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STARSkate and Advanced CanSkate Competitions
 

Registration is open for the Calgary Region STARSkate Invitational.  This competition is open for all STAR 1 and higher skaters. Everyone is  encouraged to register.  More details are below:

When:  December 7-9, 2018

Where:  Okotoks

Registration Deadline:  October 22 at 12:00 noon (registration is capped at 650 skaters)

Register your skater online:     https://skateabnwtnun.uplifterinc.com/

** When registering please ensure you select the correct date & competition!!  If your skater has not competed before you will need to create a new Uplifter account for the AB/NWT/Nunavut Section.  It's not the same Uplifter account our club uses so you will need a new account. See the link above to register and check out the How to Register link on the top of the page.  If you have any questions contact Courtney at competitions@cochraneskatingclub.ca


Juniors:  All Junior skaters that competed in the STAR 1 Category previously will register for STAR 1 again. All newJuniors (including those who participated as a Junior in June), please speak directly with a coach to chat about your skaters readiness to compete in December prior to registering.


NEW Intermediates:  Coaches are working on the STAR 2 music and program outlines now.  Please register your skater in the STAR 2 category. 

****Please check the schedule carefully for your skaters event time. Check this schedule each time you are at the rink as schedules can be revised. HERE is the website to find Calgary Regional STARSkate Invitational

HERE IS THE 2018 Calgary-SSI-Flight List: 2018-Calgary-SSI-Flight-List-05-Nov.pdf

Here is the Schedule: Calgary-SSI-Schedule-20-Nov-18.pdf

Here is the: Calgary-SSI-Club-List-20-Nov-18.pdf

Hello Junior & Intermediate Competitors,

Just a couple of days until the first competition of the season :) Here are a few important notes/reminders for competition:

1. Please arrive at the arena 1 hour prior to your skate time. If you are the first event of the day, 45 minutes will be plenty of time. The competition is being held at Pason Centennial Arena, 204 Community Way, Okotoks. Please check in at the registration desk, check in your music (if applicable), and find your dressing room.

2. It is recommended that skaters come dressed and ready. Girls with a skating dress and boys with black pants and a plain colored top. Coaches will come and find you in your assigned dressing room for an off-ice warm-up so please ensure you have your running shoes in your skate bag. Hair should be neatly tied back/combed and if you have a club jacket please bring it and a pair of black gloves for your on-ice warm-up.

3.After your event is complete, please wait in the awards area for your report card and ribbon. If coaches have time and are available, we love to see the report cards and have a chat before you leave the rink. However, if we are busy or you are on a tight schedule, take a pic and text/email it to us so we can review with your skaters at another time. If you checked in music, please pick it up before you leave.

4.Finally, HAVE FUN! These events are intended to be relaxed and enjoyable for your skater. A great opportunity to get out and show off their developing skills :) We are looking forward to LOTS of smiles and positivity this weekend. If you can, stick around and cheer on your fellow skaters for their events!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let any of the coaches know. Coach Karen and Coach Sheryl will be covering the competition this weekend.

 


We have had an excellent club response for the Invermere competition January 11-13th. 

Music needs to be emailed as an MP3 file, so I will be emailing you your skater’s music prior to the deadline to submit. I will also be providing you with 2 CD copies, one for back-up to be submitted when you register at the competition.

Registrations are due by Nov. 30th.  MUSIC UPLOADS Due Nov 30th as well.

Here is the link to the online registration: https://kootenayregion.wufoo.com/forms/z1o4zfsr0kkf4cf/

The club has secured 20 rooms at the Best Western Inn at 1310 Seventh Ave, Box 2340 · Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0 · Phone: (250) 342-9246 · Toll Free 1-800-661-8911This hotel is walking distance from the arena.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Coach Karen

Director of STARSkate Programs

 


More information about competition attendance and preparation will follow in the coming months.

If you have any questions about your skater, or attendance at this or future competitions, please contact Coach Karen at coachkaren@cochraneskatingclub.ca, or chat with a coach at the rink.

Competition FAQ's

  • Courtney Archibald, our competition coordinator, has compiled a list of some FAQ's that we often hear.  Please let us know if you have others and she will be sure to add them to the list. 

What does my skaters wear to a competition?

  • Girls should wear a skating dress and have hear back neatly in a bun or tidy ponytail.  Check out the consignment rack for some great dresses available that may fit your skater!  
  • Boys please check with the coaches for competition attire
  • Skaters should wear a club competition jacket over their competition outfit at the arena and for the on ice warm up.  If your skater does not have a club jacket they should wear a fitted black zip up jacket.    
  • All skaters require indoor runners for warm up (boots, slippers etc. are NOT PERMITTED)

What happens when I get to the competition? 

  • Arrive at least 1 hour prior to the skater's flight time (competitions can run up to 30 minutes ahead of schedule so even 90 minutes is a good idea).
  • Stop at the registration desk (all levels) and check in and confirm dressing room
  • Hand in music (STAR 2 and higher)  You need 2 CD's with the skaters music on it
  • Your coach will find you in your assigned dressing room be sure to wait for them there.  The coach will then take the skater for dryland warm up.  They will escort them onto the ice and be with them rink side while they compete.  Parents can watch from the stands. 

After my skater competes what happens? 

  • It takes at least 20 minutes to receive report cards 
  • Wait in the podium area to receive reports cards and ribbons (STAR 1 to STAR 3).  Coaches like to review the report cards if they can with you there.  If the coaches are busy with another skater on ice and can't then please be sure to bring a copy of the report card to the rink the following week so the coach can review with the skater. 
  • STAR 4 - skaters are ranked within their flight again the other skaters.  There will be a place in the arena where the event coordinators will hang results. Once the results are up if the skaters has have placed 1, 2 or 3, there will be an awards ceremony shortly after, stay around the podium.  If the skater did not place in the top three their report card can be picked up with their music (it will be a similar report card to star 1-3). The coach will also want to go over the report card with the skater so again if you don't happen to see a coach, please make sure to bring a copy of the report card to the arena. 
  • STAR 5 up to Gold —You should know what you are doing by now :) The same process as star 4.  However, these levels receive points as well as a ranking, the report cards are very different & you review with your coach.

 

Can we watch the other skaters in the club?

  • Please!!  You are strongly encouraged to watch other skaters who may be skating at similar times to your skater.  Cheer them on and show club spirit!  

I have some photos of my skater who could I send them to?

  • If you have photos of your skater or others from our club that you happened to snap at the competition we love to send them to our local news media  or use them on our Facebook page.  Please send photos to competitions@cochraneskatingclub.ca  

STARSkate participants love to compete! Our feedback indicates that even though a skater may choose not to participate in the Skate Canada CompetitiveSkate Program, they still want the opportunity to test their skill in a competition situation. Skate Canada offers several opportunities to do this

CLUB COMPETITIONS

 

Once registered for a competition, you will receive a schedule and important times for the day. Please find your skater’s event(s) and time(s) and plan to arrive 1 hour prior to your first skate time. Coaches will find you in your assigned dressing rooms, and complete a short off-ice warm up, prior to putting skates on. 

Please have your hair neatly tied back out of your face (even under helmets). Juniors are encouraged to wear a skating dress and a black sweater or club jacket and black mini gloves.

Advanced Canskaters, if you do not have a dress, that is totally fine. Wear a pair of black leggings or slim fitting pants and a black sweater (with layers underneath), or slim fit coloured sweater and black gloves.

Boys can wear your black pants, club jackets and black gloves. You can wear a button up shirt underneath your club jacket if you choose (and another tshirt layer underneath wouldn’t hurt for extra warmth).

All skaters are encouraged to arrive at the arena dressed and ready, as this will be a busy day. Please remember to check in at registration when you arrive, bring your runners, skates and guards.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Competitions are always a super fun day!

 

This year's Competition Dates: **More details to come as to which levels of STARSkate are invited to the competitions listed below. 

  • Dec 7-9
    • Calgary RegionSTARSkate Invitational in Okotoks at the Okotoks Skating Centre
  • January 
  • Feb 8-10
    • Central RegionSTARSkate e Invitational in Rocky Mountain House at Rocky FSC
  • Mar 1-3
    • South Region STARSkate Invitational in Lethbridge at Lethbridge SC
  • Mar 22-24
    • STARSkate & Adult Championships in Airdrie at Airdrie SC
  • Apr 19-21
    • Sunsational Combined Invitational in Edmonton at Ice Palace FSC
  • Aug 1-5
    • Wild Rose Combined Invitational in Leduc at Alberta Figure Skating Foundation