Rita Wenzel

Rita Wenzel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our volunteers, Rita Wenzel. Rita passed away peacefully in her 72nd year on Monday October 2 2017 at Innisfree House Hospice. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Jim and her daughter Laura. She was a ready and willing volunteer for KWSC. It was important to Rita that the volunteers, judges, officials and skaters received wonderful hospitality from our club. She was often at test days and club competitions to help out where needed.


Skate Sale - Saturday, December 16th During KWSC FreeSkate Festival

K-W Skating Club Feedback and Information Meeting

 K-W Skating Club Feedback and Information Meeting

Date: ​​Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm
Location:​Room: 207/208
Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre, RIM Park
​​2001 University Avenue East, Suite 101
Waterloo, Ontario

A Feedback and Information Meeting is being held for the membership. The meeting is in response to recent member concerns communicated to the organization.  The meeting will be an opportunity for the organization to receive feedback, and answer questions.  The meeting will be anenvironment to share and receive information freely.  Areas of discussions will include communication, management, and board governance. 

We welcome special guests Mr. Don McCreesh and Mr. Jason Spencer.  A Skate Ontario Representative has been invited and will attend.  Skate Ontario is the Provincial Sports Organization for figure skating in Ontario.  

Jason Spencer will be present to facilitate the meeting.  Mr. Spencer is a Mediation Services Coordinator at the Community Justice Initiative (CJI).  He has a BA in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University and has extensive experience in community development work with people of diverse backgrounds.  Through his work at CJI heassists community members develop the skills they need to resolve conflict. 

Mr. Don McCreesh is an active volunteer leader in Canada’s charitable/non-profit sector having served as a leader with a number of charities and not for profit organizations.  He is a Past Chair of the Board of Imagine Canada and Chair of the Standards Council, a Canada-wide initiative to establish standards of excellence (including: ethical fundraising, financial accountability, transparency, governance, and human resources) for all charities and not for profits in Canada.  Mr.McCreesh has been a Governance Boot Camp presenter for Capacity Canada for the last eight years.

Members and invited guests are welcome.  For further information please contact Alison Sims, KWSC President via email

Notice of Meeting for: Special General Meeting

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 7:30pm
Room: 207/208 
Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre, RIM Park
2001 University Avenue East, Suite 101
Waterloo, Ontario

Please note: All eligible members must register at the registration desk before the meeting is called to order – Registration will be open from 7:00-7:30 pm.  

On Sunday November 12th, 2017 the Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club received a request for a Special General Meeting by its members. Therefore in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the organization, the Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club will host a Special General Meeting at the above noted date, time and location.  In accordance with By-Law 8, the order of business is posted as part of the notice of meeting.  No other business may be discussed or conducted at the meeting.  Members and invited guests are eligible to attend.

Please direct any inquiries concerning the meeting to

Order of Business/Agenda

1.​Communication with the Membership

2. ​Management of the Club:
          a. By-law 3.3 b & c indicates that the responsibilities of Board shall include …. ​“Hire or contract with staff and coaches”, set program fees, schedule ​programs and set program limits”
​          b. By-law 3.16 indicates that “all decisions made by the Executive or other ​club committee shall be subject to the approval of the Board”

3. ​Transparency and Structure of the Board

4.​Executive Committee and Governance Board

5. ​Effectiveness of Organizational Spending

Announcement - KWSC Board of Directors

On behalf of the KWSC Board of Directors, I am sorry to announce the resignation of Yiyu Xie from the board of directors.  We thank her for her service on our board and look forward to her continued involvement at KWSC.

Alison Sims, President

November Skaters of the Month - KWSC's Skate Canada Challenge Team

Congratulations to our Skate Canada Challenge Team! We are so proud to have such a dedicated and talented group of young athletes represent our Club at the 2018 Skate Canada Challenge. Way to go team!



New Membership Services Coordinator - Bailey Hale

We are very excited to welcome Bailey Hale to the position of Membership Services Coordinator with KWSC effective immediately.

Bailey began her skating career at the age of three and had the opportunity to skate for NEXXICE Novice and Intermediate for five years. She took a break from skating to pursue her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Guelph and is currently completing her Post-Graduate Diploma at Humber College. Bailey recently returned to synchro and is looking forward to the upcoming competition season.

Bailey is excited to get to know all the members at KWSC and to work for an organization that shares her love of skating. Please drop by the office next time you are at the rink to say hello to Bailey!

Bailey Hale

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