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Pickering Skating Club Coach with Student

Selecting a Private Coach

Congratulations, your skater has successfully graduated from the CanSkate program! What’s next? Pickering skaters interested in continuing to develop their skills have the option to join STARSkate. While coaches are included in the CanSkate program, STARSkate is slightly different. If you are unfamiliar with the skating world, the next steps can be a lot like…

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August 18, 2016

Proper Fitted Skates – by Coach Lisa Taylor-Farrell

With the new skating season just around the corner, it is important to check your skates to ensure they still fit correctly. The following is a general guide meant to assist you with checking last years skates, or selecting new skates. Be aware, boys’ feet usually stop growing when they reach age 14 or 15.…

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August 16, 2016
Skate Canada Cassie Nielsen

2016 Fun Competition Results

2016 Fun Competition Results April 15 – 17, 2016, Thornhill Community Centre Medal Events Gold Medal Jessica Cawsey – Jr. Bronze Solo Dance Group 1 Faith Lewis – Bronze Interpretive Group 3 Cassie Nielsen – Bronze Interpretive Group 2 Silver Medal Emily Weightman – Bronze Interpretive Group 3 Bronze Medal Hannah Davis – Pre-Preliminary Solo Dance…

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April 22, 2016
Golden Girls

Golden Girls

Testing is the backbone of Skate Canada’s STARSkate program. Tests are presided over by official judges who determine if a skater is ready to advance to the next level. As skaters progress, each test level in Ice Dance, Free Skate, Interpretive and Skating Skills becomes increasingly more difficult and range from a Preliminary level, through…

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March 7, 2016
Winter Skate Pickering Skating Club

2016 Winter Skate Results

Winter Skate Results Jan 2016 Gold Medal Faith Lewis – STAR 5 Over 13 Free Skate Group 3 Silver Medal Emily Weightman – STAR 5 Over 13 Free Skate Group 3 Honorable Mention 5th place – Emily Weightman – Bronze Triathlon 10th place – Cassie Nielsen – STAR 5 Over 13 Free Skate Group 3 16th…

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February 1, 2016
Pickering Skating Club receives Readers Choice Award

Pickering Skating Club Receives Reader’s Choice Award

Durham Region and Metroland Media (http://www.durhamregion.com/durhamregion/) have recognized the Pickering Skating Club with the 2015 readers choice award. The SCPSC Board of Directors, Coaches and Skaters would like to THANK PICKERING & AJAX, for recognizing the Pickering Skating Club with this peoples choice Award! Your vote of confidence means a lot to the Pickering Skating Club…

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November 30, 2015
Pickering Skating Club News

SCPSC Updates…..

Dear Parents/Skaters: Although it is only the beginning of the skating season, SCPSC has a number of updates to share with you. Vandermeer Fundraiser Thank you to everyone who participated in the Vandermeer fundraiser.  We raised over $1000 for the Ice Show, which will be taking place on April 9th.  A big thank you to…

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November 26, 2015
Amherst Skating Club Invitational Results

2015 Amherst Skating Club Invitational Results

Amherst Skating Club Invitational Results November 14-15, 2015 Gold Medal Christina Hazell – Adult Pre-Bronze Freeskate Christina Hazell – Adult Pre-Bronze Compulsory Moves Christina Hazell – Adult Pre-Bronze Compulsory Jumps Christina Hazell – Adult Pre-Bronze Compulsory Spins Arline Killam – Adult Music Interpretation Cassie Nielsen – Pre-Juvenile/Juvenile Footwork Silver Medal Christina Hazell – Adult Footwork…

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November 24, 2015
Buckeye Competition Results

2015 Buckeye Figure Skating Results

Buckeye Adult Figure Skating Open Cincinnati, Ohio:  October 31 – November 1, 2015 Gold Medal Christina Hazell – Pre-Bronze Freeskate Christina Hazell – Dramatic Skate Christina Hazell & Arline Killam – Showcase Duet Christina Hazell – Dutch Waltz Solo Dance Arline Killam – Bronze Spins Silver Medal Christina Hazell – Pre-Bronze Compulsory Moves Christina Hazell…

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November 24, 2015
How to Tie Skate Pickering Skating Club style

Tie Skates Like a Pro!

Tie Skates Like a Pro! Video provided by Pickering Skating Club Coaches Emily Emerson & Kailey Trewartha Start at the toe and make sure the lace is through each hole. Pull the crisscrossed laces tight after each hole. Loop laces around eyelets from top to bottom. Finish with a bow. Skates should feel snug. Ensure…

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September 28, 2015
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