Langley Skating Club’s Junior Program is an invitation-only, figure skating program. Participants include Junior Academy Graduates and invited skaters above the age of eight. The invitation is based on a Skating Director’s assessment of competent skating skills and a positive work ethic, typically through the CanSkate and Junior Academy Programs.
Langley Skating Club’s Junior program focuses on Skate Canada’s STAR 1 – 2 Program. Skaters within the Junior Program typically compete regionally and begin testing within the STARSkate program (tests and competitions are additional charges).
Langley Skating Club’s Junior Program offers a Team Coaching environment, with a combination of private lessons, semi-private lessons, development classes, and off-ice training.
Freeskate Sessions – development of jumps, spins, program components, and solo choreography (solo for STAR 2 and up).
Dance Sessions – development of skating technique, timing, accuracy, and musicality.
Skills Sessions – development of turns, power, control, and field movements.
Open Sessions – can train any of the above disciplines on open sessions.
Development Sessions – development sessions are large group sessions with 100% coach-directed time and can focus on, but is not limited to training in; power, artistry, edges, turns, jump technique, cardio, field movements etc.
Off-Ice Sessions – development of strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, jump technique, etc.
It is highly recommended that Junior skaters skate on a combination of Freeskate sessions, Skills / Dance sessions, Development sessions and engage in Off-Ice sessions to train their craft in a holistic manner. Contact a Skating Director for recommended sessions for your child’s personal development.
Suggested quantity and frequency of on ice training for STAR 1 - 2 is two to four days per week and ideally 30 – 40 weeks / year (Skate Canada, STAR 1 – 5 Resource Guide, 2020).
Long hair must be neatly tied back or in a bun.
Skating dress, skating skirt, or stretchy clothing. Jeans and sweaters with hoods are not permitted.
Professionally fitted figure skates. Nearby figure skating shops include Skaters Edge in Coquitlam (604-521-5550) and Cyclone Taylor in Vancouver (604-264-9261). See links below: