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ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

posted Oct 20, 2016, 5:38 PM

This weekend is the start of the ISU (International Skating Union) Grand Prix of Figure Skating. This is a series of 6 events held in 6 different countries. The top ranked skaters after the 6 events will compete at the Grand Prix Finale, held in Marseilles, France this year. CBC will stream/air all events outside of Canada, and CTV/TSN will air all skating events held in Canada.

Former WTSC skater Dylan Moscovitch will be competing in Pairs with his partner Lubov Ilyushechkina at Skate Canada and Cup of China. GO DYLAN & LUBA!

Oct 21-23 Skate America - Chicago, USA

Oct 28-30 Skate Canada - Mississauga, Canada (Hershey Centre)

Nov 4-6 Rostelecom Cup - Moscow, Russia

Nov 11-13 Trophée de France - Paris, France

Nov 18-20 Cup of China - Beijing, China

Nov 25-27 NHK Trophy - Sapporo, Japan

Dec 8-11 Grand Prix Finale - Marseille, France

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OKTOBERFEST SKATERS

posted Oct 17, 2016, 7:30 PM

Congratulations to Nora Lowe (Pre-Juvenile U-10) who placed in 3rd. Catherine Zambrano, with her partner Nicholas Kuk, placed 4th in their Pre-Novice pattern dances, and 5th place overall. A lot of hard work and dedication goes in to compete at these competitions.

Way to go girls!

 

SKATE ONTARIO CLUB INFORMATION SESSION WITH SKATE ONTARIO CONSULTANT SHEILAGH MCCASKILL

posted Oct 12, 2016, 7:14 PM

West Toronto Skating Club Information Session:

Skate Ontario One-on-One with Skate Ontario Consultant Sheilagh McCaskill

Please join the Board and other interested coaches and parents!

WHEN: Saturday October 15th, 2016

WHERE: McCormick Community Center (behind arena at 66 Sheridan Ave) 2nd FLOOR LOUNGE

TIME:  12:30 to 3:30   (light lunch will be provided)

Important: PLEASE RSVP to wtsc@wtsc.ca

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

It's about Skating! Come and learn about the organizations that support our club, support our coaches and learn more about the decision making that goes on behind the lessons and the ice time.

This session is a WTSC intiative supported by Skate Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, whose goal is to provide support and pertinent information to Ontario Skating Clubs.

At our session with Sheilagh, topics covered will include:

STAR 1-5 - learn about STARKate, the program following CanSkate

Effective Ice Usage - getting the most ice time possible for our skaters

Parent/Community Involvement - coming to this session is a good first step!

Group Lessons - how can we make them more interesting?

 

PLEASE RSVP to wtsc@wtsc.ca

 

See you there!

WTSC Board

CANSKATE/POWERSKATE FALL REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE NEXT WEEK

posted Oct 1, 2016, 11:22 PM

Our CanSkate/PowerSkate programs are reaching or have reached capacity and registration will close down next week. If you have a friend or neighbour that expressed interest, please remind them to register asap.

Winter CanSkate/PowerSkate is already open. Historically this fills up very quickly, some classes can be full by early November. Don't be disappointed, register now! If your skater will qualify for CanSkate from Pre-CanSkate after the fall session is over (ie, they passed all levels of Stage 1 in their December report card), we will change them from Pre-CanSkate to CanSkate in our registration system. But they MUST already be registered for Winter Pre-CanSkate. Please don't let that hold you back from registering now.

K.I.S. IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION (STARSKATE COMPETITION ANNOUNCMENT)

posted Oct 1, 2016, 11:11 PM

Registration is now open for KIS (Keswick Invitational Skate). Please confirm with your coach which events you will be entering and at what level. This is the first of many competitions that STARSkaters can register for; coming soon will be Snowflake Skate, STARSkate Championships, March Mania, Thornhill FUN Skate and Scarboro's Ursula Lehming Skate.

Competitions are not mandatory, but they can be a fun and challenging event for your skater. If you have any questions please speak with your coach as soon as possible, as the deadline for registering is Oct 26 @ 4pm. They can advise you on what to expect the day of, skating attire, when to arrive prior to their event (typically 1 hour before), how skaters are marked or judged, and much more.

CLUB CLOSURE SAT OCT 8 & MON OCT 10

posted Oct 1, 2016, 11:02 PM

All sessions are cancelled on Sat Oct 8 and Mon Oct 10 for the Thanksgiving long weekend. Happy Gobble Gobble!

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