Our Club

Skate Oakville focuses on individual and team development at every level of the EDGE Synchronized Skating Program. Skaters from Beginner through to Intermediate learn in a progressive manner indicative to the level of the team.  We also teach the importance of consolidating a solid general physical foundation encompassing speed, strength, endurance and flexibility.

The individual skating skill development of each skater on a synchro team is critical to the overall success of that team.  The EDGE Synchro Program strongly encourages the development of these skills through the various free skate, skills and dance programs. Coaches also encourage team members to develop their off ice fitness and mental training skills, both independently as well as during team training sessions through the season.

Program Details

Intro

Taught by our synchro coaches, this program will teach basic synchro elements and is intended for younger skaters not yet ready to skate on one of our teams.  Skaters must have passed stage 3 of CanSkate and be registered for at least 1 Canskate session in addition to this session. See Learn to Skate registration page for sign up information.

Beginner I

Beginner I teams may have 8-16 skaters.  Skaters should be under the ages of 12, however EDGE recommends skaters have not reached the age of 10 by July 1st preceding the competition season. By September, skaters at this level should be passed stage 5 of CanSkate, participating in our STARSkate I program and working towards their first Skate Canada test.

Beginner II

Beginner II teams may have 8-16 skaters who have not reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  There is a provision for a limited number of skaters to be overage.  Skaters should be working towards completing their STAR 2 tests.

Elementary

Elementary teams may have 8-16 skaters who have not reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  Skaters should be working towards their STAR 3 and 4 tests.

Pre Juvenile

Pre Juvenile teams may have 8-16 skaters who have not reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  Skaters should be working towards completing their STAR 5 tests.

Juvenile

Juvenile teams may have 8-16 skaters who have not reached the age of 13 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  There is a provision for a limited number of skaters to be overage.  Skaters should be working towards completing their Senior Bronze Freeskate and Junior Silver Dance & Skills tests.

Pre Novice

Pre Novice teams may have 8-16 skaters who have reached the age of 12 but have not reached the age of 18 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  Skaters should be working towards completing their Senior Bronze Freeskate and Junior Silver Dance & Skills tests.

Novice

Novice teams may have 12-16 skaters who have reached the age of 10 but not the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition season. Skaters should be working towards completing their Junior and Senior Silvers Freeskate, Dance and Skills tests.

Intermediate

Intermediate teams may have 12-16 skaters who have reached the age of 13 but not the ages of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition season.  Skater should be working towards completing their Senior Silver and Gold Skills, Dance and Freeskate tests.