Welcome to the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club


We are K-W's exclusive Skate Canada sanctioned skating club, and one of Canada's leading figure skating training centres. We offer singles, pairs, dance, and synchronized skating programs for beginners through to elite athletes.

STARSkate Programs

The introductory level for all figure skating programs is the STAR 1-10 program, which typically begins after basic skating skills are mastered in our Learn-to-Skate programs.

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - this is what STARSkate is 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 group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.

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Skaters recommended into this program demonstrate an identified aptitude for figure skating. Skaters must have completed Stage 5 CanSkate. The program serves to introduce skaters to all aspects of the STARSkate program including ice dancing, free skating, and skating skills. Intro to Figure Skating is team taught in small groups by base coaches. At the end of the program a recommendation for future programming and potential base coach will be made. Required to skate the mandatory 2 days.


Our 'Group STAR' program is designed for skaters who wish to continue to develop their skating skills in a group lesson setting. To register in this program, skaters must have passed their Stage 6 CanSkate badge or have been recommended to this program by a professional coach. Instruction is provided in stroking, free skating, skating skills, dance and interpretive. Independent learning encouraged. Privates lessons may be available; please contact the KWSC office if interested.





















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Competitive Programs

The Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club is one of Canada's leading competitive figure skating training centres. We have a world-class training facility with excellent professional coaches, a dedicated figure skating ice pad without boards, an athletics centre, personal trainers, as well as dance and pilates studios.

We are proud of our current and former competitive skaters including Olympic Silver medalists Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch, Olympic Ice Dance Champions Tessa Virue and Scott Moir, Four Continents Ice Dance Champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, and many others.

Skaters who want to challenge their figure skating skills and show potential as competitive skaters can join our competitive team.

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Competitive Singles

Skaters will be competing during the 2016/17 season in Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior, Senior singles events or OUA singles. A minimum technical requirement set by the Singles Discipline Coordinator for Fall & Winter 2016/2017 is the double Lutz jump.

Program requirements: Skaters are required to skate 4 days per week.

Dance Pairs

Program Requirement: Please consult with your base coach for appropriate training program and schedule. This program accommodates skaters training in the discipline of dance pairs from the primary to international level.

Freeskate Pairs

Program Requirement: Please consult with your base coach for appropriate training program and schedule. This program accommodates skaters training in the discipline of freeskate pairs from the primary to international level.

Fitness and Training Requirements (All Competitive Programs):

Our competitive skaters are committed to excellence and must abide by our competitive skaters code of conduct and agreement. In addition to their on-ice training, competitive skaters attend mandatory fitness classes, and are expected to maintain a high fitness level. Fitness testing for competitive skaters and full-time dance and pair skaters is mandatory and included in the skater's program fee.

The Skating Programs manager may, at his discretion, move a skater to a higher or lower session to provide the best training environment for all.

Latest News

Moving back to CFSC:

Don't forget that all programs move back to the RIM Park CFSC Rink on May 5th, with the exception of Wednesday night CanSkate sessions at Activa. Note: the KWSC office location moves back to RIM Park on Tuesday, May 2nd. There will be no Saturday office hours on April 29, May 20 & June 24. Feel free to drop by and say hello...we missed you.

Registration STAR and COMP:

Online registration for all STAR and Competitive programs opens May 2nd at 4 pm. All summer STAR and Competitive programs will be sold by the week. Info..

Summer 2017 learn-to-skate and power skating registration:

Online registration for summer 2017 learn-to-skate and power skating programs opens Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Info...


May 5, 2017:

All spring programs relocated to the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre (RIM Park) for remainder of season, with the exception of Wednesday night CanSkate sessions at Activa

May 20, 2017:

Deadline to nominate skaters and volunteers for KWSC Gala Awards. Information and nomination forms...

May 22, 2017:

No skating

May 30, 2017:

Test Day. Schedule...

Jun. 11, 2017:

KWSC Annual General Meeting & Awards Gala.
Notice of meeting | Award nominations

Jun. 22, 2017:

Test Day

We are K-W's exclusive provider of Skate Canada certified skating programs such as CanSkate and CanPowerSkate.


CanSkate was developed by a team of hockey, figure skating, and ringette experts to teach the fundamentals of skating. CanSkate is the only nationally regulated learn-to-skate program in Canada. This tested and proven new curriculum and delivery method promotes unrivaled development of strong basic skills. The new program includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a fun and dynamic program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.


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