A New Season of Skating is Fast Approaching!

Aug 30, 2017 @ 08:21

The Wawa Figure Skating Club is gearing up for the 2017-2018 skating season and we can’t wait to see what our skaters will achieve this season!

Last year the club ran several different programs and trained skaters of many ages and abilities. From CanSkate, which is Skate Canada’s “learn to skate program”, all the way up to StarSkate which develops skating skills, ice dance, free skate and interpretive skating.

Last season our skaters attended competitions and seminars including two seminars that were hosted by our club here in Wawa. Our skaters also got to take part in some fun club events like the Halloween Bring a Friend and our Santa Skate before Christmas. StarSkaters travelled to Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie and Manitoulin Island for skating competitions. Our skaters showcased their talent and the skills learned over the year at our year end gala at which many skaters received special awards for their hard work.

The WFSC introduced two new programs last season that will be offered again this year. Come Skate With Me and PreStar. Come Skate With me gives pre-school first time skaters and a parent the chance to get on the ice together. Having a parent there to help their child as they learn to skate really helps to encourage children to feel comfortable on the ice. PreStar is a great transition program for our skaters who are ready to advance from CanSkate to StarSkate.

PreStar offers group lessons during StarSkate ice to build up the faster paced skating required for StarSkate. All of our programs encourage progression with regular evaluations and rewards.

Our registration night is set for September 6th at the MMCC at 6:00pm. Check out our Facebook page for info or to see what we’ve been up to this year!

Brenda Stockton
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