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email: KirklandFSC@hotmail.com  (514) 518 1841.

Kirkland Arena Sports Complex: 16950 Hymus Boulevard - just East of St Charles Boulevard. 

 


**Please note: Registration forms for Fall/Winter 2014/15  will be available shortly.  

Registration days at Kirkland Arena: August 16th, 2014 10am-1pm and September 6th 2014 - 10am-1pm.


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Welcome! 

The Kirkland Figure Skating Club is a member of SKATE CANADA, representing the Lac St. Louis Region in the Quebec Federation. Our Club offers group lessons and or private lessons in free style, dance, skills, and off ice training. We have seen Olympians, National and Regional champions participate in our programs as Kirkland Figure skating club members. Our professional coaches, following the Skate Canada criteria, teach our skaters all aspects of ice skating. Our programs are suitable for skaters age three to adults. These programs answer the needs of all levels from beginners to competitive skaters. 

Ice skating is not only a great way to exercise but is fun and although widely considered a winter sport, is actually an all year round sport as there are indoor ice rinks all over the world.

Here at Kirkland Figure Skating Club we pride ourselves on being a small, friendly and family orientated club which often larger clubs find themselves unable to offer - due to the magnitude of participating skaters.

 

We extend a warm welcome to all new skaters and their families as well as a big ‘Thank you’ to all our returning skaters and their families for their continuing support and hard work.

 

 


 

 

Kirkland Figure Skating Club Executive (2013/2014) 

 

Dienice Evans

President/Regional Rep/Marketing

Jackie Hiscox

Vice President/Treasurer/SD

Sue St. Laurent

Secretary

Tina Vesivalo

Registrar

TBC

Test Chair/Club Points

Cristina Ambrosone

 Public Relations/Fundraising

Suzanne Mansour

 Translation

Tina Vesivalo

Uniforms and Supplies

TBC

Hospitality

Nancy Neumann

Professional Representative

 

 

Our Volunteers 

Kirkland FSC is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to bring figure skating in to the community and make it a fun and developmental experience for everyone. Our Board Members and Subcommittee Members are all volunteers who dedicate a great deal of their time and effort throughout the season to making Kirkland FSC a viable operation which is a safe, fun and quality environment for all of our skaters. Finance, business, law, teaching, marketing, design, psychology and sport would only be a small list of the professional talent we have at our disposal through our volunteers. We’d like to take moment to thank all of them for everything that they do for our club and to wish them every success with their endeavours this coming season.

If you have any questions or comments or would like to contribute or volunteer, please send an e-mail to KirklandFSC@hotmail.com or contact a member of the Executive Committee.

 

 


 Club Programs and Tuition 


 

   


A. CanSkate Program      

Click here for Canskate Registration Form 2013-14     January Canskate Beginners Registration Form 2014

Canskate Program: A Parents Cheat Sheet'


CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skills development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make session’s active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs.

**Please note that is mandatory for all skaters who have not yet attained stage 6 of the Canskate program, to wear helmets (bicycle helmets may not be worn as they do not provide the necessary protection).**

   

Program Structure

The CanSkate program focuses on the development of six fundamental movements organized in six stages of learning, with an optional 7th level for skaters who want to move into figure skating. The skills are arranged in progressions, from very simple to the more complex. Each stage has a primary focus. Once the skills on each stage are mastered, a badge is awarded. The series of badges include Stage badges, Fundamental Movement badges and Fitness badges.

 

 

Skills Achieved

Badge

Stages(7)

Canskate

 

 

Canskate Advanced

1.       Balance

2.       Glide forward

3.       Glide backward

4.       Edges

5.       Power

6.       Speed

7.       Pre-Preliminary (optional)

Issued in accordance with stage number

Fundamental Movement

Go forward; Go backward; stop; turn; spin; jump

 

Fitness

Fitness 1 & Fitness 2

 

Check schedule for information on CanSkate coaching days. 

 


 

B.  Skater Development Program 

The ‘Skater development’ program is a relatively new initiative introduced in 2009 by the Quebec Federation (now known as Patinage Quebec) which aims to select youngsters who display certain qualities whether it be attitude, natural flare, desire and so on. The child is normally chosen by the CanSkate coaches to participate in the program. However, if a child is not selected this does not imply that he or she is not ‘good enough’ or ‘lacking’: children develop in their own time and at their own pace and many children not selected for the Skater Development Program have gone on to excel in recreational and competitive skating.

  


 

    


C. STARSkate Program        click here for Starskate registration form 2013-14

The ‘StarSkate’ program offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

 

How STARSkate works

The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive. Each area is divided into the following levels:

 

1. Primary Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Free Skating: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Dance: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Interpretive: Introductory

2. Intermediate Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Free Skating: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Dance: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Interpretive: Bronze

3. Senior Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Free Skating: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Dance: Senior Silver, Gold, Diamond
  • Interpretive: Silver, Gold

 www.SkateCanada.com

 


 

D. Semi-Private Tuition

‘Semi-private’ is basically sharing a period of coaching time with a small group of students rather than a larger group. This route allows for more focussed attention on each of the students and financially, means that the cost of the coach’s expertise can still be split.

 


 

E. Private Tuition

 

Private Tuition is exactly that. It means using the services of a coach specifically for a particular student for a set amount of time.

Private lessons are offered to skaters as early as the CanSkate level.  If your child is registered for at least one CanSkate group session, and you have engaged a coach for private lessons, they are entitled to enroll for specific private ice sessions (either Junior or Open ice).

 

Regardless of how much time you organize for a private lesson with your coach, you will still need to purchase an hour of ice time per session. For example; if your coach can give you 20 minutes in a session – you will still need to pay for the whole ice time session – the time after or before the lesson should be used for your child to practice on their own.

This should be discussed with the coach directly who will give you her/his availability and will also be able to provide appropriate information on costs, day and time slots in order to meet, as best as possible, the requirements of the student and of course, the family involved.

 


 

F. Which Program is Best?

 

Summary: 

 

Program

Objective

Participants

Coaching

Tests

Competition

 

CanSkate

Learn to skate

Beginners of all ages

Group lessons & optional private lessons

Badges for progression of skills

Opportunity to participate in select StarSkate competitions and gatherings

 

Juniors (1st stage of StarSkate)

Develop skater’s technical abilities. Serves as a pre-requisite for StarSkate

Skaters ready for more independent work

Group lessons & optional private lessons

StarSkate test levels in freestyle, skills and dance

May participate in certain StarSkate competitions

 

StarSkate

Progress to defined skill levels in the different disciplines

Skaters ready to advance through skills, tests, achievement, recognition

Private Lessons

StarSkate test levels in freestyle, skills and dance

StarSkate competitions from club through provincial levels

 

Competitive

Training for competition & for competitive level tests in the different disciplines

More advanced skaters who want the challenge of competition

Private lessons

More demanding competitive level tests

Competitions from local through to international levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Club Refund Policy: Please note that, in line with most other clubs, Kirkland FSC does not issue refunds beyond the first 2 weeks of a program beginning. Skate Canada fee's are non-refundable. Coaches are contracted for the season based on registration headcounts.

Exceptions will only be made in the event of a medical situation.