Figure skaters ready for season

The Castlegar Skating Club is a fantastic, dynamic group of skaters that range in age from 3 to 17 years.

Junior skaters (from left) Sara Cousins

Junior skaters (from left) Sara Cousins

Ice Skating is a life-long skill.  The Castlegar Skating Club is a fantastic, dynamic group of skaters that range in age from 3 to 17 years.  Skaters start out in CanSkate to learn the fundamentals of skating and then move to STARSkate for testing, competing and more advanced challenges.

CanSkate is each Wednesday starting on October 10th from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.  Anyone wishing to register may pick up a registration form at the Complex.  You can also print a copy of the registration form at www.castlegarskatingclub.wikispaces.com.  CanSkate is a 19 week program that teaches children to skate in a safe, fun environment.

Our STARSkate group is led by head coach, Karen Kirkwood.  Karen’s 44 years of professional coaching experience is a fantastic foundation for the Castlegar Skating Club’s skaters.  Sabrina Hinson offers our club 12 years of professional coaching experience and is second in command.  These wonderful, experienced, fun coaches give skaters a very diverse learning canvas.  Andrea Poznikoff has been a Castlegar Skating Club member for many years, starting in CanSkate and working her way up in the Competitive Stream of skating.  Recently, Andrea completed the CanSkate Coach training.  She will be welcomed as our NEW CanSkate coach on Wednesdays.

Our largest ice users are the STARSkaters.  These skaters have passed all levels of CanSkate and have 7 ¼ hours of ice time per week.  STARSkaters practice dances, skills and freeskate (jumps and spins) during their ice time in order to prepare for tests and competitions.  Last season, we had great success with skaters passing many dance and skills tests.

The Castlegar Skating Club is a non-profit organization that welcomes skaters at any level.  They have a great group of skaters and coaches that make Castlegar proud each and every skating season.  Do you need to get your skates on?

 

Registration is still open.  If you have any questions, you may call Corinne Postnikoff at 250-365-7074.