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Skater Pandemic Relief Fund

We all know that this pandemic has created a financial hardship for many families, while others have may have seen their expenses reduced during this time at home.


We want all of our families to be able to get back on the ice!

If you feel you can, please consider making a contribution to the new KWSC Pandemic Skater Help Fund. Money collected will go towards skating fee assistance to families who are struggling financially (due to the pandemic).


There are two ways to contribute:

  1. Direct Donation - You can make a contribution by signing into KWSC’s online registration system. Register for your program as usual. Before you check out, you’ll see “Suggested Subscription” as an option to add to your cart. If you click on the box called “Suggested Subscription”, you can make a contribution of $10. Every contribution helps!
     
  2. KidSport Donation - KWSC is a Not for Profit organization and therefore cannot issue charitable tax receipts. However, if you would like to contribute more than $25, KWSC has a partnership with KidSport, which is a registered charity that provides support to young athletes who cannot afford the full price of programs due to financial need. The Kitchener Waterloo Chapter is ready to receive donations to help our skaters at www.kidsportcanada.ca/Ontario/Kitchener-waterloo Please indicate your gift is “In Honour” of “KW Skating Club”.

If you have any questions about the Fund, feel free to contact Debra Brown, Executive Director at dbrown@kwsc.org

COVID-19 Update: February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

Dear Skating Families,

With the province announcing that Waterloo Region will return to the re-opening framework in the RED Zone (Control Level) on Tuesday, February 16, KWSC will begin re-opening on Thursday, February 18 with competitive skating sessions. The Athletic Centre will open on Monday, February 22. Recreational skating programs will begin to be offered that week as well. CanSkate and private power skating sessions will be available.

I look forward to again being able to offer the community both the physical and mental health benefits of skating, weight training and being together with peers. 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 updating 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

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

Volunteer Opportunity - Interim Board Member

KWSC is looking for an interim board member to join our team, you can view the application and details here

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/

 

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