October 2015
Thank you to Skate Canada International Volunteers

The City of Lethbridge was proud to be the host of the recent Skate Canada International event. The Section would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Local Organizing Committee, the Lethbridge Sports Council, supporting sponsors, and the large team of volunteers that made the event a huge success.

Thank You to the LOC, Officials, Volunteers and Sponsors
The Section would like to extend a huge thank you to the Local Organizing Committee, the Calgary Winter Club, Goldstar Skating Academy, Officials, and volunteers who made the 2016 Sectional Championships a great success.

Thank you to the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation for being the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Sectional Championships.After 40 years the Foundation continues to support Section athlete's. To learn more about the Foundation and how they support figure skating visit:

Congratulations to All Section Athlete's Advancing to the 2016 Skate Canada Challenge!

The Section would like to congratulate all athlete's who qualified for the 2016 Skate Canada Challenge to be held in Edmonton, AB from December 2 - 6, 2015 at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. We wish all athletes competing at Challenge Good Luck!
Pre-Novice WomenIsabelle LawDerrick SC

Michelle WongCalalta FSC

Haley GillettRoyal Glenora Club

Willow Fedina Royal Glenora Club
Pre-Novice MenDawson NodwellSpringbank FSC

Brian ChiemFliteway FSC

Matthew NewnhamIce Palace FSC

Jackson BehielCalalta FSC

Mackenzie MahIce Palace FSC

Tobiah WongFliteway FSC
Pre-Novice PairShaylyn Jackson/Josh Venema Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Linda Tran/Andrew SerneckyDerrick SC/Derrick SC
Pre-Novice DancePearl Kang/Cael ElfordCalalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Jasmine Lam/
Mackenzie Mah
Ice Palace FSC/Ice Palace FSC

Isabel McQuilkin/
Jacob Portz
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Michelle Hong/
Nathan Chung 
Gateway SC/Gateway SC

Mia Saunders/
William Oddson 
Calalta FSC/Huntington Hills SC
Novice WomenEmma BulawkaRoyal Glenora Club

Theresa NgoSherwood Park FSC

Geerthana SomasCanmore SC

Tress SaboIce Palace FSC
Novice MenYu Jin ArmstrongCalalta FSC

Graham SchaufeleCypress School of Skating

Joel BraganzaCanmore SC
Novice PairKatrina Lopez/
Kurtis Schreiber 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC
Novice DanceNatascha Collier/
Malcolm Kowan 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Janine Rho/
Vali Baimoukhametov 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Jolie Che/Kyle PearsonHuntington Hills SC/
Calalta FSC 

Jessica-Lee Behiel/
Jackson Behiel 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC
Junior WomenBryn HoffmanCalalta FSC

Aislinn GanciSherwood Park FSC

Nicole JoeCalalta FSC

Jordan TopolnyskiSherwood Park FSC

Triena RobinsonRoyal Glenora Club
Junior MenGrayson RosenFliteway FSC

Eric LiuIce Palace FSC

Kurtis SchreiberCalalta FSC

Josh VenemaCalalta FSC
Junior PairBryn Hoffman/
Bryce Chudak 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC

Keelee Gingrich/
Davin Portz 
Calalta FSC/Calalta FSC
Senior WomenKaetlyn Osmond*Ice Palace FSC

Taylor LeClaireIce Palace FSC

Jane GrayCanmore SC

KIra GallantSherwood Park FSC

Lauren ChristensenSherwood Park FSC

Patricia AntifaoffRoyal Glenora Club

Natasha PurichRoyal Glenora Club
Senior MenKeegan MessingSherwood Park FSC

Dustin Sheriff-ClaytonCalalta FSC

David ShoultsDerrick SC

Stuart UreDerrick SC
*Receives a Bye to 2016 Canadian Championships
2015-2016 Inclusive Skating Project

Deadline to submit requests: January 1, 2016 (requests for January - end of season) $5000.00 available

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut supports Inclusive Skating through the following grant application process for the 2015-2016 season:
  • Section clubs (and partners such as Alberta Sport & Recreation Association for the Blind) may be eligible to apply for a grant. Funds must be used for planned Inclusive Skating (IS) programming within the 2015-2016 season. 
  • Funds must be used for one or more of the following areas:
    • Coaching support (e.g. IS coach training opportunities, IS coaching fees, Program Assistant training, Program Assistant Recognition, etc.)
    • Club support (e.g. IS program ice fees, IS Skate Canada membership fees, club IS program fees, etc.)
    • Event support (e.g. CanSkate Element Events costs for IS athletes, competition-related expenses for IS athletes competing or participating in an event)
    • Adaptive equipment support (e.g. any individual specialized equipment including skates, helmets, frames, braces, or specialized equipment for club IS programming use)
  • Clubs that receive funding must provide year-end reporting in the form of photos, storytelling and receipts
  • $10,000 available funds to be divided amongst approved requests throughout the season.
For complete details and the application form click here

For more information contact Lisa Bonderove.
Officials Edge

Judges Worksheets
Judge worksheets for the Supplementary STAR events have been posted to the Info Centre. To access the worksheets click here

2015-2016 Singles Program Requirements
Please note that slight updates have been made to the Short Program section of the 2015-2016 Singles Program Requirements document. To view the updated documents click here

Revised Application of Interruption Deductions
A revised document regarding the application of interruption deductions has been posted on the Info Centre. Skate Canada officials, coaches and skaters are asked to consult this document in preparation for all qualifying events.

Program Components Webinar
 Click here to view a video archive presentation led by ISU level official, Beth Crane. Beth delivered an interactive session to a small group of judges to review some of the key concepts covered this summer during the ISU PC seminar in Frankfurt.
The video is meant to be used as a source of continuing education for all Skate Canada judges (applicable to all levels of promotion and all disciplines).

Introductory Interpretive and STAR Team 2 & 3 - Changes
It has come to our attention that Skate Canada has made a couple of changes that will affect our upcoming STARSKate competitions. You will find under 2015-2016 STARSkate Supplementary Events Technical Package that Introductory Interpretive is now to be assessed to standard (not a ranking). This means that a skater may achieve a gold, silver, bronze or merit ribbon.  If 5 skaters skate to the gold standard, then 5 gold ribbons would be awarded.The same change has occurred for Team STAR 2 & 3 events. The events committee has decided that medals will be awarded for the top 3 in introductory interpretive at any 2015 events.
Assessment to standard will be implemented as of January 1, 2016.
 Information will be posted on the Section website.

On behalf of the Section Officials Coordinating Committee, we wish to recognize and congratulate the following official on a recent promotion:
Bev Salomons 
Senior Singles Judge

Our Officials play an important role in our sport and their time, dedication and countless hours contribute to supporting the athletes. 

Congratulations Bev!
Club Information

Bring a Friend Day, Family Skates and Christmas Carnivals & Ice Shows

When a club is hosting an event that is outside of their regular programming, such as Bring a Friend Day, Family Skate or a Christmas Ice Show or Carnival, please ensure that the club follows the appropriate processes. For carnivals and ice shows, the Carnival Sanction Form is to be completed and submitted to the Section Office. To view information on how to host a Family Skate or Bring a Friend Day, visit the Skate Canada Info Cente. 
CanSkate Update #2
[Update from Skate Canada]
To help prepare for another exciting year of skating we have compiled some important reminders, tips and key messages regarding the delivery of CanSkate. These are based on comments, questions and feedback received from clubs and coaches through our Club Support initiative, our CanSkate Resource Team observing sessions, CanSkate Coach University graduates, CanSkate Learning Facilitators and other coaches in the field. 

For more information on On-Ice/Technical  and Off-Ice/Administrative Reminders click here
Duso's October Female/Male
Skater of the Month

Congratulations to the October Female and Male Skater's of the Month, Junior Pair's Team Bryn Hoffman and Bryce Chudak from the Calalta FSC. Bryn and Bryce have represented Canada at two International events in 2015-2016. Their hard work and dedication to the sport have allowed them to achieve a high level of excellence in their discipline.
Duso's October
    Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to Susan Bennett of the Calgary Winter Club!

Susan was a member of the 2016 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships Local Organizing Committee. Her time and dedication helped make the event a huge success. 
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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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. 
ISU Grand Prix Final to include Synchronized Skating for the first time!

Please tune in on Saturday December 12, 2015, when the world's top 5 senior synchronized skating teams will compete their free programs at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona. This is the first time that synchronized skating will skate alongside the singles, pairs, and dance disciplines at this level of event! The synchronized skating community is thrilled with this exciting news. 
Adult Skating

2016 AdultSkate Worhsop
March 19, 2016
Edmonton, AB

More details to come in the new year!
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