North Star Skating Club ready for new season

Kimberley's skaters have plenty to look forward to this winter.

North Star Skating Club is excited to launch into another year of skating.  Lynal Doerkson-NSSC President is pleased to welcome two new Coaches to it’s Canskate program this year. Tamara Harrison and Caitlin Cavalier have been hired to coach Canskate for the 2012-13 skating year.

As well Kim Miller will be returning to the Club to assist with coaching and be a Representative for both the Canskate and Canpowerskate programs.  All Skate Canada coaches are NCCP certified coaches, meaning they have been through hours of formal training in order to offer skaters the best possible learning experience in a positive, instructive environment.

NSSC is pleased to have these three Skate Canada qualified coaches on board and is looking forward to a great year of skating.

Skating is a fundamental skill for all Canadians, whether for recreational purposes, competitive figure skating, or as a base to pursue other ice sports such as hockey, ringette, or speed skating.  Canskate is Canada’s only certified learn-to-skate program and is designed for beginners of all ages.   Skate Canada is launching a new Canskate Program for the 2012/13 skating year.  This new program is based on research into long term skater and athlete development.

NSSC coaches have all recently attended the training for this program and are pleased to be able to bring this to Kimberley for the upcoming skating year.  You can expect a high energy, fast flowing skating program that is sure to keep your child moving and advancing in their skating skills.

As well this year NSSC is offering a two day on/off ice powerskating seminar.  “Power Up 2012” is a Power Skating Camp that has been developed to improve the fundamental skating skills of hockey players.  NSSC is excited to have Danielle Elford from Invermere, BC instruct this camp. Danielle comes to us highly qualified and is well known for her powerskating instruction throughout British Columbia and Alberta.  Space is limited for this program to ensure adequate skater ratio on the ice.

Skate Canada clubs are operated by volunteers, showing their passion for the programs which they offer and their whole-hearted commitment to the success and enjoyment of their members.  NSSC is always keen to have volunteers join its Club.  If you have a passion for skating please contact NSSC for more information on how you can join our growing Club.

Registration for these programs will take place on September 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Civic Centre Multi purpose room. You can also request a registration form via email and send it to NSSC.  A late fee will apply for registration after September 17.  For information on registration please contact NSSC’s Registrar Christine Chatten at 427-0140.  For more information on NSSC Canskate and Canpowerskate programs for the 2012-13 year please contact Kim Miller at 427-7975.

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