JULY 2014
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Barbara Graham - 10th Anniversary


October 17, 1936 - May 8, 2004

The 2014 Wild Rose Invitational marks the 10 year anniversary of the memorial of her death that was held at the 2004 Wild Rose Competition. We would like to recognize Barbara and her contributions that are still so important to what figure skating is today.   

As technical director of the Canadian Figure Skating Association from 1972 to 1991, Barbara's influence was felt throughout the skating community. A former National Junior Pair Champion and international judge, her great love and passion for figure skating was supplemented by her outstanding technical knowledge and ability to envision, develop and establish programming to support the progression of the sport.

Taking the lead in skater development and training courses, including the development of NCCP technical development courses for coaches, she organized and conducted national training seminars for singles, dance and pairs, and oversaw judges and coaches clinics and workshops.


She standardized the training of judges and laid the foundation to the best judges training system in the world.


Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is proud to have had Barbara as the Skater Development Specialist in our Section for many years. 

Calgary to host the 2015 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships 

Skate Canada announced that Calgary, Alberta will host the 2015 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. The competition will take place at the WinSport Canada Athletic and Ice Complex, located at Canada Olympic Park, from April 3-5, 2015.  


To continue reading the press release, click here

Skate Canada Introduces Info Centre 

Skate Canada has recently created a new website www.info.skatecanada.ca that makes finding and navigating through information simple and straightforward. Although the website is still under construction, all information updates will now be put on that site. If you are unable to find the information you need, please visit Skate Canada's site at www.skatecanada.ca where information will still be accessible. 

Skate Canada Announces 2014-2015 National Team  

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is proud to have Kaetlyn Osmond on the 2014-2015 Skate Canada National Team.  


Comprised of 25  senior members, the team includes five men, four women, three pairs teams, five ice dance teams. To be named to the National Team a skater must finish in the top five in senior singles, pair and ice dance disciplines at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, or be added at the discretion of the International Committee. These skaters may be considered to represent Canada at international competitions.   


To read more about the 2014-2015 National Team, please click here.   

The Clubhouse



Over the past few weeks, many clubs/schools may have received an invoice from Re:Sound. Email communication went out to all clubs/schools in the summer and fall of 2013 stating the need to identify to Re:Sound whether or not your club/school has held ice shows in the past several years. If a club/school did not declare to Re:Sound, then Re:Sound reserved the right to invoice for full payment of the tariff related to ice shows for ALL years back to 2008. If you have received an invoice from Re:Sound, your club/school likely did not identify whether or not it had done ice shows in recent years.


If your club/school has not held an ice show since 2008, please advise Re:Sound of this fact. Otherwise, you must submit directly to Re:Sound the required calculation forms available in Members Only under Clubs and Schools > Re:Sound Information:

  • Form T5E to identify ice shows held 2012 and earlier with which payment is to be remitted for an ice show held during 2012
  • Form T5E to identify ice shows held in 2013 with which payment is to be remitted for that ice show


Registration Information for Clubs:


Note that the member registration fee remains the same for the 2014-2015 membership year.


Watch for the 2014-2015 club registration package coming in August 2014. Please note that this year, the registration package will only be distributed electronically. Please be sure that the email address in your club's contact information in Members Only on the Skate Canada website is correct and that your club's board of directors listing is also up to date.


To update your club's contact information, log into Members Only on the Skate Canada website and click on Clubs and Schools > Clubs > Club Information Update.


To update the club's board of directors listing please follow these steps:


Simply log into Members Only and click on Clubs and Schools > Clubs > Club Information Update > Click on BOARD at the bottom of the screen to view your club's current Board of Directors Listing.

  1. Enter the Skate Canada membership number of the board member in the MEMBERSHIP NUMBER box.
  2. Click on the board member's POSITION in the drop-down menu of this box.
  3. Click on the appropriate SEASON in the drop-down menu of this box.
  4. Tick the AUTHORIZED PURCHASER box if this individual has permission to order from the Skate Canada Order Department on behalf of the club, otherwise, leave this box empty.
  5. Click on ADD at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Click OK to confirm. The name of the board member will appear in the list under the chosen registration year.
Continue adding the remaining board members by following steps 1 - 6 above.
Technical Score Requirements 

Technical score requirement for registration in the Pre Novice Women category at the 2015 Skate Canada Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championship:  

  • Pre Novice Women must qualify by achieving a 17.0 Technical Score in their Long program or in the case of Pre Juvenile and Juvenile events in their program.
  • This score may be achieved at a Skate Canada or US Sanctioned competition for a period of one year.
  • The qualifying period to achieve the score for the 2015 Sectional Championships is November 7, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
  • The skater may achieve this score in the Pre Juvenile, Juvenile and Pre Novice competitive events.
  • There is a one-time waiver for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Pre Novice Women  to allow them to meet their qualifying process for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Questions regarding the achievement of the scores may be directed to Holly Henderson, Manager, Athlete Development holly@skateabnwtnun.ca 

Employment Opportunity with Triple Flip 
  Triple Flip

Team & Community Relations Coordinator 


Triple Flip, an award-winning lifestyle brand for girls, and one of Canada's leading suppliers of athletic teamwear, is looking for the best of the best. Someone who may not come with years of experience, but has what it takes to be an integral part of a team that drives the business by providing an amazing customer experience; building growth through positive word of mouth, relationships in the community and within the company; and participating in leading edge marketing that sets doing good things in the community on par with making a profit.  


At Triple Flip's World Headquarters in Calgary, you'll find a team that is made up of hard-working, fun-loving people, who like to know that what they bring to work each day can make a difference. This is a great role, so only those who are amazing need apply.


To view the posting, please click here. 

Tickets on sale for second annual Legacy Gala as Olympians support young athletes 

WinSport, in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute and the Olympic Oval, is excited to officially launch ticket sales for the 2014 WinSport Legacy Gala, which takes place on Sept. 25, 2014, at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre. 

The second annual Legacy Gala, with dozens of Olympians lending their support, is a celebration of winter sport, with a focus on helping to fund programs and bursaries for young athletes who train at the Winter Sport Institute in Calgary, WinSport Canmore and the Olympic Oval. These athletes aspire to be the next generation of Canadian top tier athletes. Not one dollar is used for operation or administration, with 100% of the proceeds directly benefiting aspiring Calgary/Alberta based athletes.


For tickets and more information, visit www.winsport.ca

Save the Date!  

AdultSkate Workshop

Saturday October 4, 2014

Banff, Alberta


Synchronized Skating Development Camp

September 13-14, 2014

Calgary, Alberta


Details soon!

CanSkate Connection  

As clubs prepare for the upcoming CanSkate season, trying to coordinate schedules for Coaches and Program Assistants can be a challenge. I recommend using Google Drive to make things easier. In Google Drive create a spreadsheet or calendar with your session dates, share a link to this document with your Coaches and/or Program Assistants (ensure the settings allow them to edit the document), this way those receiving the link have the ability to sign-up for sessions or to indicate days they are unavailable.


For more assistance with preparing for the upcoming CanSkate season, join me for a CanSkate Planning Workshop Saturday, August 23 in Edmonton. Click here for more information.


CanSkate Resource Team Members
Tammy Greidanus
Leona Boyle
Coaches Corner   
Coaching Opportunity: 2015 Canada Winter Games

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is requesting applications for Figure Skating Team Coaches for Team Alberta to attend the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be hosted in Prince George, British Columbia from February 5 - 22, 2015. For more information and to apply, please click here.

August NCCP CanSkate Course
August 8-10, 2014 
Calgary, AB
Course is full.

September NCCP Primary STARSkate Course 
September 12-14, 2014 
Calgary, AB 
Click here for more information and to register. 
Registration deadline: August 12, 2014 

September NCCP CanSkate Course
September 19-21, 2014
Lethbridge, AB
Click here for more information and to register.
Registration deadline: August 15, 2014
Join the Calgary Synchronized Skating Club's Open Team    
The Calgary Synchronized Skating Club is looking for skaters 15-30 years of age to join our Open Team. Synchronized skating experience is not required. We are looking for skaters who have completed Gold level tests. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has completed their tests, or those done competing, to continue in the sport at a high level of skating.

The team is coached by Kim Boorman and assisted by Cayley Bianco and Dani Hagel. Kim has 25 years of coaching experience and brings a wealth of knowledge on how to train teams, getting elements called, understanding the system, and having a lot of fun along the way.

If you'd like more detailed information about practices, competitions, etc. please contact the club at blackgold@blackgoldsynchro.com, visit us on Facebook or on our website www.blackgoldsynchro.com.
Duso's June Male Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Josh Venema of the St. Albert Skating Centre!

Josh competed in Pre-Novice Men this past season and will be debuting his skills in Novice Men this upcoming season. He is an active Program Assistant with his club's CanSkate program twice a week and is a role model to his peers. Being that male skaters are rare, he sets the bar high and pushes his own limits. Josh demonstrates sportsmanship and dedication to the sport whenever he is on the ice.


Congratulations Josh on being the June Duso's Male Skater of the Month! 

Duso's June Female Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Darby Marshall of the
Whitecourt SC
Darby is a STARSkater and an incredible role model to younger skaters in her club. She has been volunteering as a Program Assistant for eight years, and is always lending a helping hand. Through hard work and perserverence Darby attains all of her goals. Congratulations Darby on being the June 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 June Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to Mandie Saunders of the Calalta FSC

Mandie has been the Carnival Coordinator at her club for three years and does a wonderful job. Her dedication and attention to detail contribute to a successful event. Mandie is responsible for showcasing the club's CanSkaters to National Champions in a show that is sure to be remembered. The Calalta FSC is fortunate to have such a passionate volunteer. Congratulations Mandie on being the June 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 . 
2015 Western Canada Summer Games
Team Alberta Mission Staff Application

Be part of Team Alberta at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games being held August 7-16, 2015 in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Team Alberta is looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to participate as Mission Staff for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.  The Games are a multi-sport event aimed to provide developmental opportunities for talented amateur athletes from the 4 western provinces and 3 territories as well as to provide a training ground for national and international level competitions.


The Mission Staff has a key role as members of Team Alberta acting as a liaison between individual sports and the Western Canada Summer Games organizational structure.  Up to 15 Mission Staff members representing a blend of volunteers and professional staff from a wide cross section of the sport and recreation community in Alberta will be selected.  Mission Staff members are volunteers who do not receive payment for their services or compensation for time off work.  Meals, accommodation and transportation to and from the Games will be provided.  


 The Mission Staff application is also available on our website at  www.teamalberta.org. Applications including a resume and a letter of support must be received by Friday, September 26, 2014.

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2014 Wild Rose Invitational Sponsored by
Alberta Figure Skating Foundation
August 1-3, 2014
Leduc, AB

For more information about the competition, please
click here.

Live Streaming of Wild Rose will be available HERE once the competition commences.
Quote of the month
"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get."
 - Michael Phelps
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