Welcome to the Grandview Skating Club Website !!!
Grandview offers Starskate/competitive/test, adult skating, Junior Enrichment (Intro. into figure skating), off Ice development, hockey skills, and is also the only club to offer FULL 1 hour Canskate sessions for children as well as Canskate for teens and adults.
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REGISTRATION FOR JINGLE BLADES COMPETITION NOW OPEN:
JINGLE BLADES FIGURE SKATING COMPETITION, November 22-24
Welcome back to another year of skating! This year is especially special for Grandview as it represents
the Club’s first opportunity in hosting the Jingle Blade Skating Competition, one of the BC region’s annual skating competitions for the Lower Mainland. It has a long history of being held in White Rock, BC and this year represents the first time it is hosted outside of White Rock. This will be an amazing opportunity for Grandview Skating Club to showcase our Club and our rink!
In order to take advantage of this opportunity which will be held at Trout Lake from November 22-24, all STARSkaters will have an opportunity to participate in the event through volunteering as hosts of the event as well as participating in the competition. All coaches will be speaking with the skaters and taking the opportunity to help skaters participate in the event. Coaches will work with the skaters in finding a piece of music to which a program will be developed and choreographed. If you have a favourite piece of music you’d like to skate to, please talk to your base coach about it. There are different types of programs that can be developed; one could be a Freeskate program or one could be an Interpretive program. Talk to your coach about what works best for you.
In order for one to be able to have their best efforts showcased, the coaches recommend that STARSkaters should skate at least twice a week in order to have enough time for lessons and practice for their routine. Talk to your coaches as early as possible to start this process as there is limited space available for lessons.
This year, Grandview Skating Club will be initiating an improved structured program for our skaters. Each skater will have the opportunity of identifying a “base coach” for their skater. Responsibilities of the base coach will include personalized goal setting with each skater, coordination of lesson schedule based on the skaters’ needs (i.e. team teaching or not), development of a program and choreography of a routine and scheduling and identifying testing opportunities to advance the skaters’ free skate, skills and dance techniques as well as coordinating and attending competitions as required. In order to expedite this process, the Club encourages you to contact the base coach of your choice to set up scheduling and goal setting by August 31. This will help the coaches plan ahead for the fall session.
Club coaches eligible to be your base coach are as follows:
- a) George Yuhas George_yuhas@hotmail.com
- b) Jolene Lambley firstname.lastname@example.org
- c) Igor Koreshev email@example.com
Our mission is to encourage the instruction, practice, enjoyment and advancement of our members in all aspects of skating while keeping the costs affordable. We have a new facility with great ice as well as great coaches & volunteer/instructors. We have a great family environment as well.
WE ARE THE ONLY CLUB TO OFFER FULL ONE HOUR CANSKATE LESSONS!
Unlike other facilities that only offer 45 minutes – we are unique in being able to offer not just the longer one hour session but we also have more hands on instruction. All of our experienced STARSkate and competitive skaters volunteer with CANSkate. Volunteering enables our skaters to gain experience as well as to build their confidence.
We welcome new members into our Canskate, Junior Development and figure skating levels. We offer programs for adults & teens who wish to learn figure skating or improve their skating skills. We also offer Power Skating & Hockey Skills for those wishing to improve their skating agility & endurance.
We have posted pictures of our skating events and past competition results. If you have any pictures you would like to share – be sure to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org We just started posting images to our new online account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandviewskatingclub/