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.
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.
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.|
Due to COVID-19, group sessions are not available this season.
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, we recommend that you speak with our skating director, Brad Hopkins, who can help pair you with a coach. Alternatively, approach any of our coaches on your own.
We are ramping up our programs slowly. We expect to offer a longer fall/winter season at Moss Park beginning in October.
Monday evenings @ Moss Park Arena
4 sessions: Sep 13 – Oct 4
Tuesday mornings @ Mattamy Athletic Centre
20 sessions: Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8
|7:00-7:50am||B/C/D||$499||opens Sep 15 at 10:00am|
Wednesday evenings @ Moss Park Arena
4 sessions: Sep 15 – Oct 6
Friday evenings @ Moss Park Arena
5 sessions: Sep 10 – Oct 8
Saturday mornings @ Mattamy Athletic Centre
20 sessions: Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19
|11:40-12:50pm||B/C/D||$499||opens Sep 15 at 10:00am|
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.