate Canada Evaluator at intervals throughout the season.  Skaters are taught in mostly a group session format by a Skate Canada Professional Coach, and have the option to purchase additional private lessons from their coach.  Skaters will be taught freeskate (spins and jumps), stroking (improving basic skating technique), dance (performing steps on a pattern to music) and skating skills (teaching proper edges and turns).  Skaters will also work on their own individual programs, with which they have the option to compete during the season.  Skaters at this level have the option of skating with the Gravity Elementary Skating team.

Intermediate Starskate Program.   Monday’s 5:15-6:30 and Wednesday’s 5:00-6:00 approx. 20 weeks.   
 
This program is for skaters who have been skating in the Skate Canada testing program and have achieved the Preliminary dance and skills tests (may be moved up prior to that at coaches’ discretion) it is designed to bridge skaters into the Senior Starskate program Skaters have the option to compete and test at intervals throughout the season.  Skaters participate in freeskate, dance, skating skills and stoking sessions.  Skaters are taught in a group lesson format by a Skate Canada Professional Coach, but also have individual practice time.  They have the option of purchasing additional private or group lessons from their coach of their choice.  Skaters at this level have the option of skating with the Gravity Elementary or Pre-novice Skating Team (at the coaches’ discretion)
Senior Starskate Program. Monday’s senior 1 (5:00-6:30) and senior 2 (6:45-8:15)   and Wednesday’s senior 1 (4:45-6:30) and Senior 2(6:15-7:45) Approx. 20 weeks. 
 
Option to compete and test at intervals throughout the season.  Skaters participate in freeskate, dance, skating skills and stroking sessions. This program is for skaters who have been skating in the Skate Canada testing program and have Achieved their preliminary freeskate test (may be moved up prior to that at the coach’s discretion).  Skaters have the chance to skate with Gravity Pre-Novice Synchronized skating team. 

Gravity Beginner 11 Synchronized skating team Wednesday’s 3:45-4:15

This team is open to skaters in the canskate/bridging program the team will likely compete at either the beginner 11 level of competition depending on the age of the team members.  This team is an introduction to synchronized skating, and will teach the basic elements of synchronized skating, while allowing the skaters to compete as part of a team.  There is a minimum of 8 skaters’ and a maximum of 16 skaters on the team.  Skaters strengthen their individual skating abilities while learning the importance of team work and cooperation.  The team is coached by a Skate Canada Professional. ***note: Beginner 11 Gravity team may or may not attend all 3 competitions (based on Coaches decision and team discretion.

Gravity Elementary Synchronized skating team. Skating Monday’s at 3:45-4:30

This team is open to skaters in the junior/intermediate programs.  This team will likely compete at the elementary level of competition depending on the age of the team members.  This type of skating will teach elements of synchronized skating, while allowing the skaters to compete as part of a team.  There is a minimum of 8 skaters and a maximum of 16 skaters on a team.  Skaters strengthen their individual skating abilities while learning the importance of team work and competition.  The team is coached by a skate Canada Professional coach. The team tentatively plans to attend the following competitions below. 

Gravity Pre-Novice Synchronized skating team.  Sunday Off ice 5:00-6:15.  On ice 6:15-7:45

This team is open to skaters of the senior program, and skaters who are asked to move up from the younger synchronized skating team.  The team will compete at the Juvenile, Pre-Novice or Novice Level of completion, depending on their age of the skaters.  There is a minimum of 8 skaters, and a maximum of 16 skating on a team.  Skaters strengthen their individual skating abilities, while learning more intricate synchronized skating patterns and developing a program.  The team is coached by a skate Canada Professional coach, and tentatively plan to attend the following completions below.

 

         ·            Synchronized Skating Sectionals:  January 16, 2016. Carberry, Manitoba

         ·            **Prairie Regional’s: February 6-7, 2016.  KILLARNEY, MANITOBA.****

         ·            Crocus Invitational:  March 19, 2016 Portage, Manitoba

 
 
 
Figure Skating Executive    
President:  Kim Smith
Vice President:  Rilynn Kobelko-Bisson
Secretary:  Cheryl Dousselaere. 204-529-2375, gddccd@mymts.net
Treasurer:  Marilynn Arnott. 204-523-4577, rgarnott@mymts.net
Test Chairman:  Kilby Kinley, 204-529-2660, kilbyk@mymts.net
Events Coordinator:  Stacey Ganske, 204-523-8128, grelect@mts.net
 
Coaches:  Kelly Bernard, Sydney Bernard, Kayla Taylor, Sarah Kinley, Sarah Arnott, Alyssa Dousselaere