The Prince Of Wales Skating Club presents a number of awards annually at the Skaters’ Banquet. These awards recognize the exemplary spirit and outstanding achievements of some of our skaters and volunteers.

Skate NL Award Nominees

POWSC members who have been nominated for Section Awards by the POWSC Awards Committee are automatically selected as the POWSC award recipients in those categories for the current season. In the event no nomination is received/submitted for a Section Award, nominations will be requested again for the Club Awards.

  • Program Assistant Of The Year
  • CanSkater Of The Year
  • STAR Skater Of The Year
  • Podium Pathway (Competitive) Skater Of The Year
  • Adult Skater Award
  • Adaptive Skater Of The Year

Skaters’ Choice Awards

Voted on by skaters at the annual Skaters’ Banquet and awarded to one skater representing each program session: PreStar/Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Synchro 

The Workhorse Award 

This is the hardest working skater on the ice. They set goals and show up every practice determined to reach them. This skater is tenacious, driven and passionate about improving.

The Showstopper 

This is the skater you can’t take your eyes off. This skater is so “Extra” you can’t help but smile when they skate. They put 110% into   their performance and delight the audience with their showmanship.

Club Awards

Chapman Mercer Performance Cup

The Chapman Mercer Performance Cup is awarded to a club skater who demonstrates exemplary performance at competitions throughout the skating season. The cup first first awarded in 2015 to mark the club’s 50th anniversary, and is named in honour of Wendy Mercer, original club member, longest standing club coach, friend and champion of the sport of Figure Skating.

CanSkate Spirit Awards

Recognizing two skaters who have shown enthusiasm and dedication to the CanSkate program throughout the skating season.

Olivia Burke Memorial Power Skater of the Year

This award is made in memory of Olvia Burke, a participant in the Club’s PreCanSkate programme who passed away tragically on January 7 2008.

Synchronized Skater of the Year: Star 3-8 & Novice-Open

Awarded to a Synchro Skater in each category who has demonstrated determination and commitment to the synchro program. Recipients of these awards have displayed passion for the sport of synchronized skating and have achieved success throughout the season, not only within the synchro program but also with personal skill development and growth.

Bobby Reid Memorial Award

Presented to the Senior Skater who best exemplifies the values and practices my Uncle Bobby demonstrated in his everyday life. He was an extremely humble man who always challenged himself and worked hard to achieve his goals. Uncle Bobby was kind, caring, compassionate and could put a smile on anyone’s face. He seized every opportunity to lend a helping hand, offer a listening ear or share some much needed laughter. Nominated by coaches and selected by the Reid family.

John Hall Volunteer Of The Year

This award is presented during an annual club Ice Show, Exhibition or AGM by a member of the Hall family if possible. The award was presented for the first time in 2009.

  • 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; and
  • Past winners of this award are not eligible for re-nomination.
  • The Executive Committee is the selection committee, and are not eligible for this award.
  • All nominations will be sent to the President of the club and the executive committee will then select the winner.

John Hall

John Hall

John Hall, an adult competitive skater who represented the club at international competitions (including the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany in 2006) passed away Sunday, October 14, 2007 after a year-long courageous battle with cancer. John was a fine and committed volunteer, a former executive member of Prince of Wales SC, and part of the volunteer team at Mastercard Skate Canada. John led the way for adult recreational skaters in Newfoundland and Labrador, and made many friends in the adult skating community across Canada and internationally competing in France, Germany and across Canada.

Previous Award Winners

Partial list only. Please refer to annual Skaters Banquet posts under News & Events, or contact Club Administrators for more information.

CanSkater of the Year

  • 2017: Nathan Wilson
  • 2015: Adam Masek
  • 2014: Julia Yang
  • 2013: Jake Billard
  • 2012: Sophie Bennett
  • 2011: Lauren Quinlan
  • 2010: Anna Carter
  • 2009: Alison Jeon
  • 2008: RJ Lee
  • 2007: Jenny Biles
  • 2006: Brittany Hiscock
  • 2005: Iona Stylianides
  • 2004: Julia Howley
  • 2003: Julia Kennedy
  • 2002: Nicole Mallay
  • 2001: Katy Churchill

Program Assistant of the Year

  • 2019: Katie Best
  • 2018: Elin Maskova
  • 2017: Dayton Fifield
  • 2015: Erin Maher
  • 2014: Jenny Biles
  • 2013: Marlee Rae
  • 2012: Breaunna Miller
  • 2011: Nicole Burt
  • 2010: Sarah-Jane Downton
  • 2009: Yvonne Chan
  • 2008: Carly Austin
  • 2007: Allie Winter and Robyn LeDrew
  • 2006: Megan Burt and Jennifer Noel
  • 2005: Beth Liverman
  • 2004: Samantha Phelan
  • 2003: Andrea Thistle
  • 2002: Jennifer Osmond
  • 2001: Alison Pardy

Chapman Mercer Performance Cup

  • 2019: Lillian Evans
  • 2018: Elin Maskova
  • 2017: Eve Blagdon
  • 2016: Eve Blagdon
  • 2015: Abby Pace

John Hall Memorial Volunteer Award 

  • 2019: DeeAnne Feltham-Scott
  • 2018: Wendy Mercer
  • 2017: Tracey Fifield
  • 2016: Kim French
  • 2015: Marjorie Noel
  • 2014: Dana Boucher
  • 2013: Christine Morgan
  • 2012: Gigi Downton
  • 2011: Dave Liverman
  • 2010: Ruth Noel
  • 2009: Donna Burt

Olivia Burke Memorial Power Skater of the Year

This award is made in memory of Olvia Burke, a participant in the Club’s PreCanSkate programme who passed away tragically on January 7 2008.

  • 2018: Maxwell Branton
  • 2017: Carrie Milks
  • 2016: Ethan Collins
  • 2015: Liam Hedges
  • 2014: Chloe Loehr
  • 2013: Ronan Whitten
  • 2012: Brady Mitchlemore
  • 2011: Zachery Layman
  • 2010: Ryan Maher
  • 2009: Dawson Langdon

Retired Award Categories

Program Assistant Award of Excellence

The criteria for this award are

  • At least 5 years PA experience
  • PAing with enthusiasm
  • Takes initiative to problem solve in relationship to group work
  • Excellent interest in skills development
  • Incorporates fun into the programme
  • Volunteers more than is required by the club


  • 2019: Dayton Fifield
  • 2018: Kathleen Curran and Allison Randell
  • 2017: Elin Maskova
  • 2016: Erin Maher, Lauren Woodruff and
  • Jenny Biles
  • 2015: Hayley Porter
  • 2014: Ashley Morgan
  • 2013: Kim French & Breaunna Miller
  • 2012: Marlee Rae
  • 2011: Carly Austin and Valerie Ball
  • 2010: Yvonne Chan and Nicole Burt
  • 2009: Megan Burt
  • 2008: Andrea Thistle, Beth Liverman, Allie Winter and Robyn LeDrew

CanSkate Champions / Spirit of CanSkate Medalists

  • 2017: Charlotte Madden and Taylor-Jo Galarneau
  • 2015: Maggie and Anna Saunders
  • 2014: Marin Rowe and Sarah Grace Li
  • 2013: Grace Parsons & Connor Flaherty
  • 2012: Ebyni Clarke and Takoda Druken
  • 2011: Sarah Evans and Melanie Coady
  • 2010: Jena Dyer & Sarah Pace
  • 2009: Shannon Finn & Breauna Reid
  • 2008: Elin Maskova and Emily Samson
  • 2007: Heidi Dunphy and Meghan Allen
  • 2006: Michaela Du Toit and Fiona O’Flaherty
  • 2005: Gillian Bowering and Emily Griffin
  • 2004: Bridgett Mackey and Julia Buckley
  • 2003: Mark Hand and Matthew Drodge
  • 2002: Michaela Croke and Stephen Pope

CanPowerSkate Program Assistant Award

2011: Courtney Dymond
2010: Chad Carter
2009: Shane Roberts