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The West Toronto Skating Club needs you!

 

Did you know that the WTSC is volunteer-run organization?

  • West Toronto Skating Cluc is a non-profit, Skate Canada sanctioned club run by a volunteer Board of Directors who are parents of current and former skaters at the club. Parent involvement is ESSENTIAL for the sustainability of the club.
  • The club employs a part-time Office Administrator, and contracts the services of a Bookkeeper, Program Coordinators and Coaches for each of the CanSkate, STARSkate and PowerSkate programs.

 

What are the roles of the Board of Directors?

  • Providing management oversight of the club.
  • Preparing the club budget and authorizing expenses.
  • Establishing program schedules (in conjunction with coordinators) and pricing for all seasons.
  • Reserving the ice time with McCormick Arena for each season.
  • Hiring coaches, program coordinators and preparing contracts.
  • Hiring and managing the Office Administrator and Bookkeeper.
  • Maintaining the club website, newsletter and social media accounts.
  • Organizing Test Days and communicating with Skate Canada.
  • Organizing on and off-ice seminars and special events.
  • Organizing Mini Olympics, the STARSkate Showcase and the STARSkate Gala.
  • Reviewing comments, feedback and special requests from parents.
  • Attending Skate Canada seminars and special events.

 

What can you do to help?

  1. Consider joining the Board of Directors! We currently have 7 members, but we need more.  We meet once every 4-6 weeks and communicate by email frequently.  If you’d like to know more, please contact our Board President, Cathy Merkley.
  2. If you do not have the time to be a Director, please volunteer to help with one of the following:
  • Mini Olympics (December and June) – ideal for a CanSkate parent, to help with onsite coordination.
  • Test Chair – ideal for a STARSkate parent and this position will be vacant this fall.
  • Managing the playing of music on STARSkate sessions – ideal for several STARSkate parents.
  • STARSkate Gala (June) – help to manage food and drinks, awards, decorations.
  • Skate and Dress Exchange
  • Join a new committee to create a Parent Education
  • Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Developing a Parent Handbook.
  • Participating on a new committee to develop a parent education program.

 

Interested?  Please contact us at wtsc@wtsc.ca