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Interesting Links 

This page is where links to articles and other websites of interest to STARskaters and to broaden interest in the sport of figure skating in general are provided.

STAR 1-5 Content Overview

The STAR 1-5 Content Overview is now available by clicking here. This is an outline of what is contained in each discipline in the STAR 1-5 Program.

Skate Canada's Skating Glossary

Definitions of skating terms, particularly jumps and spins. Fun facts about Canadian skater accomplishments. .


How to Approach the Axel.

Named after Norwegian skater Axel Paulsen, the axel is considered one of the most challenging jumps for skaters to learn. Here is an article by a coach and former figure skater on how he teaches his skaters to approach this jump.


See this graphic of a single Axel: