Our development Programme is a highly regarded programme throughout New Zealand and supports the growth of competitive and recreational figure skating. The programme has been designed as a bridging programme from the Learn to Skate (Kiwi-Skate Programme) to start from non-competitive development levels all the way up to Senior International competitive levels.

There are currently 2 Recreational Tiers and 4 competitive Tiers.

We have a maximum of 10 placements per Tier so getting placements within this programme is competitive (very competitive in the Tier 3 -5) 

Applicant Entrance:
A skater who meets the requirements and has been selected by our club coaches will be contacted and offered a placement if a suitable placement is available in the programme.





We are very fortunate to have the funding and help of the Otago Community Trust. The running of this programme depends solely on this funding grant each year and it allows our skaters subsidised entrance fees, which helps with covering ice time and coaching costs. 

Thank you, Otago Community Trust for supporting us and our skaters




Tier Requirements                                                                                                                                                (As of Term 2 2016)

 

Tier 1

Type: Recreational between the age of 5-7 years

Minimum of Elementary Kiwi Skate pass

Full financial member of DISC

 

Tier 2 Recreational

Type: Recreational under the age of 16 years

Minimum of Novice Kiwi Skate pass

Full financial member of DISC

 

Tier 2 Competitive

Type: Competitive under the age of 16 years

Minimum of NZIFSA Elementary Stroking

Full financial member of DISC

Minimum competing at Club Championship events

 

Tier 3

Type: Competitive

Minimum of NZIFSA Preliminary Stroking

Minimum of NZIFSA Elementary Free Skating

Full financial member of DISC

Minimum competing at Sub Regional Events

Minimum: Attending Open Session ice time 1-2 times per week

Taking private lessons with a qualified coach

 

 

Tier 4

Type: Competitive

Minimum of NZIFSA Inter Bronze Stroking

Minimum of NZIFSA Preliminary Free Skating

Full financial member of DISC

Minimum competing at Regional Events

Minimum: Attending Open Session ice time 2-3 times per week

Taking private lessons with a qualified coach

 

Tier 5

Type: Competitive

Minimum of NZIFSA Silver Stroking

Minimum of NZIFSA Inter Silver Free Skating

Full financial member of DISC

Minimum competing at National Championships

Minimum: Attending Open Session ice time 3-4 times per week

Taking private lessons with a qualified coach