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Club Update-June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

I received notice today that the province of Ontario has amended their day camp regulations. Public Health and the City of Waterloo have further clarified that day camps with indoor sports are not allowed under Step 2 of the Steps to Re-opening Ontario.  We are still awaiting more information from our advisors on how and when the Skating Club can open figure skating, power skating, Learn to Skate and the Athletic Centre.  With the information I have today, it appears that the Athletic Centre and skating rinks will not be open for regular programming until the province enters Step 3 of the plan. However, we are still considering how we can offer some programming earlier in July such as fitness classes (possibly continuing virtual or outdoor in–person). We are continuing to examine the possibilities of offering Power Skating and Learn to Skate programs over the course of the summer.  Our high performance athletes will be invited to return to the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre as soon as we open our doors for our summer season.

In the meantime, please continue to follow public health guidelines so we can be back together at RIM Park as soon as possible.

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 COVID-19, 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/

 

 

COVID-19 Update - June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

Thank-you for your patience as the Skating Club works with the cities and Skate Ontario to navigate the province’s new Steps to Reopening Ontario. Admittedly, we are still awaiting more information from our advisors on how and when the Skating Club can open figure skating, power skating, Learn to Skate and the Athletic Centre. With the information I have today, it appears that the Athletic Centre and skating rinks will not be open for regular programming until the province enters Step 3 of the plan. This will be the end of July at the earliest. However, we are currently considering how we can offer some programming earlier in July such as the delivery method of fitness classes (possibly continuing virtual or outdoor in–person) and skating (possibly in the form of day camps), and ice time for our high performance athletes. We are continuing to examine the possibilities of offering power skating and Learn to Skate programs over the course of the summer.

In the meantime, please continue to follow public health guidelines so we can be back together at RIM Park as soon as possible.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club


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 

KWSC 2021 Annual General Meeting

The KWSC 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET.  The meeting will be conducted via webinar.  Please come out to hear about the last year in the life of the Skating Club! 

This year, if you attend the AGM your name will be entered into a draw to win a $25 credit on your skating account.  You’ll also hear how the Club pivoted and adapted during the past year, and meet the Board Directors. 

Everyone who is planning on attending must pre-register (whether you are eligible to vote or not). To register, please state your affiliation to the club (parent of skater, skater, coach, etc.) by Friday, June 11th, 2021, 11:59 pm ET to kwsc@kwsc.org.

To see if you are eligible to vote, please read By-Law #1 on Membership Click Here .  You can find KWSC’s by-laws on our website under governance Click Here . Here you’ll also see this year’s nominations for Directors. The period for Director Nominations closed on May 19.

All eligible voting members must pre-register for the meeting by emailing their name, along with a valid Skate Canada number and the relationship to the Skate Canada registrant by Friday, June 11, 2021, 11:59 pm ET to kwsc@kwsc.org.  To be eligible to vote at this meeting, each member must register with a valid Skate Canada number and confirmed KWSC program registration during the 2020-2021 season.  The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the KWSC Constitution and By-Laws. Further questions concerning eligibility to vote or the electronic meeting may be submitted to kwsc@kwsc.org  

Confirmed eligible voting members will receive instruction for voting and meeting access.  Voting members will be required to log-in on June 16, 2021, by 6:45 pm ET.  The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm ET.   All voting will be done by electronic ballot. 

Please consider attending!

 

COVID-19 Update: May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

As you may already know, yesterday the province of Ontario announced a new re-opening plan.  I am working with Skate Ontario, as well as the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo to further understand the province’s new regulations, and plan our eventual return to the ice this summer. 

This means we will have to cancel our spring skating season. We will begin processing a credit on your account for the skating sessions you registered and paid for this spring, but were not able to attend due to COVID-19.  You can find our Cancellation policy here We hope you will use this credit to begin skating again when we open the rink.

The Club has some exciting new programs and events coming up in the next month for our competitive skaters:

  1. Wed. May 26 at 7 p.m.

In our ongoing practice of focusing on mental health, KWSC hosts a workshop on Motivation and Sport During COVID-19

This workshop is open to all youth skaters (and their parents) who are between 10 and 17 years old.  Ellyn Klea (Sport Social Worker) from Bloom Child & Family Therapy will be our guest speaker. 

The workshop will be offered via zoom webinar.

Register now online link below

Register for Workshop Here

100 spots available and this workshop is being offered free of charge. 

  1. We are excited to offer online fitness again at KWSC starting Monday May 31st – Thursday June 24th. We will be offering 4 groups a day Monday –Thursday. These sessions will be divided by skating level.

Registered skaters will have the ability to attend their group class every day at their allotted time. Each class will be different and we will be offering jump classes as well as strength and flexibility.

Skaters will have access to 16 classes in the 4 week period.  Zoom links will be send out Monday May 31st for the classes.  Register as classes will fill quickly.

  • Registration Opens: Thursday May 20th
  • Registration Closes:  Thursday May 27th

Here are the fitness groups for registration:

  • Monday – Thursday  4:45 pm- 5:25 pm – STAR 1-4
  • Monday -Thursday 5:30 pm -6:10 pm – COMPETITIVE
  • Monday –Thursday 6:15 pm -6:55 pm – COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND STAR 3-5
  • Monday –Thursday 7:00 pm -7:40 pm – ADULT & STAR 6-10

Register Here

Or

Login to your membership account you can click on the Fitness 2021 tab

[fitness tab location]

Please email kwsc@kwsc.org if you have any questions about these events or your account with KWSC.

Until we can be together in person, watch our website for updates in the “News” section.

Have a wonderful long weekend. Do something that makes you smile.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

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

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

COVID-19 Update: May 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Stay At Home Order Extension

May 14, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

As you may already know, yesterday the province of Ontario extended the Stay At Home order until June 2. We are planning to begin running programs again as soon as we are permitted to do so. At this time, skating sessions will begin no earlier than Monday June 7.

The previous sessions you already registered for (spring skating season) will hopefully begin that day, and run until Canada Day. If time does not permit us to run the weeks for which you’ve already paid, we will credit your account. KWSC will begin that process once we receive an update closer to June 2. Then we will know how many weeks for which each skater will receive a credit.

In the meantime, we are putting together plans to offer online fitness classes to our competitive skaters in the month of June – regardless of whether or not we are back on the ice in June. Our team is also busy planning our summer programs including power skating, learn to skate and competitive programming.

I know this time has been difficult and many of us have struggled with mental health. Please know that we look forward to welcoming you back to the rink as soon as we can. I am sure youth miss skating beside friends. This is just a reminder of a great organization that is there for kids 24/7: Kids Help Phone. https://kidshelpphone.ca/ Don’t hesitate to seek out support when you need it. It’s worth it. You’re worth it.

Until we can be together in person, watch our website for updates in the “News” section. 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 kwsc@kwsc.org.

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/

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