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2024 Skate Ontario Pre-Novice & Novice Sectional Championships

December 8-10, 2023

A send-off was held on December 5 for three of our skaters heading to the Pre-Novice and Novice Sectional Championships in Huntsville. 
Well done! We will be cheering for you!
 
 
 

Provincial Series #3 - Nepean

December 1-3, 2023

43 GCSC skaters registered to compete at the third competition in this year's Provincial Series. Our club had a great showing at this event, with lots of smiles, medals and ribbons. Our podium finishers deserve a special round of applause! (Complete results for ribbon winners will be shared as coaches provide them.) Congratulations, everyone!

 

CPA Asticou 2023 Invitational

November 9-12, 2023

36 GCSC skaters registered to compete at the CPA Asticou 2023 Invitational in Gatineau, Quebec. Well done, everyone, with a special mention to our many podium finishers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sectional Series November Competition

Nov 2-5, 2023

Everyone at Glen Cairn Skating Club was cheering for Brianna Dion as she competed in the Pre-Novice Women's category at the final qualifying event of the series for this season. 

We are proud of you, Brianna!

 

Sectional Series October Competition

October 12-15, 2023

Nine of our skaters participated in the Sectional Series October competition, hosted by Skate Ontario, Barrie Skating Club, and Mariposa Winter Club at the Allandale Recreation Centre in Barrie.

Congratulations to Jack for placing first in both of his events!

STAR 7 Men O12 (Jack McHugh) - 1st place
STAR 6 Men (Jack McHugh) - 1st place

 

GCSC Mini-Seminar

September 16, 2023

Thank you to Paige Aistrop and Ernest Pryhitka, world-level coaches from the Toronto Cricket Skating Club, for running on-ice sessions at our club's “Mini-Seminar” at Jack Charron Arena! Off-ice classes were also held with Coach Christine at the Glen Cairn Community Centre for both groups: STAR 3-6 and STAR 7+. What a great way to kick off the season!

 

 

Sectional Series July Competition

July 20-23, 2023

Congratulations to our podium finishers at the Sectional Series July competition hosted by Skate Ontario and Gloucester Skating Club at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex in Orleans!

Pre-Novice Pairs Short (Brianna Dion & Makya Bertrand) - 1st place
Pre-Novice Pairs Free (Brianna Dion & Makya Bertrand) - 1st place
Gold Women (Adelle MacLeod) - 1st place
STAR 10 Women (Ella Mossman) - 1st place
STAR 9 Women O14 (Adelle MacLeod) - 3rd place
STAR 8 Women (Adia Smith) - 2nd place
STAR 7 Men O12 (Jack McHugh) - 2nd place
STAR 6 Men (Jack McHugh) - 1st place

   

 

STARSkate Summer Camp

July 3-7 & July 10-14, 2023

Summer Camp 2023 ran two full weeks. Thank you to everyone who participated, to the coaches for running an excellent event, and a special mention to our fabulous club dad, Ray Bertrand, who took thousands of photographs of our on-ice and off-ice sessions! 

For a more complete selection of photos, please see our club Facebook albums:

            

 

Spring Seminar with Olympic Coaches

April 24 & 25, 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in a great seminar with Brian Orser and Ravi Walia! A special thanks goes to Raymond Bertrand who took most of the fabulous photos featured here and in our 2023 Spring Seminar Photo Album.

            

 

Skate Ontario Provincial Championships

March 24-26, 2023

 

Congratulations to our three participating skaters who had great skates at the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in Stratford! We were all cheering you on from home and feeling very proud!

  

Five skaters worked hard to qualify with their personal best scores and represent our club (unfortunately, two had to withdraw before the event).

Makya Bertrand - Novice Men
Brianna Dion & Makya Bertrand - Pre-Novice Pairs
Adelle MacLeod - Gold Women & STAR 9 Women O14
Evan Merchant - Juvenile Men U14 & STAR 7 Men O12
Adia Smith - STAR 6 Women & STAR 7 Artistic
 

The club held a send-off for the qualifiers on March 22.

 

 

STAR 1-4 Clarence Creek Skate Mania

March 17-19, 2023

Ten GCSC skaters participated in the last STAR 1-4 competition of the season. Congratulations to everyone on their results!
 

STAR 3 Freeskate

Sarah Chen - Gold
Jade Smith - Silver

STAR 3 Elements

Sarah Chen - Gold
Jade Smith - Silver

STAR 2 Freeskate

Tina Wang - Gold
Zoe Gu - Silver
Teagan Smith - Bronze
Claire Stone - Bronze

STAR 2 Elements

Tina Wang - Silver

STAR 1

Gordon Bennett - Gold
Hanbei Li - Gold
Teagan Smith - Silver
Tenley Doyle - Silver
Isabelle Bosc - Bronze

 

              
 

 

Skate Ontario Adult Championships

March 3-4, 2023

We are proud to announce that our own Vasudha Ravichandran placed third in her category at this event at the Kanata Recreation Complex.
Way to go, Vasudha!

 

Pairs Coach Mentorship Program

Congratulations to our club coach, Marie Palladini-Hamelin, who was chosen by Skate Canada and Skate Ontario for the Pairs Coach Mentorship Program this season. Thank you to Skate Canada and Cody Hay for a great session in Ottawa!


Video Submission Competition: Northern, Ottawa & Eastern Area

February 2023

Congratulations to our 3 podium finishers in the February Video Submission competition for the Northern, Ottawa and Eastern Area!

 

The Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic

February 17-19, 2023

Congratulations to our 9 podium finishers at the annual provincial series competition in Gloucester!

             

 

Love to Skate

January 28, 2023

Glen Cairn Skating Club was proud to host the Love to Skate event in the STAR 1-4 series at Kanata Recreation Complex. We are grateful to all the amazing volunteers who helped to make this event a success. It was a busy day jam packed with skating and we couldn't have done it without you! The dedication of our members' time and efforts are what make our club the best that it can be. Thank you!! Congratulations to all our participating skaters on their fantastic results!

      

 

Skate Canada Challenge

January 27-28, 2023

We are proud of our Pre-Novice Pairs Team, who competed at Skate Canada Challenge in Regina, Saskatchewan, and earned personal best scores for an 8th place overall finish. Way to go, Brianna and Makya! The team has also been announced as alternates for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, February 26 - March 5, 2023. On Sunday, January 22, the STARSkaters had a send-off to wish Brianna and Makya good luck at their upcoming competition.

        

 

Milton Winter Skate

January 19-22, 2023

Seven Glen Cairn Skating Club skaters were registered to skate at this event. Congratulations to Adelle MacLeod for placing first in the STAR 9 Women category!