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4TH ANNUAL STARSKATE GALA - WED. JUNE 7

posted Apr 18, 2017 08:41

Dear Pre-STARSkate & STARSkate Families,

we are excited to hold our 4th annual STARSkate Gala on Wednesday June 7 from 7-9pm in the Nixon Room. All skaters that were registered in Pre-STARSkate or STARSkate A/B/C during the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season is welcome to attend. Parents are also welcome to attend and there are no additional fees. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Our skaters have worked very hard this past year on the ice and we'd like to give them the recognition they deserve. It was a busy season with many test days and lots of outside competitions. Even if your skater hasn't taken part in test day or competitions, we'd still love to have them join us and see what lies ahead for them.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday May 31 online (or click on the Registration tab, and then "Purchase other Products"). Please order 1 ticket per attendee (ie Skater + 1 parent=2 tickets).

We hope to see everyone there!


STARSKATE TEST DAY SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ONLINE

posted Apr 13, 2017 14:33

The Test Day schedule has now been posted on the Test Day page of our website. Skaters are reminded to be at the club at least 30 minutes prior to their start time, or as instructed by their coach. Good luck to all skaters who are trying Skate Canada tests!

THORNHILL AND URSULA LEHMING SCARBORO SKATE COMPETITION INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE

posted Mar 23, 2017 17:50

The schedule and flights have been posted for Thornhill FUN competition

The schedule and flights have been posted for the Ursula Lehming Scarboro Skate.

SURVEY REQUEST FROM MCCORMICK ARENA

posted Feb 25, 2017 15:54

Dear WTSC Families and Coaches,

McCormick Arena is conducting a survey on maintaining high standards for our facility. That is a key goal at McCormick Arena.

If you could take a few minutes to go online and answer a short survey (or pick up a hard copy at the Arena office-not WTSC office) it would be greatly appreciated.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the "Begin Survey" link on their website or by going directly to the Survey Monkey link

Please complete the survey by March 27th.
If you have any further questions, you can speak directly to the arena staff.

Thanks,
Tanja

4CC (4 CONTINENTS) INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING COMPETION STARTING WED FEB 15...THE RESULTS ARE IN!

posted Feb 14, 2017 09:51

Are you looking to catch some live figure skating from 4CC in South Korea? This is also the test event, as this is where the 2018 Winter Olypics will be held. CBC has live streaming available starting tomorrow evening. Check their link for times (and be prepared for some late nights)

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

Good luck to the Canadian National team! including Dylan & Lubov

Edited: Feb 18, 2017
The results are in and the Canadian Team, including Dylan and Lubov had a great showing in South Korea this week. Here is a wrap-up from Skate Canada

GOOD LUCK TO OUR COMPETITION SKATERS THIS WEEKEND

posted Feb 02, 2017 22:11

We'd like to wish all our skaters participating at SnowFlake and COS STARSkate this weekend a great skate and loads of fun!

GOOD LUCK!

SKATER ETIQUETTE REVIEW

posted Jan 30, 2017 20:52

Dear STARSkaters and Parents,

All skaters were given the handout at the beginning of the fall session, and we'd like to take this opportunity to ask you to please review the "Skater Etiquette" with your child again. Skaters who are performing their freeskate or dance to music may call out ("coming through", "move please") if someone is in their path. It can be frustrating when skaters have to constantly abort jumps, spins, dance patterns, etc while they are in a lesson.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak with Amanda (STARSkate Coordinator), your coach or Tanja in the office.

Thank you for helping us keep our sessions safe for all skaters!

 

Skaters’ Etiquette:

  1. Priority is given to skaters who are:
    1. in a group lesson
    2. in a private lesson
    3. skating to their solo or dance music being played
      **Give these skaters the right-of-way at all times.
  2. Do not spend most of your time in the corners. Skaters who are practicing the Lutz may not see you as they enter their jump. Spins should be practiced near the centre of the ice, not in the corners.
  3. If you fall down, get up immediately. If someone falls and does not get up on their own, do not move them. Get a coach to assess the injured skater.
  4. When you are practicing elements like camel spins and back spirals be especially aware of the danger your exposed blade poses to other skaters. Take a good look at your expected "space" before you start the element, and stop if it looks like you could cause a problem.
  5. Don’t stand around on the ice to “chitchat”. You interfere with other skaters, and you are wasting your practice time and money.
  6. No food or drinks on the ice surface (only water is allowed)
  7. No head phones/cell phones/ipods/mp3’s allowed.
  8. No kicking the ice/making holes in the ice.

AMENDED SCHEDULE FOR SAT FEB 11

posted Jan 28, 2017 16:21

The schedule for Sat Feb 11 will be amended as follows to accomodate the STARSkate workshop with Dylan Moscovitch and Christine Walker

3:00-4:30 STARSkate Session (extra signup for STARSkate A/B/C $25 for Club Members and $40 for outside Club Members)
4:30-5:15 CanSkate
5:15-5:25 Flood
5:25-5:40 Pre-STARSkate Session (extra signup for PreSkate $5 for Club Members only)
5:40-6:45 Pre-STARSkate/STARSkate A session
6:45-8:00 STARSkate B/C session

FIGURE SKATING SEMINAR

posted Jan 24, 2017 18:50

West Toronto Skating Club

Figure Skating Seminar
Led by Dylan Moscovitch

Saturday February 11, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:40 pm McCormick Arena, 179 Brock Avenue, Toronto

West Toronto Skating Club is delighted to host a Figure Skating Seminar, led by Dylan Moscovitch, Canadian National Team Member, Olympic Medallist and former WTSC member.
Off ice sessions will be led by dance instructor, Christine Walker.

Group A (SSC)

Off ice session (Nixon Room)
3:00 – 3:45 (45 min)

On ice session
3:50 – 4:30 (40 min)

Group B (SSA/B)

On ice session
3:10 – 3:50 (40 min)

Off ice session (Nixon Room)
4:00 – 4:45 (45 min)

 Pre-StarSkate

On ice session
5:25 – 5:40 (15 min)

 

Group Conversation with Dylan (Nixon Room)
4:45 – 5:15 (30 min)

 

 

Cost:
$25 WTSC members ($5 for Pre-StarSkate)
$40 non-members (Skate Canada membership number required)

Space is limited so please register early online or you can email WTSC at wtsc@wtsc.ca and arrange payment to reserve your spot!

URSULA LEHMING SCARBORO SKATE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

posted Jan 23, 2017 17:37

Registration is now open for Ursula Lehming Scarboro Skate. This takes place April 21-23, 2017 at Scarborough Centennial Arena in Scarborough. Please talk to your private coach to confirm if you should register for this event. All registrations are done online at the COS Skate Canada. You will need your skater's Skate Canada #. Log in to your WTSC account and you will find it in your skater's profile. The early birddeadline for registering is Feb 22 @ 5pm sharp. Final registration deadline is Mar 8, 2017 (in the past some events have filled to capacity prior to the registration deadline)

SNOWFLAKE SKATE COMPETITION SCHEDULE IS UP.

posted Jan 16, 2017 10:50

The Schedule and groups for Snowflake Skate is now posted on the COS Website. Check the Entries/Results tab first to find which group you are in. Some levels have many groups, which are called flights. Different groups are at different times. Then head over to the schedule to find when you are competing. Skaters should typically arrive 1 hour before their event. You will need to register at the registration desk, and then you will be instructed which change room to go to. Your coach will give you more detailed information.
Good luck to all our skaters!