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COVID-19 Update - April 01, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

As many of you have already heard, as of midnight on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, the province will begin a 28-day province-wide shutdown in an attempt to disrupt the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  As part of this shut-down, the province requires the “closure of all indoor and outdoor sports and recreational fitness facilities”.  Therefore, RIM Park will be closed, and our last day of programming will be today, Thursday, April 1st, 2021. 

As a result of the closures, the KWSC office, all KWSC skating programs and the Athletic Centre will be closed until further notice.  

Thank you for continuing to stick by us, we will keep you posted on our re-opening plans. Please stay in touch with our rink community by following our social media channels and checking our website where we will be posting updates.

Have a Happy Easter and Passover and stay safe.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

 

For regular updates, please go to our website (www.kwsc.org) and on Facebook

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at kwsc@kwsc.org

For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, please consult the following trusted resources:

Region of Waterloo Public Health - https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx

Ontario Ministry of Health- https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-health

Public Health Agency of Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html

Skate Ontario - https://skateontario.org/

Skate Canada- https://skatecanada.ca/

2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships Volunteer Opportunities

Skate Ontario is looking for individuals interested in being part of the 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships Local Organizing Committee!

Visit their website for a full list of volunteer positions complete with their descriptions: https://skateontario.org/wanted-volunteer-committee-for-the-isu-world-synchronized-skating-championships/ 

Skaters of the Month - MARCH

Anna Afanaseva

Anna is a 7-year-old STAR2 Skater who started her CanSkate Program at the age of 6. Anna is coached by Carleigh MacDonald, Steven Adcock and Liam MacDonald. Anna is passionate about jumps, spins, and SPEED! Anna's goal is to land a single-axle and a double-toe loop.

When she isn't on the ice, Anna loves making crafts, playing the piano,  as well as reading comic books in English AND Russian. Anna also enjoys spending time doing lots of outdoor activities such as biking, roller skating, skiing and rock climbing.


Boyd Stark

Boyd started skating at the age of 2 following in the "skate-steps" of his older siblings. Boyd planned on completing his STAR5 level this season, and he really enjoys performing in his programs as well as creative improv. Along with figure skating, Boyd plays rep. hockey as a goalie - there have been many instances of Boyd bouncing between one rink to another, switching sports and skates as he goes!

When Boyd isn't in the rink, he enjoys playing box lacrosse, playing Minecraft, reading, singing, and hanging out with his dog Willow. Boyd spent this past winter enjoying practicing his skating skills, and one-on-one hockey with his brother in their backyard rink.

Dynicety Bottle Drive - Saturday, March 20th

It's time for SPRING CLEANING!

Bring your empty bottles to the RIM Park parking lot between 10:00-2:00 on Saturday, March 20th to show Dynicety some support and help Dynicety raise funds for their 2021 skating season!

Beer, wine, liquor bottles, cans and box bladders are being accepted. If you need your bottles picked up, please email Dynicety coach Rebecca Babb for details.

FREE JumpStart Camps (March+April)

JumpStart will be offering FREE online #PlayFromHome March Break Camps in March AND April!

This FREE, online camp will feature one week's worth of programming aimed at keeping kids active and engaged at home. With the help of partner organizations and a special guest, each day will be packed with fun activities and challenges.

Visit the JumpStart March Break Camp webpage for more details or to register. 

Harness Repair Fundraiser

Currently, our jump harness is out of order and is unable to be used by our skaters and coaches. Harnesses are a crucial part of helping our skaters dramatically reduce the learning time for double, triple, and quad jumps (plus who doesn't want to fly through the air?!). 

Money collected from the fundraiser will be put directly toward the cost associated with having our jump harness repaired. Donations can be made via our GoFundMe page any time by visiting gofundme.com/f/wm9j5-help-save-our-harness 

Help our skaters JUMP back into our harness - If every skater donated just $3.00, we'd almost be at our goal! 

Thank you and stay safe, 
The KWSC Office Team. 

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