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Junior, Intermediate & Senior Star Skate

Skating is scheduled to start on Tuesday October 13, 2020 and ends on Friday, March 26, 2021. This year skating will be cancelled over the school Christmas break. Skating will continue as normally scheduled over the school March Break – March 15 – 19

Please refer to IMPORTANT DATES 2020-21

Junior StarSkate $584 (program fee) + $44(Skate Canada fee) = $628 plus lesson fees (approx. $50/mo depending on number of skaters)

Junior skaters receive a complementary 30 minute group lesson weekly.

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:10pm
6:10 pm- 6:55pm volunteer as PA (grade 6 and up)
Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm
Friday 4:30pm-6:10pm
6:10 pm- 6:55pm volunteer as PA (grade 6 and up)

Intermediate & Senior StarSkate $734(program fee) + $44(Skate Canada fee) = $778

Intermediate & Senior skaters receive a complementary 30 minute group lesson weekly.

Tuesday 3:45 pm- 6:10 pm
6:10 pm- 6:55pm (Mandatory Program Assistant on Canskate Ice – grade 6 and up)
Wednesday 3:45 pm- 6:00 pm
Fridays 3:45 pm-6:00 pm
6:10 pm- 6:55 pm (Mandatory Program Assistant on Canskate Ice – grade 6 and up)

There may be a change of schedule during holidays, or different practice times to prepare for the ice show etc. If this is the case you will receive notification of these times.

Coaching & Programming

Lessons are available from Karen Verbrugge – b.mcfadden3@gbtel.ca, Vanessa Hensel – vhensel.pt@gmail.com and Teagan Davies – davies.teagan@gmail.com.

A morning ice membership is available on selected Wednesday mornings (usually 14 per season) from 6:45 – 8:45am. Price TBA depending on number of skaters interested but approximately $250. Michael Koshilka – mkoshilka@rogers.com is available as a dance coach and partner during this time. A dance partner is generally not required until the 5th or 6th dance test usually during your second year in junior. Any skater who wishes extra practice time is welcome to join morning ice.

There are two (2) stroking lessons/week included in your registration fee. Each lesson is 15 minutes in length. The stroking sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays and will be taught on a rotational basis by Vanessa, and Karen. All skaters on the ice are to participate in these lessons. Due to time constraints, private lessons may be taught during the stroking session. Timing of individual lessons will be rotated to ensure each skater takes a turn having a lesson during the stroking session and it isn’t the same skater missing stroking each week.

The Power & Performance program is mandatory for all skaters who have not completed their gold freeskate test. It is taught by Karen & Vanessa on Tuesdays & Fridays from 5:40 to 6:10. An additional cost will apply and is based on the number of skaters.

Music

It is important that all skaters have the opportunity to skate to their music, including solo, artistic, skills, and dance. Please show all skaters at all levels the same respect regarding their music. Please note that session specific music, and students in lesson will take priority.

If parents are at the arena, it is always greatly appreciated by the coaches, and skaters if someone can play the music; this helps ensure everyone gets their music on. We would encourage you to take a turn at this if you are able. Just ask the coaches how you can help.

Communication

All communication will be sent to parents/skaters via email. This includes all newsletters, special event notices, and general club communication. In an effort to do our part for the environment, we are going green. Therefore paper copies will not be given out.
It is the parents’ responsibility to share the information with their child. If your child wishes to receive notifications at their own email address as well, please provide their email address to the club at meafordskatingclub@gmail.com.
The Meaford Skating Club can also be found on Facebook and we have a website meafordskating.com

Fundraising & Your Volunteer Hours

2nd child enrolled in skating = 5 hours of volunteer time (or buyout of $100)

Belonging to the Board and any work of the Board does not constitute volunteer hours.

If you choose the Volunteer Option your authorization will be processed March 31, 2021 if volunteer hours are not completed. If you choose the buyout option your payment will be received at the beginning of the season.

Fundraising is really important for the existence of the Meaford Skating Club. In order to keep registration costs down, we have to all pull together and do our part to fundraise each year to offset projected deficits.

Here are a few of our major fundraisers that you can help with;

• Annual Apple Harvest Craft Show – we are in need of volunteers for security over night as well as door volunteers during the day. Friday October 2 – Sunday October 4. Did you know that the Meaford Skating Club staffs the ticket booth and overnight security at the Craft Show each year? You might ask yourself why we do it. Each year when we staff the ticket booths and the security the Craft Show donates $2400 to the skating club. That’s amazing!
• Basket of Cheer Lotto – fall fundraiser. Each parent sells tickets/provides product. Volunteer hours will be awarded – 2 hours for each book of 20 tickets sold & 1 hour for alcohol donation.
• Lutz Skate fun competition – date TBA (late February)

If you have a preference of times please make sure that you sign up early.

Who do I talk to about concerns with the program?

If you have any concerns with your skaters progress or any other element of the program please feel free to talk with any member of the Executive or your child’s coach.

Our club has an email address for all inquiries, please feel free to contact us at any time.
meafordskatingclub@gmail.com

*Skaters and Parents MUST sign the Skater and Parent Code of Conduct before the first night of skating. Failure to do so will result in your skating being delayed.

Looking forward to seeing you at the rink!
Meaford Skating Club