The CanSkate Element Event is formatted to introduce CanSkate participants to the “competition” component of sport while providing them with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun and interactive environment.
The focus of the event is on individual skill improvement and therefore performances are not ranked. Instead of the traditional podium presentations for placing first, second and third, all skaters receive a certificate indicating their overall performance levels (Gold, Silver, Bronze or Merit). The award levels are based on the execution and assessment of four individual elements performed in a circuit format. Each element is evaluated using three predetermined performance features. Each skater receives a full overview of his/her performance on a “performance standards chart” which is provided to the skater along with the award certificate.
In addition to the Element Event, the LSC hosts a STAR 2+ Simulation and Fun Day event, making this a great event for all levels of STARSkate.