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2016 CANSKATE MERIT EVENT (CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS)

posted Nov 21, 2016, 10:03 AM

2016 CANSKATE MERIT EVENT
December 8, 2016
Location: Cody Banks Arena
Time: TBD (Groups will be between 4pm – 7pm) Schedule to follow once event registration closes


EVENT PHILOSOPHY AND GENERAL INFORMATION
The CanSkate Element Event is an initiative developed by Skate Canada in support of the organization’s ongoing implementation of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. The event has been formatted to introduce participants to the “competition” component of sport while providing them with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun and interactive environment. The focus of the event is on individual skill improvement and therefore performances are not ranked. Instead of the traditional podium presentations for placing first, second and third, all skaters receive a certificate indicating their overall performance levels (Gold, Silver, Bronze or Merit). The award levels are based on the execution and assessment of four individual elements performed in a circuit format at the level which they are learning and practicing in their respective Canskate Programs. Each element is evaluated using three predetermined performance features. Each skater receives a full overview of his/her performance on a “performance standards chart” which is provided to the skater along with the award certificate.
Each group is on the ice for approximately 20 minutes (this includes group warm-up, practice time, two assessment circuits and a group bow/finale; coaches and program assistance guide the skaters through these areas of the event). Skaters are asked to arrive at the arena 30 minutes prior to their warm-up times. Overall performance award certificates are presented following the completion of each set of groups (during the ice resurfacing) and will take place upstairs in the Maplewood Room.
Registration opens on Thursday, November 17th. There is no charge. Though the event is free to the participant, skaters must register to participate. Coaches will place your child in the appropriate group based on current level in our programs. This event is open to all Canskaters including those who are new and have not completed any badge levels to this point. The event is for all our Canskate Programs from all locations including Crapaud and Montague. This is an opportunity to celebrate their efforts and success to this point!

NO SKATING NOVEMBER 17 - 20TH DUE TO TOURNAMENTS AT CODY BANKS & MONTAGUE WELLNESS CENTRE

posted Nov 15, 2016, 9:56 AM

Due to tournaments set in your calendars when registering, Thursday November 17th, Friday November 18th, Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th there is no skating for our progams at Cody Banks in Sherwood or the Montague Wellness Centre.

CORRECTION MONTAGUE CANSKATE; NO SKATING NOVEMBER 19TH

posted Nov 7, 2016, 10:28 AM

Reminder to view your calendars; Session will now run on Saturday, November 12th, no skating in Montague on the 19th due to a Ringette Tournament.