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March 2012
In This Issue
Kaetlyn Osmond Finishes 10th
2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games
Winter Photo Contest Winner
Coach Wanted Ads
News & Views from Athlete Development
Duso's Skater of the Month
Section ACGM
Coaches Corner
The Clubhouse
The Officials' Edge
Golden Skaters

Kaetlyn Osmond Finishes 10th Overall at the 2012 ISU Junior Kaetlyn OSMOND (CAN) Free SkatingWorlds Championships
Minsk, Belarus
With a first place finish in the preliminary round, Kaetlyn entertained the crowd with her updated free program, featuring a triple lutz. Kaetlyn demonstrated maturity and immense talent at this year's World Juniors and achieved her personal goal of finishing in the top 10. 
 See Kaetlyn's complete results here

Special Olympics Athletes conclude the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games on a Good Edge
February 28, 2012 - March 3, 2012
Five Section skaters competed  last week at the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. Meg Oshada won the gold medal for Level 1 Dance and Level 3 Divisioning D2; Kennedy Zaytsoff won a gold medal in Level 3 Dance and a silver medal in Level 5 final; Kristina Hansen placed 6th in Level 1 Dance, 5th in Level 4 Free Skate and 5th in Level 4 Technical Program; and Rachel Ryan placed 8th in Level 2 Elements. 
For a complete listing of results click here.
Congratulations to our Section skaters on a fantastic 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games!
Welcome Back Lisa!
Coordinator, Finance & Skating Programs Returns Full-Time to the Section Office
After being on maternity leave since March 2011, Lisa Bonderove has returned to her role as Coordinator, Finance & Skating Programs at the Section office. Lisa is excited to get back into the swing of things and would be more than happy to help with any skating program questions or concerns and can be reached at or 780-415-0593. 
Winter Photo Contest Winner
Amber Dutton 
Gateway Skating Club
Winter Photo Contest Winner
Quick Links 
2011-2012 Committees

Coach Wanted Ads


Ice Palace FSC
Currently accepting applications for an NCCP Level 3 certified coach. [Read More].
Ardrossan Strathcona FSC
Primary STARSkate Coach for 2012-2013 season. [Read More]

Fort Smith Figure Skating Club
ISPC trained coach for 2012-2013 season. [Read More]


St. Albert Skating Club
Looking for a skating director starting the summer of 2012. [Read More
Vermilion Figure Skating Club
Primary STARSkate Coach for 2012-2013 season. [Read More]


Submit coach wanted ads by the 1st of each month here to appear in the newsletter. Ads are also placed on the Section website as they are received. Cost per ad (150 words) is $25 per month. 


To see more coach wanted ads
click here.
Events Calendar
Canmore, AB
April 2-4, 2012
Edmonton, AB
March 26-30, 2012

Chinook Invitational
March 30 - April 1, 2012
Lethbridge, AB
Glencoe Invitational
April 5-7, 2012
Calgary, AB
SASC Springsational
April 13-15, 2012
St. Albert, AB
For a complete listing of all Section competitions click here.
Test Days


Check out our new Test Day calenders.


High Test Days


Low Test Days  

 Section ACGM Workshops poster 


Check out our ALUMNI Webpage

Recently, an Alumni webpage was added to the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section website. This resource will function as a valuable communications tool between the Alumni community and Skate Canada regarding information, updates and events. 


2012 Alberta Youth Olympic Symposium

May 3-6, 2012



Sport Information Resource Centre

SIRC Podcasts


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News & Views from Athlete Development

Sport Nutrition (SIRC)SIRC

Nutrition plays a big role in helping us prepare for physical activity. It allows us to perform to the best of our ability and helps us to recover so we are ready to go again. In order to be at our athletic best we must know about proper food and fluid consumption before, during and after training and competition. [Read More]. 


Mike Slipchuk Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as Athlete/BuilderTeam Alberta North

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Arctic Winter Games Wrap-Up

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games concluded on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with many memorable performances.  Congratulations to McKenna Colthorp who won a gold medal in the Combined Ladies 3 event and to the skaters on the Alberta North Junior Female Team who claimed a silver medal in the Junior Female Team event. For a complete listing of results click here


Section Showcase
Duso's Enterprises Ltd.
Proud Presenter

March 11, 2012

Thank you to the Warburg Figure Skating Club for hosting the inaugural Section Showcase.


Section ShowcaseWarburg skaters performed alongside Junior Development  and Select Team members, including Emma Smolski, Kira Gallant, Natascha Collier, Lee Royer, and Nathan Luong.  



Triple Flip - October submission 



Section Coaching Representative

Deadline April 5, 2012


Board of Directors

Deadline April 5, 2012

  • Vice Chair (Even Years)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Officials Coordinating Committee Chair


NW Region Coaching Representative

Duso's Enterprises Ltd.
Duso's  Skater of the Month




Application Deadline: 15th of every month 

Apply today to recognize a skater in your club who works hard, helps out whenever possible, loves what they do, assists the club with activities, helps other skaters, and is a great role model and ambassador for figure skating. 


Submit applications for April 2012 Duso's Skater of the Month!

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut ACGM
Register Now!

Create . Passion . Strength


Registration Now Open!

Register to attend the Awards Banquet and ACGM workshops here.


For more information including the event schedule click here.


Early Bird Registration: April 5, 2012 (all registrations received before this date will be entered into a draw for a one night stay at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort).    


"Exploring LTAD"

LTAD Integration at the Club Level

Presented By: Dr. Stephen Norris


"They Shoot! They Score"

Running a CanPowerSkate Program at Your Club

Presented By: Gay Dubeau  


"Exploring Coach/Board Relationships"

"You're Hired" to Policy & Procedures

Coaches Corner

Coaching Courses

Continue to check the website for new courses and updated information. New CanSkate and Primary STARSkate courses posted!


"Check Out Your Locker"

Click Here to find out more.



Connecting Coaches Newsletter

Alberta Sport Development Centre

Click here to keep up to date on the most recent information in the coaching field.


Cowboy Skater
Photo Credit: Scott McKenzie

The Clubhouse 

Blending CanSkate and CanPowerSkate

The wheels started rolling after attending the spring Section AGM last year and participating in the CanSkate revisions workshop. Our club was looking to revitalize the current CanSkate program. We knew our community needed an instructional base for fundamental skating skill that could lead either to hockey and/or ringette.  We decided to try running CanSkate and CanPower programs together sharing the new format. [Read More]


CanPowerCanSkate logo

Email Rocky Figure Skating Club for more information.  



The Officials' Edge 

Now Available on Member's Only

  1. Notice of High Performance and Domestic Officials' Committees Spring Meetings
  2. List of Approved Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance Technical Panel Seminars for the 2012-2013 Season 

Golden Skaters 

Congratulations Kirsten Harms!

Kirsten Harms completed her Gold Free Skate, Dance, Skating Skills & Interpretive Tests. [Read More] 


March - Golden Skaters

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