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2019/2020 SEASON UPDATE

posted Jul 24, 2019, 12:56 PM

Dear Skaters and Parents

With summer upon us it's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. We, here at the Almonte Carleton Place Skating Club (ACPSC), have been busy putting together our programming for the 2019/2020 skating season and would like to share our tentative plans with you.

CanSkate

As our youngest skaters, we feel strongly about getting our CanSkate participants started out on the right foot. We are so proud of all of the achievements from last season and can't wait to see what the future holds.

Last season we offered levels 1-3 and levels 4-6 but this coming season we will be grouping skaters in levels 1 and 2 together, and levels 3-6 together. This will allow us to better use our coaching staff and provide more appropriate support to our skaters.

In our 2019/2020 programming we have launched a CanSkate session for levels 3-6 on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. in Carleton Place. This session is designed for skaters who are interested in processing towards figure skating.

The CanSkate program will continue on Thursday evenings in Carleton Place. Our beginner group (levels 1-2) will be from 5-6 p.m. and our more advanced group (levels 3-6) will be from 6-7 p.m.

Our more advanced group (levels 3-6) will be split into two streams; 1) those who are interested in pursuing figure skating through the StarSkate program, and 2) those who are interested in pursuing hockey or ringuette - a natural progression towards our PowerSkate program.

The CanSkate program at the Almonte arena will continue on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Levels 1-2 will be from 6-7 p.m. and levels 3-6 will be from 5-6 p.m. As indicated above, the more advanced session (levels 3-6) will be split into two streams, based upon the goals of the participant.

Learn to Skate for Adults

Last season it was amazing to see so many adults learn how to skate with our club. To further develop programming for adults wishing to learn or advance their skating skills, we will be offering sessions on Monday in Carleton Place, and Friday in Almonte, both from 4-5 p.m. The ice will be shared with our StarSkate "Open Ice" which ensures that all participants on the ice are able to share the space effectively and safely.

StarSkate

StarSkate is a program for skaters who have completed the CanSkate program (level 6) and wish to pursue figure skating. Circuit programming will be offered, as in previous seasons, however this program will brew just 30 minutes (5-5:30 p.m.) on Monday nights. It is a group lesson format that develops various skating skills.

Private Lessons:

If you or your skater is interested in seeking private lessons, we encourage you to directly contact one of our coaches; Natasha, Katie, or Tracy.

Private lessons take place during "Open Ice" which enables skaters to work independently, and with their coach. Open Ice will be offered at the Carleton Place arena on Monday evenings from 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. as well as 4-5 p.m. at the Almonte arena.

CanPowerSkate

This program is designed and delivered by our qualified coaching staff for skaters who seek to improve their skating skills for hockey and/or ringuette. ACPSC will continue to offer the program at the Carleton Place Area on Thursday evening from 5-6 p.m. for lower levels and from 6-7 p.m. for advanced levels.

Registration

Registration for the fall programming will commence September 1s​ t​, please visit our website at https://almontesc.uplifterinc.com/

We would like to remind everyone that the SkateCanada registration fee of $40 is mandatory and payment is required prior to the commencement of the first class/session, and includes insurance coverage, without which skaters cannot step on the ice. This fee is payable once each skating year, running from September to August.

Volunteers

As you may or may not be aware, the Almonte Carleton Place Skating Club is a volunteer run organization and many hands make light work.

We are seeking individuals for the following positions:

  1. 1)  Attendance coordinator for the CanSkate Program (one required for each session at Almonte and Carleton Place).

  2. 2)  Program Assistants for the CanSkate Program (Almonte and Carleton Place); must be 11 yrs old or older, strong skating skills (at least CanSkate level 6) and have a Vulnerable Police Check, if over 18 yrs old.

  3. 3)  Executive Board Members (Secretary and Test Chair are currently vacant)

If you are interested in one of the above positions please contact us at ​acpskatingclub@gmail.com

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, starting September 16th at 6 p.m. at the Carleton Place arena; please join us, we look forward to meeting you!


The Almonte Carleton Place Skating Club wish you a safe and wonderful summer.

See you in September!

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