|2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships
Congratulations to Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Skaters!
From January 13-20, skaters competed in Mississauga, ON at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. If you missed the competition, be sure to check out the archived footage through your Members Only account at www.skatecanada.ca.
|News & Views from Athlete Development
Brian Pockar Male and Mini-Male Seminar
Annually, the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section hosts the Brian Pockar Male Seminar which focuses on the development of male skaters in their personal journey of figure skating. The Pockar Foundation generously contributes to this seminar every year. Thanks to this generous contribution over the past decade many promising young male figure skaters have benefited.
The Section will once again host the seminar February 17-18, 2013 in Calgary, AB. The seminar will feature Bryce Davison, a World Bronze Medalist, three-time Canadian Pair Champion and two-time Olympian.
Registration Deadline is February 1, 2013
Meg Oshada and Kennedy Zaytsoff Head to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Special Olympic athletes, including Alberta's very own Meg and Kennedy will head to South Korea at the end of January to showcase their athletic skills. Canadian athletes are currently in Vancouver for staging and will then make their way to PyeongChang.Official Games WebsiteKennedy Zaytsoff - Team Canada ProfileMeg Oshada - Team Canada Profile
Make sure to send you Good Luck wishes to Meg and Kennedy by facebook
NEW Online Award Application Process
The Skate Canada Achievement Awards have been moved to an online system for the 2012-2013 season!
All members can access the new online award application system, which can be found at www.skatecanada.ca under Members Only > What's New > Skate Canada Achievement Awards.
If you know a deserving candidate, now is your chance to go ahead and nominate them in the following categories:
- Skate Canada Program Assisstant Award
- Skate Canada CanSkater Award
- Skate Canada STARSkate Athlete Award
- Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence
- Skate Canada Section Officials Award
- Skate Canada Officials Award of Excellence
- Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award
- Skate Canada CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award
- Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award
- Skate Canada Club & Recreation Coach Award of Excellence
- Skate Canada Competitive Coach Award of Excellence
Section Awards and Bursaries
Application forms available now on the Section website!
25 & 50 Year Service Award for Coaches, Officials & Volunteers
25 & 50 Year Club Award
Marilyn Chidlow Club Volunteer Award
Creating the Edge for Life Award
Spirit & Passion for Skating Award
Special Olympics Skater of the Year Award
Immigrant Children Skate Through Canadian Winter
EDMONTON - Ice skating doesn't exist in Celia Contreras' home of Tamaulipas, Mexico.But on Saturday, the seven-year-old glided across the Glengarry Arena with ease. Arms stuck straight out to the side, eyes transfixed, Celia wiggled her legs and dug her blades into the cold white surface. Stop. Steady. Swish, swish, swish and she was off. Read full Edmonton Journal article and watch the CBC.ca video.
Duso's Skater of the Month
Congratulation Paitan Molde of the Bonnyville Skating Club, Duso's December Skater of the Month!
Paitan skates in the STARSKate program at the Bonnyville SC. She volunteers her time to help with the CanSkate program as a Program Assistant. Skaters are always eager to be in her group. She makes everyone feel welcome at the club and helps to ease other skaters nerves at club events. She is supportive and always has a smile on her face.
Paitan is a strong role model for the Bonnyville SC, as she works hard and has a positive attitude at all times. She shows the spirit of skating each and every day, and seeing the younger skaters in her club rush to give her a hug when she walks into the dressing room shows that she is a positive influence for them. Paitan has worked hard to accomplish what she has in skating, which has never been an obstacle. She loves the sport and is determined to do her best while encouraging others to do their best. She always has a smile on her face and her caring nature does not go unnoticed.
| |Duso's Helping Hand of the Month
Congratulations Bradley Dwernychuk of the Beaverlodge Skating Club, Duso's December Helping Hand of the Month!
Bradley is a young boy who enjoys playing hockey and volunteering with the Beaverlodge SC. He currently volunteers with the CanSkate program. As a hockey player, Bradley is a great role model for the young boys in CanSkate.
Despite his youth, he is great with the young skaters and he especially enjoys the opportunities to help his little sister on the ice. Bradley is a very enjoyable addition to the CanSkate program and is a reliable member of the CanSkate team at the Beaverlodge SC.
Synchronized Skating Clarification
There is an additional synchro clarification document now available on Members Only > Technical & Programs > SynchroSkate. This document is titled "Technical Clarification #2 - Synchronized Skating".
Congratulations Edmonton Edge on a Fourth Place Finish at Winterfest
The Edmonton Edge Intermediate Synchronized Skating team traveled to Mississauga, Ontario on January 4, 2013. The team placed fourth with a final score of 78.39. The team will now focus on the 2013 Mountain Regional Synchronized Skating Championships in Abbotsford, BC.
The Officials Stand
Congratulations to Section Judges Officiating at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships
Juvenile Singles Judge Clinic
February 16, 2013
"The miracle isn't that
I finished. The miracle
is that I had the
courage to start."
- John Bingham
South Region Open
January 25-27, 2013
Medicine Hat, AB
2013 Mountain Regional Synchornied Skating Championships
January 26-27, 2013
Central Region Open
February 1-3, 2013
Sylvan Lake, AB
February 8-10, 2013
Brian Pockar Male & Mini-Male Seminar
Featuring Bryce Davison
February 17-18, 2013
CanSkate Revisions Workshop
March 2, 2013
Cold Lake, ABRegister Now
2013 Alberta Sport and Physical Activity Leadership Summit
April 18-20, 2013
Banff Centre, AB
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Wendell McGrath is the Section Adult Representative, former National-level ice dancer, and dance partner.
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