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GCSC IN THE NEWS

posted Aug 4, 2020, 8:55 AM

Following our virtual AGM in July, Glen Cairn Skating Club was featured in the Community Voice regarding some of our award-winners. Congratulations on making the front page!

You can read the full article here: http://ottawavoice.ca/assets/kanata-0806---web.pdf

2019-2020 AWARD WINNERS

posted Jul 16, 2020, 8:41 PM

We would like to congratulate all the skaters that received awards for their hard work during the 2019/20 season:

CanSkate Awards
CanSkater of the Year - Lily Batten

CanSkater Champions - Peggy Lin & Silvia Yu
Most Improved CanSkater - Fanxi Lin

Program Assistant (PA) Awards
PA of the Year - Erin Jones & Grace Smith

Rookie PA of the Year - Sarah Heaslip & Gabe Mossman
Most Spirited PA - Nick Archambault & Dhriti Rawat

STARSkate Awards
Most Improved Juniors - Ali Beresnikow & Amelia Rowe

Most Improved Intermediates - Brianna Dion & Adia Smith
Most Improved Seniors - Adelle MacLeod & Ella Mossman
Award of Excellence (Junior) - Ali Beresnikow & Julia Minarolli
Award of Excellence (Intermediate) - Sophia Shingarov
Award of Excellence (Senior) - Iida-Maria Nissilä

Coaches Choice Awards
Juniors - Jack McHugh & Julia Minarolli

Intermediates - Ruby Finan & Stephanie Uzea
Seniors - Victoria Gardner & Anna Korchinski

Jamie Hubley Award
Makya Bertrand

Teslin Russell Ontario Championship Award
Madison McAllister & Mateen Zabihi

Sectional Performance Award
Lucille Yang

Gold Pins & Certificates
Skills - Anna Korchinski, Ella Mossman & Gillian O'Connell
Freeskate - Adelle MacLeod & Jennifer Martens

COVID-19

posted Jun 8, 2020, 9:40 PM

On June 8, 2020, Skate Ontario announced some encouraging changes in wake of Premier Doug Ford's initiation of Phase 2 in the gradual re-opening of the province.

Effective June 9, the following figure skating levels will be permitted to return to the ice (these categories apply to the level at which skaters are planning to compete in the coming season):

- Competitive Skate: Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior
- STARSkate: STAR 5 to GOLD, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and Adult

In addition, effective Friday, June 12, gathering sizes will increase to groups of 10.

What does this mean for Glen Cairn Skating Club?

Currently, most ice rinks in Ottawa remain closed. We are actively looking for ice to rent and planning summer ice sessions with a gradual, safe and equitable resumption of activity in mind. We are also working to put in place return to play protocols, health screening and a waiver regarding the acknowledgement, release, indemnity, and assumption of risk regarding COVID-19. 

At the same time, we are also planning our Annual General Meeting to take place virtually this year, tentatively mid-July. Skating families can expect to receive an email announcement with details on how to register to vote once we have a firm date. You won't want to miss the announcement of our annual awards winners to be revealed during this online presentation!

Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure we see you all back at the rink as soon as possible.

Please continue to check the Skate Ontario COVID-19 page on our website dedicated to resources, communication and Return to Play information.

SPRING SKATER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

posted Mar 24, 2020, 5:32 PM

UPDATE
Glen Cairn Skating Club regrets to announce that our planned Spring Skater Development Seminar featuring three high level coaches has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Registrants can expect to see a complete refund on their credit card. If you have any questions, please contact the club president, Karina Korchinski, at: president.glencairnsc@gmail.com. 

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On Ice Monday May 4th 
JEN JACKSON & BRYCE DAVISON

Hamilton Skating Club, Toronto

Jen Jackson: Skating Coach & Tech Specialist with over 30 years of coaching expertise, has had many skaters to medal & win Sectionals, Challenge and National Championships. Jen takes great pride in developing skaters from CanSkate to the National level.

Bryce Davison: Director of Skater Development at Hamilton SC, with 10 years of coaching expertise. Former World Bronze Medalist & three-time National Pair Champion (Jessica Dubé), Bryce represented Canada in 2006 & 2010 at the Olympics, and was also a multi-national Champion in Singles.

On Ice Tuesday May 5th 
YVAN DESJARDINS
, CPA Rosemère, Quebec

Yvan Desjardins: Level 5 Skating Coach with over 20 years of coaching expertise, Skate Canada Competitive Coach award of Excellence 2016. Yvan has coached Nicolas Nadeau, Jessica Dubé, Shawn Sayer, Joseph Phan and many more.

SKATE ONTARIO 2020 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Mar 10, 2020, 10:28 AM

The final results for the Super Series are in. This series is for athletes competing in STAR 5, STAR 6, STAR 7, STAR 8, STAR 9, STAR 10, Gold, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior in the men, women, pair, and ice dance categories. Glen Cairn Skating Club is proud to announce that nine of our skaters have qualified to the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships this year, to take place in Belleville at the Quinte Sport & Wellness Centre from March 26 - 29, 2020.

ELIZABETH MANLEY WINTER CLASSIC

posted Feb 23, 2020, 4:03 PM

Congratulations to all our skaters who participated at the Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic, held at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex from February 21-23, 2020.

We are especially proud of our podium placers:

STAR 4
Evan Merchant - 1st place (U13)
Adia Smith - 2nd place (U13)

STAR 5
Samantha Aboud - 2nd place (O13)
Iida-Maria Nissilä - 2nd place (Artistic)

STAR 10
Adelle MacLeod - 2nd place

Pre-Juvenile
Ella Mossman - 3rd place (U13)

Junior Women
Victoria Gardner - 1st place

Congratulations also go to our STAR 1, 2 & 3 skaters who earned the following ribbons:

STAR 1
Kyleigh Smith - bronze

STAR 2
Alysa Kozine - bronze
Ethan Stone - bronze
Isabella Peng - silver
Autumn Sakiyama - silver
Jack McHugh - silver
Ali Beresnikow - gold

STAR 3
Stephanie Uzea - silver
Amelia Rowe - silver
Emma Stone - gold
Ruby Finan - gold

GLEN CAIRN SKATERS FEATURED IN COMMUNITY VOICE

posted Feb 20, 2020, 2:31 PM

Check out this feature in today's edition of our local newspaper, Community Voice. Thank you to reporter Anil Jhalli for spreading the word about our Love to Skate competition!


BRAMPTON FLOWER CITY INVITATIONAL

posted Feb 9, 2020, 2:35 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club congratulates everyone who participated in the Brampton Flower City Invitational, part of the Super Series, held February 7 - 9, 2020, with a special mention to our podium placers!

Results:

STAR 5 Women (U13): Iida-Maria Nissilä - 1st place
STAR 5 Women (O13): Grace Smith - 15th place
STAR 6 Women: Laura Jin - 12th place
STAR 7 Women (O12): Laura Jin - 11th place
STAR 7 Men (O12): Mateen Zabihi - 3rd place
STAR 8 Men: Mateen Zabihi - 4th place
GOLD Women: Madison McAllister - 6th place


LOVE TO SKATE 2020

posted Feb 2, 2020, 12:01 PM

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 Glen Cairn Skating Club hosted the Love to Skate competition at Kanata Recreation Complex.

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to make this event a huge success! From the ticket table to the podium, from registration to music, and from carpentry to food preparation, dozens of our club members stepped up to assist in making this event the most smoothly-run hosted event we have had to-date.

We have a lot to be proud of: not only did we have helpers young and old in yellow volunteer ribbons cheerfully assisting guests, competitors and officials from dawn to dusk; we also made an excellent showing on the podium with 34 of our own skaters competing in this event. 

Bravo to everyone on a job very well done!

Congratulations to everyone who skated at this event, with a special mention to our top finishers:

STAR 1
Alena Zeng - BRONZE
Leila Chahabi - SILVER
Emma Batten - SILVER
Jade Smith - SILVER

STAR 2
Ethan Stone - BRONZE
Brooke Penney - BRONZE
Shankari Ramashan - BRONZE
Isabella Peng - BRONZE
Alysa Kozine - BRONZE
Megan Butler - SILVER
Vera Klimenko - SILVER
Amelia Rowe - SILVER
Autumn Sakiyama - SILVER
Hannah Kuriakose - SILVER
Jack McHugh - SILVER
Yara Zayed - SILVER
Ali Beresnikow - SILVER
Julia Minarolli - GOLD

STAR 3
Alexavier Kirby - SILVER
Stephanie Uzea - SILVER
Ruby Finan - SILVER
Alina Wen - SILVER
Richard Zhao - GOLD
Emma Stone - GOLD
Sarah Heaslip - GOLD

STAR 4 (Under 10 category)
Brianna Dion - 1st place
Sophia Shingarov - 2nd place

STAR 4 (Under 13 Girls category)
Adia Smith - 1st place

STAR 4 (Under 13 Boys category)
Evan Merchant - 1st place

STAR 4 (Over 13 category)
Naomi Faria - 3rd place

  

1000 ISLANDS SUPER SERIES COMPETITION

posted Jan 22, 2020, 5:53 PM

Glen Cairn Skating Club had another good showing at the 1000 Islands Super Series competition held in Brockville from January 17 through 19, 2020. The club extends congratulations to everyone who competed, with a special mention to our podium placers:

STAR 4 (U13): Evan Merchant - 2nd place
STAR 5 (O13): Grace Smith - 1st place
STAR 5 (O13): Samantha Aboud - 2nd place
STAR 6: Laura Jin - 1st place
STAR 8: Rafie Salim - 2nd place
STAR 9: Madison McAllister - 3rd place
STAR 10: Adelle MacLeod - 1st place
Pre-Juvenile (U13): Anna Korchinski - 3rd place

ARNPRIOR WINTERFEST STAR 1-4 COMPETITION

posted Jan 20, 2020, 11:39 AM

Glen Cairn Skating Club would like to congratulate our STAR 1-4 skaters who participated at the Arnprior Winterfest STAR 1-4 Competition on January 11 & 12, 2020.

We are proud to share the names of our skaters who earned BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD ribbons (STAR 1, 2 & 3) or placed in the top three (STAR 4) at this event:

STAR 1
Alena Zeng: BRONZE
Emma Batten: SILVER
Jade Smith: BRONZE

STAR 2
Ali Beresnikow: SILVER
Alysa Kozine: BRONZE
Amelia Rowe: SILVER
Hannah Kuriakose: SILVER
Isabella Peng: BRONZE
Jack McHugh: BRONZE
Julia Minarolli: SILVER
Megan Butler: BRONZE
Vera Klimenko: SILVER
Yara Zayed: SILVER

STAR 3
Adia Smith: GOLD
Brianna Dion: GOLD
Emma Stone: GOLD
Richard Zhao: SILVER
Ruby Finan: GOLD
Sarah Heaslip: SILVER
Stephanie Uzea: GOLD

STAR 4
Evan Merchant: 1st (U13)
Erin Jones: 3rd (O13)
Naomi Faria: 2nd (O13)

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AT OUR LOVE TO SKATE COMPETITION

posted Jan 14, 2020, 9:25 AM

STAR 1-4 Series: Love to Skate Competition


Glen Cairn Skating Club 
is excited to host the Love to Skate competition on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Kanata Recreation Complex.

Call for Volunteers

We are proud to be the host club for this competition, but it can’t be done without the help of volunteers. Please come out to support your club!

Some available volunteer positions are:

  • Ice Captains
  • Music Runners
  • Announcers
  • Dressing room attendants
  • Ticket Sales
  • Registration Desk
  • Kitchen Help

Several time slots are available for each position, and all training will be provided. It is always fun to host this event; we would love for both new parents and seasoned volunteers to sign up for one or more positions -- come join our team...Sign up Now!