WELCOME TO PRE-JUNIOR
The PreJunior program allows skaters to complete CanSkate Stage 5 and 6 while transitioning into our STAR Program. Skaters participate in a 1-hour, fully coached session, continuing to work on the 3 fundamental areas:
Skaters also participate in a 1-hour (Tuesdays and Thursdays) fitness class prior to the start of their on-ice session. This class is taught by a Flexafit Instructor. Fitness is an important part of developing a well-balanced skater to build strength, flexibility and prevent injury. The PreJunior program is offered 4 times per week (Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/ Saturdays). Note that fitness classes are not offered on Mondays and Saturdays.
Although not required at this level, we do strongly recommend that skaters participate 2x per week in order to see a consistent improvement.
This is a full season program and runs through June 22, 2024.
Once skaters have completed the PreJunior program requirements, they will move up into our Junior program (skates on the same sessions as the PreJunior group but working on different skills areas). Note that the Junior program will have a mandatory 2-day/week commitment requirement.
PreJunior level skaters will participate in one hour of group instruction conducted by our Club coaches. Skaters will participate in two 15 min group lessons along with Junior level skaters focusing on skill development. A 30 min lesson small group lesson is taught following the CanSkate format focusing on Stage 5 and 6 skills.
Young skaters should develop the habit of warming up and stretching their muscles before they step on the ice and the class will help ensure better practice by the time they progress to higher levels. We expect all of our PreJunior skaters to attend the professionally led 60 minute off-ice fitness classes as scheduled and taugh by Flexafit. A variety of physical activities will be introduced. Skaters must come dressed appropriately and be prepared for a class of sport specific exercises. They will be given 10 minutes to put on their skates before continuing to the on-ice session.
Assessing is done constantly throughout the season. The achievements that your skater accomplishes during a skating session will be rewarded with badges & ribbons just as in CanSkate. An evaluation report will be given to your skater periodically throughout the season. When your skater is ready to move from PreJunior to the Junior program you will be notified by the STARSkate Director.
During the session it is important for a parent or chaperone to stay in the arena. Sometimes skates need to be retied, or other assistance is required. Please make sure that we can find you at the rink during your child’s session.
The Club occasionally sends out emails to remind parents of upcoming events, class cancellations and other news. Please ensure that we have your current email address and that you have allowed for all email communications from the Club when setting up your account in order to receive our important messages.
Please add $59 Skate Canada fee to first registration for each skater which covers Skate Canada membership and insurance from September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. If your contact address is not in Mississauga, please add the non-resident fee of $60 per skating season for each skater which is submitted directly to the City of Mississauga.
MSC participates in the Skate Ontario Promotional Contest. Each skater will receive a booklet of 20 lottery tickets valued at $40.00 that they may sell or keep themselves. The $40.00 will be charged at the time of registration. If the skater sells all of their tickets, the $40.00 is recouped by the skater. A draw will be held by Skate Ontario in June 2024. These funds help to subsidize ice and program costs.