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Kaetlyn Osmond helps Canada Win Silver! 

Kaetlyn Osmond of the Ice Palace FSC, skated both her short program and freeskate in the figure skating team event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Kaetlyn Osmond is coached by Ravi Walia.

"It feels good," said Osmond. "I'm glad I could contribute to the team. I could feel the support of my team and I put out two good skates. I'm very happy with that." Click here for the complete press release detailing Canada's silver medal in the Olympic figure skating team event.

Figure Skating at the Olympics
Olympic Profile
Schedule and Results  
Live Streaming 
The 2014 Calgary Winter Invitational is being live streamed February 14-16, 2014. Please click here to view the live streaming.
The Clubhouse

2014-2015 Competition Bid Applications


The 2014-2015 competition bid applications are now available here.  

Submission deadline is February 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. MT.   

For more information, contact Kristen Belcourt, Competition Sub-Committee Chair.  


Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Board of Directors and Region Representative Elections  


The nomination package is now available for the Section's Board of Directors and the Region Representatives. 

At the 2014 Section Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2014, elections will be held for the following Section Board of Directors positions:
    Vice Chair (even years)
    Officials Coordinating Committee Chair 


Deadline for nomination submissions is April 5, 2014. 

The Region Representative positions are filled by an election held within each Region and are approved at the Section's Annual General Meeting. The following Region Representative positions are up for election for the 2014 elections: Edmonton, Northwest, NWT, and South. Region Representative nominations may be submitted to
info@skateabnwtnun.ca by March 1, 2014. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the Regions' Annual General Meetings.  


To view the complete nomination package and nomination form, please click here. 


Section ACGM and Awards Banquet


The 2014 Section ACGM and Awards Banquet will be held at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The ACGM is the opportunity for coaches, officials, club representatives, parents and skaters to attend workshops and the Annual General Meeting. The evening awards banquet recognizes the volunteers, coaches, officials and skaters for their special achievements during the 2013-2014 season. Watch the Section website and the second February e-newsletter for more information.


2014 Awards Programs - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 21, 2014 


The 2014 Skate Canada Achievement Awards and Section Awards are available on the Section website. As of February 16, 2014 the Skate Canada online nomination site will be closed, however forms will still be available on the Section website for the following awards: 


Club and Recreational Coach Award of Excellence

Competitive Coach Award of Excellence

Officials Award of Excellence

Section Volunteer Award of Excellence

Section CanSkate Athlete Award

Section STARSkate Athlete Award

Section CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award

Section Volunteer Award

Section Program Assistant Award

Section Officials Award

Section Volunteer Coach Award


Nominations are also being accepted for the following Section Awards:

Special Olympics Skater of the Year

Adult Skating Awards

Section Coach Achievement Award

Marilyn Chidlow Club Volunteer Award 


Click here to view all award nomination forms.


Triple & Quad Gold Awards Presented by the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation AFSF


The Triple and Quad Gold Awards are a once in a lifetime award for a skater. In order to receive this award, the skater must be a member of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation as of January 1, 2014. For complete details about the award please click here to view the application form. Applications for the Triple and Quad Gold Awards are being accepted until March 15, 2014.

Athlete Development
The annual Brian Pockar Male and Mini-Male Seminar is taking place February 16-17, 2014 at the Glencoe Club in Calgary, AB. Thirty-four male skaters are registered to take instruction from Jan Ullmark, World and Olympic Coach, and Greg Folk, Master and International level coach. Thanks to the generous contribution from the Pockar Foundation, 34 promising male figure skaters are able to benefit from this seminar. 
Prime Advice 
Olympic Team Leader, Cynthia Ullmark will be presenting at the AdultSkate workshop!


Cynthia Ullmark with Andrew Poje at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games 


Registration for the AdultSkate workshop closes March 14, 2014!

To register, please click here


Experiencing Western Regional Adult Championships:  

The Passion and Enthusiasm of Adult Competition

By Maureen Bennie


On February 8, 2014 the Red Deer Skating Club hosted this year's Western Regional Adult Championships (WRAC) in Red Deer, AB. Competitors came from three different provinces and the Northwest Territories. From the moment skaters entered the building, they were greeted by a warm and friendly team of volunteers... (continue reading)  
Workshops & Seminars  

NEW CanSkate Update Clinics

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Yellowknife, NWT
Click here for more information.
Registration closes: February 21, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014 
Medicine Hat, AB
Click here for more information.
Registration closes: March 7, 2014
AdultSkate Workshop
March 22, 2014
Calgary, AB 
Click here for more information.
Registration closes: March 14, 2014 
Get In Sync  

Mountain Regional Synchronized Skating Championships 

Submitted by: Calgary Synchronized Skating Team


The Lethbridge Skating Club organized a fantastic Mountain Regionals, and we thank them for a wonderful weekend of skating. The volunteers were helpful and the event was very well organized. Thank you to the organizing committee for your hard work!

 Black Gold Juvenile Team - Bronze Medalists


The competition saw 32 teams from Alberta and British Columbia come together to compete in 10 categories ranging from Beginner to Adult. The Enmax Centre was a fantastic venue, it was large, bright, and offered plenty of seating for all of the skaters and their fans! In the three weeks since the first synchronized skating competition, the Calgary Rosebowl, the teams have all come a long way and the programs are really coming together.


Thank you to the officials for volunteering their time, to all of the coaches for their hard work, and to the team managers and chaperones for keeping everyone organized. Congratulations to all of the teams on a great weekend of skating!


Black Gold Adult 1 Team - Gold Medalists  

Coaches Corner 
NCCP Instruction Beginner CanSkate Course  

April 4-6, 2014

Edmonton, AB

Registration deadline date: March 7, 2014

Click here for more information and to register.


April 30 - May 4, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Registration Deadline Date: April 2, 2014
Click here for more information and to register for the course.

NCCP Primary STARSkate Course
June 6-8, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2014
Click here  for more information and to register for the course.
Golden Skaters

Rachel Rarick  
Ponoka SC
Dance & Interpretive
Duso's Male and FemaleSkater of the Month  

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut and Duso's are pleased to offer the Skaters of the Month Awards to recognize female and male skaters.

Duso's is proud to present $100 bursaries to each Duso's Female Skater of the Month and Duso's Male Skater of the Month.

Recipients will also receive recognition on the Section website and at the Section Awards Banquet. Nominations are accepted from Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut members and clubs for skaters they feel demonstrate the following criteria:
  • Works hard
  • Helps out whenever possible
  • Loves what they do
  • Assists the club activities
  • Helps other skaters
  • Is a great role model and ambassador for figure skating
Nomination forms can be found here.  Deadline for nominations is the 15th of each month.

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Events Calendar
2014 Olympic Winter Games
February 6-23, 2014

February 19, 2014:
Women's Short

February 20, 2014:
Women's Freeskate

Calgary Winter Invitational
February 14-16, 2014

2014 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
February 21-23, 2014

For more competitions happening within the Section,
please click here.
Quote of the month
"It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
- Paul "Bear" Bryant
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