Club Bottle Drive
When: Saturday, October 20th ~ 10 am - 1 pm
Please meet at the East end of the arena parking lot where the community bulletin boards are at 10 a.m. We will group some families together and send you out to different areas of Ponoka. Bottles to be dropped off at the back door of the Ponoka Bottle Depot. Please be sure to sign in so you get your volunteer hours!
Upcoming Dates for 2018/2019 Season
CanSkate Starts - October 15th
Canadian Figure Skating Thank You Tour, Red Deer - October 18th
Sectional Championships, Red Deer - October 31 - November 4
No Skating November 12th
Skate Ponoka Charity Skate - December 7th 5:15-6:15
PSC Santa Showdown - December 11th
PA Training - December 17th
Last StarSkate for Christmas Break - December 21 see you back on January 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.
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
Our PA's (Program Assistant's) are trained and ready for another season of CanSkate! Our club appreciates each and every one of them!
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!
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.