December 2015

Congratulations to all Section athletes advancing to the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

The Section would like to congratulate all athletes who qualified for the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships to be held in Halifax, NS from January 18 - 24, 2016 at the Scotiabank Centre. We wish all athletes competing at Nationals Good Luck!
Novice WomenEmma BulawkaRoyal Glenora Club
Novice PairKatrina Lopez/
Kurtis Schreiber 
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Novice DanceNatascha Collier/
Malcolm Kowan 
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Janine Rho/
Vali Baimoukhametov 
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Jessica-Lee Behiel/
Jackson Behiel 
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Junior WomenAislinn GanciSherwood Park FSC

Nicole JoeCalalta FSC

Triena RobinsonRoyal Glenora Club
Junior MenGrayson RosenFliteway FSC

Eric LiuIce Palace FSC

Kurtis SchreiberCalalta FSC
Junior PairBryn Hoffman/
Bryce Chudak 
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Keelee Gingrich/
Davin Portz 
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Senior WomenKaetlyn OsmondIce Palace FSC

Jane GrayCanmore SC
Senior MenKeegan MessingSherwood Park FSC

Dustin Sherriff-ClaytonCalalta FSC
32nd Annual Rose Bowl - January 9-10, 2016
Calgary Synchronized Skating Club is pleased to announce that it will once again host the Rose Bowl Synchronized Skating Competition on January 9 and 10, 2016. The annual Rose Bowl competition will be one of the premiere invitational competitions this season for synchronized skating teams across Western Canada. Since its inaugural event in 1983 the synchronized skating community looks forward to it year after year.

The event has grown steadily over the years, attracting an increasing number of participants.  In 1983, 10 teams with 180 skaters came to compete.  By its tenth year the competition welcomed 36 teams and 700 skaters.  The 2015 Rose Bowl, saw 30 teams with more than 450 talented athletes showcasing their level of commitment, teamwork and skill in the sport of synchronized skating.

Rose Bowl will host teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba which will feature the levels: Beginner I, Beginner II, Elementary, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice, Intermediate, Open, Adult 1, Adult 2 and Adult 3.  The two day competition will commence with an opening ceremony at 6:00 pm on the Saturday and conclude with presentation of medals at 4:00 pm Sunday.
We hope to see you in January at the Max Bell Arena, but in the meantime, the Calgary Synchronized Skating Club would like to wish you all the very best for the Holiday Season! 

For more information please visit the CSSC website at:
Triple/Quad Gold Awards

Become a member of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation by
December 31, 2015 to be eligible for the 2016 Triple/Quad Gold Awards. 

For more information on how to become a member visit:

To apply for the 2016 Triple/Quad Gold Awards click here
Special Olympics Update

Skaters: Kennedy, JorDen, Kristina, Benjamin

Our Special Olympics Alberta Team attended their first competition of the season in Springbank the weekend of November 20-22, 2015. This competition was part of their Team Alberta training and had the skaters assessed using the STAR program and CPC points system for the first time. This will be the marking system that will be used at Nationals in March, so we were excited to try it out.

All of our skaters had good performances and were given "report cards" that they will use to continue their training and progress on the road to Nationals. Most of our athletes have had to change some of their elements to be the same as their STAR equivalent. This has proved to be a challenge, but also an adventure!

We now have less than 3 months until our National Games in Corner Brook, NFLD. Until then, we'll keep training and working towards our goals for the season!
Officials Edge

Dr. Jodi Abbott Named One of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women
The Section would like to congratulate Officials Coordinating Committee Chair and international judge Dr. Jodi Abbott on being named one of Canada's 100 most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). 

To learn more about the honour as well as Dr. Abbott herself, please visit Women's Executive Network

STAR 1 - 5 & Juvenile Singles Judge Clinic
Date: January 16 (STAR 1 - 5) & 17 (Juvenile Singles)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Jan 16) & 9:00am - 4:00pm (Jan 17)
Location: Percy Page Center, 11759 Groat Road NW, Edmonton (Room 1, Main Floor)
Registration Deadline Date: January 7, 2016

To register click here
For more information click here

Officials Around the World
Jeff Lukasik - ISU Grand Prix Final, Barcelona, Spain
Lynne Dey - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, 2015 Skate America, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Deb Alsen - Nuevo Leon Stat Championships, Monterrey NL, Mexico
2016 Skate Canada Section Awards

Club House

Lethbridge Skating Club Update
The Lethbridge Skating Club (LSC) 2015/2016 season is well underway. Once again we are offering a wide range of programs to meet the needs of our community. From KidSkate/CanSkate to STARSkate, CanPowerSkate, AdultSkate, and SynchroSkate. We have something for everyone to enjoy! 
For the complete article on the Lethbridge Skating Club click here.

A reminder to all clubs that you may submit your club story/article by the 1st of every month to be included in the newsletter. 
2016 NCCP Course Dates
April 1 - 3, 2016
Edmonton, AB (NAIT)
Online Registration coming January 2016

April 15 - 17, 2016
Calgary, AB (Cardel Rec Centre)
Online Registration coming January 2016

Primary STARSkate
April 15 - 17, 2016
Calgary, AB (Cardel Rec Centre)
Online Registration coming January 2016

For more information on the course and pre-requisites click here
Duso's November Female
Skater of the Month

Congratulations to the November Female Skater of the Month, from the Lake Bonavista FSC, Kyla Sterna. Kyla lights up the ice with her smile and genuine joy for skating. She is a Program Assistant at her club, and is an inspiration to all of the younger skaters. Kyla's love of skating is contagious to all of those around her.
Duso's November Male
Skater of the Month

Congratulations to the November Male Skater of the Month, from the Vermilion Skating Club, Dane Bast. Dane has been a member of the CanSkate program in Vermilion for the past 3 years. He always has a great smile on his face. Dane loves the fast track and uses it as much as he can. He loves to learn and try new things and is a pleasure to have on the ice. 
Duso's November
    Helping Hand of the Month

Congratulations to the November Helping Hand of the Month, Prudence Harris of the Bashaw Skating Club. Prudence is the backbone of the skating club with many years of experience on the board. She is one of the main reasons the the clubs yearly fundraising has been so successful. She promotes fun and professionalism with everything she does for the skaters, skating programs, parents, coaches, and the board. 

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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