Volunteers Needed for Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing is begins in 2 days and volunteers are urgently needed for June 22nd, 23rd and 29th to help record skater fitness test results.  This activity is done off ice and not on the ice. Sign up now!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@gloucesterskatingclub.ca.

Remember your hours will count towards your GSC volunteer hours for this skating year or school volunteer hours.

Thank you for your support!

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Synchro Summer Skills Sessions

2016-06 Synchro Skills

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GSC Spirit Days

2016-06 Spirit Days

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REVISED FITNESS TESTING NOTICE

REVISED FITNESS TESTING

JUNE 2016 NOTICE

WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2016 (REVISED***)
Bronze –  5:20 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class,10 mins earlier), AND see other time below
Silver/Comp B – 6:30 to 7:20 P.M. (GSC class), AND 7:20 to 8:20 P.M.

THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2016
Gold/Comp B –  5:30 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class), AND 6:20 to 8:00 P.M.
Comp A/Elite – 4:30 to 5:30 P.M. (GSC class), AND 6:20 to 8:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2016 (NEW***)
Bronze –  5:20 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class,10 mins earlier)


LOCATION: CRUSH SPACE
****Skaters are asked to attend the full time allotted for their level****

Why: For first time fitness test participants, these tests provide a baseline to compare with future results. For those skaters who participated in fitness tests in the past, these test results will show improvements since the last test and/or further areas for improvement. The aim of these tests is to support optimal athletic development and performance. The results of these tests will be collected, privately distributed to each individualʼs coach, and securely stored for future personal comparison.

Free to all skaters participating in JUNE 2016 & SUMMER 2016
GSC STAR/COMPETITIVE Skate programs.

PRETEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL ATHLETES:

  • HAVE ONLY A LIGHT MEAL ONE OR TWO HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING (BRING A SMALL SNACK IF YOU FEEL YOU WILL GET HUNGRY OVER A 2‐4 HOUR PERIOD)
  • BE WELL HYDRATED (BRING A WATER BOTTLE)
  • WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES (e.g. RUNNING SHOES, T‐SHIRT & SHORTS)
  • ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FREE FROM INJURY AND ILLNESS
  •  AFTER ALL TESTING YOU SHOULD ACTIVELY COOL DOWN AND STRETCH.

Look forward to seeing you at your upcoming testing.
Stefanie Partridge GSC Off-ice Director

JUNE 2016 Fiitness Testing Notice_revised June 10. 2016

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Congratulations Darlene Joseph!

Congratulations to GSC Coach Darlene Joseph who is on the Board of Directors for Skate Canada’s 2016-2017 season!13336076_1112565098796699_3454723203125530465_n

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Synchro Skating Camp – No Experience Needed!

IMG_0980 - Copy - CopyCurious about Synchro?

Register for GSC’s Synchronized Skating Camp!  This week long on-ice and off-ice camp will focus on developing synchronized skating skills and working on a program which will be presented to parents at the end of the week.  This will be a fun week full of team building exercises and fun!

Dates:  August 15 – 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $550

Reserve your spot today (enrolment is limited).  Deadline for registration is June 30, 2016.

Register Now!

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JUNE OFF-ICE HOMEWORK

JUNE SUSTENANCE FOCUS: Eat 5 different fresh veggies everyday!

JUNE STRENGTH FOCUS: Uptown funk routine everyday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EGLIyDkXE

JUNE SUPPLENESS FOCUS: Spirals – Hold spiral and pulse 20 times; Hold spiral as high as possible for 10 sec.; Repeat 5 times; Everyday!

 

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Save the Date – Try Synchro

Join our Teams! Join the Fun!

The Gloucester Skating Club’s Youth Synchro Teams invite you to join us to try synchro on:

Date: August 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 5:50 p.m.
Place: Roger Senecal Arena, 1490 Youville Drive, Orleans, ON
Cost:  Free

We look forward to welcoming you to the ice!

For more information and to register for this session, please contact Wendy Willbond, Team Manager at kaleidoscopesynchro@gloucesterskatingclub.ca

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GSC Board of Directors

On Tuesday, May 17th the GSC held its 2016 Annual General Meeting. Thank you to all who took the time to participate and to help set the direction for our Club for the coming year!

A huge thank you to our exiting Board Members for their contributions through the last year:

Jody Langelier – Senior Vice-President
Shelley Savoy – Director of Volunteers
Lisa Murray – Director of Communications
Andrew Bystryzki -Director at Large

Here is your 2016-17 Board of Directors:

President – Kathleen McGuire
Past President – Rachelle Ferron
Senior Vice-President – Tara McGowan
Vice-President – Kelly Sheridan
Vice-President – Shannon Prevost
Treasurer – Michelle Martin
Director of StarSkate – Darlene Joseph
Director of CanSkate – Sheilagh McCaskill
Coach Representative – Jodie Bierko
Director of Synchro – Katie Williams
Test Chair – Chantal Banks-Leger
Director of Hospitality – Lynne Gosselin Leclerc/Chantal Richer
Director of Volunteers – Joyce McDougall
Director at Large – Martin Plante
Director at Large – Lisa Elliot
Direct at Large – Tanis Gilbert
Director at Large – Ginette Bailey

Thank you to all who have agreed to serve for the coming year!

We are always looking to grow our team, either through service on the Board or on a Committee. This is also a great way to meet people while earning volunteer hours. If you want to learn more about what we do and how you can help, please contact Kathleen McGuire at info@gloucesterskatingclub.ca.

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Manon Perron Seminar in Thornhill, ON

Please note the details in the Events Section for the upcoming seminar with Manon Perron.

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Annual AGM – Revised Nomination List

The Annual General Meeting of the Gloucester Skating Club Inc. will be held on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at the:

Bob McQuarrie Recreational Complex,
1490 Youville Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
6:30 PM, Chapel Hill Room

The revised nomination list can be found here.

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CanSkate Summer Registration Now Open

CanSkate, Active For Life and Rec Figure Summer School registration is now open.  For more information visit the CanSkate Registration page.

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