Glen Cairn Skating Club News
Message from the Club President
Happy New Year Skaters!
We are now entering the second half of 2014/2015 season with lots of great Competitions and Test days and Seminars to take in.
In the first half of the year we had great performances at Autumn Skate, in Ottawa, EOS Sectionals in Nappanee, Asticou Invitational in Gatineau, and Skokie Skate in Huntsville. In the second half we have Prescott Invitational this weekend, followed by WinterSkate in Oshawa at the end of January. We also have EOSIC in Nepean this year, please come out and support your club . Other competitions include Barrhaven and Prince Edward County and February, Skate Ontario StarSkate Championships in March, High School Invitational in April, and Spring skate in Gloucester in April. Please check out our Website for more details, and also our Facebook page for pictures and group dialog.
We have also added two new StarSkate Coaches to the Glen Cairn Club Coaching Team. Andrew Wiseman and Ashley Holmes are now full time coaches and available. If you have any coaching needs, like moving to from CanSkate to StarSkate, please review all of our Coaching Profiles on our Club Web Site.
This year we have a number of new Board Members who are giving their time to support the club. Jill Collacutt is taking on Secretary role helping our Board meeting stay on track with minutes and schedules. Jill also supports other Board Members with tasks as appropriate. Brian Jensen is managing the Volunteer Coordinator, helping keep the Music Playing, among other activities. Jay Clark is helping us with Marketing and Publicity, and some Hospitality support. Margaret has taken on CanSkate Registrar, and Kelly McDonald is taking on Skater Development. This year, Chantal has moved over to support Test Chair, and this has left Hospitality Open. Other board member have been helping back up Hospitality needs, including Test Days, and Performance Ice.
Here is a complete member of the Glen Cairn Skating Club Board, as we stand today.
- Jill Collacutt - Secretary
- Brian Jensen - Volutneer Coordinator
- Ian Maceachern - Treasurer
- Sandra Gardner - Pro Liaison
- Chantal Smitheram - has moved to Test Chair
- Jay Clark - Marketing/Publicity
- Lynn Moore - Past President
- Dean Larkin - Vice President, Ice Coordinator
- Andrea Trainor - CanPower Registrar
- Kelly McDonald - Skater Development
- Margaret O'Connell - CanSkate Registrar
- Susan McKeever - STARSkate Registrar
- Paula Jones - Coaches' Representative
Given that Hospitality is open we have a number of opportunities to help gain volunteer hours by helping out. We have a number of Test Days to complete in February. We also have our Year end Banquet to complete, and can use all of the help we can get. Please contact Brian Jensen for any additional volunteering you can provide.
Wishing you all a very happy new year!
Eastern Ontario Sectionals
If your skater wishes to guest skate (skate on a session they are qualified for, but not registered for) please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance with the following information:
- Skater's name
- Coach's name
- Session requested (day and time)
Once the request has been received, you will receive confirmation of availability of space by email, and an online invoice. The invoice must be paid prior to the skater being allowed on the ice.
Guest skating fees for registered skaters are as follows:
- Freeskate (40-60 minutes): $12
- 30 min session: $8
- 20 min or less: $6
- Coaching Included 30 min (i.e. stroking/conditioning): $10
- Coaching Included 15/20 min (i.e. group spins): $8
Guest skating fees for non–club members are as follows:
- Freeskate (40-60 minutes): $15
- 30 min session: $10
- 20 min or less: $8
- Coaching Included 15/20 min (i.e. group spins): $10
This year Glen Cairn will be implementing an online registration system for our CanSkate, CanPower and STARSkate programs.
Visit our Registration page to Register online.
People registering online and paying by cheque can mail their payment to the club address, as indicated on the registration form.
Several of our skaters have life-threatening peanut/nut allergies. We ask that you please be considerate of them when packing snacks for your skaters or bringing in treats.