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2015 Ontario Skaters' Promotional Contest Winners

Thanks to all for your participation! The draw was made at the Skate Ontario Championships held in Brampton (COS), March 13-15. The draw was held on March 14, 2015.

Ticket #
1st Prize 2015 Ford Mustang Randy Jefferies 102215 Walden SC (NOS)
2nd Prize Entertainment Package Kim Lewis 296241 Prince Edward County SC (EOS)
3rd Prize $3500 Travel Certificate, Executive Travel Kevin Duff 82320 Coppercliff SC (NOS)
4th Prize 5 prizes of a MacBook Air 13” James MacLean 205170 Mount Forest SC (COS)
    Maggie Pihokker 245541 Tillsonburg SC (WOS)
    Marcy Harvey 240718 Point Edward SC (WOS)
    Nancy McKinnon 165603 Jordan SC (WOS)
    Cam Charlton 38453 Belmont SC (WOS)
5th Prize 5 prizes of an Apple iPad Mini 16 GB with Wi-Fi Carol Edgar 12365 Ancaster SC (WOS)
    Terina Koyanagi 261629 Brampton-Chinguacousy SC (COS)
    Jim Marusic 36329 Windsor SC (WOS)
    Crystal Slaney 150819 Ajax SC (COS)
    Quinte Figure Skating Club 308822 Quinte SC (EOS)

London Skating Club Seminar for Junior, Senior & Adult Skaters

Sunday, March 29 2015. This year’s seminar will focus on stroking/edging, jumps, spinning, and off ice training. Skaters will rotate through 3 stations, each 75 minutes in length, and should come prepared for both on ice and off ice participation (including running shoes and a jump rope for off ice). Out of club skaters welcome!

Woodstock Skating Club's 80th Annual Ice Show: Happiness Is!

Featuring special guest skaters Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, ALSO featuring Olivia Han and Grayson Lochhead, Canadian Pre-Novice Silver Medalists.

Two shows: March 28, 2015 - 2pm and 7pm at the Woodstock District Community Complex, showcasing skaters past & present from CanSkate to Senior and Adult Synchronized Skating teams. [Click for PDF Poster]



Brant Skating Club's 65th Annual Edition of Flashing Blades

This year the Brant Skating Club is holding its 65th Annual Edition of Flashing Blades. For this very special milestone we are pleased to welcome 2-time Canadian Champion & Olympic silver medalist, Kaetlyn Osmond as our special guest performer at 2 shows of Oz on Ice, Saturday, March 28th. More info...

Kaetlyn has a special way of inspiring youngsters with her exuberant and authentic personality and we hope that the skaters in our section can get fired up about figure skating by seeing her in person in an intimate setting. We are offering tickets at $12 for adults and $7 for children when purchased as a group of 20 or more, and offering a meet and greet with Kaetlyn as well before the show!


Brooke Alvinston Skating Club Invites You to Join Us in Celebration of 50 Years of Skating

Let us entertain you with our Ice Show, ‘REFLECTIONS’ showcasing 50 years of memories!

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Shows are 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Refreshments, Munchies and Social Hour in auditorium
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrating 60 Years of Skating in Ridgetown!

The Ridgetown Skating Club will be holding their annual ice show on February 15, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm. This year marks our 60th year of providing quality skating programs to the youth and adults in our community and surrounding area. For further information you may contact 519-674-0068. We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone!

2013-2014 Skate Canada - Western Ontario Awards

The following awards were presented at the 2014 WO AGM. Our congratulations to our skaters and our thanks to our many special volunteers! Enjoy the photos, with special thanks to our sponsor, D'Asti Photography!

Western Ontario Section Hall of Fame Inductions

The inaugural Western Ontario Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Skate Canada - Western Ontario Annual General Meeting. We would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals who have contributed to our successes over the years!

WOS MEMBERS ONLY Site on Skate Canada Website

Announcing a new information resource for our members! The Western Ontario Members' site will now make the following information available to our members. [Login here...]

Documentation available online:

  1. Western Ontario Section List of Judges & Evaluators - for Club Test Chairs. Note that this list is updated during the season.
  2. Skate Canada - Western Ontario Club Manual
  3. Skate Canada - Western Ontario Competition Chair Manual
  4. Section Parent Manual
  5. More...

We hope this provides our Skating Clubs with additional resources to meet their information needs.

To visit the new Western Ontario Members' site:

WO Proudly Endorses the True Sport Movement

True Sport is a growing Canadian movement that recognizes and promotes the life skills and values derived from community sport.

Skate Canada - Western Ontario has become a member and proudly supports the True Sport Movement which is endorsed by the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for sport.
True Sport portal

Skate Canada has adopted this and has encouraged its Sections/Clubs/schools to as well. For more information on True Sport and to become a supporter of the True Sport movement follow the link below.

We're Scrapbooking!!

WO maintains a scrapbook on our skaters, both to allow for potential publicity, and for historical purposes. So that we can ensure that all areas of our section are represented we would like to ask everyone out there to help us by sending along copies of your local newspaper articles on the accomplishments of our athletes. Please send to the Section office and make sure that the newspaper and date is identified. Fax: 519.686.0593, or mail to: Skate Canada - Western Ontario, 237 Consortium Court, London, Ontario, N6E 2S8. Thanks to all for your help!



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