MARCH 2013
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K. Osmond - 2013 Worlds
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2013 ISU World Figure Skating
Congratulations Kaetlyn Osmond!
Kaetlyn competed against the world's top skaters in London, Ontario from March 13 to March 17, 2013. Kaetlyn finished 8th with a score of 176.82.

Kaetlyn's placement earned Canada two quota positions in the Women's event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Next month, Kaetlyn will compete at the 2013 ISU World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan from April 11-14, 2013. 

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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 will be presenting 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 for any volunteers 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!   





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 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  


The deadline for nominations  is April 5, 2013  

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):
Book your hotel room now! You only have until April 12, 2013 to book under the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut room block!
Barb MacDonaldClick to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from January 30, 2013 to May 5, 2013.



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2013 Spring Development Camp   ASRPWF 
The 2013 Spring Development Camp took place March 23-24 in Calgary, Alberta at the Ice Edge School. The camp hosted Frank Carroll, Marina Zoueva, and Cyndi Scott as facilitators.  Over 45 athletes were invited to attend this prestigious camp that is dedicated to technical skill development in jumps, spins and edge quality as skaters plan for the year ahead.

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut thanks the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation for the Coach Visitation Grant that enabled skaters to learn from Frank Carroll. 
Spring Devleopment Camp 2013

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Calgary Synchronized Skating Club Spring Skills Camp

May 25-26, 2013

Calgary, AB 


CSSC is excited to announce we are hosting our first spring skills camp coached by Saara Pulkinnen! The 2-day camp will be held the weekend of May 25-26, open to skaters (minimum Junior Bronze skill level) and coaches and will be split into 3 skill groups, each with 2 hours on-ice plus one hour off-ice per day. The cost of the camp is $125. Be sure to sign up quickly, as there is limited space available in the camp.

For more information and to Register, click here


Bronze Level

May 25, 2013     3:15 pm - 5:00 pm (on-Ice) & 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm (off-ice)

May 26, 2013     1:15 pm - 3:15 pm (on-ice) & 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (off-ice) 


Silver Level

May 25, 2013     11:45 am - 1:45 pm (on-ice) & 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (off-ice)

May 26, 2013     9:45 am - 11:45 am (on-ice) & 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (off-ice)


Gold Level

May 25, 2013     8:45 pm - 10:45 pm (on-ice) & 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (off-ice)

May 26, 2013     6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (on-ice) & 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (off-ice)  


Black Gold Adult 1 Synchronized Skating Team Head to Kamloops

The Black Gold Adult 1 Synchronized Skating team will head to Kamloops, BC to compete ate the Adult National Championships from April 5-7, 2013. Click here to find out more about the team! 



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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 and April, 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:


April 3 - Calgary Region  

TBD - South Region  


All dates are subject to change.

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CanSkate Resource Team Members Tammy Greidanus and Leona Boyle are teaming up to show you a LIVE CanSkate session in Red Deer at the ACGM.  For more information and helpful tips on implementing the NEW CanSkate program, and to see all of the program components in action join us May 4!


See it, Learn it,  Live it! Click here for more information.  

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:

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Duso's Section Showcase a Hit!
Duso's presented two Section Showcases in 2013, one in Edson and one in Claresholm. The showcases welcomed such athletes as Keelee Gingrich and Davin Portz (2013 Skate Canada Challenge Gold medalists, Pre-Novice Pairs), Kendra Digness & Eric Thiessen (2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, Novice Pair), Jessica-Lee Behiel & Jackson Behiel (2013 Sectionals Gold medalists, Juvenile Dance), Amanda Kimoto (2013 Sectionals Gold Medalist, Juvenile Women U14), Emma Bulwaka (2013 Sectionals Gold medalist, Juvenile Women U11), Jase Ritter (2013 Sectionals Silver medalist, Juvenile Men U14), Tobiah Wong (2013 Sectionals Silver medalist, Pre-Juvenile Men U11), and Jordyn LePage & Nathan Chung (Pre-Juvenile Dance).  

A special thank you to Tim Hortons,the Claresholm Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Kinette Club, and the Sons of Norway
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Section Office     


The Section Office will be closed for the Easter Weekend (Friday, March 29 - Monday, April 1, 2013). The Office will reopen on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. 

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In This Edition
2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
National Volunteer Week
2013 Section ACGM
News & Views from Athlete Development
Get In Sync
The Clubhouse
The CanSkate Connection
Coaches Corner
Duso's Section Showcase
Section Office Closure
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2012-2013 Committees  

Board of Directors

Region Representatives

Sub-Committee Chairs

Coaching Representatives

Events Calendar

Glencoe Invitational
March 28-30, 2013
Calgary, AB

Chinook Open

April 5-7, 2013
Lethbridge, AB

2013 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships
April 5-7, 2013
Kamloops, BC

Stars on Ice

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

CanSkate Revisions Workshop
April 6, 2013
Olds FSC
Olds, 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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Stay tuned for upcoming coaching courses in 2013! 

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2013 Adult Figure Skating Championships

I would like to wish all the adults that are competing in Kamloops the best of the best skates and lots of fun!!!  For those adults that are taking tests in the next few weeks, all the best also.


Happy Skating,

Joan McGrath

Adult Representative 


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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.


Volunteer opportunities will be included in the next issue of 'In the Loop'.



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