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The Millbrook Skating Club formally known as The Millbrook Figure Skating Club
Skating at the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre: 986 Country Road 10
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We have reduced the number of programs due to COVID restrictions. We are offering one night of STARskate this year on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:50pm. Please note that we are working with the CMCC staff to ensure a safe transition from our CanSkate program to our STARskate program. The start time of our STARskate program is subject to change to accommodate this transition.                                                                                           

STARskate 

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARskate is all about! STARskate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate, and interpretive skating.

Our StarSkate Sessions run Wednesdays from 6:30-7:50pm

All STARskate sessions include group lessons in the registration price and private lessons for an additional cost.

   STARskate Programming Format: 

            Skills (edges, turns, and field movements): 6:30-6:40pm

            Skills Exercises (x and o pattern): 6:40-6:50pm

            Free skate (jumps, spins, solos): 6:50-7:30pm

            Dance: 7:30-7:50pm

 

Private lessons will be scheduled on an individual bases during skills, free skate, or dance. Parents are to request the number of lessons they would like to have. 

Group instruction will occur for at least 30 minutes per night.

All STARskate sessions include group lessons in the registration price and private lessons for an additional cost.

STAR 1-5 assessments are coach-assessed during regular sessions and include free skate (elements and program), skills and dance

STAR 6-10 skills are also assessed by a coach. 

However, STAR 6-10 dance and free skate are evaluated by Skate Canada trained Evaluators. When a skater is ready to test one of these disciplines they will attend a test day with a coach. Test days are typically at another local club (Peterborough, Norwood)

 

 

 

 

STARskate 1- 4 Competitions

Please note that the MSC will not be attending competitions during the 2020-2021 skating season due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Coaches encourage STARskaters to participate in competitions during the season if they are interested. This gives our skaters the opportunity to display their skills/solos that they have been working on and are evaluated by a Certified Skate Ontario Evaluator.  Certificates are awarded "Gold, Silver, Bronze or Merit" and provide feedback on what the skater is doing well and what elements require some additional practice.

More information regarding competitions can be found on the Skate Ontario Website

          Compete -> Competitions -> Star 1-4 Series

This website is also where parents register your skater for the competition.

 

Skating Season Competitions:

Parents should watch the website for registration availability as space is limited and it fills up quickly.

A coach will always be present at the competitions for support and guidance. There is a fee associated with this and the coach will invoice parents directly for this payment.

 

STARskate Coach's Cup Award

Our Coach's Cup Award started in 2008 upon receipt of a generous donation from one of our skater's fathers, Dennis Hines, through his employer Ontario Hydro. This award is given out annually and is selected by the coaching team utilizing the following criteria:

  • Skater's progress and accomplishments during the season
  • Skater's involvement with the club with our Pre-Canskate and Canskate Programs, participating in club events, competitions, fundraising, outside activities, i.e. Christmas Parade
  • Displaying a positive attitude and work ethic both on and off of the ice
  • Being respectful and working positively with coaches and teammates
  • Being respectful of the code of ethics and rules of the ice
 
 
Off-ice Training and Goal Setting 
 
The purpose of off-ice training is to supplement a skater’s on-ice practice. We will not be offering off-ice training sessions this season, but will include a few warm-up ideas prior to our on-ice sessions, which included personalized goal setting.
 
Skaters are encouraged to do some training at home and focus on the three areas described below. Specific exercises will be shown to skaters during STARskate warm up: 
 
Strength  
Focus: core, legs, back, arms
On-ice Benefits: (1) enhances skater's overall practice; notability endurance and consistency. (2) Higher jumps; increased rotation efficiency and landing stability. (3) Longer and faster spins.
 
Flexibility  
Focus: legs, hips, back, and shoulders
On-ice Benefits: (1) lengthens muscles to support elements that demand a high degree of flexibility; spirals, beilman, spread eagles, and split jumps for example. (2) Increases overall range of motion. (3) Helps control the angle of knee, ankle, hip, and shoulder joints. 
 
Balance
Focus: posture, stabilizing muscles, and body awareness 
On-ice Benefits: improves over-all quality of elements and transitions between elements. 

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