Become a better athlete as you become a better skater-- participate in S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters)! S.T.A.R.S. is a new system of off-ice fitness assessment and development designed to support U.S. Figure Skating's existing testing and competition progressions. Its development is based primarily on the need to promote robust, all-around fitness in young American skaters; to push and maintain the athletic ability curve ahead of the skills curve; to ensure that young figure skaters are physically prepared to handle the introduction of new, more complex and more demanding skating skills; and to reduce the potential for injury typically sustained during the training of these new skills.
There are three primary areas measured: 1) Agility/Balance/Coordination, 2) Strength/Power, and 3) Flexibility
LETS GET STARTED – TRAINING FOR THE STARS COMBINE 2 DAYS A WEEK: $150 Club Members ($170 Non-Club Members) 1 DAY A WEEK: $80 Club Members ($100 Non-Club Members) April 21, 2017 – JULY 21, 2017 FRIDAY & SUNDAY – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. KIWANIS ICE ARENA (PARTY ROOM, WEIGHT ROOM, AND/OR SOCCER FIELDS). SKATERS WILL LEARN THE 15 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT ARE USED TO MEASURE A SKATERS STRENGTH, AGILITY, AND FLEXIBILITY AT THE STARS COMBINE. EACH WEEK SKATERS WILL WORK TOWARDS IMPROVING THEIR SCORES WHILE ENHANCING THEIR OVERALL PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR FIGURE SKATING.