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WO Skating Programs, Skater Development, seminars and announcements from our WO Skating Programs Coordinator, Carol Moir and WO Technical Director, John Briscoe.

2016-2017 WO Development Program Enrichment Free Skate Seminar With DOUG LEIGH

For Levels 1 – 3 Singles Skaters

  • We are extremely excited to be able to offer this seminar
  • Wednesday, April 12th, 9:15am - 5:00pm
  • East Elgin Community Complex, Aylmer, ON
  • Online Registration - deadline date April 10, 2017

Confirmations and schedule will be emailed out to skaters and coaches registered. Any question, do not hesitate to contact Carol Moir.

Looking forward to an exciting day!

2016-2017 Region Skater Development Seminars

For a fun, motivational, and enjoyable learning experience! These seminars are open to any skater in the Region and are usually held during Christmas and March breaks Skaters participate in both on ice and off-ice training sessions during the day-long seminars. Each region determines the level of the seminar to be held in their region.

On Ice Sessions: Include stroking, jumps/ spins, field moves, creative exercises and choreography.

Off Ice Sessions: We stress the importance of proper warm ups, flexibility & stretching. Jump technique and choreography may also be included.

Presenters: 3 or 4 of the coaches from the Coaching Resource Team are asked to be presenters for these seminars.

Hallwent Tue, Jan 3, 2017 Hagersville Memorial Arena
Grand River Tue, Dec 27, 2016 Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre, RIM Park
Interclub North Tue, Jan 3, 2017 Mitchell & District Arena, Mitchell
Bluewater & Kent Fri, Jan 6, 2017 Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre Arena, Alvinston
Tri-County TBD TBD
Kent Wed, Mar 15, 2017 East Kent Memorial Arena, Ridgetown
Registration deadline: Mar 8
H.O.M.E. 1. Tue, Mar 14, 2017 OR
2. Thu, Mar 16, 2017
1. St.Thomas Elgin Memorial Community Centre OR
2. North Middlesex & District Arena, Parkhill
Registration deadline: Mar 7
Sun Parlour Mon, Mar 13, 2017 Windsor Family Credit Union Centre
Registration deadline: Mar 10
Niagara Fri, Mar 17, 2017 Vale Heath & Wellness Centre, Port Colborne
Registration deadline: Mar 10

2016-2017 Western Ontario Development Program

This special program provides enriched competitive experiences for our young skaters, including feedback and guidance for their future development. It is open to any WO home club skater who has passed the qualifying test in Freeskate, Dance or Pairs. The program is directed to singles skaters who are from 6 years of age to 11 years of age before July 1, 2016 and dance/pair skaters who are 6 years of age or older before July 1, 2016. Registration closes October 1.

WO Coaching Resource Team: Cindy Brick, Jeff Cann, Marg Carey, Penny Colwell, Bryce Davison, Mary Hartrick, Jen Hoadley, Jen Jackson, Sandy MacDougall, Ron Shaver, Chris Stokes, Lynda Thompson, Carol Wheeler, Lisa Woodcock, Carol Ann Woodland

2011 WO Coaching Resource Team

WO Region Evaluation Days

This program is intended to capitalize on the training season for the Regional STARSkaters. The skater will perform skills in isolation which will include jumps, spins, step sequences and stroking. The skater will also perform their solo for an evaluation. Off-ice assessment will take place one skater at a time with their coach. The WO Skating Technical Director, John Briscoe, will be the evaluator.

Criteria for applicants:

  • Passed Junior Bronze Free Skate test or higher
  • Competing at the WO Boston Pizza STARSkate Championships
  • Not currently involved in the WO Development program
  • Coach must be able to attend with the skater
  • Must be selected by their home club to attend

For more information contact
Carol Moir, WO Skating Programs Coordinator
519-686-0431, ext. 23



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