LATEST NEWS

COVID-19 Update - January 15, 2021

Dear KWSC Skaters and Families,

With the province issuing a state of emergency, KWSC will remain closed until further notice. I 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.

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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

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

Skater of the Month - DECEMBER

 

A little bit about Brock...

Brock began skating at the age of 2 focusing on hockey but soon after came to the realization that he enjoyed spinning around his hockey stick more than he enjoyed playing hockey, so he decided to give figure skating a try. 

Coached by Suzy Petrosino, Brock's favourite part of skating is the jumps and the footwork. 

When he is not skating, Brock enjoys swimming, history, geography and video games.  Brock also enjoys vacationing with his family and is looking forward to travelling to Jordan, after COVID is over of course! 

 

COVID-19 Update - December 23, 2020

Dear Skating Families,

As many of you have already heard, as of midnight on Saturday, December 26th, 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. 

As a result of the closures, the KWSC office, all KWSC skating programs and the Athletic Centre will be closed until at least January 23, 2021.  During this shutdown period, KWSC will be offering a few webinars with special guests so we can stay connected.

I know this shutdown will create financial hardship for many families, so please be reassured that your account with KWSC will be refunded for any sessions for which you may have registered on Dec. 29th and 30th.   You will receive this refund in the same method by which you paid. (For more information, see KWSC’s cancellation policy here).

As well, we will postpone the launch of registration for the Winter Skating season. 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.

Please enjoy the holidays with members of your household and don’t forget to count your blessings. 

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

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 Canadahttps://skatecanada.ca/

 

KWSC Holiday Office Hours

Please note that the KWSC office will be open for limited hours during the holiday season, and is still closed to the public.

The Athletic Centre will also be open on December 29+30 from 10:00-5:00. 

We encourage you all to stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays!

Skater of the Month - NOVEMBER

Congratulations to our December Skaters of the Month, Sydney and Eric!

Sydney and Eric have been skating together in ice dance for 8 years. This year marks their second year at the Junior level. Both Eric (18) and Sydney (17) started skating in the KWSC Canskate program at the ages of 4 and 3 years of age, respectively.

It has been quite a year for Sydney and Eric with the pandemic interrupting their training from mid-March until early June. Sydney and Eric were not sure what kind of competitive year that they were going to have, however, despite all of the uncertainty, they preserved through all the various obstacles and won the bronze medal at the 2021 Skate Ontario Sectional Championship on November 11/12, 2020. It was a very different competition with a video submission that was reviewed by a panel of judges, with results coming back a week later also by video!

Coached by Paul Macintosh, Rebecca Babb, and Tyler Morris, Sydney and Eric are also involved in ballet and ballroom dancing as part of their off-ice training. When they are not training, Eric and Sydney are busy with online high school and part-time work and other non-skating activities such as computer games.

Red Level Update - November 21st

Hello Skaters and KWSC Families,

As we announced yesterday, the Red Level in Waterloo Region will come into effect at 12:01 am on Monday, November 23rd.  As such, we will be changing our skating schedule and program offerings for the remainder of the skating season.

Earlier today we contacted each member of the club outlining the changes to KWSC programs. So far, only group sessions are affected, the major changes and cancellations are as follows:

CANSKATE
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

POWER SKATING
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

WEEKDAY SESSIONS, MONDAY - FRIDAY 2:20 PM ONWARD
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

*We will also be offering private lessons for figure skating and power skating.

Within the restrictions we are currently working with both with ice availability and skater numbers, we will do our best to create a schedule to accommodate as many skaters as possible in the programs that will be able to continue. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through the new schedule process.

For programs that are being cancelled, we will be following the KWSC Cancellation Policy and will be adding credits to your account. Those credits will be calculated based on your remaining sessions. You can review our Refund Policy in full here.

Please ensure that your account with us has the most recent contact email and phone number. As well, please check that you receive member information by logging into your account selecting my account and then communication preferences and check box member information messages. Please also ensure emails are not landing in your Junk Mail.

We will continue to do all we can to keep our skaters (and their families) safe, and on the ice, and we appreciate your continued support during this time.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

For regular updates, please go to our website (www.kwsc.org) and social media channels on Facebook (Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club), Twitter (@kwskatingclub) and Instagram (kwskatingclub).

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

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/ 

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