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Call for Nominations to the KWSC Board of Directors

  • 2018 Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

KWSC's success depends critically on a Board of Directors composed of individuals with high integrity who represent a broad range of perspectives, skills, and experience. We have worked closely with Capacity Canada to develop best practices in board governance and board succession planning. If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please contact Paul Mallet, Past President and Chair of the Nominations/Elections Committee at for more information on this process.

Bailey Hale - Membership Services Coordinator

We would like to announce that our Memberships Services Coordinator, Bailey Hale, will be leaving the Club. Bailey has been a wonderful ambassador for KWSC and an integral staff member in the office. On behalf of the club, we wish Bailey all the best in her future endeavours.

Bailey’s last day will be Tuesday, May 15th. Please feel free to stop by the KWSC office during posted office hours to say goodbye.

Additional CanSkate Session Added in Summer 2018

Additional CanSkate Session Added in Summer 2018

Immediate Opening for a Membership Services Coordinator

Immediate Opening for a Membership Services Coordinator

Full Time

Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club (KWSC)

The KWSC is located in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, with our home facility at the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre, RIM Park. With over 2500 members, KWSC is Canada's largest skating club. From preschoolers to adults, we have taught thousands to skate. We also operate competitive programs that have sent singles skaters, dance pairs, freeskate pairs, and synchronized skating teams to compete in the Canadian Championships, as well as international competitions.

Reporting directly to the Programs and Events Manager, the Membership Services Coordinator will take primary responsibility for managing the needs of our members.

This position is 40 hours per week. Flexible office hours; must be available some Saturdays.

Full Job Description Here

New Spring Fitness Classes Offered Spring 2018

New Spring Fitness Classes Offered Spring 2018


KWSC is pleased to introduce Signe Ronka from Flexafit to our members. Flexafit is a sport specific fitness program (Figure Skater Bootcamp) designed to prevent injuries and improve performance on the ice. The program includes “strength & conditioning, agility & speed, power & fast twitch, balance & stability and flexibility & mobility training.”

The Flexafit program will be integrated into some of our existing fitness sessions for spring, commencing Wednesday, May 9th. All members affected by these scheduling changes have been notified.

Signe Ronka and Peter Aivaliotis are working diligently to bring our skaters a new energy within the Athletic Centre.  It is our hope to continue the delivery of this program and incorporate it into the 2018/19 fall/winter program schedule.

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact KWSC Technical Director, Pat teBoekhorst at pteboekhorst@kwsc.org 
 
 

Signe Ronka, CSCS, NCCP 3, PTS, BA

Founder/Head Coach, Flexafit

Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Figure Skater Fitness Magazine

Signe Ronka is NCCP Level 3 Certified- National Competitive Coach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) and holds an honour BA from the University of Toronto (Trinity College). Signe competed for Canada in the Junior Grand Prix circuit where she medaled at 3 international events. She qualified for the Junior Grand Prix finals and competed at the Junior World Championships. Signe is a Canadian Junior Ladies bronze medalist and finished top 10 in Senior ladies.  

Signe has 10+ years of experience coaching beginner to senior level skaters at the Granite Club, East York Skating Club and Richmond Training Centre in Toronto. 

Signe is the founder/head coach of Flexafit, a sport specific fitness program.  As the industry leader in sport specific off-ice conditioning, Signe's mission is to train, educate, motivate and equip athletes of all levels with the right tools for achieving on-ice success.  Signe's program is recognized globally; she travels across North America and Europe hosting seminars and workshops for skaters and coaches.  In 2017, Signe was the key note speaker at the World Figure Skating Championships in Finland.  Her presentation was well received and took the interest of the Olympic Training Centre in Finland, where she has now joined in collaboration to help develop testing assessments, programming and coach education sessions specific to figure skating.  In 2017, Signe launched the very first licensing program, where she licensed the Flexafit program to South Africa.  

Signe also produces products for skaters and coaches to help support on and off ice training.  In 2010, Signe released a DVD "Reach New Heights", which incorporated sport specific off-ice training, off-ice jump exercises and conditioning drills.  In 2017, she published "Plan, Skate, Track- The Ultimate Figure Skater Guidebook", which is designed for skaters to periodize their season, set SMART goals, track on and off ice sessions, and track nutrition/sleep.

Signe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Figure Skater Fitness, a quarterly magazine that takes a scientific approach to sport specific training on topics of fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training, glamour and more.

https://flexafit.com/

 

2018 KWSC Awards Gala - Call for Nominations

We are in preparation for the upcoming Awards Gala (to be held Sunday June 10th, 2018).  We invite you to put forward nominations for skaters and volunteers by using this link:

http://www.kwsc.org/events/awards-gala/ 

This link will direct you to the Awards Gala page of the KWSC website that describes the criteria for each award.  Please note that one new award has been added this year -- KWSC Volunteer of the Year Award (age 18 and under).  

If you know of someone who you feel is deserving of one the awards listed on this page, please email awards@kwsc.org with the name of the person, the award for which you are nominating him/her, and the reasons why you feel that person or team is a good nominee for that award.  The deadline for nominations is May 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

We will look forward to reading all of your nominations.

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