APRIL 2013
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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. This award is to recognize the dedication of every volunteer who contributes to the skating community - parents, grandparents, skaters, program assistants, officials, as well as siblings of skaters. The recipients featured throughout the week will receive a gift from Duso's.


Check out the website daily to see all the recipients!   

Annual General Meeting   

2013 AGM Package

The May 4, 2013 AGM is quickly approaching! Don't miss the opportunity to make your club vote count.


Remember to complete and submit your Delegate and/or Proxy forms to the Section Office.


AGM Package 

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Voting Procedures

2013 Board of Director Nominees

2013 Region Representatives elected within their Respective Regions

2013 Region Coaching Representatives elected within their Respective Regions  

Delegate & Proxy Forms

Skate Canada Proposed Rule Amendments


2013 AGM Package 

2013 Section Annual Conference, General Meeting and Awards Banquet
 Barb MacDonaldJamie Salé
Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
May 4, 2013
Emcees: Jamie Salé and Barb MacDonald    
Registration Form
Event Schedule

"Perils, Promises and Possibilities of Social Media" Using Social Media as a Club Resource
Presented by Barb MacDonald 
Barb McDonald, Skate Canada's Director of Corporate Communications, will present on how to market your club using Social Media. Participants will be given a crash course on tweeting, likes, tracking, and follows to list a few. The presentation will also investigate resources and tools for efficiently and effectively marketing your club, as well as policies and guidelines for implementing social media.

STAR Lunch & Learn 
The 2013 Section ACGM will host a STAR Lunch & Learn from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm in boardroom 2. The seminar will offer an introduction to the STAR program, and the presentation will include a summary of the key components of the program from different perspectives, including Athlete Development and Officials. The presentation will include discussion, Q&A and presentation.


The seminar will be facilitated by Kristen Belcourt (Event Chair), Holly Henderson (Manager, Athlete Development), and Brenda Hart (OCC Chair). Coaches, Officials, Club executives and parents are all welcome to attend.


"From Grassroots Programs to International Competitions: Where Does Your Club Fit In?"   

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut invites all clubs to register to participate in the "Exploring Special Olympics from Grassroots Programs to International Competitions: Where Does Your Club Fit In?" session at the Annual Convention and General Meeting.


As a component of this session, Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut will be launching its new initiative, "Creating Opportunities for Skaters with a Disability". With multi-year funding support from the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF) and Sport Canada, this initiative aims to achieve the following:    

  • Awareness of skaters with a disability and the need to create opportunities for children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities is increased within the Section.ASRPWF 
  • Opportunities for children with physical disabilities to participate in skating are generated through pilot initiatives.
  • The capacity of Section clubs to include children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities is increased through pilot initiatives.

Through this initiative, opportunities for support will be available to pilot clubs for coach education and training, monitoring and classification, adaptive equipment, and other club initiatives specific to athletes with a disability.Sport Canada Logo 


To register for this session, please click here .

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2013 Adult Figure Skating Championships 

2013 Adult Nationals

The 2013 Adult Figure Skating Championships were held in Kamloops, B.C. on the weekend of April 5-7, 2013.  Feedback from the participants indicates that the Valley View Skating Club hosted a first-class event.  The Alberta-NWT/Nunavut team enjoyed a weekend full of personal bests and they brought home 25 medals to prove it!  This included a sweep of the podium in the Ladies Free Skate Bronze Category III, and a fight-from-behind bronze medal finish in the Adult SYS Class I event.  These were just a couple of the many proud moments shared among our Section athletes.  The displays of genuine sportsmanship and the support shown for fellow skaters make competing at the adult championships an inspiring and amazing experience.   


Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT-Nunavut wishes to congratulate all of our Section's participants.  For full results, see http://www.skatecanada.ca/en-us/eventsresults/results.aspx

Adult Nationals - The Inside Edge 
By: Maureen Bennie (Ice Edge Skating Club)

The 10th Adult Nationals competition, hosted by the Valleyview Skating Club, was held in Kamloops, BC on April 5 - 7th. Skaters from nine provinces competed in a wide range of events and age categories. Some were seasoned competitors and have skated at Nationals several times; others were brand new to the experience. I was one of the newbies.[Full Article]

Black Gold Adult 1 - National Bronze Medalists

Congratulations to the Black Gold Adult 1 team of the Calgary Synchronized Skating Club who had a wonderful weekend on the ice placing 3rd at the Adult National Championships in Kamloops, BC held April 5 -7th. [Full Article

News and Views from Athlete Development  
ASRPWF Coach of the Year  

On April 19, 2013, Ravi Walia was recognized by the Alberta, Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation as the 2013 Coach of the Year. Ravi has dedicated himself to coaching figure skaters in Alberta since 1995. His passion for the sport is evident in his dedication to skaters of all ages and his  involvement in developing programs. He is also a Technical Specialist and has officiated at over 10 national and international competitions.    

Senior Athlete Enhancement Program
The 2013-2014 Senior Athlete Enhancement Program (SAEP) targets senior provincial, junior national, and national level athletes with the goal of advancing them to a senior national level or internatinal success. The ASDC - Capital Region will provide these athletes with adequate sport science support in the areas of strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and mental skills.

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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 (Section Office) if you have any questions: kelly@skateabnwtnun.ca
2013 Skate Canada Achievement Award Recipients  
Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is pleased to recognize the2013 Skate Canada Achievement Award recipients. Click for the complete list of award recipients.

Peace Region AGM & Awards Presentations
The Peace Region held their Region AGM and awards presentations on March 22, 2013. Carrie Wohlgemuth (left) Section Peace Region Representative presented the Peace Region Achievement Awards recipients their trophies and certificates. [Complete Article]  
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Duso's Skater of the Month

H. Campbell - Mar. 2013 SOM

ations Haley Campbell of the Bonnyville Skating Club!

Haley works hard every minute she is on the ice and she is always ready to challenge herself and to help others. She volunteers her time as a Program Assistant, offers to play music, and she assists with carnival set-up and other events within the club. She is a wonderful role model for the skaters in the Bonnyville SC.    

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Duso's Helping Hand of the Month
R. Alexander - Mar. 2013 HHOM

Congratulations Renee Alexander of the Noralta Skating Club!
The March 2013 Duso's Helping Hand of the Month is Renee Alexander from the Noralta SC. As the Vice President of the Club Board, she always goes above and beyond her listed duties as Vice President. She is constantly stepping forward to volunteer for club events, fundraisers and assisting wherever possible. Congratulations Renee on being the Duso's Helping Hand of the Month.
Coaching Courses 
2013-2014 Coaching Courses

To register, please log into your Members Only account. 




Date: June 7 - 9, 2013
Location: Calgary, AB (Crowchild Twin Arena, Scenic View Room)

Registration Deadline Date: May 24, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)

Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Cost: $320.00

CanSkate Trained


Date: June 7 - 9, 2013 

Location: Edmonton, AB

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all three days)

Cost: $320.00 (plus optional $60.00 for Primary STARSkate Home Study) 


Date: June 14 - 16, 2013 

Location: Calgary, AB

Registration Deadline Date: May 10, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all three days)

Cost: $320.00 (plus optional $60.00 for Primary STARSkate Home Study) 


Primary STARSkate Trained


Dates: June 14 - 16, 2013 

Location: Calgary, AB 

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants) 

Times: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (all three days) 

Cost: $320.00


Dates: July 12 - 14, 2013 

Location: Edmonton, AB 

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants) 

Times: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (all three days) 

Cost: $320.00




ISPC  Sport Science and Stroking and Skating Skills                                         

Location: Calgary, AB

Dates: May 22-23, 2013

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)

Cost: $320 .00

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)


ISPC Dance        

Location: Calgary, AB

Date: May 24, 2013

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $160.00

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)


ISPC Pairs/Synchro         

Location: Calgary, AB

Date: May 25, 2013

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $160.00

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants)


ISPC Singles                                          

Location: Calgary, AB

Date: May 26, 2013

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $160.00

Registration Deadline Date: May 3, 2013 (maximum 25 participants) 


Level 3


Level 3 General Subjects

City: Edmonton, AB

Dates: June 13 - 14, 2013

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $350.00

Registration Deadline Date: May 10, 2013 


Level 3 Singles

City: Edmonton, AB

Dates: June 15 - 16, 2013

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $350.00

Registration Deadline Date: May 10, 2013 


Level 3 Dance

City: Edmonton, AB

Dates: June 17 - 18, 2013

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $350.00
Registration Deadline Date: May 10, 2013
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National Volunteer Week
Annual General Meeting
2013 Section ACGM
2013 Adult Nationals
News & Views from Athlete Development
The Clubhouse
Duso's Skater of the Month
Duso's Helping Hand of the Month
Coaching Courses
2013 ISU Team Trophy
Congratulations Team Canada!
Team Canada competed at the 2013 ISU team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan from April 11-14, 2013. Team Canada had many wonderful performances, finishing with a silver medal.

Alberta's own Kaetlyn Osmond placed seventh overall, with a score of 164.85.  

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Welcome Danielle Fujita-Elford!

PSS Calgary Report  

Please welcome Danielle Fujita-Elford as she joins Professional Skate Service Calgary with over 30 years' experience as a skater and coach, both recreationally and competitively. Danielle is an ISPC Certified coach and has experience with all disciplines, including Synchronized Skating and Pairs. As a previous business owner and an honors graduate in Business Administration from MRU, Danielle brings a fresh approach to the Figure Department. Her energy and commitment to her customers and the sport of figure skating can't be beat. Danielle is looking forward to developing relationships with the skaters and their families and shares the Professional Skate Service Calgary core values of Passion, Honesty, Dedication and Expertise. Professional Skate Service Calgary is a business with a 'family feel' and all the staff are dedicated to maximizing the customer's performance and minimizing the possibility of injury in the sport. Danielle couldn't be happier to be involved with Professional Skate Service Calgary and she looks forward to working with you!


Come check us out at 3515 18th Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2T 4T9 or you can reach Danielle at 403-243-3663 ext. 103 or by email at danielle@psscalgary.com 



Professional Skate Service has a rewarding opportunity in Calgary for a Skate Technician in the Figure Skating department at Calgary Professional Skate Service. The position entails all repairs and maintenance of figure skates, some retail sales of figure skates, clothing and accessories, and maintaining the high level of customer service that our customers have come to expect at Professional Skate Service.   


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Events Calendar

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

Arctic Winter Games
March 14-22, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
Mission Staff Application Memo
Mission Staff Application Form
Application Deadline: June 14, 2013

CSSC Spring Skills Camp
May 25-27, 2013
Calgary Synchronized SC
Calgary, AB

Skating Vacation 2013
July 2 - August 16, 2013
Canmore SC
Banff, AB

Royal Glenora Club Summer Skating School
July 2 - August 8, 2013
Royal Glenora Club
Edmonton, AB

Ice Palace FSC Summer Camp
May 27 - August 8, 2013
Ice Palace FSC
Edmonton, AB
Test Days 
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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.


Interested in volunteering? Follow the link below to submit your application.


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