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April 2012
In This Issue
Section ACGM
2012 Skate Canada Adult Championships
Coach Wanted Ads
News & Views from Athlete Development
Canadian Sport for Life
Duso's Skater of the Month
Duso's March Skater of the Month
Duso's April Skater of the Month
Coaches Corner
The Clubhouse
Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut ACGM
Section ACGM Workshops posterRegister Now!

Create . Passion . Strength


Registration Closes April 27, 2012!

Register to attend the Awards Banquet and ACGM workshops here.


For more information including the event schedule click here.


Early Bird Draw Winner:    



"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"

Presented by: Panel

Adult Nationals2012 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships
April 6-8, 2012

Section skaters headed to Charlottetown, P.E.I. in early April to compete at the 2012 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. Catherine Taylor (Calalta SC), Joan McGrath (Calalta SC), Kami Harney (Fort Smith SC), Dawn Jorawsky (Okotoks SC), and the Edmonton Northern Lites (Figure 8 SC) competed at the National Championships.


Edmonton Northern Lites - 5th in Adult SYS III Synchronized Skating

Catherine Taylor - Bronze (Into Women Interpretive I & II)

Joan McGrath - Silver (Bronze Women Interpretive III & IV)

Kami Harney - 5th (Silver Women Freeskate I)

Dawn Jorawsky - 6th (Masters Women Freeskate I)


Click here to see all competition results

Edson Figure Skating Club
The Edson Figure Skating Club titled their club carnival BeatlesMania, where skaters had the opportunity to showcase their hard work throughout the year. Myla Isherwood performed her freeskate solo to "Here Comes the Sun" and is pictured doing her spirals.
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2011-2012 Committees

Coach Wanted Ads


Cypress School of Skating
Currenty accepting applications for a coach to instruct STARSkate and CanSkate. [Read More]
Fort Saskatchewan FSC
Currently accepting applications for a NCCP certfied coach. [Read More]


Alix FSC
Currently seeking a Primary STARSkate certified or higher coach for the 2012-2013 season. [Read More]
Barrhead FSC
Currently looking for two to three motivated coaches for the 2012-2013 season. [Read More]
Thorncliffe Greenview Ice Skating Club
CanSkate Trained or 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
Spring/Summer Camps
Federation SC
May 2012
Ice Palace FSC
May 28 - August 10, 2012
Properties Skating Academy
April 30 - June 21, 2012
Cypress School of Skating
July 2 - August 11, 2012

For registration information and a complete listing of all camps click here.
Test Days


Check out our new Test Day calenders.


High Test Days


Low Test Days  


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 Physical Activity Forum

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB

May 1, 2012


2012 Physical Activity Forum

Mount Royal University

Calgary, AB

May 3, 2012


2012 Alberta Youth Olympic Symposium

May 3-6, 2012



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SIRC Podcasts



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News & Views from Athlete Development
Salé and Pelletier Join the Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame announced eight new inductees for 2012. Out of those new entries Olympic, World and Canadian Champions Jamie Salé and David Pelletier will be entered into the Hall in the athlete category. Click here to read the complete press release.


Respect, Fair Play and Ethical BehaviourSIRC

We have heard before that respect, fair play and ethical behaviour (also known as sportsmanship) are all learned behaviours. The question is from whom and when do we learn these? It is never too early to learn the fundamentals, physical education classes and grassroots programs are excellent places to start. [Read More]


Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded annually to a young woman, a girls' team, or a sport organization that exemplify Stacey's ideals and qualities. The scholarship, which honours the memory of Stacey, is distributed among five recipients; each recipient will receive $500. Click here to apply.


Nutrition and Hydration Tips

Please see the attached document to read about great nutrition and hydration tips that help ensure you are performing at your very best before, during and after your practices and competitions.


Nutrition and Hydration Tips 

To Play or Not to Play and What Makes a Good Athlete

Active for Life takes a look at enrolling your child in summer sport programs, keeping your children engaged in a sport year-round, and investigating the impact of experience in various sports versus  specialization.


"To Play or Not to Play: The Spring Hockey Dilemma"


"Golf, Soccer, Baseball and More: What Makes a Good Hockey Player?"  

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Physical Literacy
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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 May 2012 Duso's Skater of the Month!

Duso's March Skater of the Month 

Ethan Scott - March Skater of the MonthCongratulations Ethan Scott of the Strathmore Skating Club!

Ethan is described as a ray of sunshine who is eager to help others and keep people around him smiling. He shows great focus and self-discipline towards his skating and turns every opportunity into a learning experience.









Duso's April Ashley Skater of the Month 

Congratulations Ashley Wohlgemuth of the Grovedale Figure 

Skating Club!

Ashley is a great role model and her passion for skating is seen in her volunteer activities as a Program Assistant for CanSkate and CanPowerSkate. Ashley also trains with the STARSkate program five nights week. 









Triple Flip - October submission 

Coaches Corner

Coaching Courses

CanSkate Trained

Primary STARSkate Trained

ISPC Courses

Level 3 Courses

CanPowerSkate Courses


Women in Coaching: Perceived Barriers to Achieving Gender Equity in Canadian Interuniversity Sport

It is generally acknowledged that the diminishing numbers of female coaches is a worrisome trend. One factor is particularly alarming. Gender equity policies, despite being in place at Canadian institutions of higher learning, are failing to stop the decline because qualified females coaches are not applying when positions become available. Click here to read the complete article. 


Call for Nominations: Geoff Gowan Award

Deadline: May 25, 2012

The Geoff Gowan Award was created in 1996 to honour former Coaching Association of Canada president Geoffrey Gowan, CM, PhD. The award recognizes lifetime contributions to coaching development and is awarded to a coach who has presented a positive public image of coaching and enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public.


To nominate a deserving Canadian coaching icon, please download the nomination package available on


Have a coaching question of your own? Submit it here

The Clubhouse 

Edmonton Edge Attends the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships 

Edmonton Edge with Triple Flip bags   

Edmonton Edge describes their trip to Windsor, Ontario to compete at the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. [Read Full Story]

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