MARCH 2013
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2013 ISU World Figure Skating ISU Worlds Logo 2013Championships

The world's top skaters have congregated in London, Ontario to compete for World titles. The competition began on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 and conludes on Saturday, March 17, 2013. "This is the 10th time that the ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Canada, and the first time they will be held in London, Ontario" says Skate Canada.

Kaetlyn Osmond who is coached by Ravi Walia at the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club, will represent Canada in the Senior Women event. After the short program, Kaetlyn is sitting in fourth with a season's best score of 64.73.

Wish Kaetlyn good luck via twitter @kaetlyn_23, #FSWorlds2013.

The competition can be viewed on CBC or at

Event website
Competition Schedule
For complete results click here.



Alberta Figure Skating Foundation Awards: Last Day to Submit Applications  

Triple Gold Awards AFSF are awarded to skaters who have completed any three of the disciplines of Free Skate, Dance, Skating Skills, or Interpretive at the Gold Level and are members of the AFSF as of January 1, 2013.


Quadruple Gold Awards are awarded to skaters who have completed all four disciplines of Free Skate, Dance, Skating Skills, and Interpretive at the Gold Level and are members of the AFSF as of January 1, 2013.  


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2013  


Triple/Quad Gold Award Application Form  


2013 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Annual Conference, General Meeting and Awards Banquet
 Jamie Salé
Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
May 4, 2013
Emcees: Jamie Salé and Barb MacDonald 

RESERVATIONS (Sheraton Red Deer Hotel):


Registration Form
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 18, 2013
(Early Bird prize is a free one night stay at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel)



2013 Section Board of Directors

The following positions for election in 2013 to the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Board of Directors are: Chair, Vice Chair (odd year), Skating Programs Committee Chair and Events Committee Chair. These positions provide leadership and oversee committees throughout the Section. The election will take place on May 4, 2013 at the 2013 Section ACGM in Red Deer.  


Please view the complete nomination package for the Board of Directors  - nomination package 


The deadline for nominations to the Board of Directors is April 5, 2013.

013 Region Coaching Representative Vacancies: Central & South

The Region Coaching Representative positions for the Central and South Region are currently vacant. The Region Coaching Representative represents the perspectives of member coaches of their respective Region to the Section Coaching Committee and the Region Committee. Please review the casual vacancy postings for complete details. The deadline to express your interest by letter and/or resume is April 5, 2013.


Central Region Coaching Representative 

South Region Coaching Representative 

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Sports Medicine Council of Alberta: SMCA Annual Student Scholarships 
The SMCA, in conjunction with its provider groups, has four  scholarships available to post-secondary students enrolled in a full-time Sports Nutrition, Athletic Therapy, Physiotherapy or Sports Science program of study in Alberta.

Sport Science Excellence Scholarship (Reference Letter)
Chris Fleming Memorial Scholarship (Athletic Therapy) (Reference Letter)
Sports Nutrition Excellence Award (Reference Letter)
Sport Physiotherapy Excellence Award (Reference Letter)

Coaches Corner     

The 2012-2013 season is quickly coming to an end. For information on registering for the 2013-2014 season, please see the below documents:

The Clubhouse 
Section Delegate and Proxy Forms  
The Section ACGM is being held in Red Deer on May 4, 2013. We encourage each club to be represented at the Section AGM by completing a delegate and/or proxy form. For each club sending a delegate, please complete the delegate form. For each club that is not represented by a delegate attending the Section Annual General Meeting, the club may be represented by giving their proxy to a delegate, an individual member, to vote in their place by completing the proxy form. Please submit these forms to the Section office or to your Region Representative by April 30, 2013. Please email Kelly Havixbeck at the Section office if you have any questions:
Region AGMs and Elections 

Throughout March, all Regions will be holding their annual Region AGM meetings where members of the region gather to review the skating season, share success stories, announce the achievement award recipients for the region and Skate Canada updates are provided. Elections for each Region Committee also occur at these meetings and nominations are taken from the floor. Please review the Region Nomination Package for information.


Most of the Region AGM meetings are held face-to-face, however some meetings are held via conference call. The Region AGM meeting dates are:


March 19 - Edmonton Region

March 21 - Peace Region

March 23 - Central Region and South Region

March 24 - Northeast Region 

April 3 - Calgary Region  

TBD - NWT Region 


All dates are subject to change.

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Duso's Section Showcase
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Showcase North
Hosted by the Edson FSC
Edson, Alberta
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Special thank you to Tim Hortons

Showcase South
Hosted by the Claresholm FSC
Claresholm, Alberta
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
Special thank you to the Claresholm Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Kinette Club and the Sons of Norway
National Volunteer Week  
National Volunteer Week 

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut and Duso's are pleased to recognize volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, 2013. Duso's is proud to present a gift to each award recipient. Recipients will also receive recognition on the Section website and in the Section newsletter during National Volunteer Week. Nominations are accepted from Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut members and clubs for a volunteer involved in any or all of the following activities:  

  • Club Board Member
  • Carnival
  • Program Assistant
  • Competitions
  • Test Days
  • Section Activities
  • Day-to-Day Club Activities
  • Club Events
  • Other

Nominate someone now by clicking here!  

Duso's February Duso's Enterprises Ltd.Helping Hand of the Month
Feb 2013 HHOM
Congratulations Tim Kreil of the Red Deer Skating Club, Duso's February Helping Hand of the Month!

As a member of the Red Deer SC Executive, Tim is dedicated to the day-to-day activities of the club and its members. On several occasions, Tim has been asked to help out with various tasks and he has always gone above and beyond to lend a hand.  


The Red Deer SC hosted a recent competition and he was dedicated to announcing the event for the entire weekend. Congratulations to Tim Kreil on being the Duso's February Helping Hand of the Month. 

Duso's February Duso's Enterprises Ltd.Skater of the Month
Feb 2013 SOM
Congratulations Trevin Ressler of the Medicine Hat Skating Club, Duso's February Skater of the Month!
The February Duso's Skater of the Month is Trevin Ressler from the Medicine Hat SC. He has been skating with the Medicine Hat Skating Club since he was 2 years old and participates in the CanPowerSkate program. Trevin is dedicated to skating and hockey. He enjoys being on the ice and always pushes himself to improve. He continues to learn and improve every year thanks to the efforts of his skating coaches.  Congratulations to Trevin on being the Duso's February Skater of the Month!
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2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
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Duso's Skater of the Month
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2012-2013 Committees  

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Events Calendar

ISU World Figure Skating Championships
March 11-17, 2013
London, ON
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Peace Region Open
March 22-24, 2013
Grande Prairie, AB

Glencoe Invitational
March 28-30, 2013
Calgary, AB

Chinook Open

April 5-7, 2013
Lethbridge, AB

Stars on Ice
April 19 - May 10, 2013
May 5, 2013 - Calgary, AB
May 6, 2013 - Edmonton, AB

CanSkate Revisions Workshop
March 22, 2013
Confederation Arena
Edmonton, AB

2013 Alberta Sport and Physical Activity Leadership Summit
April 18-20, 2013
Banff Centre, AB

The International Physical Literacy Conference
April 20-23, 2013
Banff, AB
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NCCP Instruction/Beginner CanSkate Course
March 29-31, 2013
St. Albert, AB
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2013 Adult Figure Skating Championships Updates


The following documents have been updated on Members Only:
  • Draft Schedule of Events
  • Updated Technical Information
  • Updated Announcement
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Save the Date! 

The Section Casino will be held on August 1-2, 2013 at the Ice Palace Casino in Edmonton, Alberta.


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