STARSkate: Figure Skating in Downtown Toronto


Figure skating in downtown Toronto

STARSkate is Canada’s figure skating development program. Developed by Skate Canada and taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), STARSkate offers opportunities for figure skaters of all ages to develop and test skills in the areas of ice dance, free skate, and interpretive skating.

CTSC operates STARSkate programs year-round!


For STARSkate, CTSC accepts child, teen, and adult skaters who have completed the CanSkate program, or who can demonstrate equivalent skills. If you can do simple jumps and spins on figure skates, you’re probably ready for STARSkate. If not, check out our CanSkate program, which will teach you all the fundamentals you need to start figure skating.

Adults welcome!

CTSC has one of the largest adult memberships in Canada, with skaters at all levels. Even if you haven’t skated in years, you are welcome to join our programs.

Skill levels

When choosing your skating sessions, please try to pick sessions at your level or at most one below. If you want to join a session that is above your level, you’ll need to get permission from our skating director. Here’s our guidelines for STARSkate sessions:

A For figure skaters who have completed CanSkate.
B For skaters working on preliminary skills and dances, or single jumps.
C For skaters working on intermediate skills and dances, or single and double jumps.
D For skaters working on advanced skills and dances, or double and triple jumps.

Group lessons

Many of our STARSkate sessions include a 15-minute group lesson. See the schedule for details.

Private coaching is recommended

Private coaching provides the skater with detailed instruction tailored to their specific goals and challenges, which helps ensure steady progress. Coaches also evaluate many of the tests under the STAR system.

Each coach sets their own rates, but in general, a 15-minute lesson is between $10 and $18.

To arrange coaching, either talk to our skating director, Brad Hopkins, on your first day of class, or approach any of our coaches on your own. Note: we will not arrange coaching until after you have registered.

Fall/Winter 2022


Pricing and registration information follows.

Time Level Group Instruction (minutes)
Sunday @ Moss Park Arena — Sep 18 to Dec 18, Jan 8 to Apr 2
2:10-3:00 pm A 15
4:40-5:40 pm B/C 15
5:50-6:50 pm C/D 15
7:00-8:00 pm D none
Tuesday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Sep 20 – Oct 4, Oct 18 – Nov 29, Jan 10 – Apr 4
7:00-7:50 am B/C/D none
Wednesday @ Moss Park Arena — Sep 21 to Dec 21, Jan 11 to Apr 5
6:05-6:55 pm A/B 15
7:05-8:00 pm C 15
8:10-9:00 pm D none
Friday @ Moss Park Arena — Sep 16 to Dec 16, Jan 6 to Mar 31
4:10-5:15 pm A/B/C/D none
5:25-6:30 pm A/B 15
7:25-8:35 pm C 15
8:45-10:00 pm D none
Saturday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Oct 29 – Nov 19, Dec 3, Jan 14 – Mar 18
11:40-12:50 am B/C/D none

Pricing and registration

At the STARSkate level, we recommend skating at least twice a week. To help with that, we offer multi-session discounts at Moss Park Arena.

Note: all skaters must have a current Skate Canada membership (currently $44/year, Sep – Aug).

Please see our COVID-19 Policies. Note: provincial and venue regulations are evolving and may change before or after the season begins.

Sessions Youth Adult
Fall/Winter at Moss Park Arena
1/week 27 $595 $595
2/week 54 $1110 $1110
3/week 81 $1542 $1542
Tuesdays at Mattamy Athletic Centre
1/week 20 $420 $420
Saturdays at Mattamy Athletic Centre
1/week 15 $315 $315

Please see our COVID-19 Policies. Note: provincial and venue regulations are evolving and may change before or after the season begins.

The Fine Print
  • You may only skate in the session(s) you register for.
  • We cannot offer makeups for missed lessons.
  • All skaters must have a valid Skate Canada membership (one will be added to your cart, if we don’t have one on file). Skate Canada memberships are valid from September to August, and are non-refundable.
  • If you wish to withdraw before the first day of the season, we will refund the program fees, less a $25 administration fee. Skate Canada membership fees are non-refundable.
  • On or after the first day of the season, we can offer no refunds.
  • Permanent transfers to a different session will incur a $25 administration fee, and can only be done if the other session has space.
  • You cannot transfer between Moss Park Arena and Mattamy Athletic Centre.
  • Should you become injured during the season, we may offer credit against future registrations. Sufficient medical documentation must be provided, and credits may expire if not used within a reasonable span of time. All such credits are at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Summer 2022


Time Level Group Instruction (minutes)
Tuesday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Jul 19 to Aug 23
7:00-7:50 am B/C/D none
Wednesday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Jul 20 to Aug 24
5:55-6:50 pm B/C/D none
Thursday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Jul 21 to Aug 25
5:00-5:50 pm A 15m
6:00-6:50 pm B/C/D none
Friday @ Mattamy Athletic Centre — Jul 22 to Aug 26
6:00-6:50 pm A 15m
7:00-7:50 pm B/C/D none