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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.


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


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)


On ice session
5:25 – 5:40 (15 min)


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



$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 and arrange payment to reserve your spot!


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)


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!