Long Term Athlete Development

In pursuit of excellence: skate Canada's guide to LTAD

Skate Canada's newly developed comprehensive Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is designed to assist coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators create an environment that allows skaters to fully develop and reach their potential in the sport, regardless of whether their goals are recreational or competitive in nature.  See Model Here

Off Ice Training


Off Ice Training Ideas for skaters


Ballet and Figure Skating

Learn about the connection between these two disciplines. Ballet is an integral component of a well balanced off ice training program for figure skaters.


Yoga and Flexibility Training for Figure Skaters

The sport of figure skating demands more and more flexibility from its skaters. Whether skaters establish a disciplined stretching routine or partake in Yoga during their off ice activities, flexibility is a must for successful skaters.


mental training for figure skaters

Key components of mental training for figure skaters and other performance athletes include the ability to focus, block out doubts and distractions and be able to set goals.

The Basics


JUst Getting Started!


Click the above link to find a list of common figure skating terms with detailed descriptions. You can click on different skating skills to see a photo and/or video of the skill described.


Practice Plan. Here is a great example of a practice plan that will help STARSkaters make the most out of every session!!

Coaches Corner


learn the difference between a Double Salchow and a toe -loop!


learn how to achieve a level 4 step sequence!

coaches corner is the place for you!!


Coaches corner is meant to provide parents and skaters a valuable resource to the amazing sport of figure skating!