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P.O.Box 523 Pembroke Ontario CANADA K8A 6X7
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Pre-CanSkate
(Ages 3+)
Children are taught basic skating fundamentals, with a focus on continuous movement and creative play.
We will not be offering Pre-Canskate at this time. We will re-evaluate in December.
CanSkate
Children are taught forward/backward skating and cross-cuts, stopping, balance, and turning, etc.
Beginner hockey and ringette players can also enhance their game by improving their skating skills with our program.
Skaters are tested on a continual basis and receive badges as they advance to the next level.
1 day @ 10 weeks
$110.00 + 43.65 SC fee + $60.00 Fundraising*
Thursday Sessions only:
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm; 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
at the PACC
Junior STAR
Junior is the next step up for the skaters who have mastered CanSkate and want to enhance their skating skills by learning the basics of figure skating.
Skaters continue to work in group, semi-private, private lesson.
$390.00 + 43.65 SC fee + $60.00 Fundraising*
Pre-Junior (Prerequisite: Stage 6 CanSkate)
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Junior (Prerequisite: Star 2 Dance)
Mondays 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Pembroke Area Community Centre
* Club lessons are not included after a skater passes Star 2 therefore private lessons will need to be arranged with a StarSkate Coach.
Senior STAR
This program is for the dedicated and advanced figure skater who has achieved required STAR levels; STAR 1 Skills, STAR 1 Freeskate, and STAR 3 Dance.

Private Lessons arranged directly with Coaches.
Program Assisting commitment required
for skaters 11 yrs and older
$575.00 + 43.65 SC fee + $60.00 Fundraising*
Mondays 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturdays 1:10 pm - 3:30 pm
at Pembroke Area Community Centre
STARSkate Off-Ice
For skaters in the STARSkate Program.
Open to all levels of skaters.
Approximately 15 Sessions.
Skaters are to wear running shoes, comfortable clothing and have hair tied back.
at Pembroke Area Community Centre
Pre-Season (September) Skating
September Ice is not available at this time.
Prices for our Programs do not include the $43.65 Skate Canada Fee and $60.00 "Fund-Raising" Fee.
The Skate Canada Fee is a one time season fee charged to each skater and the Fund-Raising fee is charged once per family and also is recoverable.
* The Fund-Raising fee is charged once per family and also is recoverable (e.g., when a minimum number of fundraising chocolate bars are sold).
Payment of Fees
Any requests for exceptions can be made in writing to the Executive.
Our New Registration Information can be found below.
No-Refund Policy
Pembroke Skating Club does not refund payments unless the Claim is accompanied by a doctor's certificate. Additionally, all refunds are subject to a $30.00 administration fee and will be prorated.
Non-Residents Pay an Additional User Fee
If you are not a resident of Pembroke or of Laurentian Valley Township, and skating with our Club full­time, an additional User Fee must be paid for using the rink facilities. This fee can be paid directly to the City of Pembroke Recreation Department at the PMC. Cheques are to be written to the City of Pembroke. Please inquire at 613-735-6821 ext. 1510 for user fee rates.
You will have to set up an account, which does not take long. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail us. The link is:
https://pembrokeskatingclub.uplifterinc.com/registration/
A Few Notes Regarding This Year...
The City of Pembroke has put limits on the number of people allowed into the building at a time.
For CanSkate, we are only offering a 10-week Program at this time. We will re-evaluate as the Season progresses.
Only one parent will be able to accompany a skater to the session.
After registration, you will receive an email requesting that you list up to 3 caregivers who can take the skater to the session; however only one can attend on any given night.
No siblings or other family will be allowed to watch at any time.
In addition, we have had to alter our times slightly, and offer a 45 minute Program. This will allow the appropriate amount of time to have the first session skaters and parents leave the building prior to letting the second session skaters and parents into the building.
For Starskate, no parents will be allowed to stay and watch their skaters.
This of course contradicts our normal practice, where we want a parent present in case of emergency. Instead, we will be collecting emergency phone numbers from everyone and one parent will be permitted to stay throughout the session in case of emergency.
We will have to set up a schedule and be very strict with this, as we need a parent to be there in case of emergency, and the name of that person will have to be submitted to the City in advance, as they are keeping track of attendance at every session. This parent will also be asked to complete the daily screen on each skater prior to the skater going onto the ice, and may be asked to help out as required.
We will do our best to rotate this position so that everyone gets a chance to watch once in a while.
We will not be offering our pre-CanSkate session this Season. Due to the fact that this level of skater requires much more hands-on direction, we will not be able to maintain physical distancing. Skaters will need to be able to get up on their own and skate around the rink to be eligible for our Program. We will be revisiting this in the future.
We are only offering a 10 week Program at this time. We will re-evaluate as the Season progresses.
The City is not allowing any large bags, or access to the dressing rooms. The skaters must come dressed, and carry their skates into the building. There will be designated areas for tying skates.
We have a few COVID 19 related guidelines set up, but as many of you are aware, the guidelines are continually changing. SkateCanada currently requires that all coaches wear masks. Skaters do not need to wear masks on the ice, but must wear one to enter the building, and physical distancing will be promoted on the ice. If any COVID 19 cases become affiliated with our Program, we will follow the advice of the Public Health Unit at the time.
We will endeavour to do our part to keep all skaters and coaches healthy for the year!!
We ask that if you have symptoms, or have been advised to isolate, that you do your part and stay home.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.
"Our coaches are teachers, mentors and role models committed to teaching individual development and life skills to help each skater realize his/her personal best – on and off the ice. All Skate Canada coaches are professionals who are trained and certified through Skate Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). All Skate Canada professional coaches must be registered coaching members in good standing."    - Skate Canada
coaches
Robin McGregor, Heather Francis, Mary Lynn Kinney, Kayla Gilchrist
The National Coaching Certificate Program
Launched in 1970, the NCCP is a partnership between the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and more than 60 national sport organizations and their provincial and territorial sport associations.
As Canada’s recognised training and certification program, the NCCP serves a wide range of coaches – from those who introduce beginners to sport to those working with high performance athletes.
In response to an extensive evaluation, the program has been going through a major re-development since the late 1990s. Key to these changes is a shift in emphasis from “what a coach knows” to “what a coach can do.”
In the new, competency-based system, training and certification programs are based on the clearly defined needs of participants.  This new structure addresses the full range of sports in Canada at various levels of skill and in a variety of settings.
a) Guest skaters are required to pay $15.00 per hour ($20.00 for two hours).
b) Guest skaters are encouraged to notify the Club 72 hours in advance.
c) Guest skaters must follow all Club rules and Club etiquette.
d) Guest skating is only permitted when there is room on the ice without exceeding the maximum amount of skaters allowed.
e) Permission to guest skate must be obtained from an Executive member.
f) Guest skaters Must be in "Good Standing" with Skate Canada and other clubs.
g) The guest skating fees must be paid to a member of the Executive prior to getting on the ice.
h) No guest skating will be permitted two weeks prior to a test day, competition or special event with the exception of those guest skating for dance partnering.
i) Guest skaters are not to interfere with regular lessons and must follow the outlined schedule.
j) Priority is given to home Club skaters for lessons.
k) Music is to be provided to the Music Player and will be played ONLY after all the Club skaters' needs are fulfilled.
l) The Pembroke Skating Club assumes no responsibility for any damage, injury or loss incurred by anyone while skating on the premises.
Guest Skating, Non-Club Coaches
Consideration will be given to guest coaches on a case by case basis.
a) Guest coaches must request permission to coach at least 72 hours in advance.
b) Guest coaches must follow all Club rules and Club etiquette.
c) Guest coaching is only permitted when there is room on the ice without exceeding the maximum amount of skaters allowed.
d) Guest coaches Must be in "Good Standing" with Skate Canada and other clubs.
e) Guest coaches must show proof of Coach Registration.
f) No guest coaching will be permitted two weeks prior to a test day, competition or special event with the exception of guest coaching for dance partnering.
g) Guest coaches are not to interfere with regular lessons and must follow the outlined schedule.
h) Music is to be provided to the Music Player and will be played ONLY after all the Club skaters' needs are fulfilled.
i) The Pembroke Skating Club assumes no responsibility for any damage, injury or loss incurred by anyone while skating on the premises.
Our Club Office is at Pembroke Area Community Centre, Bennett Street, Pembroke.
PO Box 523
Pembroke, Ontario
CANADA K8A 6X7
General Inquiries & Boutique: Website:
Executive
President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary
Kim Blais Chantal Dubé Shawna Trip

Coach Liason Club Coach Rep. Registrar Ice Booking
Kayla Gilchrist Sonya Silver Sonya Silver
Chairs & Coordinators
Assessment Coordinator CanSkate Session 1 CanSkate Session 2
Kim Blais

Junior STAR Senior STAR PA Chair Members At Large
Heather Francis Marilyn Schori
Kit Irving
Fund-Raising
Fundraising Boutique, Costumes Nevada Chair Bingo Chair

Events Coordinators
Santa Claus Parade Christmas Party Finale Awards Banquet

Publicity
Media/Publicity Historian Newsletter Website
Robin McGregor
Greg Purvis
Robin McGregor
Greg Purvis

Skating Etiquette

To ensure that participation in the Pembroke Skating Club is an enjoyable and safe experience, and to help the parents get value from the money they pay, we ask skaters, parents and coaches to observe the following:

Skaters should arrive ahead of the start of their session, and be changed and ready to go on the ice at the start of their session.

To avoid injury, skaters should warm up and stretch before going onto the ice.

Skaters must wear appropriate skating attire during regular sessions - no jeans.

During skating tests, skaters must wear appropriate attire (check with your coach).

Skaters should be moving on the ice, unless they are waiting for the start of their program to be played. (Skaters should not be standing around.)

Skaters who fall should get up and out of the way of other skaters. (No sitting on the ice.)

To ensure the safety of all skaters, it is very important that skaters be aware and watchful of those around them. A collision between skaters could result in serious injury. This is sometimes an issue with younger skaters sharing the ice with older skaters.

The coaches determine the music played, with priority in order of request. Skaters should familiarize themselves with the other skaters and their programs so they can stay out of the way of persons whose solo is being played.

Parents - not the coaches - are responsible for their children, and should be present during their child's session, particularly at the lower levels. (It is mandatory that each CanSlate Level 1 participant has a responsible adult present in the arena at all times.)
Profanity is strictly prohibited, in the dressing room and on the ice.

We look to our senior skaters to be role models for our younger athletes, on and off the ice.

Gum, candy, food and drink are strictly prohibited from the ice surface.

Due to insurance requirements, family, friends and coaches are prohibited from the ice surface if not a registered Skate Canada member, except in a medical emergency.

Skate Canada members must obtain prior Club permission to access the ice surface during a Club Session they have neither registered nor paid for. If permission is granted to "guest skate", the Session representative or Head Coach will determine and collect an appropriate fee for such access.

Skate Canada coaches affiliated with our Club must obtain Club Executive approval prior to inviting a skater from another Club to "guest skate" for the purpose of providing instruction to a skater either on or off ice. Such a request will be considered only for infrequent lessons.

"Guest Skaters" are only permitted lessons from Skate Canada coaches affiliated with our Club if all the needs of the registered skaters on that session have been met (had their music played and received their scheduled lessons).

Skate Canada coaches not affiliated with our Club must obtain Club Executive approval prior to attending any Club Session for the purpose of providing instruction either on or off ice (for example, for Guest Skating prior to a competition).

Links to Related Websites

Skate Canada www.skatecanada.ca
Skate Ontario www.skateontario.org