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2015 Sectional Championships   

Registration for the 2015 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships Presented by Calgary Professional Skate Service is OPEN! Click here to register. Registration deadline is September 30, 2014.  


Technical Score Requirements


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

  • 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 

The NEW CanSkate program was launched September 1, 2014. To help clubs celebrate and market CanSkate throughout the 2014-2015 season, a CanSkate Launch ideas booklet is now available in the Skate Canada Info Centre. Take a look at some fun activities and special event ideas clubs can use to promote CanSkate at their club and in their community.

The Club Information page on the Section website has many club tools and resources. As the season is just starting, below are a couple of key resources that may help programs get started.

Update your club information with the Section office by clicking here.

If your club is thinking of holding a CanSkate Element Event this year, please view the sanction request form and templates by clicking here
Section Office
The Section Office is excited to be starting the 2014-2015 season, wishing all members good luck and anticipates many wonderful performances! Below are brief introductions to the Section Office so that you can direct your inquires accordingly throughout the season.

Kelly Havixbeck

Manager, Member Services
Kelly's main role is to assist members and clubs by providing support with policies, procedures and bylaws. Further to the support Kelly gives clubs and members, she also provides guidance to club executives with dispute resolution, program delivery standards, carnival sanctions and CanSkate Element events. Kelly can be reached at

Holly Henderson
Manager, Athlete Development
Holly is the main support for athletes and teams within the Section by coordinating athlete clinics/seminars and by overseeing the development and organization of Section Teams. Holly travels throughout the Section to assist with talent identification through monitoring and assessments of the athletes. Holly can be reached at

Lisa Bonderove
Coordinator, Coaching & Programs
Lisa has the multiple role of providing assistance to the office in the areas of coaching, officials, teams and skating programs. The skating programs that Lisa oversees consists of AdultSkate, Special Olympics, Synchronized Skating and Recreational Skating. Lisa supports these areas by coordinating clinics/seminars, and providing communication and resource support. Lisa can be reached at

Jessica Crighton 
Coordinator, Communications & Events
Jessica oversees and administers all communications for the Section, specifically the website, social media sites, newsletter (In the Loop), and marketing materials. Jessica is the main support for the Section's ACGM & Awards Banquet, and competitions in regards to bids, sanctions, equipment requests, and medal/ribbon orders. Jessica can be reached at

Employment Opportunities 
Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is dedicated to the principles of enabling everyone to participate in skating throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness and achievement. Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is a non-profit sport organization, located in Edmonton and is the provincial governing body for the sport of figure skating in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. We are inviting applications for the positions of: Executive Director and Accounting Coordinator.
Skate Canada Special General Meeting
Skate Canada will be holding a Special General Meeting October 14, 2014 at 19:00 (Eastern), where all clubs, skating schools and coaches will have the opportunity to vote on the new recommended Skate Canada bylaws. This is the first time that Skating Schools and Coaches will have the right to vote as members of the association. This is an exciting opportunity to actively participate in the votes that affect the future of the organization.

It is very important that all voting members take the time to review these recommended bylaws and cast their vote!

It is important to note that each person may only vote once. Every coach in good standing is entitled to one vote unless that Certified Professional Coach has been named by a member club/skating school as its delegate. In this case the person cannot also vote as a Certified Professional Coach.

Detailed instructions on how to declare attendance at this electronic meeting either directly as a delegate or through assigning of proxy representation can be found on the Skate Canada Info Centre at this location.

In the coming weeks you will see further communication on how and when to cast your vote. There will also be advance voting available, these details will be outlined soon.

Should you require further information please contact the Member Services department at or 1.888.747.2372.

Stay tuned for further details!
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Workshops, Courses & Clinics!  

AdultSkate Workshop with Anne Schelter! 

Saturday October 4, 2014

Banff, AB

For more information and to register, click here.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014 


The workshop is open to all registered Skate Canada Adult skaters. Coaches are encouraged to participate as a skater rather than an observer. Participants will be split into groups based on levels. Ice and off-ice is scheduled from 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. simultaneously, followed by an optional social gathering. Join us for a fun and educational afternoon of skating!

CanSkate Connection  

Skate Canada launches revitalized CanSkate Program


As of September 1, 2014, the NEW CanSkate program had to be implemented by Skate Canada clubs and skating schools. This trademark learn-to-skate program was updated to reflect the principles in Sport Canada's Long Term Athlete Development plan (LTAD).

To help coaches and clubs prepare to run the best CanSkate program possible, the following materials and information are available here.

Prime Advice   
In Search of a Song: Bringing the Best Music to the Blade
By Maureen Bennie

Skating is the perfect union of movement and music. Choosing the right piece of music to skate to is as important as working on skating skills and elements. [Click here to keep reading.]

Coaches Corner   
Three More Coaches in Iqaluit

Iqaluit will have 3 more coaches this upcoming season after a busy few days of training at the end of August.  Sarah LeBlanc took her Primary STARSkate Coach Course and Katie Devereaux and Jacinta Stringer took their CanSkate Coach Course.  Leona Boyle, the Learning Facilitator traveled up to Iqaluit to provide the training.  Here they stand in front of inukshuks to celebrate!

Duso's July Male Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Cameron Boulter of the Lethbridge Skating Club!
Cameron loves to skate and it shows in his work ethic on the ice. Cameron is a STARSkater and works hard every session being a role model for all the skaters. His passion and enthusiasm for skating shows through his improvement and is a joy to have on the ice. Congratulations Cameron on being Duso's July Male Skater of the Month!
Duso's August Female Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Kelsey Rachar of the Stettler Figure Skating Club!
Kelsey is an all around hard worker with a big heart. She is always willing to help whoever needs it - from junior skaters to coaches and parents. Kelsey is a program assistant with her club and is always one of the first on the ice ready to set up circuits or anything that needs to be done. She is dedicated to helping others and being a positive influence on the other skaters. Congratulations Kelsey on being Duso's August Female Skater of the Month!
Duso's August Male Skater of the Month 

Congratulations to Grayson Rosen of the Fliteway Figure Skating Club!
Grayson is a Competitive skater who will be competing in Junior Men this season. Grayson gives back to his club by going on to the Junior session to demonstrate jumps or to partner, and he organizes the boys Christmas performance every year. Grayson's success in skating displays his true love of the sport. He advocates for all boys  in skating and encourages them to stand strong even in the face of criticism. Congratulations Grayson on being Duso's August Male 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 August Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to Rhonda Fedchuk and Kacie Vandemark of the Grovedale Figure Skating Club

Rhonda and Kacie spent countless hours this past summer volunteering on behalf of the Grovedale FSC at the community hall catering. They are willing to give up their weekend nights preparing and catering at the hall functions being the first ones there and the last to leave. The Grovedale FSC is very fortunate to be represented by two wonderful women at the community functions. Congratulations Rhonda and Kacie on being Duso's August Helping Hands 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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Events Calendar
Calgary Competitive Invitational
 September 19-21, 2014
Canmore, Alberta

For more information about the competition, please
click here.

2015 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships
Presented by Calgary Professional Skate Service
November 6-9, 2014
Calgary, Alberta

For more information about the 2015 Sectional Championships, please
click here.
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"Every champion was once
 a contender that refused
 to give up."

- Anonymous
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