All STAR 6-Gold Assessment information for coaches and officials will be posted on this page. Check in frequently for updates and/or join the Technical Updates Notification at the bottom of the main page of the website for an email notification.
Shannon Downing and Joanne Nickel attended the Skate Canada STAR 6-Gold workshop in Toronto in March. They presented this important new information at the BC/YK Section AGM in May. CLICK HERE to view the presentation.
UPDATE AUGUST 30
Skate Canada has released the STAR 6-Gold eLearning module for Artistic. It is available on Skate Canada’s membership site.
STAR 5 - Artistic will be available for coaches to assess at their club or skating school effective September 1st. Coaches are encouraged to use the STAR 6 – Gold Training to learn about Artistic until the STAR 5 written resource document has been updated by Skate Canada. The STAR 5 assessment sheets and video examples are already available on the online Skate Canada Assessment Guide. The STAR 5 Artistic program has the option to be assessed in a clear ice environment on a regular session without clear ice.
UPDATE AUGUST 12
Coaches who are interested in becoming a Coach Assessor in Skills can now submit their application. Please refer to the document in the Resource section below Steps to Becoming a Coach Assessor in Skills.
UPDATE JULY 25
Skate Canada has announced a change to the training for Artistic evaluators. Existing evaluators who wish to become qualified in the Artistic discipline for STAR 6-Gold will only need to complete the STAR 6-Gold Training: Artistic eLearning course and exam prior to applying for the new promotion. Click here for the Skate Canada Notice Board article
UPDATE JULY 17Skate Canada has announced a change to the timeline for the implementation of the STAR 6 – Gold launch. The original date for the full launch of the four disciplines was September 1 2019. The revised timelines for commencement of assessments using the new STAR 6 – Gold structure are:
September 1st, 2019: Skills and Artistic
November 1st, 2019: Freeskate and Dance
Freeskate or Dance tests scheduled before November 1st will be evaluated in accordance with the existing Sr. Bronze to Gold system.
The STAR 6 – Gold Introduction and Skills courses and exams are now available on eLearning. Get started on your STAR 6 – GOLD training:
- Sign in to your members account at Skate Canada here
- Select the “e-learning” tab to navigate to the Skate Canada e-learning site.
- From the “New Courses” dropdown select “STAR 6 – Gold: Introduction”.
- Click “Enroll” and begin the course.
- After successful completion of the Introduction module, repeat the same process for "STAR 6- GOLD Skills"
Other courses related to STAR 6 – Gold have also been released such as the STAR 10 dance Cha Cha Congelado and a STAR 6 – Gold Skills on Ice Seminar. Skate Canada announced that e-learning modules for the disciplines will be launched:
- Artistic: August
- Freeskate & Dance: October
Access eLearning and the Materials Catalogue on the Skate Canada Membership Site
Access resource videos for all disciplines in the Skate Canada Skating DevelopmentVideo Library
Direct link to the STAR 6-Gold Assessment Guide on Info Centre. Each section of the guide is posted in the Materials Catalogue (Membership Site)