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Celebrating a Coach’s 40 Years of Service

Celebrating Linda Donnelly’s 40 Years of Service The Pickering Skating Club would like Linda Donnelly to know how much her forty years of service is appreciated. We consider our people our most important core value and we are proud of the fact that many Coaches remain with the club for so many years. It is…

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April 9, 2016
Linda Wright Pickering Skating Club Coach

The Rocky Journey of a Champion

Destined to be a champion, Linda Wright’s passion and talent for Canada’s pastime would lead to sharing a podium with Dorothy Hamill, receiving therapy with the Toronto Maple Leafs and being forever bonded with one of the greatest hockey superstars of all time – Bobby Orr. One of four children, Linda was introduced to skating…

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January 14, 2016
Larissa Gibson with Barbara Underhill

Family, Heartbreak & Opportunity: Encounters that Shape a Skater

Larissa Gibson: A Coaches’ Story In true Canadian fashion, skating coach Don Gibson, took his daughter and son to an outdoor ice rink, a short distance down the street from their Oshawa home. Regardless of whether it was incited by the winter wonderland ambiance or the magical time spent making memories with her father, it…

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October 15, 2015