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March 22, 2024

Annual General Meeting
 

 Skate Sarnia

Annual General Meeting

2023/2024 Season

Attention Skate Sarnia members and parents!

The Annual General Meeting will be held:

Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 7PM using ZOOM.

Your input at the meeting will be appreciated. 

If you wish to attend, you must register by

Sending an email by April 20th, 2024 to:

skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com

Registrants will be sent the meeting link on April 27th. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a Skate Sarnia Board

Member, please send an email at least one week prior

to the AGM to:

skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest and support!

Skate Sarnia Board

March 22, 2024

Good Luck!

Good luck to Skate Sarnia associate members Ethan X. and Will J. at the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships this weekend with Coach Laura. 

 

You can livestream the event via Skate Ontario https://skateontario.org/skate-ontario-live-stream/

 

Ethan skates on Sunday - PAD A at 10:45am in the Novice Men FreeSkate event.

 

Will skates on Sunday - PAD B at 11:25 in the Pre-Novice Men FreeSkate event.

March 22, 2024

Congratulations!

Congratulations to this year's recipient of the Jackie Gibson Smith Memorial Award for Excellence and Outstanding Performance in our Powerskating Program: Brooklyn Langlois!

We are so impressed by your determination to improve and succeed.

And a special thank you to Ron Page, our powerskating coach, for his dedication to helping young athletes reach their goals and potential. 

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March 4, 2024

76th

Carnival!

 

It's time for our 76th Carnival! 

Contact maureen.e.ogrady@gmail.com or deannanickels@hotmail.com for pricing information or to purchase tickets. 

 

Tickets are also for sale at the arena during our regularly scheduled ice time.  Etransfer and Cash is accepted.

See you then!

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February 28th, 2024

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our competition track skaters, who competed at the Tilbury Star 1 to 4 Competition this weekend!
 

Star 2 Girls

Rebekah O - Gold Status

 

Star 3 Girls

Brooke H - Silver Status
Reese S - Gold Status

Star 4 Girls O13
Lily O - 6th Place

We are so proud of all of you have accomplished this competitive season!

Feb. 1, 2024

Good Luck!

Good luck this weekend to Coach Laura and our Skate Sarnia Associate Members, Will J and Ethan X, who are competing at the Skate Canada Challenge this weekend!

 

We're cheering for you! 
 

January 25th, 2024

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our competition track skaters, who competed at the LaSalle Provincial Series Competition this weekend!

Skate Sarnia Home Club Members

 

Star 2 Girls

Rebekah O - Silver Status

Star 3 Girls
Abilene C - Bronze Status

Brooke H - Bronze Status
Reese S - Gold Status

Star 4 Girls O13
Lily O - 6th Place

Skate Sarnia Associate Members

Novice Men
Ethan X
 - 1st Place

We are so proud of all of you!

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December 10th, 2023

Holiday Information

It's that time of year again! If you are involved in a Skate Sarnia program, check out the following information about our holiday skate schedule:

  • For all group sessions, our last day before break will be a family skate! Check your email for details and registration information. 

  • Our regular sessions will break from December 22 to January 6th. 

We wish you a wonderful holiday season

August 2023

2023/2024 Season Registration!

Registration is now open for our 2023/2024 season. Space is limited. If you are interested in registering, please email skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com

 

See our PROGRAMS section for details on programs available this year, including Powerskating, PreCanskate, Canskate, Advanced Canskate, and Star Skate. 

September 9, 2023

It's almost time to lace up your skates!

Just over two weeks until our season officially starts! General skating sessions will begin on September 24th. Power skating sessions begin on October 11th. Registration is still open for our 2023/2024 season, but space is limited. If you are interested in registering, please email skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com

EVENTS

REGISTRATION: CLOSED
 Registration is closed for our
2023/2024 season. Contact skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com for information on next year's programs.
CARNIVAL: March 30
 at Sarnia Arena on Brock Street

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Date TBD for 2024 AGM 

If interested in joining the Board,

please contact Maureen O'Grady 

at least one week in advance.

EVENTS

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. 

Two sessions available on Sundays.

Two 

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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.

Skaters can register for one session per week or two sessions per week on Sundays and/or Thursdays.

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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.

Skaters can register for one or two sessions per week on Sundays and/or Tuesdays.

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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.

Skaters work with private coaches to determine the appropriate amount of ice time per week. Sessions are offered Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. 

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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.

There are two sessions available (based on age and skill level) on Wednesdays.

2023/2024 ICE SCHEDULE

 

SUNDAY

10:45 to 11:15  PreCanSkate

11:15 to 12:30  Star Skate A

12:30 to 12:45  Flood

12:45 to 2:00    Star Skate B

2:00 to 2:45      Advanced CanSkate

2:45 to 3:30      CanSkate

3:30 to 4:00      PreCanSkate 

TUESDAY

3:00 to 4:15   Star Skate A

4:00 to 5:15   Star Skate B

5:15 to 6:00   Advanced Canskate

 

WEDNESDAY

5:00 to 6:00   Powerskating (10+)

6:00 to 7:00   Powerskating (9-)

 

THURSDAY

3:00 to 4:30   Star Skate A

4:15 to 5:45   Star Skate B

5:45 to 6:30   CanSkate

See our brochure for more details

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PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the 2023/2024 season. Please email skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com to indicate your interest in registering or to ask questions. 

Registration is completed online every year. 

RETURNING MEMBERS: Priority is given to returning members. Returning members, be sure to check your email and respond by the deadline in order to guarantee your spot!

NEW MEMBERS: Add your name to the registration list by contacting skatesarniaregistrar@gmail.com

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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REGISTRATION

COACHES

We are lucky to work with several professional coaches at Skate Sarnia, both in our Group Sessions and our Private Ice. Private Ice coaches are available to teach STAR 1 – Gold skaters on a private or semi-private basis. You choose a coach & the number of weekly lessons desired on the STAR sessions you select, in consultation with the coach. Coaching fees are in addition to Skate Sarnia fees. Our website provides contact information for our coaches. Credentials are available upon request. Please direct requests to skatesarnia.boardofdirectors@gmail.com

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Provincial Certified

National Trained

Karen Collins

(519) 882-0675

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Canskate Certified

Caitlin Reeve

​Contact available upon request.

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Power Skating Coach

Ron Page

ronniepage79@hotmail.com

(519) 330-4896

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Provincial Certified

National Trained

Laura Smith

sk8rgal@hotmail.com

(519) 360-1855

COACHES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President - Maureen O'Grady

Past President - Barb Lewis

Treasurer - Doug Jackson

Secretary/Registrar - Erin Soeder

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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CONTACT

COMPETITION RESULTS

2022-2023 SEASON
STAR 1-4 Series  - Point Edward, ON: Feb. 24-26

STAR 1 Ladies - Gold status (Group 8): Rebekah Odolphy

STAR 2 Ladies - Gold status (Group 4): Reese Soeder

STAR 3 Ladies - Silver status (Group 3): Brooke Hardy

STAR 3 Ladies - Gold status (Group 8): Lily Odolphy

STAR 1-4 Series + Provincial Series - LaSalle, ON: Jan. 27-29

STAR 2 Ladies - Silver status (Group 5): Reese Soeder

STAR 3 Ladies - Bronze status (Group 3): Brooke Hardy

STAR 3 Ladies - Silver status (Group 8): Lily Odolphy

STAR 6 Ladies - 11th (Group 4): Avery Robertson

 
STAR 1-4 Series + Provincial Series - Stratford, ON: Dec. 16-18

STAR 2 Ladies - Bronze status (Group 8): Reese Soeder

STAR 6 Ladies - 4th (Group 4): Avery Robertson

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

COMPETITION RESULTS
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