October 2015
2015-2016 Team Leaders Required
Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is requesting applications for Team Leaders for the following Skate Canada Qualifying Competitions:

2016 Skate Canada Challenge
December 2 - 6, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta

2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
January 18 - 24, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Important Information: 
  • Team Leaders must be available to travel the day before and the day after the event.
  • All Team Leaders will be provided with designated Team Leader outerwear.
  • Travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered.
  • This is a volunteer position, no honorarium will be paid
  • Team Leaders are assigned shifts  to cover the needs of the team at the hotel and the arena.
  • Team Leaders assist the Team Manager, coaches and athletes with the non-skating needs of the team members. 
  • Coaches applying to be a Team Leader must be NCCP Level 3.

Application Form:

To apply for a Team Leader position, please send a brief resume and cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered, indicating which event(s) you are available to attend. 


Deadline for Applications: October 22, 2015. 


Please send all applications by email to:

Holly Henderson

Athlete Development Manager


Athlete Development

Congratulations to Section athletes on their great performances in International Events so far this season!

Keegan Messing

Senior Men

Ondrej Nepala Trophy
October 1 - 3
Bratislava, Slovakia
5th Place

Kaetlyn Osmond

Senior Women

Nebelhorn Trophy
September 24 - 26
Oberstdorf, Germany
1st Place

Bryn Hoffman/Bryce Chudak

Junior Pair

Junior Grand Prix #3
September 2 - 6
Colorado Springs, USA
4th Place

Junior Grand Prix #5
September 23 - 27
Torun, Poland
4th Place

Good Luck to Keegan and Kaetlyn at Skate Canada International!
2015-2016 Synchronized Skating Online Monitoring
It is that time of year again to submit your programs for monitoring. This is a wonderful opportunity (free of charge) to have our technical panel from the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section review your programs to ensure you are on the right track. This year's program will run from now until December 4, 2015

1. YOUTUBE - www.youtube.com
  • Create an account on Youtube
  • Upload your video
  • Set your video to "Unlisted". This means that only people who have the link can view the video, but will not show up publicly on your youtube channel. 
  • Alternatively, you can set your video as "Private", but this will require that you provide the monitoring team with your username and password so they can log into your account to view the video. (Setting your video to "Unlisted" does not require that you provide your username and password).

2. Submit the form to the monitors

  • To fill out and submit the application click here

For complete information on how to submit your video click here.


Questions? Contact Lisa Bonderove or Jennifer Betts

Officials Edge

Officials ID Tags
The Section requests that all Judges, Data Specialists, Technical Panel, Event Technicians and Live Streamers wear their photo ID when attending a competition to which they have been assigned to. Evaluators are requested to wear their photo ID tag when attending test days.
Please submit your Officials ID Tag Request Form to the Section office to receive your complimentary ID tag. You must be registered with Skate Canada for the current year (September 1 -August 31) to receive your photo ID tag. If you currently have a valid photo ID tag and have registered for the skating season (starting September 1) a new season sticker will be mailed to you once confirmation of registration is received from the National office. 

Skate Canada Retired Officials Group
The role of an official is integral to hosting any figure skating competition. There is a high level of commitment and expertise required to fulfill the role of an official as their duties include vastly specialized skill sets and a dedication to continuing education in order to keep pace with the evolving nature of the sport. Similar to a traditional career path, a volunteer official will reach a time in their lives where they will decide to retire from officiating at the championship level. 

If you are a retired Challenge/Divisional level or higher official, or know someone who is, please pass along this link so you can reconnect with the organization and your officiating peers who have helped deliver our past Skate Canada Championship events.
Here is an easy tip to turn the cold, slippery, stark white ice into a fun learning environment! Cut off the tops of your pylons or toilet plungers and insert seasonal decorations, such as scarecrows on sticks in the fall, snowmen in the winter, flowers in the spring and butterflies or bees in the summer. Visit your local Dollar Store for inexpensive re-usable items. 

Happy Ice Decorating, 
Tammy Greidanus & Leona Boyle
CanSkate Resource Team Members

CanSkate Club Support - Year 2
[Update from Skate Canada]
We know that many clubs are fully operational, while some clubs are just getting started with the new program. We want to offer as much support as we can to help clubs get up and running, or to reinforce what is being done, in order to offer the best program possible. We need to know which areas clubs still need more information, resources or training so we can address and service these requirements.

To this end, we will be continuing the national club support program this season, through which we have CanSkate Resource Team members and national office staff reaching out to clubs across the country. We have a list of clubs that have asked for support whom we will be servicing, as well as a random selection of clubs in each section. In addition, clubs may approach CanSkate Resource Team members on their own or contact their section office, should they wish to arrange their own support visit or conference call. The list of CanSkate Resource Team members and their contact information can be found in the Info Centre under the New CanSkate Program folder.

CanSkate Program Confirmation Form
In order to gauge the level of program delivery across the country, please complete and submit the CanSkate Program Confirmation Form - only if your club has not done so already, or if your club's delivery status has changed from last season.
Should you have any questions on the above, please contact us at info@skatecanada.ca
Club Information

Update Your Club Information
The Section office requests that each club and skating school submit updated contact information each year in September and throughout the year as updates may occur. 

The contact information collected is then detailed in the Section Club Directory which can be requested by Club Presidents and Test Chairs to assist with communication between clubs, especially in regards to the organization of test days. 

If you have any questions regarding any of the information requested by the survey, please email Kelly Havixbeck

Click here to fill out the survey!
Duso's August Male
Skater of the Month

The August Male Skater of the Month is CanSkater 
Ishmael James from the Leduc Figure Skating Club. Ishmael is entering his second year as a participant of the new CanSkate program. He has a vibrant personality that keeps him engaged on the ice. He is always making his coaches laugh and is a pleasure to have on the ice.
Duso's September Female
Skater of the Month

The September Female Skater of the Month is Rachelle Warchola from the Whitecourt Skating Club. Rachelle gives 100% at every practice and is passionate towards taking on new challenges. She works hard in every lesson and always has a smile on her face. She helps out wherever she is needed and is a great role model for the younger skaters in her club. 
Duso's September Male
Skater of the Month

The September Male Skater of the month is Keegan Messing. Keegan is a member of the Sherwood Park FSC and had a break out season in 2014-15 with a 5th place finish at the Canadian Tire National Skating
Championships. He is currently representing Canada and the Section with two International assignments this fall. Keegan shows extreme dedication to the sport of figure skating and we are proud to honour him with this award!
Duso's September
    Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to Scott Sutton of the Derrick Skating Club!

In addition to being the Vice President of the Derrick SC, Scott acts as Ice Coordinator for many Edmonton Region skating clubs and as the Figure Skating Representative to the City of Edmonton Arena users committee ensuring that figure skating's voice is not lost. Outside of these roles, Scott can be seen at skating competitions volunteering where required. 
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.

Show Duso's how much we appreciate their support by liking their Facebook page!

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NCCP CanSkate Coach Course

October 23 - 25, 2015
8am - 5pm each day
Grand Cache, AB
Course Fee:
Registration Deadline:
October 15, 2015
To Register click here. 
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Click here for details and to register for other 2015 coaching courses. 

Please check the Skate Canada Info Centre for technical updates and information for the 2015/2016 season.
Skate Canada Challenge Volunteer Opportunities
The 2016 Skate Canada Challenge is coming to Terwillegar Recreation Centre in Edmonton, December 2-6, 2015. Skate Canada is looking for volunteers to assist in various different areas. Click here to fill out the volunteer application form. 
Skate Canada International 

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Group Discounts Available!
The following discount rates are now available:
Groups of 10-20 receive: 10% OFF
Groups 21-30 receive: 20% OFF
Groups 31-40 receive: 25% OFF
Groups 40+ receive: 30% OFF

Get your tickets now by contact the Enmax Centre at 403-320-4225 or order online.


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