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SKOKIE SKATE 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:24 AM

The first competition in the Super Series this season was Skokie Skate, held October 25-27 at Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville.

We would like to congratulate all our participating skaters, with a special mention to our podium placers:

Makya Bertrand - STAR 6 (2nd place)
Laura Jin - STAR 6 (3rd place)
Rafaella Salim - STAR 8 (1st place)
Mateen Zabihi - STAR 8 (1st place)
Tiana Michalska - STAR 9 (3rd place)

Glen Cairn Skating Club is very proud of you!


Some of our Academy skaters watching the competition.

PA CLINIC

posted Sep 22, 2019, 9:31 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted our annual PA clinic on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00 pm at Jack Charron Arena.

This training session was for all new and returning program assistants who will be helping out on the ice during our upcoming CanSkate sessions.

On-ice & off-ice training included:

  • How CanSkate sessions are set up
  • Skate Canada program skills & circuits
  • Energetic warm-ups & cool-downs
  • Fun music & cues for changing groups
  • PA Duties
  • Tips on how to help NEW skaters & parents

NEW CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND CODE OF CONDUCT

posted Sep 19, 2019, 9:47 AM

Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and Ontario Regulation 161/19 (the regulations that support Rowan’s Law) came into effect on July 1, 2019. 

Skate Ontario member clubs and schools are required under this law to ensure that all skaters under the age of 26, parents (if the skater is under the age of 18 years), coaches, officials and other designated persons have confirmed they have reviewed the required Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Code of Conduct.

The deadline to submit this form was October 1, 2019. THANK YOU to everyone who complied promptly with this new requirement. Going forward, it will be captured in the online registration system during the check-out process.

In conjunction with the launch of the Skate Canada Concussion Ed App, Skate Canada has developed a series of skating-specific concussion resources. These resources are accessible to the public for free on the Skate Canada Safe Sport web page.

MINI-SEMINAR

posted Sep 14, 2019, 4:44 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted a Mini-Seminar to start off our 2019-20 STARSkate season with World & Olympic coaches Robert Tebby & Tugba Karademir from the Mariposa Skating School in Barrie, Ontario.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
from 
9 am-12 pm

On-ice sessions took place at Jack Charron Arena and off-ice classes were held at Glen Cairn Community Centre in the Upper Hall.

Group 1 (STAR 1-4 skaters)
9:00 am - 10:20 am (Jack) – On-ice
10:40 am - 11:40 am (GCCC) – Off-ice

Group 2 (STAR 5 & Up skaters)
9:00 am - 10:00 am (GCCC) – Off-ice
10:30 am - 11:50 am (Jack) – On-ice 

(Skaters who registered for Academy Training were automatically registered for this seminar as part of their program package.)

 

NEW BOYS ONLY SESSIONS THIS YEAR

posted Sep 10, 2019, 12:48 PM

New this year, Glen Cairn Skating Club is offering a Boys Only Session on alternating Sundays at 10 am at Jack Charron Arena.

This program got underway on September 8 with Coach Jamie Britton putting the boys through some rigorous exercises.

Male skaters from all clubs are welcome to join this session.

For more information, please contact STARSkate Registrar Lizanne Guay at gcscstarskate@gmail.com 

  

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

posted Aug 18, 2019, 11:00 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club would like to congratulate our own Lucille Yang, who finished 2nd in the Pre-Novice Women's event at the Sectional Series - North York Summer Skate competition, held August 15 - 18, 2019.

Way to go, Lucille!

COMPETITION SEASON IS UNDER WAY

posted Jul 29, 2019, 7:31 PM

Minto Summer Skate, the first competition of the season in the Sectionals Series, took place from July 25-28, 2019 at Richcraft Sensplex in Gloucester.

Glen Cairn Skating Club extends congratulations to all our skaters who participated, from Pre-Juvenile through the Junior level.

A special mention goes to Makya Bertrand who was presented with a gold medal for his STAR 6 performance by the legendary Don Jackson himself!

 

SUMMER 2019 SKATER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

posted Jul 12, 2019, 10:17 AM

Summer Camp 2019

From July 2 through 12 Glen Cairn Skating Club was excited to host 50 skaters from 7 clubs who came out to Train Harder, Jump Higher, Spin Faster at our Summer Intensive Training Camp.

Thank you to all the skaters and their families for participating and to all the club staff and volunteers who helped to make this program a success!

ANNUAL CLUB AWARDS

posted Jun 9, 2019, 5:31 PM

We would like to congratulate all the skaters that received awards for their hard work during the 2018/19 season:

CanSkate Awards
CanSkater of the Year - Kyleigh Smith

CanSkater Champions - Riley Jones & Jade Smith
Most Improved CanSkater - Lena Aly

Program Assistant (PA) Awards
PA of the Year - Serena Archambault & Laura Jin

Rookie PA of the Year - Makya Bertrand & Anna Korchinski
Most Spirited PA - Erin Jones & Rafie Salim

STARSkate Awards
Most Improved Juniors - Brianna Dion & Evan Merchant

Most Improved Intermediates - Ella Mossman & Iida-Maria Nissilä
Most Improved Seniors - Lucille Yang & Tiana Michalska
Award of Excellence (Junior) - Adia Smith
Award of Excellence (Intermediate) - Anna Korchinski
Award of Excellence (Senior) - Lucille Yang

Coaches Choice Awards
Juniors - Adia Smith & Julia Wong

Intermediates - Makya Bertrand & Grace Smith
Seniors - Adelle MacLeod & Gillian O'Connell

Jamie Hubley Award
Melody Russell

Teslin Russell Ontario Championship Award
Lucille Yang

Sectional Performance Award
Victoria Gardner

Gold Certificates
Interpretive - Tiana Michalska

Skills - Laura Jin, Rafie Salim & Lucille Yang
Freeskate - Tiana Michalska & Lucille Yang

2-DAY SKATER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR WITH RAVI WALIA

posted Apr 30, 2019, 5:04 PM


The Glen Cairn Skating Club welcomed Canada’s very own Olympic & World Coach from Edmonton, Alberta, ISU, Technical Specialist and Skating Director of Ice Palace Skating Club (West Edmonton Mall), Ravi Walia to run a two-day seminar hosted by our club. 

Ravi Walia holds the 2013 & 2018 Skate Canada’s Coaching Award of Excellence and is the Coach of Kaetlyn Osmond, three-time National Champion, 2018 World Gold Medalist & 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist.

The seminar was held Monday, April 29th & Tuesday, April 30th at Bell Sensplex, 1565 Maple Grove Rd, Kanata. 55 skaters and 11 coaches from 13 clubs took part.

Included in the 2-Day Seminar:

* 4 on-ice sessions (per group), focusing on edges/footwork & jumps/spins
* 5 off-ice sessions (per group), focusing on mental training, strength, stretches, flexibility & injury prevention


Ravi Walia with coaches Mariana Sanchez-Maya, Marie Palladini-Hamelin and Ashley Holmes and some of our competitive skaters.

AGM & SKATING AWARDS BANQUET

posted Apr 13, 2019, 10:29 PM

The Glen Cairn Skating Club Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Amberwood Lounge & Eatery in Stittsville. All our skating families are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

This club belongs to all of us, and could not run without the commitment of its coaching staff and many parent volunteers. You are ALL invited come out to acknowledge everyone's hard work and dedication throughout the skating season. This event is a great way to get to know each other better, share our appreciation, and find out how to get more involved.


SPECIAL EVENT: FANCY FOOTWORK

posted Mar 24, 2019, 11:44 AM

The Glen Cairn Skating Club was pleased to offer  Fun Footwork & Things with JAMIE BRITTON, a Dance & National Level Coach with our club, on Sunday, March 24th from 10:00-10:50 am at Jack Charron Arena. All STARSkaters (junior, intermediate & senior) were encouraged to support this special opportunity. Jamie introduced fun tricks that have been done generations before through footwork and edges and in pair skating.

SKATE ONTARIO 2019 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Mar 10, 2019, 11:06 AM

Glen Cairn Skating Club congratulates our nine qualifying skaters who traveled to compete in the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in Mississauga from March 7-10, 2019. It was a great weekend of beautiful skating and you made us all very proud!

Results
STAR 5 U13
Ella M. - 8th place
Anna Korchinski - 11th place
Makya Bertrand - 13th place

STAR 5 O13
Gillian O'Connell - 7th place
Laura Jin - 10th place

STAR 7
Lucille Yang - 1st place
Adelle MacLeod - 11th place

STAR 8
Tiana Michalska - 2nd place
Adelle MacLeod - 7th place

GOLD Women
Melody Russell - 5th place

Juvenile U12
Lucille Yang - 1st place

 

SKATE ONTARIO 2019 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Mar 3, 2019, 8:29 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club would like to congratulate all our qualifying skaters who will compete at the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in Mississauga from March 7-9, 2019. We have nine skaters going this year, which is a lot to be proud of!

SUPER SERIES - ELIZABETH MANLEY WINTER CLASSIC

posted Feb 25, 2019, 4:10 PM

The Super Series Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic competition was held February 22 - 24, 2019.

Glen Cairn Skating Club would like to congratulate all our skaters, with a special mention to those who achieved podium placements:

Star 4 U13 Women: Angela Hu (1st place)

STAR 4 U13 Elements: Chloe Bazilev (2nd place)

Star 4 O13 Women: Dhriti Rawat (3rd place)

STAR 5 U13 Women: Ella M. (1st place)

STAR 5 U13 Women: Anna Korchinski (2nd place)

STAR 5 U13 Men: Makya Bertrand (3rd place)

STAR 5 Elements: Samantha Aboud/Anna Korchinski/Ella M. (3-way tie for 1st place)

STAR 5 O13 Women: Laura Jin (1st place)

STAR 5 O13 Women: Gillian O'Connell (2nd place)

STAR 7 Women: Tiana Michalska (1st place)

STAR 7 Women: Lucille Yang (3rd place)

STAR 8 Women: Tiana Michalska (2nd place)

STAR 8 Women: Adelle MacLeod (3rd place)

STAR 9 Women: Melody Russell (2nd place)

GOLD Women: Melody Russell (1st place)

Juvenile Women U12: Lucille Yang (1st place)

SPECIAL EVENT: JUMP DEVELOPMENT

posted Feb 18, 2019, 2:40 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club was pleased to offer Jump Development with Marie Palladini-Hamelin, National Level Coach with our club, from 10:00 - 10:50 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Jack Charron Arena.

Marie worked on jump warm-up exercises to help with balance, edge quality and rhythm in and out of jumps, while also looking at jump combos, sequences and landing positions.

Please note; there will be NO regular open sessions on these Special Event days (as per Sunday registration exception dates).

The last Special Event of the season will be held on Sunday, March 24.

 

 

SUPER SERIES - NEPEAN WINTER SKATE

posted Jan 27, 2019, 10:24 AM

The Super Series Nepean Winter Skate competition was held January 25 - 27, 2019.

Glen Cairn Skating Club would like to congratulate all our skaters, with a special mention to those who achieved podium placements:

STAR 4 U13 Girls: Chloe Bazilev (BRONZE)

STAR 4 U13 Girls: Angela Hu (BRONZE)

STAR 4 O13 Girls: Grace Smith (GOLD)

STAR 5 U13 Women: Ella M. (SILVER)

STAR 5 O13 Women: Gillian O'Connell (GOLD)

STAR 5 O13 Women: Laura Jin (GOLD)

STAR 7 Women: Lucille Yang (GOLD)

STAR 7 Women: Adelle MacLeod (BRONZE)

STAR 8 Women: Adelle MacLeod (SILVER)

GOLD Women: Melody Russell (BRONZE)

GOLD Triathlon: Melody Russell (BRONZE)

Juvenile Women U12: Lucille Yang (GOLD)

STAR 1-4 SERIES LOVE TO SKATE COMPETITION

posted Jan 17, 2019, 6:03 PM

Skate Ontario invited all eligible figure skaters to participate in the 2019 STAR 1-4 Series Love to Skate Competition hosted by Glen Cairn Skating Club on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

The competition was held over the course of one full day on two ice pads at the Kanata Recreation Complex. Events included STAR 1 through STAR 4 Freeskate Events, STAR 2 through STAR 8 Elements and Team Events, as well as Solo Dance and Showcase Events.

Congratulations to all the skaters who came out to show us what they can do, and a big THANK YOU to all the many volunteers who helped to make this competition a success! Glen Cairn Skating Club has a lot to be proud of.