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 SPECIAL OFF-ICE TRAINING TRIAL SESSION – Figure Skater Bootcamp with Signe Ronka from Flexafit

When: Saturday October 1st

Pre-STARSkate through STARSkate B skaters: Saturday Oct 1st 4:30 – 5:15

STARSkate C skaters: Saturday Oct 1st 5:30 – 6:15

Cost: Free (sponsored by WTSC)

Please plan to come to the arena early and participate in an off-ice fitness session with Signe Ronka, founder of Flexafit and the Figure Skater Bootcamp program.

NOTE: If you are a Saturday Program Assistant and wish to attend this session, please advise Nora that you will be unable to assist as a PA on October 1st. Thank you Nora!


Figure Skater Bootcamp programs are designed to condition figure skaters and adults with sport-specific exercises and training methods which directly relate to figure skating movements. We focus on providing proper training in order to foster athletic development, prevent injury, and maximize efficient use of on ice training time. Figure Skater Bootcamp is a training program that combines fitness with fun in an exciting and energetic environment that challenges participants to achieve excellence.

See more about Flexafit and Signe Ronka by visiting the website:



This Saturday will be our annual Used Skate & Dress sale. Come by to pick up a practice skirt or dress, boys pants, figure skates or other skating gear (tights, gloves, guards, etc).

Do you have a pair of quality figure skates that no longer fit? Drop them off in the office for us to sell on consignment for you.

Club jackets will be available to order at the sale and the following week. Trial sizes are available to try on before ordering for one week only.


What Every Parent Should Know about Concussions
An Introduction to Concussions, Concussion Management
and Prevention
Many children and adolescents sustain concussions. Currently, steps are being taken by many organizations to educate athletes and their parents
about concussion management and prevention. Fortunately, with good management most children respond well. This talk will cover the essentials
of diagnosis and treatment of concussions and provide tips about prevention.

WHERE: McCormick Arena –The Nixon Room, 179 Brock Street
WHEN: Thursday September 15th, 2016 at 4:45pm

Guest Speaker: Charles H. Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRCSC FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Division of Neurosurgery,
Toronto Western Hospital, Founder, ThinkFirst Canada

Charles Tator is a Toronto neurosurgeon, who has spent a lifetime treating and researching brain
and spinal injuries. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, and Director
of the Canadian Concussion Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital. He is a Board Member of
Parachute Canada, which is the country’s premier injury prevention charity. He has been appointed
a Member of the Order of Canada.
A small donation to Parachute Canada would be greatly appreciated.


Dear Pre-CanSkate/CanSkate Families,

Welcome to all our new and returning CanSkate families. We are very busy planning for the fall sessions beginning Saturday September 10. In order to make the first week as easy as possible for skaters and coaches, we will once again offer assessments to all skaters NEW to WTSC who have the ability to skate forwards. (If you have skated with us in the past, there is no need to attend, we have your CanSkate levels on file.) The assessment is very short, usually less than 5 minutes on the ice.

This allows us to evaluate skaters and determine if they have the skills to enter our CanSkate, Pre-STARSkate or PowerSkate  programs. If your child is brand new to skating and/or is still "shuffling along" there is no need to attend this assessment. Pre-CanSkate will be the correct fit for your skater. Skaters must be registered, confirmed and paid for one of our fall Pre-CanSkate sessions in order to attend the assessment on Wed. Sept 7 @ 6:30-7:00pm. Skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet, skates (figure or hockey skates) and mitts/gloves. We do not have skates/helmets available (we do have gloves for sale in the office for $2/pair). Bike, Ski and "Winter Sport" helmets are not permitted.

Please RSVP via email or phone message to confirm your assessment spot. If you cannot come to this timeslot, your child will be assessed on the first day of their session. Attending the assessment is not mandatory, however it does assists us in placing skaters into the correct groupings prior to the first day, and opens up spaces for others from the waitlist.

On the first day of your skater's session, you will find a table in the lobby. Collect your skater's name tag and pin/clip it to their jacket. These will be collected by their coach at the end of every lesson, and be ready on the table for pickup each following week. Reminder that although the temperatures outside are warm and summery, they will need warm clothing on the ice. Jeans are not recommended, however rain pants/splash pants for the warmer days are suitable. Warm jackets or fleece sweaters and MITTS/GLOVES are extremely important. It's hard to have fun on the ice when you're too cold.

We look forward to welcoming your skater to your club!