NEWS

 Oct. 3, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

Reminder: There will be no skating on Sunday, October, 9th as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend with those you love!

From, Skate Sarnia

 

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 Sept. 28, 2022

Power Skating: Registration

Power skating registration is still available for Friday nights. The season will begin on October 14th. There is limited space available in each session.

Please contact maureen.e.ogrady@gmail.com to register.

 

 Sept. 13, 2022

Attention Skate Sarnia Families!

Registration for Pre-Canskate and Entry Level Canskate (Stage 1) is now FULL.
If your Skater is Stage 2 or higher, please contact Maureen O'Grady at maureen.e.ogrady@gmail.com for registration information and forms.

We look forward to welcoming you back, starting September 25th!
Please continue to keep an eye out for updated information and protocols, in your inbox.

 

August 2022

ATTENTION SKATE SARNIA GROUP ENTHUSIASTS!

Our directors have been busy creating class lists and distributing registration forms.

If you have recieved a form, please fill it out and return is as soon as possible.

If you have changed your mind and no longer want a spot held for your skater, please let us know so we can give that spot to another eager skater!

We are contacting individuals based on a first-come, first-served basis, in order of reply. Keep checking your email for details!  

 

August 3, 2022

Registration Now Open

Details for our 2022/2023 season are now available on our brochure. If you have questions or are interested in registering with Skate Sarnia for the 2022/2023 season, please email skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com.

 

 

July 8, 2022

Most Improved Power Skater - Kylie Haynes

Congratulations to this year's most improved power skater: Kylie Haynes! We are so proud of the hard work and dedication you showed through the season. Keep up the great work!

 

 

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May 24, 2022

In Remembrance of Pat Kelley

(1960 - 2022)

 

Pat was a member of Skate Sarnia, then known as Sarnia Figure Skating Club, for many years, beginning as a child and then returning years later to join our Adult Skating program. She skated precision (now known as synchronized skating) with the Exeter Skating Club and with the Silver Blades team, which was made up of skaters from Sarnia and surrounding areas. 

 

Pat joined the Skate Sarnia's Board of Directors for the 2008/2009 season as Secretary, a role she fulfilled for 6 seasons, then was elected President for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, after which she remained on the Board as Past President for the next 6 seasons, until her passing. She was a valued and important member of the Board for 14 years in all.

 

Pat truly enjoyed teaching the children how to skate, from our youngest skaters in our KidSkate program, now known as PreCanSkate, through to the more advanced skaters enrolled in our StarSkate program, now known as Advanced CanSkate. She was also a valued assistant in our Power Skating program for many seasons, helping teach local budding hockey stars.

 

Pat was also involved in the wider skating community, having been certified as a skating Judge and therefore a valued volunteer for many competitions across Ontario, hosted by the former Western Ontario Section and more recently by Skate Ontario. She also gave freely of her time to many area skating clubs as an evaluator at club Test Days, where young skaters demonstrated the skills they had learned, hoping to advance to the next level of skating.

 

She was a woman of her word, always spoke the truth (even when you didn’t want to hear it) and was always thinking of the kids and putting them first.

 

Pat will be missed by her many friends throughout the skating community, both locally and across Ontario. Thank you Pat, for your many years as a volunteer and leader in skating.

 

For further details on Pat Kelley’s life and many contributions to the community, please visit: https://www.djrobb.on.ca/obituaries/patrice-kelley-1.

 

To make a memorial donation in honour of Pat, please contact skatesarniatreasurer@gmail.com.

March 31, 2022

UPDATE: Provincial Results

Congratulations to our Associate Members and Coach Laura on their amazing results at the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships. We are so proud of you!

 

1st - William Josling - STAR 5 Men Under 13

1st - Ethan Xiao - STAR 9 Men Over 14

17th - Teya Meredith - STAR 6 Women

March 21, 2022

Congratulations Provincial Qualifiers!

Congratulations to Associate Members, Ethan, Teya, Will, and Coach Laura, on qualifying for the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships, being held this week in Mississauga!  GOOD LUCK from your Skate Sarnia Family! 

 

EVENTS

REGISTRATION: Ongoing
 Registration for our 2022/2023 seasion is ongoing and is being done online. Returning skaters have been contacted through email. New skaters: Please see the registration section for information about programs and registration.
CARNIVAL: April 1, 2023
75th Anniversary
 at Sarnia Arena on Brock Street

Picture Day to be determined. A link to the picture day schedule will be available prior to the scheduled day.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: April 20, 2022 
7:00 PM

ZOOM Meeting

If interested in joining the Board,

please contact Barb Lewis

at least one week in advance.

See AGM poster for contact info.

See poster: AGM Poster 2021/2022

 

PROGRAMS

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PRE-CANSKATE

Geared towards beginners (age 3-5) with little or no experience, this learn-to-skate program is focused on fun & participation in age appropriate activities. This program is taught by a Professional Coach, aided by trained Volunteer Program Assistants. 

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CANSKATE

This program is for children ages 5 and up who have little experience. Skaters are organized into ability appropriate groups to develop fundamental skating skills, as defined by CanSkate Stages 1 through 3. Skaters may progress to the next level during the season through regular on-session testing. This program is taught by a Professional Coach, aided by trained Volunteer Program Assistants.

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ADVANCED 

CANSKATE

This program is for skaters who have passed CanSkate Stage 3. Skaters in Stage 4 through 6 have the opportunity to continue to develop fundamental figure skating skills. This program is taught by a Professional Coach, aided by trained Volunteer Program Assistants.

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STAR 1 to GOLD

Skaters must have completed CANSkate Stage 6 and have a professional coach for these sessions, which offer opportunities to develop stronger figure skating skills in ice dance, free skate & interpretive skate. Our professional coaches offer instruction in group &/or private lessons. Skaters have the opportunity to take nationally standardized Skate Canada tests.

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POWER SKATING

This high energy instructional program is geared to hockey and ringette skaters ages 6 & up who already possess basic skating skills. Skaters are organized by ability to focus on balance, power, agility, speed & endurance. Skills & conditioning drills are taught in a format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. This program is taught by a Professional Coach, aided by trained Volunteer Program Assistants.

View the REGISTRATION forms and brochure for more information on how to register, dates, and prices. 

 

REGISTRATION

General Registration Form

Click on this button to download the registration for our Pre-Canskate, Canskate, and Advanced Canskate programs

Email for details.
STAR 1 - GOLD Registration Form

Click on this button to download the form to register for STAR 1 - GOLD sessions and select the Free Skate, Skills, and Dance sessions you desire.

Email for details
Power Skating  Registration Form

Click on this button to download the form to register for our power skating sessions

Email for details

More Information

For more information on session dates and times, fees, etc. download our printable brochure or send an email to our registrar below.

2022/2023 
Brochure

For registration questions: 

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COACHES

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Private Coach

Karen Collins

  • NCCP level 2 certified

  • NCCP level 3 – technical and theory

  • Can Power skate certified

  • Over 30 years coaching experience

 

(519) 882-0675

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Private Coach

Cindy Oakley

  • With Skate Sarnia since 1995

  • NCCP 3 with partial level 4 singles

  • NCCP 2 dance

  • National technical specialist.

  • Red Cross Certified

  • Gold level CEP

  • Canskate qualified
     

c_l_amy@hotmail.com

(519) 813-9415

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Power Skating Coach

Ron Page

  • Involved with Skate Sarnia since 2018, becoming head powerskating coach in 2020

  • Spent ten seasons with the Sarnia Sting OHL team as one of the trainers and two years as the Sarnia Hockey Skill Director and is Coach/Director of BK hockey.

  • Currently the head coach of the Sarnia Sting AA minor peewee team

ronniepage79@hotmail.com

(519) 330-4896

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Private Coach
Group Sessions Coach

Laura Smith

  • Over 20 yrs coaching experience

  • NCCP Level 2

  • Level 3 , singles , technical and theory

  • Canskate qualified

  • Red Cross Certified

  • Serves as Coaches Representative on Skate Sarnia Board of Directors.
     

sk8rgal@hotmail.com

(519) 360-1855

 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President - Barb Lewis

Vice-President - Maureen O'Grady

Treasurer - Doug Jackson

Secretary/Registrar - Liz Parry

Test Chair/Facebook Administrator - Tracey Beni

Program Assistant (PA) Coordinator - Deanna Hardy

Website Administrator - Tara Odolphy

CONTACT US

Who We Are

Skate Sarnia is dedicated to the healthy development of children, youth, and adults through participation in skating. Our programs provide a fun, active, challenging atmosphere and are designed to allow individuals to participate in skating for life.

Our History

Skate Sarnia was established in 1948. Our club is run entirely by volunteers and has been an active part of figure skating in Southwestern Ontario since it's inception.

COME AND FOLLOW US ON:

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Skate Sarnia is a member in good standing of Skate Canada.

Please visit us at our home ice located at:

Pat Stapleton Arena

134 S. Brock Street

Sarnia, ON.

Please use the form provided to email our board of directors with questions or concerns.
Note: If your question is regarding registration, please use the form provided above in the registration section.

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COMPETITION RESULTS

2021-2022 SEASON
STAR 1-4 Series - Point Edward, ON: Point Edward SC, Feb. 26-27

STAR 1 Ladies - Silver status: Reese Soeder

STAR 1 Ladies - Gold status: Lily Odolphy

STAR 2 Ladies - Silver status: Brooke Hardy

        2020-2021 SEASON        
Super Series - Stratford, ON: Classic Competition, Dec 11-13

STAR 6 Ladies - 5th place: Avery Robertson

STAR 9 Ladies Artistic - 1st place: Abby Verwegen-Bice

        2019-2020 SEASON        
Super Series - Huntsville, ON: Skokie Skate, Oct 25-27

STAR 5 Ladies over 13 - Grp 4 - 19th place : Abby Verwegen-Bice

STAR 9 Ladies Artistic - 2nd place : Abby Verwegen-Bice

Super Series - Stratford, ON: Stratford, Dec 13-15

STAR 5 Ladies over 13 - 7th place: Avery Robertson

Super Series - Grimsby, ON: Charles Dover, Jan 10-12

STAR 5 Ladies over 13, group 2 - 2nd place: Avery Robertson

Super Series - Milton, ON: Winterskate, Jan 24-27

STAR 5 Ladies over 13, group 1 - 6th place: Avery Robertson

STAR 5 Ladies over 13, group 2 - 9th place: Abby Verwegen-Bice

Super Series - Windsor, ON: Skate Lasalle, Jan 31 - Feb 2 

STAR 5 Ladies over 13, group 1 - 2nd place: Avery Robertson

STAR 3 Girls, group 9 - BRONZE status: Olivia Odolphy

STAR 2 Girls, group 2 - BRONZE status: Brooke Hardy

STAR 1 Girls, group 6 - GOLD status: Lily Sweete

Super Series - Brampton, ON: Flower City Invitational, Feb 7-9 

STAR 5 Ladies over 13, group 2 - 5th place: Avery Robertson

STAR 1-4 Series - London, ON: London SC,  Feb 21 - 23

STAR 3 Ladies Grp 4 - Bronze Status: Olivia Odolphy

STAR 2 Ladies Grp 3 - Bronze Status: Brooke Hardy

STAR 1 Ladies Grp 8 - Gold Status: Lily Sweete

STAR 1-4 Series - Thedford, ON: Thedford SC,  Feb 28 - Mar 1

STAR 3 Ladies Grp 10 - Silver Status: Olivia Odolphy

STAR 2 Ladies Grp 2 - Silver Status: Brooke Hardy

STAR 1-4 Series - Mississauga, ON: Snowflake Skate,  Mar 6 - 8

STAR 3 Ladies Grp 19 - Silver Status: Olivia Odolphy

STAR 2 Ladies Grp 7 - Bronze Status: Brooke Hardy