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June 2012
In This Issue
Newalta Partners with the 2013 Sectionals
Coach Wanted Ads
Coaches Corner
News & Views from Athlete Development
Duso's Skater of the Month
Duso's Helping Hand of the Month
Officials Edge
The Clubhouse
Golden Skaters
Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Welcomes Newalta as a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Sectional Championships

NewaltaSkate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is pleased to welcome Newalta Corporation as a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships! The 2013 Sectionals are the fourth consecutive Sectionals being supported by Newalta.


Newalta, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is an innovative company in the "Cleantech" sector focused on the recovery and recycling of resources from waste products. The company, founded in 1993 to "establish oilfield and industrial environmental services in Western Canada", is a leader in industrial waste management and environmental services operating facilities across Canada and in the U.S.


Newalta is a responsible corporate citizen that drives social innovation and invests money, ideas and time in the communities in which it operates. In the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut figure skating community, Newalta has been a supporter of the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships for three years running. Newalta's investment in the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut figure skating community supports opportunities for our Section's top athletes to compete at Sectionals - a qualifier for the Skate Canada Challenge and ultimately the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. [Read More]


PA Teaser Ad

Quote of the month 
"The best athletes make choices other don't."


Quick Links 
2012-2013 Committees

Coach Wanted Ads


Airdrie SC
Currently accepting applications for a NCCP Level 3 certified coach [Read More]


Coaldale FSC
Currently seeking coaches for the 2012-2013 skating season [Read More]


Cremona SC
Currently looking for a Primary STARSkate Certified coach. [Read More].


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]


As of June 30, 2012, please use the Coach Wanted Ad Submission Form to submit your ad 
by the 1st of each month 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 edition. Email ads to  



To see more coach wanted ads
click here.
Events Calendar
Officials Clinics
Dance Seminar
July 28, 2012

Juvenile Singles Judge Clinic
August 4, 2012

Spring/Summer Camps

Ice Palace FSC
May 28 - August 10, 2012


Lethbridge FSC
July 2 - July 27, 2012
July 2 - July 13, 2012
July 16 - July 27, 2012
Canmore SC
July 2 - July 13, 2012
July 30 - August 2, 2012
Gateway SC
July 3 - August 3, 2012
Royal Glenora Club
July 2 - August 11, 2012 


Cypress School of Skating
July 2 - August 11, 2012
Lake Bonavista SC
July 2 - 13, 2012
July 16 - July 27, 2012
July 2 - August 10, 2012
Edmonton Synchronized Skating Club
July 30 - August 27, 2012

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


Check out our Test Day calenders.


High Test Days


Low Test Days  


Check out our ALUMNI Webpage

The Alumni webpageis used to 
communicate between the Alumni community and Skate Canada 
regarding information, updates and events. 



Sport Information Resource Centre

SIRC Podcasts



Coaches Corner


Coaching Courses

CanSkate Trained

Primary STARSkate Trained

CanPowerSkate Courses


Have a coaching question of your own? Submit it here

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Government of Alberta


Special Olympics Alberta 


True Sport 

News & Views fromAFSF Athlete Development

Wild Rose Invitational

August 3-5, 2012
Athletes are gearing up for the first competition of the 2012-2013 season. The Wild Rose Invitational, brought to you by the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation, is set to take place August 3-5, 2012 at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Don't miss the debut of skater programs!


Register HereSectionals logo 2013

Entry Deadline:  July 9, 2012


2013 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships

Edmonton, AB

November 1-4, 2012

Sectionals is quickly approaching!

Stay tuned for more information and updates regarding this years Sectional Championships.  


For all updates visit our website at  


Chariots & Horses: Life Lessons from an Olympic Rower

by Jason Dorland

"It's not a common thing to find a book that addresses this aspect of sport.  Neither is it common to hear the perspective of the ones that didn't win, when in reality, they are often the ones who have learned the most from their experiences", writes Duff Gibson in the Sport At Its Best blog. Read the complete book review here.


Professional Skate Service Calgary June 2012   
Duso's Enterprises Ltd.Duso's May Skater of the Taylor LassiterMonth 



Congratulations Taylor Lassiter of the Bassano Skating Club!

Taylor is a STARSkater who skates 5 days a week. She inspires others and is a great role model in her role as a program assistant. Outside the rink, Taylor is a talented artist. When not skating, she can be found painting the backdrops for Club Carnivals.


Congratulations Taylor on being selected as Duso's May Skater of the Month! 


Duso's June Skater of the Month

Cassidy StrombergCongratulations Cassidy Stromberg of the Grovedale Figure Skating Club!

Cassidy is the sole competitive skater at the Grovedale Figure Skating Club. Over the past year, she has been part of the Alberta Winter Games and Arctic Winter Games Team, as well as recently passing her Novice test. When Cassidy isn't training or competing, she is busy helping other skaters as a program assistant. Her hard work and dedication make her a positive role model. Congratulations Cassidy on being selected as Duso's June Skater of the Month!


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 the July 2012 Duso's Skater of the Month! 


Duso's May Helping HandDuso's Enterprises Ltd. of the Month 

Congratulations Lee Brunet of the Chestermere Skating Club!

Lee BrunetLee has been involved with the Chestermere Skating Club for the past 8 years, undertaking such roles as club President, fundraising coordinator, and marketing director. Lee's commitment and dedication to the world of skating as a coach, athlete and volunteer has been tremendous and she is incredibly deserving of this recognition!  


Duso's June Helping Hand of the Month 
June HHM - Carrie
Congratulations Carrie Wohlgemuth of the Grovedale Figure Skating Club!

Carrie undertakes many roles in the Section, volunteering her time as the Peace Region Representative for Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut, as well as the Delegate and Publicity Chair for her club. She has dedicated many years as a volunteer and it is our pleasure to recognize Carrie as the June Helping Hand of the Month recipient!


Duso's Helping Hand of the Month

Application Deadline: 15th of every month 

Apply today to recognize a volunteer in your club who contributes to the skating community.  


Submit applications for the July 2012 Duso's Helping Hand of the Month!  

June 2012 In the Loop Ad  

Official Edge 

MS Bike Tour

On June 9, 2012, Skate Canada Official Karen Penrice began her 180 km journey across Central Alberta with her team Leathered Up, to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Karen raised $1,140, surpassing her $300.00 goal. Congratulations Karen on a fantastic job!


Read more about the MS Bike Tour.


Winedown Wednesday

July 4, 2012

A special piano performance featuring Jason Cutmore, concert pianist, in the Braemar in commemoration of Dennis McFarlane. [See Poster] 


The Clubhouse 

Sports Day in Canada

September 29, 2012

Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, September 29, 2012 is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country. Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport and is guided by a committee of national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country. It's an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.


Join their mailing list for Sports Day updates.   


Duso's Locations

Golden Skaters 

Congratulations to Lucie Laferriere, Natalie McMurray, and Nicole Auld of the Calalta Community Figure Skating Club and to Sierra MacMullin and Kaitlyn Boucher of the Grovedale Figure Skating Club!

 Kaitlyn - GSJune 2012 Golden SkatersSierra   

For the June Golden Skaters Poster, click here.


Contact Us 

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Thank you to all of the National Sponsors and to all of our Sectional Sponsors and Suppliers for their generous contributions.
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