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Registration Dates
Tues., December 5th, 5-7 at PMC
Thurs., December 14th, 5:30-7:30 at PMC
Wed., December 20th, 5:30-7:00 at PACC
For PRECANSKATE and CANSKATE
Running Tuesday, January 2nd,
through Thursday, March 8th
CanSkate News
~ 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 ~
NO SKATING - Thursday January 25th
Moved to previous day,
Wed., Jan. 24th, 5:30-7:30, at the PMC
CONGRATULATIONS
CanSkate Graduates!
Stage 1
Dhara Alexander, Jillian Anderson,
Lucien Clark, Murray Brazeau Doran,
Blake Laframboise, Jenna Needham,
Owen Needham, Gage Niles,
McKay Roy, Eleanor Swan,
Ved Vyas, Kohl Descheneux Wall,
Hannah Whalen
Stage 2
Gage Niles
Stage 3
Kayley Renaud
STARSkate News
~ Winter Program Schedule 2018 ~
At PACC  Sat., January 6th,
through Wed., March 7th
~ No Skating ~
Saturday, December 2nd (Test Day, Petawawa)
~ Make-Up Ice ~
Sat., December 9th, at PMC
~ Christmas Family Skate ~
Wednesday, December 20th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
~ Skating at the PMC in January ~
Sat. Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
STARSkate Tests Passed
STAR 1 Freeskate Alexis Hynes
STAR 2 Freeskate Emilie Allard
STAR 2 Skills Hailey Desjardins
Adriana Silver
Emilie Allard
STAR 2B
   Dance Canasta
Alexis Hynes
STAR 3B
   Dance Elements
Hailey Desjardins
Adriana Silver
Emilie Allard
Next Executive Meeting
Monday, December 18th, 5pm
in the Club Office, PACC
At The Boutique...
Order your Club Jacket
now for Christmas
at  "Play It Again Sports"
Downtown Pembroke
pembrokeskatingclub@gmail.com
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Christmas Family Skate
For Skaters, Families, and 2 Friends
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 pm at PACC
40 Bennett Street, Pembroke
Free Hot Dogs and Juice Available
This event is "RSVP". Invitation forms are now being distributed. Please return them to your session Co-ordinator by December 13th.
Maple Syrup Fundraiser
1 litre bottle for $20.00
Makes Great Christmas Gifts
You can purchase yours at the PACC Club office on Mondays and Wednesdays between 5pm and 6:30pm
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.
~ March ~
"Trivia Night"
(Details to follow)
~ Year-Round ~
PSC Bingo Evenings
at Boardwalk Gaming Centre
Friday, Dec. 15th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, Dec. 29th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Nevada Ticket Outlet
Mackay Convenience
654 MacKay St., Pembroke
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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
www.travelonlyvacations.ca
Paint Nite Review
The Pembroke Skating Club's first Paint Nite held recently at the Pembroke Legion was a huge success.
There were 32 painters in attendance who all mastered a beautiful painting of trees!
Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, and artist Mark Crinnion, for a successful evening.
Volunteers
Please help with Events you see advertised in this Newsletter. If interested please contact the Club via email or Facebook, or attend the next Executive meeting.
Skate Sharpening Information
How often you get your skate blades sharpened depends on the individual skater and how many times a week you skate. The blade should be smooth along the edges, so if you notice burrs and rough spots, that is also a sign that the blades need to be sharpened.
If you skate 2-3 times a week, you will probably need your skates sharpened every 2 months or so. If you skate 2 hours a day, 5 times a week – you will need your skates sharpened approximately every 3 weeks.
Recreational skates can be sharpened at Canadian Tire, Play it again Sports, etc., but DO NOT take Figure skates to the local hardware or sports store for sharpening! Figure skate sharpening is a cross between an exact science and an art form and must be done by a professional. A proper blade sharpening will make it easier for figure skaters to skate on the correct edges and be able to strengthen their skills.
We recommend the following skate sharpeners (it is best to call ahead and make an appointment):
B-sharp, Ottawa 613-680-4800 bsharp.appointy.com
Figure 8 Boutique, Ottawa 613-731-4007 www.figure8.ca
Greg Wallace, Pembroke 613-735-5266
Also note: The screws attaching your blades to your boots can become loose due to the dynamics of the sport. Check the screws every 4-6 weeks to be sure they are tight. If you lose any screws or they will not tighten completely, let your skate sharpener know so they can fix it properly.