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2013-2014 Season
Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season!  


Registration is now open for coaches, officials and skaters.


The Section wishes all members good luck in this upcoming season and anticipates many wonderful and memorable performances!


Happy Skating!

News and Views from Athlete Development  
Wild Rose Invitational
Congratulations to all skaters and thank you to the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation and its volunteers and organizers who helped make this event a success! Continue to watch some of the performances from the Wild Rose Invitational:

International Assignments Kaetlyn Osmond (2013 Canadians)

Kaetlyn Osmond has received the following international assignments:

2013 Skate Canada International
October 25-27, 2013 

2013 Rostelcom Cup
November 22-24, 2013  

Calling all Dance Partners

In an effort to provide our membership with useful resources, we are looking to compile a list of all available partners in the Section. Please contact Holly Henderson at to be added to this list. Please include your email and contact information.  


This information will be posted and accessible to the membership on the Section website, under Clubs > Test Days > Resources. 

2014 Section ACGM

Call for Ideas   

The 2014 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Annual Conference and General Meeting will take place on May 3, 2014 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort.


The Section ACGM is host to a number of workshops focused on topics relevant to the upcoming skating season in regards to skating programs, athlete development, and club development to list a few.


Every year we ask the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut membership to submit workshop ideas. This allows the Section to focus on topics that are ongoing and relevant within the Section.


If you are interested in submitting a workshop idea, please complete the Call for Presentations form. We encourage all members to consider ideas they would like presented as workshop topics at the Section ACGM. Please submit no later than September 19, 2013. 

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CanSkate Connection 

Since I love lists! Here is a pre-season planning checklist for your upcoming CanSkate sessions.

CanSkate Checklist Aug13        

Cross everything off this list and you are ready for your first class!  More details can be found on page 3-18 of the manual 'Putting it Together'.


Happy Planning,

Tammy Greidanus

CanSkate Resource Team Member

Leona Boyle

CanSkate Resource Team Member   


Save-the-Date: New CanSkate Webinar

This webinar is being presented by Calgary Professional Skate Service and will be held on Wednesday September 18, 2013.  Facilitators include National Team Resource Members, Tammy Greidanus and Leona Boyle.  The webinar will focus on helping clubs launch the new program.  We hope all club administrators will log on for this opportunity!  Details regarding time and registration information will be released shortly. 


In the meantime, should you have questions, please contact Lisa Bonderove at the Section Office.

Get In Sync  
2013 Synchronized Skating Development Camp
Featuring Marilyn Langlois 
September 14-15, 2013 
Edmonton, Alberta

The Section is hosting a two day camp that is open to all club administrators, team managers, officials, coaches, and skaters! Sessions will be held in the classroom, in the gym, and on the ice. Topics will cater to everyone from the grassroots of synchronized skating and how to get started, right up to the National level competitors. Participants will be split into groups based on levels. Join us for an action-packed weekend of Synchronized Skating!!

Development Camp Information
Registration Form
Tentative Schedule


2013 Synchronized Skating Early Bird Technical Update

August 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Clubhouse
Club and Skating School Registration 

Online club and skating school registration through Members Only is now open for the 2013-2014 membership year.


The annual registration information package has already been distributed by Skate Canada, so be sure to check your club's mailbox as it contains important information for your club or skating school.


Log into Members Only and complete your club's 2013-2014 Club Board of Directors and Authorized Purchasers Listing and update your club's Professional Coaches Listing.  To access this information and also to ensure the contact information for your club is correct, click on Clubs and Schools > Clubs > Club Information Update.  To update your club's Board of Directors listing click on <Board> at the bottom of the screen, or coaches can be updated by clicking on <Coaches>.


Similar to last year, coaches will not be receiving registration information by mail; however, all coach registration information will be provided in e-blasts and posted in Members Only.  Make sure your coaches stay informed and encourage them to log in to Members Only to complete online registration for the 2013-2014 membership year. 

The Return of CanSkate T-Shirts

The much anticipated return of the CanSkate t-shirt program has arrived! T-shirts are available in youth, ladies, and men's sizes, so you can be sure to outfit everyone in your club. Keep an eye out for order forms included in the Skate Canada mailing arriving in the next few weeks. Please follow guidelines on the order form to avoid delays.  

Re:Sound Frequently Asked Questions

Clubs with questions regarding Re:Sound fees are now able to consult the easily accessible "Re:Sound Frequently Asked Questions" document.


The Re:Sound form (found under Carnival Information) is to be submitted to Re:Sound by September 20, 2013 to report on ice shows that were held in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Payment for Ice shows held between January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012 are to be paid directly to Re:Sound by submitting the appropriate form.


CanSkate Program Delivery Standards

Please read the below document regarding the required delivery standards for Skate Canada clubs to operate the new CanSkate program. 

Coaches Corner 
2013-2014 Coach Registration
Skate Canada Coaches can now register online for the 2013-20
14 season.

Please go to Members Only to ensure that all your personal information
listed is correct and to input all the relevant information.

ISU Education DVD

Skate Canada received permission from the ISU to post the following videos to help train coaches and officials on the Finnstep and Quickstep. Log on to Members Only and have a look!


Members Only > Coaches > ISU Videos

  • Finnstep
  • ISU Educational DVD - Finnstep, Quickstep
CanSkate Assignment

Effective September 1, 2015


For CanSkate Coaches who are working on their CanSkate Assignment please note that effective September 1, 2015 all current CanSkate assignments must be submitted and marked. 


After September 1, 2015 CanSkate assignments will not be accepted and those candidates will need to begin their CanSkate coach training in the new program beginning with the CanSkate Pre-Course Training Module.  
A. Salud - SOM July 2013 Duso's Skater of the Month 
Congratulations Angela Salud of the Beaverlodge SC! 

Angela is relatively new to skating, but loves being on the ice. She is a dedicated skater with a positive attitude and perfect attendance. She listens intently to her coaches and enjoys watching the STARSkaters after her session.  


Congratulations Angela Salud on being selected as the July 2013 Duso's Skater of the Month!


Submit your nominations for upcoming Duso's Skater of the Month awards by the 15th of every month! Nomination forms can be found here

Duso's Helping Hand of the Month 
  B. Tuckey - HHOM July 2013
Congratulations Brenda Tuckey of the Fort Smith SC! 

Brenda has been a member of the Fort Smith SC Executive for over several years. Brenda has also taken on the role of Carnival Chair for at least 3 years. She is passionate about supporting skating and the Club appreciates her dedication!  


Congratulations Brenda on being selected as the July 2013 Duso's Helping Hand of the Month!


Submit your nomination for upcoming Duso's Helping Hand of the Month awards by the 15th of every month! Nomination forms can be found here.  

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Healthy Living with Cristina Sanders & Duso's Fresh Pasta (Video)
2013 Skate Canada International  

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Government of AlbertaAlberta Recreation and Parks Association and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce the Capture Alberta Photo Contest! We want to see how you are active physically, culturally, in your community, the outdoors and in sport. There are four entry categories each with amazing prizes.

 Visit our website for more information and to submit your photos at, Twitter at @CaptureAlberta, and on Facebook at Capture Alberta Photo Contest. 

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2013-2014 Committees   

Board of Directors 

Region Representatives 

Sub-Committee Chairs 

Coaching Representatives 

High River FSC
On June 20th, 2013 the town of High River was devastated in the southern Alberta flooding.

The High River FSC operated with about 60 members and many of them lost all of their skating equipment in the flood. There were many of our members that received extensive damage to our homes and lost all of the belongings that we were in basements and garages.

Our community is working hard to renovate and rebuild schools, businesses, services and homes. In the weeks and months following the flood we are slowly resuming normal life in High River. Our skating arena was also flooded but we are hopeful that it will be repaired and ready for us to begin our skating season in October 2013.

We know that it will be a difficult year financially for many of our member families and we are hoping that we will be able to ensure that all of our skaters can get back on the ice this season.

Any used or new equipment donations for skaters, ranging in ages 4 to adult such as: tights, gloves, skate guards, skating bags, and skates would help so much.

Donations can be mailed to:
High River Figure Skating Club
PO Box 5116
High River, AB
T1V 1M3
Events Calendar

Sask Skate Invitational
October 4-6, 2013
Regina, SK

Edmonton Region Invitational
October 18-20, 2013
Edmonton, AB

Sectional Championships

November 7-10, 2013
Edmonton, AB



Barrhead Summer Spin Seminar 
August 23, 2013
Barrhead, AB

STARSkate Seminar with Jeff Langdon, presented by Artègo Canada 
September 7, 2013

2013 Synchronized Skating Development Camp

September 14-15, 2013
Edmonton, AB
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Thank You! 

Thank you to all the volunteers that made the August 1-2, 2013 a success! Thank you to Mary Cherniawski, Casino Manager, for assembling a great team and for executing a successful event.

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