Jan. 19, 2023
Skate Sarnia Merchandise - Limited Time Only
We have been working very hard to set up an online store for skaters/parents to purchase Skate Sarnia Jackets, hoodies, etc. with our partner Team Outfitters. With our 75th anniversary coming up very soon, we have some merch for that also.
The storewebsite is now available online and will be open until Wednesday, February 15th. We need to get the orders in so that we have back for Carnival. Sizing charts are available on the website and are very true to measure. Please make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the 75th anniversary merchandise.
Next fall (before Christmas), the store will be reopened for Christmas shopping.
As this is our first time using this platform, all orders will be picked up by the Committee members in charge of creating the store and will be brought to the arena. All folks will be contacted when the merchandise is there for pick up.
Please click on the link below to start shopping!!!!
Dec. 18, 2022
Congratulations to our STAR skaters for their fantastic results at the Star 1 to 4 + Provincial Series Competition in St. Thomas!
Reese Soeder - STAR 2 Ladies (Group 8) - Bronze Status
Avery Robertson - STAR 6 Ladies (Group 4) - 4th
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Registration will be completed online for the 2022/2023 season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in registering or to ask questions. See the brochure (linked below) for details on available programming.
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
With Skate Sarnia since 1995
NCCP 3 with partial level 4 singles
NCCP 2 dance
National technical specialist.
Red Cross Certified
Gold level CEP
Power Skating Coach
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
Group Sessions Coach
Over 20 yrs coaching experience
NCCP Level 2
Level 3 , singles , technical and theory
Red Cross Certified
Serves as Coaches Representative on Skate Sarnia Board of Directors.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
STAR 1-4 Series - Stratford, ON: Dec. 16-18
STAR 2 Ladies - Bronze status (Group 8): Reese Soeder
STAR 6 Ladies - 4th (Group 4): Avery Robertson
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
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
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