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. http://skatecanada.ca/skating-lessons/glossary/ .
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: