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CanSkate News
~ Winter Program Schedule ~
Winter Canskate is a 10-Week Course running
from Tuesday, January 3rd,
through Thursday, March 9th
CanSkate Fun Days
Tuesday, Jan. 31st - P.J. Party
Thursday, Mar. 2nd - Superheroes
StarSkate News
~ Winter Program Schedule ~
Sat., Jan. 7th, through Wed., March 8th, 2017
Mondays 5:00pm - 7:30pm at PACC
Wednesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm at PACC
Saturdays 1:00pm - 5:00pm at PACC*
Saturdays in January are all at the PMC
StarSkate Graduates!
Emilie Allard   Dutch Waltz
Rayah Blais   Dutch Waltz
Abbey Sheppard   Canasta
Sydney Melmoth   Canasta
Allison Cloutier   Canasta
Abigail Vanderhoek   Willow
Alyssa Schiemann   10 Fox, 14 Step, Jr. Br. Skills
Renee Kong   Senior Silver Skills,
Silver Creative Dance
Chloe Desjardins   Killian Dance
Catherine Xu   Paso Dance
Renee Kong,
  Catherine Xu
  Bronze Interpretive Couples
Jana Lau,
  Chloe Desjardins
  Silver Interpretive Couples
Christmas Party & Family Skate
Family Skate
About 210 people attended this year's Club Christmas Party & Family Skate.
Raffle Draw Winner - Wendy Dagenais
50/50 Winner - Natalie Berenbeck
Please Help on our Executive and with Planning our annual events. Our next Club event will be the Year End Show. Contact the Club for information about any of the positions.
Bingo Volunteers Are Needed
The PSC has one or two Bingos per month which require volunteers from the PSC to be in attendance and help out.
Volunteers are required to attend a two hour training session to brief them on how everything is run.  Please watch for news concerning training sessions.
If you are interested in helping please contact Chantal Barr, at 613-735-5118, or by email
At The Boutique...
Vinyl Decals
For Jackets, Tote Bags, Windows, Books...
$2.00 Each!
Executive Meeting
Monday, January 9th, 6:00pm
at the Club Office, PACC
Next Executive Meeting
Monday, January 9th, 6:00 pm
at Club Office, PACC
Interclub, Renfrew
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Year-End Show
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
(Time T.B.A.)
Region 6 Interclub, Renfrew
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
There are costumes/outfits available for rent in the club office for a $5.00 rental fee.
Please fill out a costume rental form if you are interested in renting an outfit.
“Chocolate Bar Draw”
More boxes of chocolate are available for sale. Participants in this fund-raising drive are eligible for prizes:
One prize will be given to the top seller (most boxes sold). Three other prizes are available through a Draw.
Every family will have a ballot put into the draw. For every extra box sold, your name can go into the draw again.
If you are interested in selling more boxes please contact an Executive member or the Club by email.
Fundraising plays a vital role in the success of a non-profit organisation. It helps keep costs lower so that the sport is more affordable for a majority of people. Thank you for your help in raising funds for our Club—past, present and future !
PSC Bingo Evenings
at Boardwalk Gaming Centre
Friday, January 6th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, January 13th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, February 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Raise Funds for
Pembroke Skating Club
by Going On Vacation!
Travelonly will donate to the Club up to 1% of the pre-tax value of your purchase.
"Personal Service at Internet Prices"
(613) 635-7000  or  1-866-989-0700
(Skate Canada - Parents Guide)
Skaters differ in capability and they should not be compared one to the other. The fact that one skater develops certain skills and masters a particular test in a few months, and another skater takes longer, is not necessarily a measure of their abilities.
Most skaters have more ability in one area of skating than another, with few skaters having pronounced ability in all areas of skating. If a skater takes a little longer learning a certain level of test, it is quite possible that this same skater will move quite quickly through another level of test where the skills to be learned are different.
Following CanSkate, Skate Canada offers two standardized streams of tests and competitions for those skaters wishing to pursue figure skating: the STARSkate program and the Competitive stream. Usually skaters start in the STARSkate program and as they progress decide to remain in that or elect to pursue the competitive stream.
Club Executive
Positions are still available. If you are interested in helping please contact an Executive member for more information.
How Do I Encourage My Child
But Still Be Realistic In My Expectations
And In Assisting My Child To Set Goals?
All skaters uniquely develop their technical skills. Development is contingent on body shape, body growth, training environment and availability of certified coaches. Some athletes will master some skills quite quickly while others will need to practise for longer periods to achieve the same results. However, speed of acquiring skills is not always the ultimate determination of success for all athletes.
Skaters also tend to plateau at times and frequently get discouraged when they do not seem to be progressing. This is a normal part of development and skaters and parents should discuss the skill development with the coach when this occurs.
Athletes may have to adjust techniques to compensate for a sudden growth spurt when timing may change. Effective coaching will assist the skater to adjust their mental and physical preparation.
Skating technique is not a static entity. Jumping technique develops from strong single jumps that gradually develop into the technical ability to attempt doubles and triples.
Skating is both an athletic and artistic sport. Both these components should be developed to produce a competitive athlete. Jumping prowess alone does not well serve an athlete long term in this sport.
Musicality, body awareness, expression, and an ability to communicate with an audience, are all important skills a competitive skater must develop. The winning performance at a Sectional championship level should be "the total package"; skater + music + technical skills + performance. Skaters at all levels should participate in an off-ice fitness program.