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!

Prince of Wales Skating Club Elections

The election of Board Members to the Prince of Wales Skating Club took place on May 10, 2016,at the AGM. A new board is now in place and looking forward to working for the membership for another season

Ice Show and Awards

Kim with members of the Hall family

Kim with members of the Hall family

After a very successful ice show “Colours On Ice”, awards were presented at the annual Skater’s Banquet.
Kim French was presented with the John Hall Memorial Award for volunteers- an excellent choice based on the awards’ criteria-

Wendy Mercer presents Eve Blagdon with the Chapman Mercer Cup

Wendy Mercer presents Eve Blagdon with the Chapman Mercer Cup

-Active and currently registered adult volunteer whose efforts have produced specific, positive results in our club;
-An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport and its participants;
-An individual who has been involved in the sport of figure skating for a minimum of 5 years;
-An individual who is an exemplary role model for other volunteers, skaters, coaches etc., and who leads by example.

Eve Blagdon was presented with the Chapman-Mercer Performance Cup, for outstanding skating through the season.

Every year we present an award to the Programme Assistant of the Year, as a mark of our appreciation of the hard work and professionalism shown by these young people. Elin Maskova was named this year’s recipient
In addition Jenny Biles, Lauren Woodruff and Erin Maher were presented with the Programme Assistant Award of Excellence.
More details and past winners

Atlantic Championships

Eve Blagdon, Atlantic champion

Eve Blagdon, Atlantic champion


Eleven club skaters competed at the Atlantic Skating Championships in East Hants, Nova Scotia April 8-10, and returned with 5 medals and some great results. Congratulations to all in representing our club and province so well on and off the ice. Results:-
Eve Blagdon 1st- PreJuvenile U11
Mackenzie Byrne 15th – Senior Bronze
Brooke Coffey 4th – STAR 5 Girls U13
Kathleen Curran 10th – Pre-Juvenile U13
Taylor Druken 6th – Juvenile U14
Jena Dyer 2nd – PreJuvenile Women U13
Abby Pace 1st – Pre Juvenile U13
Catherine Power 1st – Junior Silver Women
Elin Maskova 14th – Juvenile U14
Chloe Whitridge 8th – Junior Silver
Lauren Woodruff 2nd – Senior Silver
More information

More test passes!

POW held the first of two club test days on Saturday, March 19th. Congratulations to the following skaters on their test passes.

Hannah Vautier: Preliminary freeskate
Renee Hynes: Preliminary Freeskate, Preliminary Skills and Baby Blues
Boroka Albert: Preliminary Freeskate
Ava Myrick: Preliminary Freeskate
Heather Bolger: Preliminary Freeskate
Haleh Zabihi: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Olivia Wilson: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Georgia Scott: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Emily Woodfine: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Deidre Ivey: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Jasmine MacDonald: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Katie Best: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Danielle Bolger: Jr. Bronze Freeskate
Jenny Myrick: Jr. Bronze Elements
Mikayla Fennelly: Sr. Bronze Program
Lauren Quinlan: Sr. Bronze Program
Mackenzie Byrne: Jr. Silver Program