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P.O.Box 523 Pembroke Ontario CANADA K8A 6X7
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Welcome to the Pembroke Skating Club!
This season launches the second phase of the new Skate Canada initiative.
The first phase was the overhaul of the Canskate program that was implemented in 2015 and now it is the new STAR 1-5 program that replaces the former Preliminary to Junior Bronze levels.
Also new is Coach assessments at the STAR 1-5 levels, a change from the previous testing program which involved judges and scheduled test days.
We also have an exciting fundraising season planned; new this season is a Paint Nite in November, a Maple Syrup fundraiser along with our annual Tag Day in October, Trivia Night in March and our regular Nevada sales and Bingo events.
Please note that the best way to stay connected is to visit our Club website, read the monthly newsletters and check out our Facebook page.
Happy Skating!
CanSkate News
~ Autumn Program Schedule 2017 ~
Autumn Canskate is a 10-Week Course running
At PMC  from Tuesday, October 10th,
through Tuesday, December 19th
~ Winter Program Schedule 2018 ~
Winter Canskate is a 10-Week Course running
At PMC  from Tuesday, January 2nd,
through Thursday, March 8th
~ Christmas Family Skate ~
Wednesday, December 20th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
~ Reschedule in January ~
Skating will be on Wed., January 24th, 5:30-7:30
at the PMC
(Moved from Thursday, January 25th)
STARSkate News
~ Autumn Program Schedule 2017 ~
At PACC  Mon., October 2nd,
through Mon., December 18th
~ Winter Program Schedule 2018 ~
At PACC  Sat., January 6th,
through Wed., March 7th
~ Tag Day ~
Saturday, October 28th
10:00am - 2:00pm
~ No Skating ~
Saturday, November 11th (Remembrance Day)
(There is Skating Practice on Nov. 25th,
in Beachburg, the day of the Christmas Parade)
Saturday, December 2nd (Test Day, Petawawa)
~ November Make-Up Ice ~
Sat., November 4th, 1:30-3:30, at PMC
Sat., November 18th, 1:30-3:30, Beachburg Arena
~ Christmas Family Skate ~
Wednesday, December 20th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
CLUB EXECUTIVE
Our 2017-2018 Executive
We are pleased to announce this year's Executive and Committee Chairs:
Executive
President: Sonya Silver
Vice President: Jackie Vanderhoek
Treasurer: Chantal Dubé
Secretary: Kim Blais
Coach Liason: Jackie Vanderhoek
Ice Booking: Sonya Silver
Sub Committees, Chairs and Coordinators
Test Chair: Belinda Samson
Competition Chair: Lori Bakke
PA Coordinator: Kayla Gilchrist
Fundraising
Nevada: Chantal Dubé, Sonya Silver
Bingo Chair: Chantal Barr
Event Coordinators
Publicity
Newsletter: Robin McGregor/Greg Purvis
Website: Robin McGregor/Greg Purvis
Positions Are Available
If you are interested in helping please contact an Executive member for more information.
Next Executive Meeting
Monday, October 23rd, at 5:30pm
in the Club Office, PACC
Volunteers
Please help with Events you see advertised in this Newsletter.
"Paint Nite"
Friday, November 17th, The Pembroke Legion
Family Event - All Ages Welcome
$45.00
Contact us on Facebook
or by Club email pembrokeskatingclub@gmail.com
to reserve your spot.
Doors open at 6:00, events starts at 6:30
We are looking for Volunteers and for donations to the event.
Fund-Raising
Money raised from our Chocolate Bars sales, Tag Day, Trivia Night, Bingos, and Nevada sales are used to pay ice costs, fund training for Club members and subsidise community and Club events such as the Christmas Family Skate and the Annual Awards Banquet and Appreciation dinner.
~ October ~
Tag Day
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
~ November ~
Maple Syrup
November-December (More details to come)
~ March ~
"Trivia Night"
(Details to follow)
~ Year-Round ~
PSC Bingo Evenings
at Boardwalk Gaming Centre
Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, Nov. 10th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, Nov. 24th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Nevada Ticket Outlet
Mackay Convenience
654 MacKay St., Pembroke
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Skate Care & Storage
Skates should be transported in a bag that allows for the following: gloves, extra laces, skate guards, small towel to dry skate blades, blade protectors, Band-Aids, extra socks or tights, hair elastics, hair brush, water bottle, tissues, etc.
Proper care of the skates should include:
Drying the blade after each use ensuring all snow and ice have been removed. This includes the sole of the boot.
Placing dry blades into a cloth blade protector for storage. Do not put blades back into the skate guards, as trapped water could form rust on the edges of the blade.
Skates should be aired out each day after practice to allow the leather to dry. Skater’s feet sweat inside their skates. Damp leather could rot and weaken the boot.
Blades should be sharpened after approximately 20 to 40 hours of use, depending on quality of blade.
Blades should always be protected when walking to and from the ice surface by skate guards. NEVER walk on floors with unprotected blades.