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END OF YEAR GALA

Each year, we conclude the wonderful skating season with our end-of-year Gala Celebration!  All Rising Stars, Pre-Bronze Groups, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Adult Stars+ skaters & families are invited. 
This is our way to recognize all of our amazing skaters!
 
Saturday, June 8th @ 5pm
Rally's Restaurant & Bar 
1660 O'Connor Dr, North York, ON M4A 2R4
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be included.
 
Please dress semi-formal, we will have presentations and lots of photos!
 
RVSP by purchasing your ticket through the links: 
Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, May 29th. 
 
 
 
Tickets are also available on our "Registration" page, under the "Products" Tab. 
 
We can't wait to celebrate! 

OFF-ICE LOCATION REMINDER

This is a friendly reminder that all off-ice classes will meet Laura in the lobby, as we do not have access to Stan Wadlow this evening.
 
If the weather is good, skaters might be able to go outside for off-ice training!

ICE SHOW PHOTO PICK-UP

If you haven't collected your Ice Show Photos yet, please visit the office during the designated hours.
  • Thursday, May 9th @ 8:45-9:45pm
  • Friday, May 10th @ 6:30-7:15pm 
  • Thursday, May 16th @ 5-7pm 
  • Friday, May 17th @ 6:30-7:15pm 

OFF-ICE

Hello Bronze/Silver/Gold Skaters,
 
Off-Ice sessions begin tonight with Laura! 
 
 If you are registered for a Bronze/Silver/Gold Skating Session, your off-ice sessions are included in your fees. Kindly sign up through uplifter to claim your spot. 
 

 

Wednesdays - Strength & Conditioning
To bring: Skipping Rope, Yoga Mat, Running Shoes, Water Bottle, Hair Tied
  • 5:40-6:25pm Silver/Gold - Lobby/Outside/Changeroom
  • 6:40-7:25pm Bronze/Silver - Stan Wadlow 
Fridays: Ballet & Stretch 
To bring: Yoga Mat, Thin Socks Water Bottle, Hair Tied
  • 5:40-6:25pm Silver/Gold - Lobby/Outside/Changeroom
  • 6:45-7:30pm Bronze/Silver - Stan Wadlow

Please note: on May 15th & May 29th, all skaters will meet in the lobby for off-ice as we do not have access to Stan Wadlow.  Laura will teach the class outside (if weather permits) or in the lobby. 

SPRING PRE-BRONZE INFO

Welcome to Spring Pre-Bronze!

 

In our Pre-Bronze group sessions, our skaters complete their Stage 6  Canskate and begin working on their STAR 1 free skate, skills, and dance tests.  STAR 1 is the first level of figure skating after Canskate.  This program focuses on completing Canskate STAGE 6 and STAR 1.  

Upon completion of Star 1, skaters will then register for the Bronze/Silver session where they will continue to STAR 2 with a private coach and enjoy the benefit of independent practice time in addition to their lesson time.  

For Spring, Pre-Bronze Groups will include 45 minutes on ice and 45 minutes of off-ice afterwards in Stan Wadlow Clubhouse.  Stan Wadlow is the Community Centre behind the arena (where the pool is located).  Our fabulous off-ice instructor Laura will meet skaters in the lobby for the first week.  

Please note: on May 15th & May 29th, skaters will meet in the lobby for off-ice as we do not have access to Stan Wadlow.  Laura will teach the class outside (if weather permits) or in the lobby. 

 

To Bring to Pre-Bronze Off-Ice Weekly:

  • Yoga mat 

  • Water

  • Proper Running Shoes

  • Skipping Rope 

  • Please have your hair tied back for every class!

For any additional questions please reach out to Administrator, Amber, at Eastyorksc@gmail.com or to our Starskate Coordinator, Shawn at eyscstarskate@gmail.com

CANSKATE SPRING INFO

Pre-Can/Canskate/Fundamentals/Teens/Adults Canskate

Spring 2024

 

The East York Skating Club is very excited to welcome you to the rink!  

 

Payments: 

All classes must be paid for before your session starts! 

 

Equipment:

All PreCan, CanSkate/Fundamentals, Teens & Adult CanSkate must wear a CSA-approved helmet on the ice until they pass level 5.   

  • Sharpened Skates (Hockey or Figure Skates)
    • We do not recommend plastic skates
  • CSA-Approved Hockey Helmet mandatory until skater passes level 5
    • Recommend to have a cage for Pre-Can & beginner Canskaters
  • Gloves/Mitts Mandatory
  • Slush pants for Pre-Can/beginner Canskate as they are learning to fall/stand up
  • Warm layers, but able to move!

At the end of each session, don't forget to dry your skates & protect them with a SOFT skate guard.  If not, rust will build on the blade and it's very challenging to skate.  

As a reminder - a guardian needs to be at the rink in case anything happens and we need to get to you quickly.  

 

Arena Entry: 

Please arrive with enough time to find parking (our lot tends to fill quickly) with at least 15 minutes to put on skates/helmets.  When you enter the building, there will be a table to collect your name tag for your helmet.  Skaters will have a coloured sticker (dot) that will indicate which group they are in.  We will add a dot sticker on the ice if you are missing one.    

 

Skaters & Parents will head down the stairs (or elevator) and pick a changeroom to get their skates on.  We have many change rooms downstairs so that you can spread yourselves out.  Families are also welcome to get ready in the stands if they would like more space.  

 

Session Flow: 

For the first session, our On-Ice Coordinator will group the skaters based on their CanSkate Levels.  If they are new, they will automatically be placed in level 1. For skaters coming from a different club, please email us any of their achievements so we can update their files/groups accordingly.  Over the first few weeks, based on their assessments and recommendations from the coaches, skaters may switch groups to find the best placement! 

 

Pre-Can will stay with their coach for the entire season, for 30 minutes. 

  

Canskate & Fundamental Skaters will have a 5-minute group warm-up, 30 minutes of classes, followed by a 15 minutes group activity & cool down.   Classes will cover 3 skating disciples: Balance (forwards, edges, crossovers) Agility (turns, spins, jumps) and Control (stopping, backwards & speed). After a few weeks (once skaters are comfortable moving and the groups are set) skaters will rotate stations to see 3 coaches, each coach focusing on a particular discipline.  Switching stations ensures all skaters who visit that coach will have the same quality instruction on the topic of the day.  This allows for optimal progressions and opportunities to meet different coaches benefiting from their unique coaching styles!  

 

Teen & Adult Canskate: Depending on the number of skaters registered, Adult Skaters will be grouped based on the ice based on their skills: Beginner and advanced.  Skaters will learn the same skills as our regular Canskate program and achieve the same ribbons and badges!

 

All skaters will receive an end-of-year report with any ribbons and badges they may have achieved throughout the session.  They must receive a ribbon in agility, balance and control to gain a badge.  For Example Agility 1 + Balance 1 + Control 1 = Stage 1

Some skaters are very strong in one discipline and may have multiple ribbons in one; for example Agility 1 + Balance 1 & 2 and no Control. They cannot receive their badge until the Control is completed.  Canskate is for skaters working on Badges 1-2, Fundamentals is 3-6.  Pre-Can’s are eligible to receive a Pre-Can ribbon & if they pass part way through the season, the coach will start working on Stage 1 (which they are eligible to earn in the Pre-Can class).  Teens & Adults will be evaluated under the same Badge System.  

 

Skaters close to completing Stage 5 and are interested in Figure Skating are encouraged to check out our Pre-Bronze Groups:

Pre-Bronze Groups

 

For any additional questions please reach out to Administrator, Amber, at Eastyorksc@gmail.com or to our Canskate Coordinator, Chanon at canskate.eastyork@gmail.com

SPRING SKATING STARTS TOMORROW

The first day of Spring Skating starts tomorrow! 
 
Please find attached the link for "Key Dates" for the upcoming Spring Season.
 
Any changes will be emailed to the class, updated on our Club Calendar,  posted on our  News Page & in our Instagram Story (@eastyorkskatingclub)
 
Specific class details will be emailed later today for Pre-Can, Canskate, Fundamentals, Teen, Adult Canskate & Pre-Bronze Groups. 
 

Personal Calendar:

In your uplifter accounts, you can view a personalized calendar based on when your skater is registered.  This will show if any sessions are cancelled due to holidays etc. 

  1. Log into your account.   On the top right corner, where it shows your name, click the drop-down arrow to select “My Account”.   This will bring you to your profile. 

  2. Click on the second circle labelled “Calendar”

Thank you
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ICE SHOW INFO

Hello Ice Show Families,
 
A few reminders as we head into Ice Show weekend! We hope everyone is excited as it is sure to be an amazing show!
 
Please bring your cash so that you can take advantage of some amazing extras that will be happening at the rink for the weekend like:
  1. SNACK BAR - Cash is preferred. We will have popcorn, chips, water, pop, candy, chocolate and pop for sale
  2. SNACK CART - send your skater with loonies and toonies as there will be a snack cart roaming the dressing room hallways for skaters to purchase treats
  3. 50/50 Draw - at each show there will be a 50/50 draw. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 and 10 for $20
  4. SOUVENIR T-SHIRT - Ice show t-shirts are available for $20 each while supplies last. Skaters can get them signed by the guest skaters and their friends!
  5. FLOWERS AND STUFFIES - a highlight of the grand finale is when families toss flowers and stuffies onto the ice for their skaters. Available to purchase in the lobby from doors open until the end of the intermission ranging in price from $10-$20
At the Saturday matinee, there will be a special draw for two tickets to see Stars on Ice on Friday, May 3rd. Generously donated by Coach Sabrina, those who purchase 50/50 tickets at the Saturday matinee will also be put in the draw for the tickets.
 
Last, relive the memories again and again by purchasing a video of the Ice Show. Orders can be made through this link: https://forms.gle/gaTwCirR4EUz5LWSA
 
See you this weekend!

ICE SHOW - SKATER & VOLUNTEER TIMING

Skater & Volunteer Timing 

  • Dress Rehearsal (April 25th ) @ 5pm - all skaters & volunteers to arrive
    • Plan for the event to end between 7:30-8pm
  • Show #1 (April 26 th ) Show Time @ 7:30pm 
    • Volunteers arrive at 6:15pm 
    • Skaters in the first half arrive at 6:30pm
    • Skaters in the second half arrive at 7:00pm
  • Show #2 (April 27 th ) Show Time @ 1:30pm
    • Volunteers arrive at 12:15pm 
    • Skaters in the first half arrive at 12:30pm
    • Skaters in second half arrive at 1:00pm
  • Show #3 (April 27 th ) Show Time @ 7:00pm
    • Volunteers arrive at 5:45pm 
    • Skaters in the first half arrive at 6:00pm
    • Skaters in the second half arrive at 6:30pm
Doors will open thirty minutes before show time for non-skaters and non-volunteers for that show.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Wednesday, April 24th
  • 4:10-5:20pm Feature Practice
  • 5:20-6:40pm Bronze, Sky Full of Stars
  • 6:40-8:00pm Rising Stars, Across the universe 

IMPORTANT ICE SHOW INFO

Hello Skaters/Families!

We are getting excited and all geared up for the 2024 Ice Show, Celestial Celebration. A few notes about the show:


THURSDAY APRIL 25th, 2024 – Dress Rehearsal

  • Pick Up & Drop off occurs at the East End Doors (back of the arena, near the baseball field) at the times listed above. Skaters will be escorted down to the dressing rooms.

  • Parents will not be permitted through the east end doors.

  • However, Silver/Gold Skaters can enter through the North Zamboni door for their dressing rooms (near Stan Wadlow Clubhouse).  Skaters are responsible for their own warm-up. 

  • Dress Rehearsal will be a closed performance. One parent per skater can be “stamped” at the skater drop-off door and gain entrance to the arena seating if desired THROUGH THE LOBBY ENTRANCE.

  • Skaters who are PAs will need to be ready for when their Canskate/Fundamentals group will be on the ice wearing all black. 

  • During the rehearsal, we will be running through the entire show schedule to ensure everything is seamless for the weekend.

  • Please note that after the initial run-through, we may need to redo certain numbers. We will let the skaters involved know right away if their number needs to be performed again. Any number requiring additional attention will be rehearsed again at the end of the rehearsal ( after the finale ).

  • If skaters are in the first half of the show and do NOT need to redo the number they can leave after their skate.  Please note, that during the actual ice show, skaters will need to wait until the intermission to be signed out.  Skaters in the second half of the show will be in the finale and should stay until the end.  

  • Skaters will take their costumes home after each performance.

Other Ice Show Info 

Updated Volunteer Schedule:

 An updated volunteer list is attached. There have been a few small changes, but no changes to what shows volunteers are volunteering for. Please arrive on time for your volunteer shift and fulfill all responsibilities.

Tickets: 

You can still purchase tickets to the show at: https://www.onstagedirect.com/buy/event_info.action?eventId=1949

Videographer:

There will be a videographer at all three shows. You can pre-order or order videos from the show after the event. The link is here: https://forms.gle/gaTwCirR4EUz5LWSA

FAQS:

Please refer to our FAQ section on the website for any questions you might have. This important information includes many logistics including skater arrival time and location: https://www.eastyorkskatingclub.com/pages/events/ice-show/faqs/

Skaters are backstage, supervised in the dressing room for the duration of the show (while not performing). Feel free to send a blanket or something comfy to sit on!

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Tuesday, April 23rd
  • 4:20-5:40pm Silver/Gold, Draft Punk
  • 5:40-7:00pm Fundamentals, Rocket Man

INTERNATIONAL SYNCHRO CAMP - HELD BY ONETEAMMVMT

OneTeamMvemt is inviting both skaters and coaches to participate in our "Synchronized Skating Development Camp" happening in Brantford, May 25-26, 2024.
 
 
You can benefit from reduced registration prices if you sign up by Wednesday, April 24th.
 
A few things about our organization, and the camp;
  • We are a federally registered not-for-profit organization, and we organize development camps that unite and support skaters and coaches from many different clubs. Skaters often travel internationally to attend our renowned camps, which have been held in Canada, USA, and Australia.
  • While our camp teaches skills for synchronized skating, we welcome skaters (& coaches!) with no synchro experience who are looking to have fun while learning new and transferable skills. 
  • The camp is suitable for skaters with STAR 1 tests up to the adult level.
  • Coaches receive Professional Development points for attending. Camp is a great way for coaches to learn more about synchro!
  • This particular camp will be headlined and taught by a world-class, ISU development coach from Finland; Eeva Sunnari. There will be ice (and off-ice) sessions focused on edges and turns, spins and jumps, performance and musicality, stroking and power, timing and tracking, and synchro elements.
  • We will also have Senior Team Canada skaters leading the camp, offering on-ice demonstrations and off-ice mentorship.
  • Camp is all about having FUN, making new friends, and learning! To support this, all sessions focus on empowering skaters with a "can do" attitude, and we have a strict no-solicitation policy.
If you have any questions, please email Lisa Carriere & Nicole Burt at camps@oneteammvmt.org  
 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Sunday, April 21stth
  • 1:40-2:40pm Canskate, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 2:40-4:00pm Fundamentals, Imperial March
  • 4:00-5:20pm Bronze, Men in Black
  • 5:20-5:30pm Flood
  • 5:30-7:00pm Opening Number, Space Oddity 
    • Space Oddity, please wear your costume for this practice 
  • 7:00-8:20pm Dance Court, Fly me to the moon
  • 8:20-8:30pm Flood
  • 8:30-10:00pm Feature Practice 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Friday, April 19th
  • 4:15-5:40pm Feature Practice
  • 5:40-7:00pm Pre-Bronze, Life on Mars

THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Thursday, April 18th
  • 4:10-5:50pm Feature Ice
  • 5:50-6:50pm Canskate, Yoda
  • 6:50-8:00pm Synchro 
  • 8:00-8:10pm Flood
  • 8:10-9:30pm Feature Ice
 
Ice Show Photos Todayplease arrive with enough time to get skates & costumes on for your timeslot. 
  • 5:00-5:45pm Bronze, Men in Black
  • 5:45-6:30pm Bronze, Sky Full of Stars
  • 6:30-7:15pm Pre-Bronze, Life on Mars
  • 7:15-7:45pm Starskate Team
  • 7:45-8:00pm Make-Up Photos
What to Bring: 
  • Skates - The photos will be taken with skates on
  • Costumes 
    • For anyone who let us know their costume does not fit, we are working hard to sort this out, before the opening night.  Please bring your costume with you to the photoshoot. 
  • Beige skating tights -  If you are wearing a dress/skirt
      •  not necessary if the skater has pants/bodysuit
    • If you do not have a pair, these can be purchased at any skating/dance store or online (amazon link here:) Tight Options
  • Boys - If you have a vest, you may wear a white t-shirt/button-down shirt underneath 
We ask that skaters' hair is neat, but can be however you feel comfortable!  Down, ponytail, bun, gel etc.  You are also welcome to wear make-up, but it's not a requirement. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Wednesday, April 17th
  • 4:10-5:20pm Feature Practice
  • 5:20-6:40pm Bronze, Sky Full of Stars
  • 6:40-8:00pm Rising Stars, Across the universe 
 
Ice Show Photos Today - please arrive with enough time to get skates & costumes on for your timeslot. 
  • 5:00-5:30pm Make-up photos
  • 5:30-6:15pm Canskate, Yoda
  • 6:15-7:00pm Canskate, Guardians
  • 7:00-7:30pm Eurythmy
  • 7:30-8:00pm PAs - Please wear your Blue Sweater
What to Bring: 
  • Skates - The photos will be taken with skates on
  • Costumes 
    • For anyone who let us know their costume does not fit, we are working hard to sort this out, before the opening night.  Please bring your costume with you to the photoshoot. 
  • Beige skating tights -  If you are wearing a dress/skirt
      •  not necessary if the skater has pants/bodysuit
    • If you do not have a pair, these can be purchased at any skating/dance store or online (amazon link here:) Tight Options
  • Boys - If you have a vest, you may wear a white t-shirt/button-down shirt underneath 
We ask that skaters' hair is neat, but can be however you feel comfortable!  Down, ponytail, bun, gel etc.  You are also welcome to wear make-up, but it's not a requirement. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Tuesday, April 16th
  • 4:10-5:40pm Silver/Gold, Daft Punk
  • 5:40-7:00pm Fundamentals, Rocket Man

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH - ICE SHOW INFO

Today's Ice Show Info
 
Sunday, April 14th
  • 1:40-2:40pm Canskate, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 2:40-4:00pm Fundamentals, Imperial March
  • 4:00-5:20pm Bronze, Men in Black
  • 5:20-5:30pm Flood
  • 5:30-7:00pm Opening Number, Space Oddity
  • 7:00-8:20pm Dance Court, Fly me to the moon
  • 8:20-8:30pm Flood
  • 8:30-10:00pm Feature Practice 
 
3/3 Costume Pick-Up is available today from 1:30-6:30pm 
 
Ice Show Photos Today
  • 2:00pm Features 
  • 2:30pm Opening Number
  • 3:15pm Daft Punk
  • 4:00pm Dance Court
  • 4:45pm Outside of EY Synchro (anyone who skated on a synchro team other than Eurythmy)
  • 5:00pm Fundamentals - Imperial March
  • 5:45pm Fundamentals - Rocket Man
  • 6:15pm Rising Stars - Across the Universe 
What to Bring
  • Skates - The photos will be taken with skates on
  • Costumes 
    • For anyone who let us know their costume does not fit, we are working hard to sort this out, before the opening night.  Please bring your costume with you to the photoshoot. 
  • Beige skating tights -  If you are wearing a dress/skirt
      •  not necessary if the skater has pants/bodysuit
    • If you do not have a pair, these can be purchased at any skating/dance store or online (amazon link here:) Tight Options
  • Boys - If you have a vest, you may wear a white t-shirt/button-down shirt underneath 
We ask that skaters' hair is neat, but can be however you feel comfortable!  Down, ponytail, bun, gel etc.  You are also welcome to wear make-up, but it's not a requirement.