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Becoming A Skater

Learn to Skate

In Aussie Skate™, learning focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Lessons are in a group format and led by a certified professional coach. Skaters progress at their own pace and coaches make sessions lively using a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning.  Aussie Skate™ creates a direct pathway into the competitive field, from Aussie Skate™ Competitions to Club Events to National Championships for Figure Skating.

The Aussie Skate™ (Skate School) is run by Ice Skating Queensland and conducted at Iceworld Acacia Ridge.

Aussie Skate™ is the nationally accredited, learn-to-skate program designed for beginners of all ages.

Figure Skating - Singles

Single Skating is a discipline of figure skating in which male and female skaters compete individually. Men's singles and ladies' singles are both Olympic disciplines and are both governed by the ISU.  Single skaters perform jumps, spins, step sequences, spirals, and other moves in the field to music as part of their competitive programs.

Figure Skating - Pairs

Pairs Skating is distinguished from ice dancing and single skating by elements unique to pair skating, including overhead lifts, twist lifts, death spirals, and throw jumps. They also perform the elements of single skating in unison. Pair Skating requires similar technique and timing on all elements of the performance, as well as practice and trust between the partners. The aim is to create an impression of "two skating as one". 

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Figure Skating - Ice Dance

Ice Dance is a form of ballroom dancing on the ice where a man and woman skate together and perform a variety of turns, steps, twizzles, spins and lifts. Unlike Pairs Skating, overhead lifts are not permitted.  Another distinctive aspect of ice dance is the particular use of music in the performances. In Ice Dance, dancers must skate to music with a definite beat or rhythm, which brings out the character and flavour of that dance.

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If You Love Skating

Aussie Skate is a great way to learn at your own pace, and when you are ready you can compete in an Aussie Skate Competitions.

Accelerate your learning

If you would like to progress faster or have extra training, you can engage a Coach on top of your skate school lessons. Coaches are listed on the Iceworld notice board next to the office window.

We suggest you ask a few Coaches for a trial lesson before you choose one.

In addition, talk to the Skate School Director to enquire about the ISQ Stars Program.

Dedicated Figure Skating Sessions

Once you have a Coach, you can train in the dedicated Figure sessions, either in a lesson or by yourself.  

 

You must be a member of the state body, Ice Skating Queensland (ISQ) to use the Figure Sessions.  In addition, you will receive a rink entry swipe card and subsidised rink entry fee.

Iceworld charge an entry fee to use the Figure Sessions.

The Iceworld Figure Skating Club

We invite you to join the Iceworld Figure Skating Club (IFSC) at any time, even if you are still in skate school. We run a number of competitions for all levels of Skate School, including our Club Championships which includes Tiny Tot through to Free Skate 4, along with Fun Skates, Athlete Development Programs and Social Events.

Competitive Streams for Single Skaters

Once you finish Aussie Skate your next test level will take you into the singles or adult singles competitive stream.  

To test for Preliminary or Adult Pewter, you must have a Coach and be a member of the Iceworld Figure Skating Club.

  • Preliminary

  • Elementary

  • Basic Novice

  • Intermediate Novice

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced Novice

  • Junior

  • Senior

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Singles
  • Pre-Novice

  • Basic Novice

  • Advanced Novice

  • Junior

  • Senior

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Pairs
  • Preliminary

  • Elementary

  • Basic Novice

  • Intermediate Novice

  • Advanced Novice

  • Junior

  • Senior

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Dance
  • Pewter (Trial Level)

  • Copper

  • Bronze

  • Silver

  • Gold

  • Masters

  • Elite Masters

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Adult
Singles
  • Adult Pair

  • Intermediate

  • Masters

  • Elite Masters

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Adult
Pairs
  • Bronze

  • Silver

  • Gold

  • Masters

  • Elite Masters

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Adult
Dance
  • Elementary

  • Basic Novice

  • Advanced Novice

  • Adult

  • Open

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Solo
Dance
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