FUTURE CHAMPIONS 2018-19 NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
posted Nov 2, 2018, 3:54 PM
Skate Canada PEI is pleased to offer again this season a training opportunity for potential future competitive skaters.
Our goal is to identify and begin training young talented skaters who may be eligible for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. To be eligible for this training opportunity, skaters must have been born July 1, 2005 or later and have currently completed the Elements or Program portion of the STAR 2 Free Skate Test or have been a member in a previous season. Skaters should be interested in competing in Pre-Juvenile or Juvenile next season at Sectionals.
2018 PEI FALL YOUTH CAMP
posted Nov 2, 2018, 3:53 PM
Skate Canada PEI is pleased to announce the 2018 PEI Fall Youth Camp. We welcome all skaters who meet the requirements below. This camp will be held at the Kensington Community Gardens in Kensington, on Monday, November 12, 2018. This is a school holiday. We are thrilled to have Angela Coady Pennington, lead coach and program co-ordinator of Mariposa East Skating Centre in Nova Scotia as our Conductor. She is a National level coach and over the past 28 years has delivered year round programs that are designed to allow skaters to progress from the Learn to Skate Program to the elite levels of Competitive Figure Skating. Her skaters have represented NS and NB at the Canadian Challenge and National level, enjoying great success including medaling at Provincial, Atlantic and Eastern Challenge events. She has a passion for coaching young athletes, helping them develop their technique, mindset, goals and foremost their love of the sport to achieve their personal goals.
Both on-ice and off-ice sessions will be held.
Space is limited so apply early. You will be notified directly by email of your acceptance.
Requirements for Attendance at Fall Youth Camp
- Skaters must be in CanSkate Level 6 or be a STARSkater who had not passed any part of their Sr. Bronze Freeskate or STAR 6 Free Skate test as of September 1, 2018.
- Skaters are expected to attend and participate in all sessions of the seminar.
Applications, with applicable fees, must be postmarked no later than October 25, 2018. The fee for the clinic is $35.00. Meals will not be included and skaters are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch and snacks. Appropriate clothing (gym clothing) and footwear (sneakers) for off-ice sessions are required.
Depending on registration numbers, skaters will be divided into 2 or 3 groups with each group receiving 2 on-ice and 2 off-ice sessions.
There are no refunds unless request accompanied by a doctors medical certificate.
Please send applications to: Elizabeth MacKay, PO Box 149, Winsloe PE C1E 1Z2
Or email your application to Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN TO SKATE IN PEI
posted Oct 9, 2018, 11:43 AM
The 2018-2019 ice skating season is beginning in many communities across Canada and all Canadians have the opportunity to register for skating programs at your local Skate Canada PEI club or skating school. Skating is an integral part of the Canadian experience, and with a diverse offering of programs, aspiring participants of all ages can learn at their own pace.
Skate Canada is thrilled to offer CanSkate, presented by Canadian Tire, the number one learn-to-skate program in the country. CanSkate is accessible to all Canadians and has been implemented in all member clubs and skating schools nationwide.
The CanSkate program is based on principles of Sport Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), and offers custom tools, professional coaching, a tested and proven curriculum, and delivery methods that guarantee strong basic skills and quicker skating development. The CanSkate program also teaches skills that prepare skaters for other popular Canadian sports like hockey, ringette and speed skating, by working on the skaters’ balance, speed, control and agility.
Learning to skate is a natural part of Canadian life. From early steps on the ice, holding onto a parent’s hand, to skating as a family activity, or moving on to other ice sports, skating is an enriching, active experience. Skate Canada offers a wide-range of programs, from CanSkate for beginners of any age to AdultSkate, for adults looking to continue their healthy lifestyle. For those looking to join a team, our Synchronized Skating programs are tailored for groups of eight or more skaters performing as a team.
Skating opportunities include:
- CanPowerSkate – with a focus on balance, control and agility, this program is perfect for those looking to enhance specialized skating skills specifically for hockey and ringette.
- Figure Skating – STAR 1-5 is a diverse program that offers figure skating fundamentals and aims to enhance skills in four different disciplines.
- Adaptive Skating – options are available with all our programs for the development of skating skills. Contact your local club for details.
- Adult Skating – options are available through programs. Contact your local skating club for details and availability.
All Skate Canada member coaches hold National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) status, first aid and valid police clearance checks and quality instruction is available at all 1,200 member clubs and skating schools across the country.
To learn more about skating programs near you, please contact your nearest PEI club or skating school and get skating with us!