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Former club member Robyn Andrews and Team Canada at the flag raising welcome ceremony in Rio !

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2 Beginner Synchronized Skating Teams this season!

Calling all new synchro skaters…The Prince of Wales Skating Club is excited to announce that there will be 2 Beginner Synchronized Skating Teams this season!
2016-17 club skaters, who are CanSkate Stage 4 and above, are eligible to skate on the teams.  
The evaluation session will be Saturday, September 24 from 9:30am-10:50am at Twin Rinks pad #2.  Advance registration is not required. The fee is $10 (payable at the rink). Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the session to allow for registration. It will begin promptly at 9:30am.
For those skaters who attended the information session/skate in the spring, you are required to skate the session on September 24.
The regular synchro season for Beginner levels starts on Saturday, October 8 and runs to March 11, 2017.  Practices are Saturdays from 2:00-2:50 pm at Feildian Gardens. The coaches are Michelle Walsh and Katie Blagdon.
Please do not register for the synchro program until your skater is placed on a team.
We look forward to seeing you on September 24!
POWSC

REGISTRATION – STARSkate and Synchronized Skating

Registration for our STARSkate and Synchronized Skating Program will open at 12:00noon on Wednesday, August 31st, both on-line and in-person.

Our Pre-Junior Program has been re-named Pre-STAR/STAR 1.

IMPORTANT! Those skaters skating in the Avalon Region Fall School will need to register prior to September 3rd in order to have your Skate Canada Membership/Insurance processed for Fall School Attendance.

REGISTRATION 2016-2017

CURRENT CLUB MEMBERS
Registration will open for our CanSkate and CanPowerSkate programs for CURRENT club members on August 22, 2016 at 4:00pm both on-line and in-person at our club office located at Twin Rinks. In-person registration will be from 4:00-7:00pm.

NEW CLUB MEMBERS
Registration will open for our CanSkate and CanPowerSkate programs for NEW club members on August 29, 2016 at 4:00pm both on-line and in-person at our club office located at Twin Rinks. In-person registration will be from 4:00-7:00pm

Registration dates for our STARSkate and Synchronized Skating programs will soon be announced!

2016-2017 Program Dates

PRE-CANSKATE / CANSKATE DATES 2016-2017 (Feildian Gardens, Goulds and Twin Rinks)
Fall (10 weeks)
Sat – Oct 8, 15, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
Sun – Oct 9, 16, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
Wed – Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14
Thurs – Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

PRE-CANSKATE / CANSKATE DATES 2016-2017 (Jack Byrne ONLY)
Fall (8 weeks)
Sat – Oct 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 19, 26, Dec 10, 17

Winter (10 weeks) (Feildian Gardens, Goulds, Twin Rinks and Jack Byrne)
Saturday – Jan 7, 14, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 18 25, Apr 1
Sunday – Jan 8, 15, 22, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26
Wednesday – Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15
Thursday – Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16

ADULT CANSKATE DATES 2016-2017
Fall (12 weeks)

Wed – Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
Winter (13 weeks)
Wed – Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5

CANPOWERSKATE DATES 2016-2017

Early Fall (5 weeks) – Mon/Wed – Sep 5/7, 12/14, 19/21, 26/28, Oct 3/5
Early Fall (5 weeks) – Tues/Thurs – Sep 6/8, 13/15, 20/22, 27/29, Oct 4/6

Fall – (10 weeks) Sat – Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
Fall – (10 weeks) Wed – Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14
Fall – (10 weeks) Thurs – Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

Winter – (10 weeks) Sat – Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
Winter – (10 weeks) Wed – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8
Winter – (10 weeks) Thurs – Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9

Spring – (5 weeks) – Sat – Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15
Spring – (5 weeks) – Wed – Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12
Spring – (5 weeks) – Thurs – Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13

Office Closure

The Prince of Wales Skating Club Administration Office will be closed for the summer break from June 24 – August 1, 2016.

Registration for our 2016-2017 programs will begin late August. Please visit our website – www.powsc.ca mid- August for exact dates.

Synchro team try outs

Thank you to all skaters who came out to team tryouts on June 5. It was a great showing!
There is a second evaluation session scheduled for Friday, June 17th from 7-8pm for the NOVICE team. This session is by invitation only.
All teams will be assigned and communicated by Friday, June 24th, 2016.
If your skater is new to synchro and is interested in joining a BEGINNER team, please contact our synchro coordinator, Lisa Curran, at lisamatthewscurran35@gmail.com

Susan Thistle presented with Elizabeth Swann award

susanawardClub member Susan Thistle was presented with the national Elizabeth Swann award by 2-time world champions Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford at the Skate Canada Awards banquet. The award recognizes her contribution to the development of synchronised skating in Canada. Susan was the club’s president between 2002 and 2006, managed or Junior/ Intermediate team Synergy for several years, and is the synchronised skating coordinator for Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador.

Section AGM news

At the Skater Canada Newfoundland and Labrador AGM it was announced the club will host the 2017 Eastern Divisionals January 21-22 at Jack Byrne arena. In addition, long time club member and volunteer Agnes Thistle was presented with her 50 year volunteer pin, and it was announced that club member Susan Thistle has been selected as the winner of the national Skate Canada Elizabeth Swan award for contributions to the development of synchronised skating!