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.”

Test passes

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

Nicole Burt medals at Adult Nationals

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.

A Golden Revue – a 50th anniversary celebration




Award winners

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).
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1st Annual Skater Banquet- April 20

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.

50th anniversary reception

IFThe 50th anniversary reception was a great evening attended by ┬ávolunteers 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
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50th anniversary

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?

Atlantic Canada Championships

Congratulations to our skaters on some great performances as they competed against the best in Atlantic Canada at the Atlantic Canada Championships. In Senior Silver, Lauren Woodruff won a silver medal, with Erin Maher 4th,and Lauren Stringer 5th. Chloe Whitridge won bronze in Senior Bronze with Catherine Power 8th. Abby Pace placed 4th and Brooke Coffey 11th in Star 5 U13 , Jena Dwyer 8th in PreJuvenile U11, Taylor Druken 1th and Dayton Fifield 13th in Juvenile U14,. Katrina Lynn Picco was 4th in Pre-Juvenile U14.

Low level test day

24 skaters took part in low level test day on March 21st. Congratulations to the following skaters on their successful tests:
Deidre Ivey: Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango; Haleh Zabini: Dutch Waltz, Canasta tango, Preliminary free skate; Maria Keough: Dutch Waltz, Canasta tango; Jenny Myrick: Canasta, Jr. Bronze skills, Preliminary elements; Jenny Biles: Canasta Tango; Olivia Wilson: Baby Blues; Emily Woodfine: Baby Blues; Danielle Bolger: Baby Blues; Georgia Scott: Preliminary Skills, Baby Blues, Preliminary program; Jasmine MacDonald: Preliminary skills, Baby Blues; Brianna Gibbons: Jr. Bronze skills, Preliminary elements, Fiesta; Eve Blagdon: Jr. Bronze skills, Jr. Bronze freeskate, Fiesta; Mikayla Fennelly: Sr. Bronze skills; Emma Goodyear: Sr. Bronze skills, 10 Fox, 14 step , European
Elizabeth Clarke: Sr. Bronze skills; Regan Scott: Jr. Bronze skills, Preliminary elements, Fiesta; Abby Pace: Sr. Bronze freeskate; Skye Coffey: Jr. Bronze freeskate; Gracyn Rowe: Preliminary program; Katie Warford: Jr. Bronze program, Fiesta; Mackenzie Byrne: Senior bronze program; Barbara Kate Cavell: Willow waltz; Keira Hancock: European; Kathleen Curran: European