THE ROTATION ROOM IN KITCHENER WATERLOO

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To reserve a spot, please email Sylvie at trr@theathleticcentre.ca or call (519) 886-5972 ext. 230



Drop-In Schedule for Spring 2024 (as of April 2)

Want to jump around? Just drop in! New drop-in times have been added!

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

2pm -
8:35pm

Instructor: Sylvie
2pm - 8:35pm

Instructor: Sylvie
2pm -
8:35pm

Instructor:
Sylvie
2pm -
8:35pm

Instructor:
Sylvie
2pm -
8:35pm

Instructor:
Sylvie
10am - 1pm

Instructor:
Sylvie
(May 4 & June 15 Only)

1pm - 6pm

Instructor: Kevin

 


ABOUT US

The Rotation Room in KW is an innovative, off-ice training center for figure skaters of all levels and abilities. The Rotation Room aims to offer high-quality training opportunities for Canadian figure skaters in an inclusive, safe, and fun environment.

Our facility is a space where skaters and coaches can focus on skill develop, physical fitness, performance, and overall health and well being. Our 5000 sq ft. gym space includes multiple suspended bungee harnesses, an electric spinner, and ballet studio located inside the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre within the Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre at RIM Park.

The Rotation Room training environment is the first of its kind in North America... it brings incredible opportunities to practice, learn, and improve on jumps, spins and other figure skating elements before trying them of the ice." -Anna Lunyova

Our facility is also home to The Athletic Centre

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OUR TEAM








Sylvie DeCaen
Athletics Manager & Lead Harness Technician

  • B.A.PHED from Brock University and a B.A.ED from the University of Quebec
  • Level 5 (National) NCCP coaching certification

25 years experience as a Coach from beginner to International levels.







Kevin Dawe
Harness Technician

  • Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo 2010) and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (University of Manitoba 2012)
  • NCCP National Certified Figure Skating Coach with 18 years of experience
  • Currently a Participant in Skate Canada’s National Coach Mentorship Program (2022-2024)

OUR EQUIPMENT

On Ice Harness
An on ice harness consists of a runner track, track mechanisms, bungees, and harness or belt. It allows skaters to practice bungee assisted jumping on the ice. It helps provide balance, structure, and suspended air time to help skaters practice rotations, axis position, balance, and all other elements of technique.

Electric Spinner
Our custom Rotation Room Electric Spinner can start or finish a rotation with a foot pedal, while controlling the skaters speed. It makes the harnessing process convenient and comfortable for coaches since their hands are completely free to lift skaters with the pulley rope. The spinner can turn in both directions with the flick of a switch.

Bungee Harness System
The Rotation Room Bungee Harness System allows skaters of all levels and abilities to practice off ice jumping and rotations in the safest way possible. The bungee support allows for athletes to train multiple jump repetitions with very little risk of injury and impact on the body. They’re the perfect on or off ice tool for attempting new and difficult jumps. Bungee Harnesses allow for skaters to jump for longer periods of time while building positive muscle memory.

Watch our equipment in use!


BENEFITS OF OFF-ICE TRAINING

Benefits of Off Ice Training:

  • Accelerated learning environment for jump techniques.
  • Opportunity for skaters to practice more off-ice jumps, reducing the risk of injury.
  • Coaches can specialize in off-ice training and harnessing, enhancing skater progression.
  • Introduction of difficult technical elements at an earlier stage in a safe environment.
  • Specialized equipment facilitates faster skater progression.
  • Access to rental spaces for coaches to conduct their own training sessions, with or without TRR trained staff support.

BOOKINGS

To reserve a spot, please email or call Sylvie at trr@theathleticcentre.ca or call (519) 886-5972 ext. 230 

Coaches can book time in TRRKW with up to 10 of their own skaters.

Skaters can book in advance or drop in for one (1) harness for 15 minutes 

Skater can book in advance or drop in for one (1) spinner for 10 minutes 

*The Rotation Room in Kitchener Waterloo hopes for this space to be used as a resource for surrounding clubs. We intend to follow the non-solicitation best practices that were established at the Rotation Room in Thornhill. 

Any instruction offered by TRR will only be given with permission from a skater’s coach. Skaters can ask for a lesson from the Jump Technician at The Rotation Room or rent the space and bring their own coach.

LESSON

KWSC
MEMBER PRICE

NON-KWSC
MEMBER PRICE

Private Lessons

15 minute private lessons

$15

$18

30 minute private lessons

$30

$36

45 minute private lessons $45 $54

10 pack of 15 minute private lessons
(Buy 9, get the 10th for free)

$135

$162

10 pack of 30 minute ptivate lessons
(Buy 9, get the 10th for free)
$270 $324
10 pack of 45 minute private lessons
(Buy 9, get the 10th for free)
$405 $486

Group Lessons

15 minute Jump and Harness Class
(3 – 10 skaters)
$5 per skater $7 per skater

30 minute Jump and Harness Class
(3 – 10 skaters)

$10 per skater

$14 per skater

45 minute Jump and Harness Class
(3 – 10 skaters)

$15 per skater

$21 per skater

10 pack of 15 minute lessons

(Buy 9, get 10th for free) 
 
$45 $63

10 pack of 30 minute lessons

(Buy 9, get 10th for free) 

$90

$126

10 pack of 45 minute lessons

(Buy 9, get 10th for free) 

$135

$189

RENTALS

KWSC MEMBER PRICE

NON-KWSC MEMBER
PRICE

Dance Studio - 1 Hour $28 $40
Harness Training Room Rentals
(Without TRR Technician)

Bungees & Spinner 15 minute rental without lesson

$4

$6

10 pack of 15 minute harness rentals

$36 $54
Ticket Ice
Add 50 minute ice time to any TRR lesson
(must arrange your own coach)
$10 $18
  • Can't find what you're looking for? We are happy to tailor a package to fit your needs.

  • To reserve a spot, please email trr@theathleticcentre.ca or call (519) 886-5972 ext. 230 

  • Prices include HST

  • Pay in person by cash, debit or credit.


SKATER CLASSES

Each week, TRR in KW provides over 16 off-ice training classes for skaters of the KW Skating Club. Classes are structured taking into account the various windows of trainability indicated in the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) published by Skate Canada.


CONTACT

P:  (519) 886-5972 ext. 230

E: trr@theathleticcentre.ca


PARTNERS

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