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SUMMER 2018 SKATER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

posted Jul 13, 2018, 11:18 PM

Hosted by Glen Cairn Skating Club, two weeks of intensive summer training were held at Bell Sensplex on:

Week 1: July 3 – July 6 (4 days)
Week 2: July 9 – July 13 (5 days)

This full-day camp was designed for STARSkate levels (junior/intermediate/senior) and competitive pre-novice & up levels focusing on helping skaters to become well-rounded athletes for figure skating.

On behalf of the club, a big thank you goes out to everyone who helped to make this camp a success!

We are grateful to the dedicated coaches, the volunteers, and, of course, the hard-working athletes without whom the program could not run.

We look forward to seeing you again on summer evening ice, starting next week!

PROFILE OF VICTORIA GARDNER ON THE SKATE ONTARIO WEBSITE

posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:18 PM

Victoria Gardner is featured on the Skate Ontario website, which was reoroganized and re-launched in early June:

Skater Profile: Victoria Gardner

Glen Cairn Skating Club is very proud!


ANNUAL CLUB AWARDS

posted Jun 3, 2018, 12:21 PM

We would like to congratulate all the skaters that received awards for their hard work during the 2017/18 season:

CanSkate Awards
CanSkater of the Year - Ali Beresnikow

CanSkater Champions - Xavier Jung & Yara Zayed
Most Improved CanSkater - Katie Little

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

Rookie PA of the Year - Erin Jones
Most Spirited PA - Gillian O'Connell

STARSkate Awards:
Most Improved Juniors - Naomi Faria & Emma Stone

Most Improved Intermediates - Anna Korchinski & Ella Mossman
Most Improved Seniors - Adelle MacLeod & Lucille Yang
Award of Excellence (Junior) - Emma Pierce
Award of Excellence (Intermediate) - Anna Korchinski
Award of Excellence (Senior) - Victoria Gardner

Coaches Choice Awards
Juniors - Sarah Heaslip & Jack McHugh

Intermediates - Serena Archambault & Jessie Hu
Seniors - Gabrielle Jensen & Laura Jin

Jamie Hubley Award
Tiana Michalska

Triple Gold Award
Victoria Gardner & Melody Russell

Stan Hughes Award
Victoria Gardner & Melody Russell

Teslin Russell Ontario Championship Award
Melody Russell

Sectional Performance Award
Victoria Gardner

Skate Canada Section STARSkate Athlete Award
Melody Russell

Gold Certificates
Interpretive - Amanda Cousineau & Eliza Moore

Dance - Katie MacEachern, Adelle MacLeod, Jennifer Martens & Tiana Michalska
Freeskate - Victoria Gardner and Melody Russell

AGM AND SKATING AWARDS NIGHT

posted Apr 27, 2018, 1:26 PM

Don't forget to buy your tickets! 

SUMMER CAMP

posted Apr 25, 2018, 5:47 PM

Registration is now OPEN!

2-DAY SKATER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR WITH ELVIS STOJKO

posted Apr 17, 2018, 9:40 AM

Glen Cairn Skating Club was proud to host this sell-out event in mid-April: 

ELVIS STOJKO was the first man to land a Quadruple Jump in combination; he is three-time World Champion (1994, 1995, 1997), two-time Olympic Silver Medalist (1994 & 1998), and seven-time Canadian Champion (1994, 1996-2000 and 2002). You can catch Elvis performing at the “Stars on Ice” 2018 tour on April 29th in Ottawa.

Special GuestGLADYS OROZCO, three-time Mexican Champion, Olympic & World Competitor. She toured with Disney on Ice as principal skater; Mulan, Jasmin, Pocahontas & Gabriela on High School Musical on Ice. Specializes in Edges, Footwork & Movement on the Ice.

When: Monday, April 16th (9:00am – 3:15pm)  & Tuesday, April 17th (9:15am – 3:15pm)

Location: Bell SensPlex, 1565 Maple Grove Road, Kanata

Cost of Seminar: $250.00 per skater / $90.00 per coach (included lunch for coaches) for both seminar days

Included in the Two-Day Seminar:

- 4 on-ice sessions (per group), focusing on Edges/Footwork & Jumps/Spins.

- 3-4 off-ice sessions (per group) focusing on warm-up exercises, stretches, strength and fitness.

SPECIAL EVENT: JUMPING 101

posted Mar 27, 2018, 12:59 PM

The Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted our last “SPECIAL EVENT” session of the 2017/18 season on SUNDAY, MARCH 25th from 10:00-10:50am at Jack Charron Arena.

We were pleased to offer Jumping 101 with Marie Palladini-Hamelin, a STARSkate Coach with our club.

Marie ran the skaters through various different warm-up exercises to enhance proper jumping techniques, as well as jumping drills to help the skaters feel body awareness and rhythm on the ice.

2018 SKATE ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Mar 20, 2018, 6:52 PM

Way to go, Melody! Glen Cairn Skating Club is proud of you!

2018 SKATE ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Mar 18, 2018, 5:12 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club had five skaters qualify for this event. Way to go, skaters!

ELIZABETH MANLEY WINTER CLASSIC

posted Mar 13, 2018, 5:34 AM

The Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic competition was held in Gloucester February 23 - 25, 2018. Glen Cairn Skating Club has a lot to be proud of!

2018 ONTARIO WINTER GAMES

posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:29 AM

Congratulations, Victoria!

NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Feb 6, 2018, 1:41 PM

Congratulations, Victoria!

Glen Cairn Skating Club's Victoria Gardner competed in the Novice Category at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Vancouver, Jan 8 - 14.
 
Victoria achieved a score of 38.76 in the Novice Women Short Program and a score of 69.29 in the Novice Women Free Program for a total of 108.05, finishing 8th overall.
 
Way to go, Victoria and coach Marie Palladini-Hamelin! We are all very proud of you!

WINTERLUDE PERFORMANCE

posted Feb 5, 2018, 10:30 AM

Glen Cairn Skating Club’s Victoria Gardner was invited to perform at Winterlude!

Victoria placed 8th at the Novice level at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and was invited to give public performances at this iconic winter festival.

What a great way to see the Rink of Dreams, catch some fantastic skating, and support the club!

Victoria skated three shows on Sunday, February 4 at Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

SPECIAL EVENT: GETTING INTO THE ICE

posted Jan 21, 2018, 2:13 PM

The Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted our third “SPECIAL EVENT” session on SUNDAY, January 21, 2018 from 10:00-10:50am at Jack Charron Arena. All STARSkaters (Junior/Intermediate/Senior) were encouraged to sign up and try something different and exciting.

We were pleased to offer “Getting Into the Ice” with ROB AINSWORTH, a Dance/Edge Specialist with our club. This session provided the skaters proper blade pushing techniques & exercises to help increase power and glide on the ice.

REGION 5 INTERCLUB: LOVE TO SKATE

posted Jan 14, 2018, 9:43 AM

The Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted the Love to Skate Region 5 Interclub skating competition

...on January 13, 2018 at the Kanata Recreation Complex.

The event was a success thanks to the many volunteers who worked to plan and keep the event running smoothly.

A huge thank you is due to the competition committee and the skating parents who gave so generously of their time and assistance! From the smiling faces at the registration tables to the clear and swift posting of entry lists and results, to the lovely touches of welcome packages for the skaters and skate cut-outs on the walls with the skaters' names on them, not to mention the handsome podium...Glen Cairn Skating Club has a lot to be proud of!

Please click here for more information on the event: Region 5 Interclub (Love to Skate) Announcement

Entry Lists and Results can be found here.

Photos from the podium can be shared for posting on our website and Facebook page. Please send them to gcscstarskate@gmail.com

Well done, everyone!