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2019-2020 Season Results
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WILDROSE - Nov results
GLENCOE - Feb results
LBFSC - March Centralized results
LBFSC - April results
Skate Canada Assessment Structure
Assessments at the STAR 1-5 level are designed to support skater development within their own environment and remove barriers such as extra costs, inconvenience and time constraints. Read more...
STAR 6 – Gold
Assessments at the STAR 6-Gold level are offered in an "external evaluation" environment (i.e., assessed by an evaluator), apart from Skills that may be assessed by either an evaluator or the skater's qualified coach assessor. This new program replaces the former Senior Bronze, Junior Silver, Senior Silver, Gold Programs which are now phased out.
Evaluators who have achieved the identified qualifications per discipline, may assess skaters.
STAR 1-5: Coach assessors shall assess skaters they are actively developing in each discipline.
STAR 6 – Gold: Coach assessors may only assess the Skills discipline. They may only assess skaters they
are actively developing in this area.
The Assessment Sheet
Assessment sheets are colour coded to identify each discipline at a glance.
What is Test Day?
Skate Canada's NEW Assessment day is where the skater’s progress is measured. It is a separate day that is outside of the regular practice sessions. A Skate Canada evaluator comes to the rink to perform evaluations on the skaters in the following four disciplines: SKILLS, FREESKATE, DANCE AND ARTISTIC (formerly Interpretive).
Overview STAR 6-Gold Assessment Content
What is a Triple or Quad Gold Award?
The Alberta Figure Skating Foundation awards skaters who have achieved the triple/quad gold status. To learn more about this award go to https://albertafigureskatingfoundation.ca/?page_id=2
When are Test Days?
Normally in Nov/Dec, Feb, Mar, April and one in Spring and one in Summer depending on the availability of evaluators, and may be during school hours, requiring a skater to miss school. Please refer to the Calendar for more details.
Who may test?
The coach determines whether the skater is ready to try a Skate Canada STAR 6 - Gold Assessment. The skater’s name gets posted on a list 2 weeks prior to the test day. The rule is: once posted, the skater is obligated to take the test and to pay the Skate Canada Test Fees. Skate Canada will only accept medical reasons or withdrawal due to inclement weather for not taking a test and the Skate Canada Test Fee portion of the Test Fee will be refunded; all other reasons get marked as a retry with no refunds allowed.
Test fees will be communicated approximately 10 to 14 days prior to the test day. Payment of Test Fees must be made prior to testing on our website. Please choose TEST DAY REGISTRATIONS in the Quick Navigation on the Registration page. You may choose a credit card, Visa debit or use any available gift certificates that you may have. CHEQUES/CASH are not accepted. The Dance Partner Fee is a separate payment. This is between you and your coach and is paid to the coach. Test Fees and the Dance Partner Fee need to be paid prior to the test being taken. Skate Canada stipulates that all test fees must be paid in advance.
What happens on test day?
Most importantly, ARRIVE AT LEAST 45 MINUTES prior to the scheduled test time. The test days may run ahead and often do. Immediately at arrival, check the Test Schedule, and determine whether the test times are ahead on-time or behind. Avoid panic on test days!
What to wear?
The skater must be dressed appropriately. The coach will advise the skater on what is expected. Gloves and a warm-up jacket are allowed during warm-up, make sure they can be easily removed for the actual test.
On Test Day, the music room is restricted to Assessment Coordinator, test day volunteers, coaches, and the test evaluator.
Test results are distributed approximately 30 minutes after the test. The results are given to the coach who will review them with the skater. Although LBFSC and Skate Canada keep records of the results, they do not keep copies of the actual assessment sheets so please keep these for your own records as they cannot be reproduced.
The coach is the only person allowed to discuss the test results with the evaluator.
Inevitably there will be times where tests are not successful and require a ‘retry’. It is important to be supportive of the skaters regardless of the result.
Withdrawal of Candidate
Any skater who must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances may do so without penalty.
Please Note: If a skater is unsuccessful with an assessment, it is recommended they wait a minimum 24
hours before their next attempt of the same assessment.
How can you help?
Test Days need some volunteers to bring snacks or food for the evaluators, to play the music for tests and to collect the test fees. You can sign-up now on the list provided or the Assessment Evaluator will send an e-mail before the Test Day asking for volunteers.
This is a testing environment; ensure that all skaters are respected by family and friends who are watching in the stands. Stay clear of the door used by skaters, coaches and dance partners. Videos and cameras are allowed, but please do not distract the skaters and never use flash photography.
Finally, join us in being proud of our skaters on test days!