SYNCHRO - Is your skater interested in joining a synchro team or would you just like more information? If so, please contact Coach Donna Horlock. Team placements will be done early this year, which will mean Synchro registration will be finished early as well.
Upcoming Dates for 2018/2019 Season
Fall StarSkate Ice - September 11, 18 & 20th 5-7 p.m.
StarSkate Starts - September 24th
JumpStart Starts - September 25th
Welcome Back BBQ & Used Sale - Oct. 3 5:30-6:30 supper, 6:30-7:30 meeting @ Kinsmen Centre
PA Practice - October 3rd, & October 10th
Interpretive Workshop with Mona - October 9th 5-7 $2 for club members $5 out of town
CanSkate Starts - October 15th
Canadian Figure Skating Thank You Tour, Red Deer - October 18th
Sectional Championships, Red Deer - October 31 - November 4
Skate Ponoka Charity Skate - December 7th
Rosebowl Synchro Competition - January 12 & 13th
Mountain Regionals, Richmond BC - January 25 - 27
Central Region STARSkate Invitational, Rocky Mountain House - February 8-10
Canada Winter Games, Red Deer - February 23 - March 3
Skate Ponoka Carnival - March 2
STARSkate Championships, Airdrie, March 22-24
Skate Ponoka is very fortunate to have a great group of skaters that volunteer their time weekly in the CanSkate programs. This group recently spent a Saturday in Red Deer taking an extra training course from Skate Canada. Thank you girls!
Do you have costumes or any dress up attire (fabric, mini gloves, solid coloured T-Shirts etc...) that you don't know what to do with? Skate Ponoka would love to add them to our costume room for upcoming carnivals!
Duso Pasta has teamed up with Skate Canada and is offering the following awards each month.
Duso’s Male & Female Skaters of the Month AwardsSkate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut and Duso’s are pleased to offer the Male and Female Skaters of the Month Awards. Duso’s is proud to present $100 to each award recipient.
Duso’s Helping Hand of the Month AwardSkate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut and Duso’s are pleased to offer the Helping Hand of the Month Award.
If you would like to nominate a Skater of the Month or a Helping Hand, please contact Brandi Abt.
AB/NWT/Nunavut awards banquet is held annually in May. This year Skate Ponoka is being recognized for being a part of Skate Canada for 60 years (we believe the club is actually older but may not have been a part of Skate Canada).
Skate Ponoka has skaters being recognized at the banquet this year!
Mallory McNalley was recognized at our carnival in March as the Program Assistant of the year. Her name was then sent in to the Central Region and she has been awarded the PA of the year for the Region! Congratulations Mallory!
IS THERE STILL SKATING IF OUR SCHOOL IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Yes, our coaches come to the rink despite school closures, however, they do not expect skaters to attend when road conditions or temperatures are hazardous
Where do I buy skates?
Great question as skates are very important! There are a few options for figure skates and don't be scared of the price tag. The 2 most common stores that our club uses are United Cycle (south) and ProSkate (2 locations - west & south), all in Edmonton. Any of these are great options and will check your skaters foot to see what type of skate will work best for them. They then will heat mold the skate to your childs foot, check blade alignment and sharpen them. All of these locations also offer used skates as well for a great price (often cheaper than what you would pay at the box store but sharpened and fit to your foot too). Below is a CanSkate option that ProSkate offers this year; United Cycle may offer something similar. Our For Sale page often has some great used skates as well.