APRIL 2014
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Today is National Officials Day!
Officials are an integral part of our sport. Their dedication to the success of our athletes is evident through the countless hours they spend each year servicing our competitions and test days. Thank you to all of the officials in our Section that are dedicated to the clubs and skaters throughout the year. Take this opportunity to thank the officials in your club, or thank those officials who may help service your club. Stay tuned to the Skate Canada website for more information on the role officials play at Skate Canada, as well as highlighting officials' profiles from across the country. If you are interested in becoming an official please email the Section Office at info@skateabnwtnun.ca or click here to get started!
 Alberta Sport Connection  
   2013 Alberta Junior Female  
Athlete of the Year
The Alberta Sport Connection selected Kaetlyn Osmond as the 2013 Alberta Junior Female Athlete of the Year based on Kaetlyn's outstanding performances in 2013. The award ceremony took place in conjunction with the Alberta Olympic and Paralympic Salute held April 3, 2014 at the Webber Academy in Calgary. Congratulations to Kaetlyn for being selected as the 2013 Alberta Junior Female Athlete of the Year.


The Clubhouse

The 2014 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut ACGM & 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.  The morning workshop features how to implement the NEW CanSkate program, and to learn about resources available for STAR competitions. Duso's Fresh Pasta & Sauces is pleased to present the keynote presentation by, Dr. Vicki Harbour, Developing the Young Athlete: Key Issues for Parents and Coaches. 


Click here for registration information and to book your hotel room.


Section and National AGM Delegate and Proxy Declaration


Ensure your club is represented at the Section and National Annual General Meetings. To find out about how to register a delegate or assign your vote through proxy for the Section AGM on May 3, 2014 please click here . To register your club delegate or assign your club proxy for the National AGM occurring on May 31, 2014 please click here. Questions regarding the delegate and proxy processes for both the Section and the National AGMs may be directed to Kelly at the Section Office at 



Sylvan Lake SC, Winner of the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville Contest


The Sylvan Lake SC recently was named the winners of the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville contest. The club will receive $100,000 in arena upgrades that are greatly needed since the arena roof collapsed in late January. These funds will contribute to the rebuilding process for Sylvan Lake. Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in the contest to support the Sylvan Lake SC!  To view more details about the contest and Sylvan Lake's story please click here.



Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipts


Clubs and skating schools have the ability to create child fitness tax credit receipts through Members Only. Information related to what is eligible for this tax credit can be found here.  


Instructions on how to create these tax receipts can be found in Members Only under Clubs and Schools > Clubs (or Schools) > Registration Documents and Forms > How to Issue Child Fitness Tax Receipts Online.  Skate Canada membership fees can now be claimed as part of this tax credit.  Simply add the membership fee as an additional program (cost of $32) when inputting tax-eligible programs. Members can log into Members Only and click on Personal Profile > Child Tax Credit Receipt to access and print these receipts.

Gateway SC Ice Show and Alumni Reunion Invitation

The Gateway SC is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with Ice Show 'GOLD' featuring 2014 Canadian Team members in the Pairs event: Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers! For more information, please click here. 
Around the Regions 

Peace Region AGM 


The 2013-2014 Skate Canada Achievement Awards were presented at the Peace Region on March 20, 2014.  Congratulations to the following award recipients



Volunteer Award
Carrie Wohlgemuth
STARSkate Athlete Award
Gloryah Layoun
Nominee - Spirit & Passion of Skating Award and Creating the Edge for Life Award
Stevie Lee Temple
Coach Achievement Award
Ashley Wohlgemuth
Officials Award
Brenda Hart
CanSkate Athlete Award
Hayden Harpe
Program Assistant Award
Kyra Sauve
Volunteer Award of Excellence
Lee Johnson
Officials Award of Excellence
Pam Chislett



Central Region AGM



The Central Region AGM was held in Red Deer on April 5, 2014. Thank you to all of the Central Region Clubs that were in attendance and congratulations to the following award recipients that were recognized in the Central Region:


CanSkate Athlete Award
Keyana Rawji
Program Assistant Award
Marrisa Crosby
Volunteer Award
Jennifer MacLeod (not pictured)
Volunteer Coach Award
Lana Bellmore
Officials Award
Karen Penrice


Section Coach Achievement Award nominee: Fiona Lauzon  

2014 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut sent 106 athletes to Regina, Saskatchewan for the 2014 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. This included 5 synchronized skating teams and 21 individual skaters.


The Black Gold Adult 1 Team of the Calgary Synchronized Skating Club claimed the bronze medal with a strong performance. To read more about the Black Gold Adult 1 Team's experience at the Championships, please click here. 


Joan McGrath, Adult Skating Representative and Maureen Bennie, writer, both submitted compelling articles capturing their experiences at the 2014 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. To read Joan's article please click here, to read Maureen's article please click here

CanSkate Connection  

In place of our regular CanSkate Connection article, we are pleased to feature the volunteer work of CanSkate Resource Team Member, Tammy Greidanus, with her family and community. 


From Ice to Island - CanSkate Resource Team Member Tammy Greidanus had the opportunity to build a playground in Roatan, Honduras over spring break.  Her community in Sherwood Park, AB recently replaced their neighbourhood play equipment and decided to continue fundraising in order to take the previous equipment to a community in need.  In addition to installing a playground a team of volunteers provided humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the community in St. Helena, Roatan.  Tammy also shared ideas for developing physical literacy with the early learning teacher at the local school.  "Whether you are on the ice or on an island learning through play by 'Going on a Lion Hunt' or searching for treasure under pylons is a fun way to develop skills.  Play is a universal language and I feel fortunate to have had this amazing experience because every child has the right to learn and to play!"  



Tammy Greidanus

CanSkate Resource Team Member


Coaching Courses  
NCCP ISPC Courses  
April 30-May 4, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Click here for more information.

NCCP Primary STARSkate Course
June 6-8, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Click here for more information.

NCCP Instruction Beginner CanSkate Course 
June 13-15, 2014
Calgary, AB
Click here for more information.
Registration deadline: May 12, 2014 

Level 3 Course
June 19-24, 2014 
Calgary, AB 
Click here for more information.
Registration deadline: May 12, 2014 
NCCP Instruction Beginner CanSkate Course
June 20-22, 2014
St. Albert, AB
Click here for more information.
Registration deadline: May 26, 2014
CanPowerSkate Course 
June 27-29, 2014 
St. Albert, AB
Click here for more information.
Registration deadline: May 26, 2014
Golden Skaters 
Stevie Lee Temple
Grovedale FSC
Gold Interpretive
Duso's March Male Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Jack Braun of the Claresholm SC!

Jack shows a great love for skating at the young age of 8! He is very energetic and has a positive attitude

towards skating and his fellow skaters. Through his hard work and dedication, he is a great role model for other skaters in his club.   


Congratulations Jack on being the March Duso's Male Skater of the Month!


Duso's March Female Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Nicole Houle of the Gateway SC

Nicole has been a valuable Program Assistant for years and volunteers her time with the club. She is a strong role model for younger skaters as demonstrated through her hard work, perseverance and determination. Congratulations Nicole on being the March Duso's Female Skater of the Month!
Submit your nomination for upcoming Duso's Female and Male Skaters of the Month awards by the 15th of every month! Nomination forms can be found here .
Duso's March Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to Lori Morrison of the Claresholm SC


Lori has been a volunteer with her club for the past several years as the test chair and has assisted in planning club events. The Claresholm Skating Club is very fortunate to have such a dedicated volunteer! Congratulations Lori! 

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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Events Calendar

2014 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut ACGM & Awards Banquet
at River Cree Resort
May 3, 2014

Quote of the month
"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you, is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her."
 - Mia Hamm
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