Junior Program  

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. 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. Sessions offered include:  

  • 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).  

Equipment:  

  • - 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:  

https://skatersedgeshop.com 
http://www.cyclonetaylorfigskate.com  

PO BOX 61564 BROOKSWOOD PO.  LANGLEY, BC.  V3A 8C8