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KWSC Holiday Office Hours

Please note that the KWSC office will be open for limited hours during the holiday season, and is still closed to the public.

The Athletic Centre will also be open on December 29+30 from 10:00-5:00. 

We encourage you all to stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays!

Skater of the Month - NOVEMBER

Congratulations to our December Skaters of the Month, Sydney and Eric!

Sydney and Eric have been skating together in ice dance for 8 years. This year marks their second year at the Junior level. Both Eric (18) and Sydney (17) started skating in the KWSC Canskate program at the ages of 4 and 3 years of age, respectively.

It has been quite a year for Sydney and Eric with the pandemic interrupting their training from mid-March until early June. Sydney and Eric were not sure what kind of competitive year that they were going to have, however, despite all of the uncertainty, they preserved through all the various obstacles and won the bronze medal at the 2021 Skate Ontario Sectional Championship on November 11/12, 2020. It was a very different competition with a video submission that was reviewed by a panel of judges, with results coming back a week later also by video!

Coached by Paul Macintosh, Rebecca Babb, and Tyler Morris, Sydney and Eric are also involved in ballet and ballroom dancing as part of their off-ice training. When they are not training, Eric and Sydney are busy with online high school and part-time work and other non-skating activities such as computer games.

Red Level Update - November 21st

Hello Skaters and KWSC Families,

As we announced yesterday, the Red Level in Waterloo Region will come into effect at 12:01 am on Monday, November 23rd.  As such, we will be changing our skating schedule and program offerings for the remainder of the skating season.

Earlier today we contacted each member of the club outlining the changes to KWSC programs. So far, only group sessions are affected, the major changes and cancellations are as follows:

CANSKATE
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

POWER SKATING
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

WEEKDAY SESSIONS, MONDAY - FRIDAY 2:20 PM ONWARD
- Cancelled for the remaining sessions

*We will also be offering private lessons for figure skating and power skating.

Within the restrictions we are currently working with both with ice availability and skater numbers, we will do our best to create a schedule to accommodate as many skaters as possible in the programs that will be able to continue. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through the new schedule process.

For programs that are being cancelled, we will be following the KWSC Cancellation Policy and will be adding credits to your account. Those credits will be calculated based on your remaining sessions. You can review our Refund Policy in full here.

Please ensure that your account with us has the most recent contact email and phone number. As well, please check that you receive member information by logging into your account selecting my account and then communication preferences and check box member information messages. Please also ensure emails are not landing in your Junk Mail.

We will continue to do all we can to keep our skaters (and their families) safe, and on the ice, and we appreciate your continued support during this time.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

For regular updates, please go to our website (www.kwsc.org) and social media channels on Facebook (Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club), Twitter (@kwskatingclub) and Instagram (kwskatingclub).

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 Canada- https://skatecanada.ca/ 

Red Level Update - November 20th

Dear KWSC Skaters and Families,

These are strange and unusual COVID times.  As many of you have already heard, starting on Monday, November 23rd, the Waterloo Region will be in the Red Level of the COVID-19 Framework.

As such, KWSC will continue to keep all of our skaters and families safe on the ice by following the new provincial guidelines from Public Health. This will require some changes to our schedule of program offerings.

On November 17th, we released our Red Level Safety Plan that outlines the details of how we will respond to the new framework. KWSC already meets almost all of the requirements of the Red Level. The biggest change will be a reduced capacity in programs.

For a full list of how KWSC will continue to take precautions, please review our Red Level Safety Plan. 

This may impact your scheduled skating session. Therefore, starting tomorrow, Saturday, November 21st, KWSC will be contacting each skater and family via email to explain how the changes will affect them. We would appreciate your patience as we reschedule our rinks within these new capacity restrictions. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible over the next few days

Please ensure that your account with us has the most recent contact email and phone number. As well, please check that you receive member information by logging into your account selecting my account and then communication preferences and check box member information messages. Please also ensure emails are not landing in your Junk Mail. 

We will continue to do all we can to keep our skaters (and their families) safe, and on the ice, and we appreciate your continued support during this time.

 

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

For regular updates, please go to our website (www.kwsc.org) and social media channels on Facebook (Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club), Twitter (@kwskatingclub) and Instagram (kwskatingclub).

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/

 

What Red Level Could Mean for KWSC

As of November 18th, 2020, the Waterloo Region remains in the Orange Category of the COVID-19 Response Framework. If the Waterloo Region moves into the Red Level Category, KWSC will continue to do all that we can to keep our skaters, coaches, and their families safe. 

Please review our Red Zone Plan below so you are familiar with how the Red Zone may impact KWSC activities: 

 

KWSC Return to Gym Updated

We've updated our Return to Gym document for the Athletic Centre.

You can see it here:

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