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What is a Program Assistant?

updated as of August 19, 2023

Program Assistant (PA) is a mandatory program for all skaters registered in the StarSkate sessions. The timeframe to complete the PA hours is September - March.  However if by December you aren't near complete, an invoice with the opt out fee, will be applied prior to Winter registration. 

PAs help our younger skaters learn to skate in our PreCanskate and CanSkate Learn to Skate programs.  They help the professional coaches on the ice, and are very valuable as their energy, enthusiasm, and excellent skating skills help our new skaters enjoy our sport.

Who is a Program Assistant?

Blue PA - Star 4 (completed Star 3) and/or First Year PA

  • Skaters under the age of 12 and/or first year PA, start out as a Blue PA.  After first year, or sooner, Blue PA will move up based on PA qualifications

Yellow PA
– Star 6 and up

  • Skaters 12 and older

Mandatory Program Assistant Sessions

If you are registered for:

  • 2 StarSkate sessions (Star 4 / 5) you must complete minimum 12 hours of PA for the season
  • 3 or more StarSkate sessions (Star 6 or higher) you must complete minimum 18 hours of PA for the season

If you register for additional sessions prior to December 31, then your required mandatory sessions will be adjusted accordingly

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