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FUN SKATE COMPETITION IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.

posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:30 PM

The following event registration will open on Wednesday, January 24 at 4:00pm EST:

STARSKATE INVITATIONAL - BRAMPTON SCHEDULE AND GROUPS HAVE BEEN POSTED

posted Jan 10, 2018, 10:43 PM

The schedule and the groups for STARSkate Invitational on February 2-4 in Brampton have been posted on the Skate Ontario website. Please check back shortly before the event in case of any changes.

Good luck to all skaters competing!

1ST DAY OF CANSKATE

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 PM

Dear WTSC Families,

we are excited to see you at the rink tonight for the first class of our Winter Session. Here are a few details to ensure the first day runs smoothly.

-When you enter the arena lobby, you will pick up your skater's name tag from the table. Skaters without a name tag will not be permitted on the ice. Please see Tanja in the office if your name tag is not there. The coaches will collect the name tags at the end of the each class, for you to pick up from the table each following week.

Monday & Wednesday Schedule:

-5:30 Pre-CanSkate/CanSkate will be on the small ice to the left.
-6:15 Advanced CanSkate will be on the large ice to the right. Please wait at the door of the rink until the coaches let the skaters on the ice.
-6:30 Pre-CanSkate will be on the small ice to the left.
-6:30 CanSkate and Adult CanSkate will be on the large ice to the right. Please wait at the door of the rink until the coaches let the skaters on the ice.
-7:15 PowerSkate will be on the large ice to the right.

Saturday Schedule:

3:15 CanSkate/Adult CanSkate/Advanced CanSkate will be on the large ice to the right. Please wait at the door of the rink until the coaches let the skaters on the ice.
3:30 Pre-CanSkate will be on the small ice to the left
4:00 Advanced CanSkate will be on the large ice to the right.
4:15 Pre-CanSkate will be on the small ice to the left
4:15 CanSkate/Adult CanSkate/Advanced CanSkate will be on the large ice to the right. Please wait at the door of the rink until the coaches let the skaters on the ice.

Please use the assigned changerooms (WTSC signs are posted on the doors) to change into and out of skating gear.

-All skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet (Ski/bike/winter helmets are not permitted). The mask/cage is optional but highly recommended, especially for new skaters. Skaters with out a CSA approved helmet will not be permitted to go on the ice for insurance reasons. Please ensure the helmet fits before you come to the rink, the chin strap should fit snug under the chin (you should be able to slip a finger between the strap and chin). Here's a YouTube video on how to fit for a helmet.

-Either figure skates or hockey skates can be worn, but we do not offer rentals. Powerskate participants must wear hockey skates and full gear, and bring a stick.

-Not sure how to tie up skates for the first time, or if the helmet is fitting properly? Check out our updated CanSkate page for tips and tricks. We have also attached to this email a handy tip sheet for you to print off.

-Don't forget to wear mitts or gloves. We do sell mini gloves for $2 in the office if you forget yours.

-Layering clothing is best to keep warm and also still allow for flexibility and movement.

The first 1-3 weeks can appear to look chaotic on the ice, as our coaches are assessing skaters and getting them into groups based on their skill level. There may be some juggling around for the first few weeks until the groups are finalized. In addition to our Skate Canada certified coaches, we also have our Program Assisstants on the ice. These are our older figure skaters who help the coaches where needed.

If you have any further questions you can speak with our Coordinators (Natalie & Cristina-Pre-CanSkate & CanSkate, Jessica-PowerSkate), or Tanja in the office.

We hope everyone has a great time on the ice!

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