Clubs - Announcements
NEW from Skate Canada - 10 Year Volunteer Pin
A 10 Year Volunteer Pin will be available shortly for purchase from Skate Canada's online store. It will be available to clubs should they wish to acknowledge their 10 year volunteers. This includes ALL who so generously volunteer their time, including club volunteers, board members, program assistants and officials too. The product number will be 083900067B, and the price, $10.
'Fun Day' and Club Competitions - WO Section Policy
The Section has become increasingly aware of Member clubs hosting or conducting “FUN DAY” Club events within their specific club. The Section reminds you of the definitions related to Club Competitions. More info...
Clubs - Please Complete & Send to the Section Office
Skate Canada Achievement Awards
Each year, our clubs and members are invited to nominate a special Club Volunteer, Coach or Skater for a Skate Canada Achievement Award, to be presented at the Western Ontario Section or Skate Canada Annual Meeting.
NEW! This year, 2013, all award nominations are to be submitted online! Log into Skate Canada's Members Only > What's New > Skate Canada Achievement Awards for the information on the individual awards. Complete the form online and submit. Note that you will need the nominee's Skate Canada membership number. The deadline date for all submissions is March 1, 2013.
Check Out the WO Programs Page
Some great resources for your Club...
To-Do List for Clubs & New Members of Club Boards of Directors
Western Ontario Section Members Only Site on Skate Canada Website
The Western Ontario Members' Only site has the following information and updates available to our members.
- Western Ontario Section List of Judges & Evaluators - for Club Test Chairs updated and re-posted frequently
- Skate Canada - Western Ontario Club Manual
- Skate Canada - Western Ontario Competition Chair Manual
- Section Parent Manual
- and more...
- Tip: For easier reading or use of documents, right mouse click on the document and select to open it in a new window, or download/save a copy of the file on your computer.
To visit the WO Members' site:
WO Regions & Regional Councils
Did you know that Western Ontario Section is comprised of 9 regions?
Each region has its own Regional Council, with an executive. Regular
meetings are held to discuss such matters as regional test days,
skater development programs, and to act as a forum for an exchange
Each Region is now represented on the WO Site. We'll update as
info is provided by our Regions, i.e. contacts, test days, special
events. We're counting on YOU to let us know what's happening
in your Region! Please contact Carol
Moir with info.
Information provided by our Clubs annually through the WO Skating Programs Survey is included
Tips for Club Test Chairs
Check out the Tips for Club Test Chairs maintained by the Section Officials' Committee for info on:
- Judges & Evaluators List for Test Chairs - available on the WO Members Only site
- Dance Tests - Which dances can be soloed or not?
- Codes Used in the WO Evaluators'/Judges' List
- Sample Forms for Your Test Day
- Contact the WO Officials' (Judges) Committee
- and more...
Notice to Coaches & Club Test Chairs Re Use of Planned Program Sheets for Freeskate Tests
For all Skate Canada freeskate tests, skaters are requested to submit a completed Planned Program Sheet to the Test Chair prior to the test day.
On the test day, the Test Chair will please provide the Planned Program sheets to the evaluator(s) before the freeskate test.
Skate Canada Use of Helmets Policy
All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must
ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.
Western Ontario Section Skating Bursary
The Skate Canada – Western Ontario Board of Directors has
established the Skate Canada – Western Ontario Bursary
Committee to oversee and provide our skating membership
via the member clubs in Western Ontario, an opportunity to complete
the application for skating members in financial need. The Committee
will also be responsible for the annual Athlete Awards of Achievement,
based on criteria currently under review.
The Skate Canada – Western Ontario Bursary Committee reviews applications twice per skating year. Submissions must
be received no later than November 15, 2012 and
February 15, 2013.
Club News & Events
Do let us know if your club is holding a special event or program.
Please submit your announcement via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regrets that we cannot post all club carnivals unless they're
being held in conjunction with a special milestone.
Please check out the Forms Page
for Section forms, relating to Clubs and WO Competition Reports & Forms.