Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Terra Nova Tornadoes Skating Club
Introduction of Executive
President Kimberly Pike
Vice President Andrea Doucette
Treasurer Michelle Saunders
Secretary/Fundraising Patricia Holloway
Public Relations/Registrar Christine Arnold
CanSkate/Ice Show Coordinator Michelle Yetman/Amanda Ayles
Test Chair/Skater Development Stephanie Burry
CanSkate is a learn to skate program, not a figure skating program. It is offered to both boys and girls who want to learn to skate. The program focuses on fun, participation and skill development as children progress through stages 1-7. Badges are awarded as each stage is successfully completed.
Parents of CanSkate children must have someone at the arena that is responsible for their child while they are skating. (i.e. if a child leaves the ice, the coach or program assistant cannot go with them, they are responsible for other children on the ice.)
Skaters in stages 5, 6, & 7 are eligible to compete at variuos Interclub competitions held throughout the season. If you require further information please contact one of our CanSkate Coordinators.
Once the skater has completed level 7 they then can move to our StarSkate program. This program is different from the CanSkate program in many ways. There will only be one group of children on the ice and these children will be concentrating on dances, free skate, or skills for their level.
It is broken down into different stages Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, Junior Bronze, Senior Bronze, Junior Silver, Senior Silver and Gold.
At the Pre-preliminary level the skater will be working on Preliminary skills, dance, and free skate. They need to pass Preliminary Free Skate before they move on to the next level (Preliminary).
Whatever level the skater is presently in they will actually be practicing for the next level. Example: if they are in Preliminary, the dances will be for Junior Bronze. Their Free Skate will be Junior Bronze and Junior Bronze Skills.
There are times when they will have their dances done for that level but they cannot move up until all areas of that level are completed. If they have their Preliminary dances completed they can move on to the Junior Bronze dances, but they are still competing at the Preliminary level and will not move on to Junior Bronze until all elements of the level are complete.
Here is a breakdown of the Preliminary:
1) Free skate 2) Dances 3) Skills
Elements-in isolation Dutch Waltz Edges/turns
Program-to music Canasta
Here is a breakdown of the Junior Bronze:
1) Free Skate 2) Dances 3) Skills
Elements-in isolation Swing Edges/turns
Program – music Tango
Registration has to be paid a week before skating starts. All children need to be registered with Skate Canada before they can skate.
NOTICE TO ALL STARSKATERS AND PARENTS
This is to inform all StarSkate groups and parents that dressing room #3 is designated for girls only. There is a sign on the door stating “Girls Dressing Room Only”. No male skaters, fathers, guardians or any male over the age of 7 is permitted in the dressing room #3 at any time.
Any fathers or males who may need to assist their child/children with skates; clothing etc. will be required to use dressing room #1 or #2.
With regards to our male StarSkaters, dressing room #4 (upstairs) this room was designated during Regional’s as a “Boys Dressing Room”.
Dressing Room Rules
-Respect your coaches; they use the room as well.
-Skaters must be responsible for their own skating bags.
-Respect other skaters.
-Keep dressing room clean and tidy.
-Remove any personal belongings when you leave the dressing room.
-No foul language or inappropriate behavior. (remember there are all ages in these dressing rooms)
First and foremost skating is all about fun and physical activity. Let’s not forget why we are here! Have fun and be safe and let’s make this our 12th season the best yet.
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