LATEST NEWS

KWSC FORMER SKATER AND CURRENT COACH, EVE SMERCHINSKI, TO BE NAMED KW MISS OKTOBERFEST FIRST RUNNER UP


Alison Sims, KWSC Past President (left) and Eve Smerchinski (right)

Eve Smerchinski, a former KWSC Skater and current KWSC coach, was selected as First Runner Up for Kitchener-Waterloo's Miss Oktoberfest 2019. Prost! 

WELCOME, DEBRA BROWN! KWSC HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR



KWSC is delighted to announce that Debra Brown will be joining the Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club as the new Executive Director- effective September 30, 2019.

As the Executive Director for 4-H Ontario for the last six years, Debra brings a desirable skill set to KWSC.  Prior to this she was involved in other youth related non-profit organizations, including the YMCA, and sat on numerous organizational boards.

Debra has confidently managed operations of youth programs, volunteer engagement, financial management, quality assurance, risk management, conflict resolution, and outcomes evaluation in her various roles. 

Please feel free to stop by the KWSC office to give Debra a very warm KWSC welcome.
 

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OCTOBER'S PA AND SKATER OF THE MONTH - CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE, AIDEN, & GRACE

October Skater of the Month – Nicole & Aiden

Aiden began skating at KWSC seven years ago after his coach, Paul MacIntosh, invited him to the dance program. He immediately fell in love with dance and has since competed at the Skate Canada Challenge two years in a row. He is optimistic to compete at challenge again this year to make it number three! Aiden is also hopeful to compete at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships for the first time this season.

Aside from Dance, Aiden also competes in Intermediate Synchro and looks towards a potential synchronized skating championship this year.

Outside of skating, he likes an array of sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball and football. He lives on a dairy farm with his six dogs and four cats, and whenever he gets a chance, he especially likes to go four-wheeling and dirt biking. When he has some down time, Aiden enjoys reading and playing video games.

Nicole started ice dance in Oakville when she was just nine years old. This year she is competing in Novice Ice Dance and Pre Novice Singles. She has been to Provincials for dance three times, Challenge twice, as well as the Ontario Winter Games.

This year Nicole started grade nine in Oakville where she is a member of her high school’s cross-country team. When she was younger, Nicole used to play soccer, golf, tennis, swimming, dance and gymnastics.


October PA of the Month - Grace



Grace became a PA because she wanted to inspire young skaters the same way the PA’s and coaches who taught her did during her time as a Canskater.

Grace loves being greeted by all the smiling faces every time she steps on the ice; they truly light up her day!

Outside of skating, Grace enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, as well as playing the violin. Some fun facts about Grace: she is an avid fan of Love Island and she loves pickles. However, nothing is as much fun as skating and ultimately she has hopes to do her best this season!

KWSC Merchandise NOW For Sale!

KWSC Yoga Jackets and Toques are now for sale. Samples sizes are NOW available to try on in the KWSC office. Members can pre-pay and order in office.

Order deadline is October 31, 2019.

Skate Canada Concussion Ed App

Skate Canada is proud to announce the launch of the Skate Canada Concussion Ed mobile app. The app is another step forward in the organization’s goal of being a leader in safe sport by building awareness through education.

The app was developed by Parachute Canada’s team of experts and then customized for skating. The educational app provides users with best practice, interactive resources and tools around how to prevent, recognize, manage and track concussions. The app also includes, return to sport guidelines.

Skate Canada Concussion Ed provides a method to track signs and symptoms of concussion, following a diagnosis, enabling the user to track symptom duration and severity. The app pairs proven scientific research with fun, engaging material to ensure the information is accessible to everyone, whether you are an athlete, parent, educator or coach.

The Skate Canada Concussion Ed App is available for free in English and French through the App Store, Google Play and available via a web-based version for Blackberry and Window users.

Source: Skate Canada

 

 

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