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2018-2019 Program Schedule

Monday, Sept 3 – Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Sunday, Jan 6 – Friday, April 26, 2019

There is NO break for Teachers' Convention, Spring Break or Easter

Please note the following Monday morning time changes:
Labour Day, Sept 3 (7:00-9:00 am)
Thanksgiving Day, Oct 8 (7:00-9:00 am)
Family Day, Feb 18 (7:00-9:00 am)

Please note the following Friday morning time change:
Good Friday, April 19 (7:00-9:00 am)

Qualifications for Freeskate Ice Sessions

The qualifications for all freeskate ice sessions are based primarily on the skating test qualifications as well as the availability of the coaches’ times to provide lessons. 

Junior:  STAR 1-5 (working on STAR 1-5)

Intermediate: has passed STAR 5 Freeskate (program and elements) or Senior Bronze FS in the old system. (working on STAR 6)

Senior:  has passed STAR 6 Freeskate (program and elements) or Pre-Juvenile and Junior Silver in the old system.


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. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

Non-Prime Ice (Morning)

It is mandatory for each skater (with the exclusion of those that have passed their Gold Dances, Gold Skills or Gold Freeskate) to purchase 2 hours of non-prime ice.  If prior to November 1, 2018, there are ice session capacity issues, LBFSC may require skaters who have not purchased 2 hours of non-prime ice to change ice sessions and, where applicable, a refund will be issued in accordance with the refund policy. Following November 1, 2018, skaters who have not purchased 2 hours of non-prime ice will not be required to change sessions due to capacity issues as there are no refunds available.

Program Fees

  • Membership Fees:
    • Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) membership fee/per family - $30 (non-refundable). If you have already paid through another program at the Rec. Centre you will receive a credit on your account with the LBFSC once we have confirmed with LBCA.
    • Lake Bonavista Figure Skating Club (LBFSC) membership fee/per family - $50 (non-refundable)
    • Skate Canada Membership fee/per registrant - $36 (non-refundable and non-transferable)
  • Ice Fees: 
    Non-Prime Time - Morning ice excluding Sunday (less expensive)
    Prime Time - Afternoon ice and Sunday (more expensive)

  • Coaching Fees:
  • Before you register, you must have a Professional Coach.
  • Private (Private lessons are when a skater books a 10-15 minute lesson, one-on-one with a Professional Coach).

Contact a private coach on our Coaches page of the website.

The Professional Coach will invoice each family for private lessons.

Member Obligations for STARSkate/CompetitiveSkate

Each family is required to meet the volunteer and fundraising requirements for the skating season starting June 1 to May 31. This includes Spring School, Summer School and Fall and Winter sessions. Read more...

Policies and Guidelines for STARSkate/CompetitiveSkate

These Policies and Guidelines apply to all STARSkate and CompetitiveSkate skaters for the 2018/2019 fall/winter sessions. All dates set forth in this document apply to all skaters regardless of the date of registration. Read more...