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Test Day Schedule


Posted in News, STARSkate/Competitive Skate

Extra Ice Monday May 1st, 2017

2017-0501 Ice

Posted in News, STARSkate/Competitive Skate

CanSkate Registration


Posted in CanSkate and Rec Figure News, News

Fitness Assessment – Sunday April 30, 2017

Bronze & Silver/Comp B – 8:00 to 10:30 A.M.
Gold/Comp B & Comp A/Elite – 10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Bob McQuarrie Complex, Hall H
It’s that time again! All GSC STARskate and COMPSkate skaters are invited to participate in the club’s fitness assessments.

Why take part?: First, the results of these assessments inform the club’s programming – Working from the data, our off-ice classes are designed to best meet the needs of our skaters. Secondly, coaches use the data to track their skaters’ strengths and weakness. Third, this data allows coaches and trainers to apply the Long Term Athlete Development Model. This model provides a framework for athlete development best practices:
“Children, youth and adults need to do the right things at the right time to develop in their sport or activity – whether they want to be hockey players, dancers, figure skaters or gymnasts. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) describes the things athletes need to be doing at specific ages and stages.” – Sport for Life

We need volunteers to make this happen!
Come volunteer while your child does the assessment

Volunteer Sign-up here:

Posted in News, Off-Ice, STARSkate/Competitive Skate, Volunteer

GSC General Manager – Job Posting

The Gloucester Skating Club is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated General Manager to lead and grow our not-for-profit enterprise.

This individual will report to the volunteer Board of Directors,and will work closely with the Program Directors to implement the long-term vision of the club’s recreation and competitive on and  off-ice programming and will manage all aspects of the clubs’ business.  This position will commence as a part-time (3-4 days per week) position, and is expected to transition to a full-time position, when warranted.  Specific education and experience qualifications, as well as duties and responsibilities are outlined in the attached Job Description.

In order to be considered for this unique career opportunity, you must clearly demonstrate, in your cover letter and/or resume, how you meet the essential education and experience qualifications, using specific examples where appropriate. Only those candidates who meet the position requirements will be invited to an interview.  At that time candidates will be asked to supply references.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your application by 28 April, 2017 at the following email address   Please use the subject heading “Job Opportunity”.

Posted in Jobs, News

CanSkate Registration Now Open

CanSkate, Active For Life and Rec Figure Summer School registration is now open.  For more information visit the CanSkate Program page.  Register through the GSC Registration/Store.

Posted in News

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Gloucester Skating Club Inc. will be held on: 

Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Bob McQuarrie Recreational Complex, Chapel Hill Room
1490 Youville Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario

For complete details, please see the official Notice of Annual General Meeting.

Posted in News

PA of the Month

201-03 Hailey McGuire

Posted in CanSkate and Rec Figure News, News, PA of the Month

Reminder and Notice for Weekend Skating Schedules


2:00PM- 7:30PM on the Manley Rink

have been cancelled on

FRIDAY APRIL 7th, 2017
(Your skater account will receive a credit)


All sessions on Saturday April 8th, will run as normal in the Manley Rink
All off-ice classes on Saturday April 8th, will run as normal but will be held in

Posted in News

Skate Ontario Announcement

Welcome to the unified Skate Ontario!

April 1, 2017

Dear Ontario Skating Family,

Today we go forward as a unified Skate Ontario team!

It is up to all of us to make sure we make the most of this rare moment. We have the opportunity not only to pool our best practices and keep doing what we do well now, but to build some new approaches and programs to give our incredible skaters every advantage we can.

We know that successful transitions are not the ones that try and tackle everything at once. We realize that change is not easy and we are committed to working together to make our amalgamation as smooth as possible. Our staged approach will continue over the next months and upcoming season as we:

Integrate – We will continue to merge five organizations together to create one manageable model. Normal Section activities to complete this season will continue. All Section office staff will continue working in their current offices while new Skate Ontario roles are simultaneously introduced.
Improve – New operations committees and standardized programs utilizing the best practices developed from each Section will soon emerge and engage many of the fabulous volunteers who have previously worked in these areas.
Invent – We will build on an excellent foundation, combining forces and creating a stronger organization focused on what our skaters and clubs need, involving all our stakeholders, and setting new standards for skating in Canada and the world.
We realize this transition has and will continue to bring with it many uncertainties, and we are sure you will still have many questions over the coming weeks and months. We will do our best to provide answers as soon as possible. Please consult the Skate Ontario website frequently for updates.

Thank you for your continued understanding, patience, and hard work. We are confident that we will all work together as we continue to implement positive change and position ourselves for a bright future as the leaders in Skating in Canada and the world.

Karen Butcher

Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

Posted in News

Upcoming Events

  1. Adult 1 & 2 Synchro Tryouts

    June 27 @ 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM
  2. GSC Special General Meeting

    July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. Test Day

    August 11

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