2015-2016 Registration

Registration for the CANSKATE and CANPOWERSKATE Programs ONLY is as follows:

(On-Line & In-Person) In-Person registration will be held at the club office, Twin Rinks, from 4:00-7:00pm.

CURRENT MEMBERS: Tuesday, August 25, 4:00pm

NEW MEMBERS: Tuesday, September 1, 4:00pm

Registration for the STARSkate and Adult Synchronized Skating will open, both on-line and in-person, on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00am

2015-16 schedule
The following will be the dates and schedules for Canpower and Canskate.

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Skater’s Lottery

Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador

As per the information session at the 2015 Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting held in St. John’s –April 2015, the Skater’s Lottery was reintroduced, discussed and decided unanimously amongst those in attendance.

The lottery benefits both your club and the section – and ultimately all aspects of skating in our province. Tickets are $5.00 each. Your club instantly retains $1.00 for every ticket sold.

Tickets have been issued to your club based on the number of skaters that have been registered with Skate Canada, 4 tickets for every registered skater.

As per lottery licensing rules and regulations – all sold (and unsold tickets) must be returned to the section office.

All unsold tickets and stubs must be returned to the Club Office (Twin Rinks) no later than November 1st.

2015-2016 Competition Schedule


August 15, 2015 SCNL Summer Skate SCNL Twin Rinks
Oct 24-25, 2015 Rebecca Pack Memorial Friendship Skate Silver Jets SC Gander
Nov 6-7, 2015 SCNL Sectional Championships SCNL Glacier, Mount Pearl
Nov 28-29, 2016 Agnes Thistle Invitational Mount Pearl-Paradise SC
Jan 16-17, 2016 SCNL Labrador Divisionals
Jan 16-17, 2016 SCNL Eastern Divisionals Flying Blades SC Clarenville
Jan 23-24, 2016 SCNL Western Divisional Deer Lake SC Deer Lake
Feb 5-6, 2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Prince of Wales SC St Johns
Feb 20-21, 2016 SCNL STAR Provincials (Revised) CBS SC CBS
Feb 26-28, 2016 SCNL Provincial Skating Championships (Revised) Seaport Skaters Botwood
March (TBD) SCNL Synchronized Skating Championships

Susan Thistle honoured at Skate Canada gala event

Former club president and long time volunteer with club and section was honoured at the Skate Canada Gala, part of the national AGM being held in Winnipeg. Susan was presented with the Skate Canada volunteer Award of Excellence by World Champions Eric Radford and Megan Duhamel. Congratulations, and thanks for your years of support to our club!

Constitutional changes

The following changes are proposed to the Club Constitution, to be voted on at the AGM. The changes are to bring the ByLaws in line with current club operating practice.
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Susan Thistle named as award winner

Congratulations to former Club president Susan Thistle who was named as the recipient of the Volunteer Ward of Excellence for the section at the section awards banquet. Susan will receive her award at the national AGM in May. The club’s 50th anniversary was recognised by the section, as well as Wendy Mercer’s 50 years of volunteering.

Chapman Mercer Performance Cup presented for first time


Wendy Mercer presents Abby Pace with the cup

2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales Skating Club and this inaugural award is in recognition of this historical milestone and celebrates the Club’s rich history. It is named in honour of Wendy Mercer, original club member, longest standing club coach, friend and champion of the sport of skating.

The Chapman Mercer Performance Cup is awarded to a club skater who demonstrates exemplary performance at competitions throughout the skating season. The first recipient of the Chapman Mercer Performance Cup is Abby Pace. Abby competed in Star 5 under 13 and is coached by Jennifer Osmond and Team. Wendy presented Abby with her award at the Skater’s Banquet held at Murray’s Pond Country Club on April 20, 2015. Congratulations Abby!

1st Annual Skater’s Banquet


Erin Maher - PA of the Year

Our first Annual Skater’s Banquet took place last evening and was a huge success. We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsor for the event, Wedgewood Physiotherapy Clinic. Erin Maher was presented with the Programme Assistant of the Year Award, and Abby Pace was the recipient of the Chapman-Mercer Performance Cup.

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Prince of Wales Skating Club Elections

The election of Board Members to the Prince of Wales Skating Club will take place on May 13, 2015, 7:00pm at Twin Rinks. In accordance with our Constitution By-law 41 the following positions are open for nominations and will be voted on May 13, 2015:

  • President (2015-2017)
  • Secretary (2015- 2017)
  • Senior Program Coordinator (2015- 2017)
  • Synchronized Skating Program Coordinator (2015-2017)
  • Competition Coordinator (2015-2017)
  • Program Assistant Coordinator (2015 -2017)
  • Coaching Representative (2015-2017)
  • Membership/Registration ( 2015-2017)

In accordance with our Constitution By-law 15 the following positions will be vacant and open for nominations and will be voted on May 13, 2015:

  • Vice- President (2015-2016)

All nominations must be received by the Chairman of the Nominating Committee on or before May 1, 2015. If you wish to be nominated or to nominate a candidate for election, please complete and return the nomination form

Skaters Guide

We’ve completely revised our guide for skaters and parents – a must read for those who are progressing beyond CanSkate. The introduction states
“The world of skating can be confusing for parents of young skaters. As your skater progresses, there is a transition from the group structure of CanSkate to the STARSkate program, which introduces both parents and skaters to a whole new world. However, all skaters do not take the same path when progressing from CanSkate. This guide is intended to help you decide the best route of progression for your skater. This guide will also be useful to explain the basics about competitions, test days and other STARSkate events if your child decides to move into the STARSkate program.”