The CanSkate Program focuses on the development of six fundamental movements organized in six stages of learning, with an optional 7th level for skaters who want to move into figure skating. The names of the STAGE badges are: Stage 1 - Balance Stage 2 - Glide Forward Stage 3 - Glide Backward Stage 4 - Edges Stage 5 - Power Stage 6 - Speed Stage 7 (optional) - Pre-Preliminary
The StarSkate Test Program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive.
Each area is divided into the following levels: Primary Level Tests Skating Skills: Preliminary, Junior Bronze Free Skating: Preliminary, Junior Bronze Dance: Preliminary, Junior Bronze Interpretive: Introductory
Low Test Days include Preliminary, Junior Bronze and Senior Bronze Free Skate, Skating Skills and Dance tests.
High Test Days High Test Days include Junior Silver, Senior Silver and Gold Free Skate, Skating Skills and Dance, Diamond Dances, Competitive Singles, Pairs and Dance tests and Introductory, Bronze, Silver and Gold Interpretive tests.
Competitive Skate The Competitive Skate Test Program is a testing program for skaters in singles, pairs and dance wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada. Skaters take tests specific to the discipline (Singles, Pairs and Dance) in which they wish to compete. A skater or team may begin testing at the level at which they wish to compete (there are no test pre-requisites).
PLEASE NOTE: Retain your test results. Skaters may verify their completed test levels by logging into the “Members Only” section of the Skate Canada website using the 10 digit Skate Canada Member ID provided on the skater membership card.