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!
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.
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
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.”
6 of our club skaters participated in the regional high level test days hosted by the Mount Pearl Paradise skating club. Congratulations to Amber Boutcher on the successful completion of her Gold Elements and Program. Congratulations are also extended to the following skaters:
Katrina Lynn Picco: Jr. Silver elements and program
Serena Piercey: Jr Silver elements and program
Elin Maskova: Jr Silver elements and program
Taylor Druken: Jr. Silver elements
Dayton Fifield: Jr. Silver elements
Congratulations to club skater and coach Nicole Burt who has won two medals at the at Canadian Adult National Championships in Calgary. She won a silver medal in Gold YA Interpretive on Friday, and went one better on Sunday with a gold in the competitive YA Free Skate.
Thanks to all volunteers who contributed to a great day of skating, with 900 kids at the morning school show, and a sold-out arena at night. Guest skater Kaetlyn Osmond was charming and captivating, and club soloists Erin Maher, Abby Pace, Jenny Biles, Chloe Whitridge, Nicole Burt, Skye Coffey, Jake Billard, Brooke Coffey and Taylor Druken gave us great performances. Producers Wendy Mercer, Shirley Thistle and Nicole Burt put together an amazing show that was worthy of a 50th anniversary.
Kaetlyn also helped us present awards to our CanSkate champions Maggie and Anna Saunders, Canskater of the Year to Adam Masek, Olivia Burke Memorial award to the Canpowerskater of the year Liam Hedges, and the PA Award of Excellence to Hayley Porter (previous award winners).
PreJunior, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Skaters and Coaches are invited to a special event to celebrate the 2014-2015 skating year and the Club’s 50th Anniversary. It will be held on Monday, April 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Murray’s Pond Country Club. Skaters will receive an invitation to this semi formal evening. Also, skaters awards will be presented. Tickets are $15 per skater (PAs are free) and can be purchased at the club office starting Monday, March 30.
The 50th anniversary reception was a great evening attended by volunteers and skaters spanning the entire club history. On this special occasion, we were delighted to present this year’s John Hall Memorial Award for volunteers to Marjorie Noel, and Skate Canada NL chair Bev Power presented Wendy Mercer with her 50-year volunteer pin. Thanks to all who made this a very special event. Photos and a video (thanks, Nicole Burt) follow
As the club turns 50, learn about the club’s long history.
Ice show, 1965
- The Early days
- A year by year summary of events
- Notable awards and achievments
Did you know that the club
- has had a World sliver medalist?
- has had a Gold medalist in international adult competition?
- Two club members have carried the Olympic torch?
- A club member’s daughter is an ice dance olympic silver medalist?
- A former club member became a junior canadian ice dance champion, and a senior national bronze medalist?