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Preliminary is for skaters who want to continue in figure skating and who are working on Skate Canada Star 1 and Star 2 levels. It is strongly recommended that they skate at least two days a week. They will learn edges, turns, jumps and spins. Once a skater moves up to the Preliminary level, they will need a professional coach to oversee their development and testing, and guide them through participating in local competitions. To qualify for this program, skaters MUST have completed CanSkate Level 5 AND be evaluated by one of our Preliminary conveners. All skaters must wear figure skates. No group lessons will be provided by the Club (skaters need to arrange their own private lessons).

If you aren’t sure which tests your skater has passed, you can always login to the Skate Canada site and check his or her record. Here’s how:

- Go to and click on the Members button (top left)
- Click on the Sign In button (top right)
- FIRST-TIME USERS: You will need to click on Request Invitation Code and enter the email address and birthdate of the skater whose test records you are trying to look up. This code will be emailed to you. Once you have retrieved it, click Redeem it here, enter the code in the info field and click Submit. You will then be prompted to create an account and choose a username and password. RETURNING USERS: Login using your Skate Canada # as the username.
- Click on My Profile
- Click on My Achievements
- All tests will be listed with dates and results