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KWSC CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK FROM APRIL 14-20



During National Volunteer Week from April 14 to 20, 2024, we would like to take a moment to show our appreciation for your invaluable contributions to our Club and community. In 2023, the Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club was fortunate to have the support of 213 incredible volunteers.

Volunteering matters. Sharing your time, skills, empathy, and creativity is vital to the inclusivity and strength of our Club. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on the support of volunteers to carry out a wide range of activities from special events, competitions, and skating programs. Thank you for your care and commitment in making KWSC a better place! Passion truly does live here!

Let's recognize and celebrate every volunteer and each contribution they’re making to strengthen inclusivity and wellbeing in our communities. Now more than ever, Every Moment Matters! 

Kitchener Recognizes Top Amateur Athletes at Annual Awards



Kitchener, March 20, 2024
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The City of Kitchener honored 100 outstanding amateur athletes and coaches at the annual Kitchener Athletic Awards held last night at the Bingemans Conference Centre.

The event celebrated individuals and teams who excelled in Canadian provincial or national championships/games, or achieved success in international competitions sanctioned by recognized Canadian sport governing bodies.

Among the recognized athletes were the following skaters from the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club (KWSC):

Presley Eby & Leon Nehaniv-Dautenhahn
Skate Ontario Provincial Championships – Ice Dance, Juvenile – GOLD
Coaches: Carleigh MacDonald, Steven Adcock

Kayla Bowman & Logan Bowman
Skate Ontario Provincial Championships – Star 4-5 Dance, – GOLD
Coaches: Carleigh MacDonald, Steven Adcock

Megan Dell
Skate Ontario Provincial Championships - U13, Star 5 Girls – GOLD
Coach: Dianne Rouleau

Jacob Stark
Skate Ontario Provincial Championships – Gold Artistic – GOLD
Coach: Dianne Rouleau

Boyd Stark
Skate Ontario Provincial Championships – 13+, Star 5 Boys – GOLD
Coach: Dianne Rouleau

The awards highlight the dedication and achievements of local talent, fostering a culture of excellence within the community.

Congratulations to all!
#KWSCProud

KWSC SKATERS HEAD TO NATIONALS AND 2024 ISU WORLD JUNIOR FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TAIPEI CITY

Waterloo, ON - February 15, 2024 - The Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club (KWSC) is proud to announce the participation of its talented skaters in two competitions, alongside hosting send-off events to celebrate their achievements.

On February 21-25, 2024, KWSC's skaters will compete in the 2024 Novice Canadian Championships at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo, ON. Among the competitors are the following KWSC Novice Dance Teams: Lilla Horvat & Bryce Aggerholm and Mackenzie Lockston & Philip Czarnecki. Additionally, Anneka Frey, Ellina Yao, Katie Howey, and Christine Brown will represent KWSC in the Novice Synchro category with their respective teams.

Additionally, KWSC is pleased to announce that Junior Ice Dance Team, Alisa Korneva & Kieran MacDonald, will represent Canada at the most prestigious Junior skating event, the 2024 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City from February 26 to March 3, 2024. Alisa and Kieran recently won a bronze medal at the Skate Canada National Championships in Calgary and are coached by Carleigh MacDonald and Paul MacIntosh.

Ahead of these events, KWSC will host send-off events at the CFSC Rink in RIM Park on Friday, February 16th at 5:15pm (Novice Nationals) and Thursday, February 22nd at 6:15pm (World Jr.) to cheer on its athletes.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact Anabelle Langlois-Hay, KWSC Technical Director, at anabelle@kwsc.com

KITCHENER WATERLOO SKATING CLUB DUO TO REPRESENT CANADA AT GANGWON 2024 WINTER YOUTH OLYMPICS


Photo c/o: Danielle Earl

KITCHENER WATERLOO, [December 18, 2023]
– Skate Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced eight figure skaters for the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games, including Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club's Caroline Kravets and Jacob Stark in the Ice Dance category.

Chosen based on their showing at the junior international competitions in 2023 and the age requirement for these Games, Kravets, 15, and Stark, 17, debuted at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Budapest last September, securing their spot for the upcoming event.

Scheduled from January 27 to February 1, 2024, at the Gangneung Ice Arena, the duo will represent Canada in this prestigious competition, showcasing their talents on the same stage that hosted figure skating during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Anabelle Langlois-Hay, Technical Director at KWSC, expressed pride, stating, "This is a great opportunity for Caroline and Jacob to gain more experience at the international level. Congratulations to them and their coaching team, Paul MacIntosh, Tyler Morris, and their support coaches, for all the work they’ve put in to secure this selection."

The inclusion of the figure skating team event at Gangwon 2024 adds further excitement, mirroring the Olympic Winter Games format and elevating the competition.

As anticipation builds, KWSC and Canada stand behind Kravets and Stark, cheering them on as they vie for success on the global stage.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Brown, KWSC Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club
P: 519-886-5972 ext. 229
E: kwsc@kwsc.org 
 

CLUB PRESIDENT LASZLO SARKANY AND MRS. CAROLYN FEDY RECEIVE CITY OF KITCHENER’S AFFILIATED GROUPS LONG SERVICE VOLUNTEER AWARD ON BEHALF OF CLUB

KITCHENER, ON - October 16, 2023 — The Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club was honoured at the City of Kitchener Council meeting as it received the prestigious City of Kitchener’s Affiliated Groups Long Service Volunteer Award for a minor sports group. This recognition coincided with the club's impressive 85-year anniversary of continuous programming and community engagement in Kitchener. 

Club President Laszlo Sarkany and long-standing member Mrs. Carolyn Fedy, who has been part of the club for 84 of its 85 years, were present to accept the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the KW Skating Club. Mrs. Fedy, wearing her special pin, received a heartfelt standing ovation from the attendees in recognition of her remarkable dedication. The City Council expressed gratitude for Mrs. Fedy's invaluable contributions to the skating club and the broader sporting community. To witness the touching presentation, the public can view the ceremony recording on the city's website.

 
Club President Laszlo Sarkany and Mrs. Carolyn Fedy
Photo c/o: Mary Jo Fedy

 

KWSC CELEBRATES NATIONAL COACHES WEEK - SEPTEMBER 16-24



Waterloo, Ontario, September 14th, 2023 — National Coaches Week is a week-long public awareness campaign that encourages people in Canada to say thanks and to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities. This week puts a spotlight on coaches and gives this integral part of Canadian sport a thanks. With events held across the province and country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring people in Canada live an active, healthy lifestyle. This week, encourage yourself to say thanks to the more than 70 coaches who call Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club home.

“At KWSC, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated coaching staff committed to the development of skaters of all ages and abilities,” said KWSC Technical Director, Anabelle Langlois-Hay. "We have experts in various fields, including CanSkate, figure skating, and assisting hockey and ringette players in honing their skills for a competitive edge. Each coach on our team brings something special to the Club. Whether it's years of experience teaching the fundamentals while instilling a passion for skating to start skaters on their figure skating journey, focusing on promoting lifelong physical activity through skating, specializing in comprehensive skater development, coaching competitive figure skaters, helping adults learn to skate, or refining skating techniques for hockey or ringette players, our coaches are both passionate and dedicated. We are so lucky to have them alongside our skating journey. Please join me in expressing our appreciation for our exceptional coaches!"

During the 8th annual National Coaches Week, KWSC will be honouring our amazing team of Coaches through numerous activities and events. Please consider stopping by the National Coaches Week table in the CFSC rink and write a note of gratitude for our #THANKSCOACH display.
 

If you would like more information about National Coaches Week, please visit https://coach.ca/national-coaches-week.

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