Western Ontario Section News
2014 Ontario Skaters' Promotional Contest Winners
Thanks to all for your participation! The draw was made
at the Skate Ontario STARSkate Championships held in Wellington,
ON March 15-16, 2014.
||2014 Ford Mustang
||Lefroy SC (COS)
||55" Plasma TV, DVD & Entertainment Package
||St Catharines SC (WOS)
||$3500 Travel Certificate, Executive Travel
||5 prizes of a $2000 Computer System
||Timmins Porcupine SC (NOS)
||Hamilton SC (WOS)
||Woodstock SC (WOS)
||Howick SC (COS)
||Sturgeon Falls SC (NOS)
||5 prizes of an Apple iPad Air, 16 GB with Wi-Fi
||Orangeville SC (COS)
||Ilderton SC (WOS)
||Jessica Del Franco
|| Flamboro SC (WOS)
|| London SC (WOS)
||Tara SC (COS)
Steve Scherrer presents the 2014 Ford Mustang to Don Timbers
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!
In Memory of Clare MacDonald by Steve Scherrer, WO Section Chair
Dear Skating Family and Friends
It is with profound emotion that I inform our skating family of the passing of Mr. Clare MacDonald. Clare fought a courageous battle with cancer with the loving support of Donna, Scott, Nancy, Diane and families.
Clare has been an extraordinary volunteer and our Section treasurer for many, many years and exemplified the selflessness of his volunteer contributions. His comments of “it’s for the kids, our athletes” will be his contribution for others who follow his footsteps. In 2009, Clare was recognized for his unwavering support in skating as the recipient of the Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence.
Clare’s steadfast loyalty, humour, gentle kindness and friendship to all is his legacy: the truest sense of a gentleman.
Chair, Skate Canada Western Ontario
December 13, 2013
Langton & Area FSC In the Spotlight
With thanks to Chris Abbott, Tillsonburg News.
October 2013 - CBC's new Mini Battle of the Blades for kids should be win-win for both the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Sunday night reality TV Show and small-town figure skating clubs. Congratulations to the Langton & Area FSC and Langton Minor Hockey. For stories and photos follow the links below. (updated Oct 31, 2013)
2012-2013 Skate Canada - Western Ontario Awards
The following awards were presented at the 2013 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!
A Special Tribute to Pat Woods, Director of Volunteer Recruitment, World Figure Skating Championships in London
Message from Steve Scherrer, WO Chair Regarding Third Party Online Web-Based Registrations Email Blast
June 12, 2012. Good Afternoon Western Ontario Clubs and Regions. Over the past week, your club or club contact may have received an email advertising/ promoting/ soliciting an online registration system and web-content program. It appears to have an endorsement of Skate Ontario or similar invitation to participate in the top right corner of the page file sent.
Please be advised, that Skate Canada - Western Ontario and Skate Canada (national office) do not endorse or support this mass email blast that went out to the Ontario skating community. The only online registration system endorsed by the Section is the one offered and supported by the Skate Canada National office and the national office Information Technology (IT) Department. The Skate Canada online system program provides a secure and protected environment for both your Club's and membership's data/information.
Please be educated and aware before entering into or taking on services by a 3rd party service provider managing your membership database and conducting e-Commerce for your Club. Having your membership information and data beyond the safe guards established by Skate Canada should present concerns on how that information can and may be used, solicited or sold to other outside organizations.
I trust this information may be of assistance to your club.
Skate Canada - Western Ontario
William Lindsay Attending International Olympic Academy Program in Greece
Congratulations to William, skater, judge, technical specialist and university student, who attended the International Olympic Academy's 52nd International Session for Young Participants from June 16-31, 2012 in Greece. Two hundred students between 20-35 years old, from 100 countries across the globe, will be immersed in lectures on sports, democracy, human rights, and the Olympic movement, presented by respected professors and experts from around the world. Students tweeted, facebooked and blogged about the lectures and their experiences.
Photo with thanks to the Chatham Daily News
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:
- Western Ontario Section List of Judges & Evaluators - for Club Test Chairs. Note that this list is updated during the season.
- Skate Canada - Western Ontario Club Manual
- Skate Canada - Western Ontario Competition Chair Manual
- Section Parent Manual
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
|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
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.
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!