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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. 

COVID-19 Update - March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

The province of Ontario and subsequently Waterloo Region Public Health has updated the questions to be used to screen people entering businesses.  The cities of Kitchener and Waterloo support these changes and KWSC endorses these extra efforts for our health. Therefore, KWSC has updated the health screening tool accordingly.

CHANGES to the screening questions:

  1. An amendment to the travel outside of Canada question: In the last 14 days, have you or anyone you live with travelled outside of Canada?
  • Change from question asking if the individual has travelled to has anyone in the household travelled.
  • Note: Public Health may advise a household to isolate, not just traveler, until Public Health Advises they may stop isolating.
  1. An added question: Is anyone you live with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms?

Please expect to be asked these questions. 

WHAT’S NOT CHANGED:

Skaters will still be screened verbally by coaches before they get on the ice.  All spectators must still use the digital health screening tool.  You can access this on the main page of the KWSC website.

All of our COVID-19 protocols will be in place as we continue to make every effort to protect each other from this virus.  Please see our updated Return to Play for the most accurate information on our protocols.

 

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

 

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