2022/2023 Barry Willson Memorial Fund The Barry Willson Memorial Fund will assist in paying the registration costs for families who could use help to pay for their child to experience the sport of hockey, or figure skating. Please click the above link for more information and application process. Application Deadline: November 12, 2022 2022/2023 Registration Information Canskate forms: sfsccanskateform2022fill.pdf Starskate forms: sfscstarskateform2022fill.pdf
We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to another great skating season. Stirling FSC registration forms for Pre-CanSkate & Canskate and StarSkate are posted in the links above. The Season will run from: Sept. 20th to March 24th, 2023. Forms are PDF and you may fill them out online and email them back to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you prefer to print fill out manually, you may do that as well. Payments can be made by: E-Transfer, Cash or cheque Should you wish to register in person, we will be hosting a Registration Day on: Tuesday, August 30th at the Stirling Arena from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
*Please note that we are offering a new program this season for Star1+ Skaters on Wednesdays! Intro to Synchro. This is a 1-hour program where skaters will work with a coach on their basic skating(turns, stroking, edges) as well as learn about Lines, Circles, Wheels and Blocks. It is a great opportunity to skate in a team environment in addition to regular skating and group coaching is included.
If you have registration questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org All e-transfer payments should be forwarded to: email@example.com. Should there be any updates or changes due to the pandemic members will be notified.
Parent Information What to wear on ice? Skating attire changes depending on the age and skill level of your skater. Those just learning to skate need to wear snow pants and warm jackets, as well as mitts and hats, and a CSA approved helmet with faceguard. As they progress, children learn to dress in layers, taking off their heavier garments as they get faster and build up more heat. Skaters in the Pre-Power and CanPower Skating programs should wear full hockey gear and hockey sticks. If a skater chooses to progress into the STARSkate program, many coaches and skaters prefer to wear skating tights and practice pants, dresses or skirts. Practice dresses tend to have long sleeves and are not as fancy as competition dresses. Light jackets and mitts are also worn by most skaters. PLEASE NOTE: ALL SKATERS UP TO CANSKATE LEVEL 5 MUST WEAR CSA APPROVED HELMETS.
Skates In the Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate program, children wear an assortment of different types and styles of skates, from hockey skates to traded-in figure skates, to more expensive jr. level figure skates. Children who definitely know they will be moving into Power Skating or hockey after learning to skate well should wear hockey skates for both Pre-Can and CanSkate. Children who are interested in working up into the STARSkate figure skating test stream are strongly encouraged to move into better supported figure skates. Figure skates are built to have strong ankle support and have picks on the front of the blade. The lowest pick is an important part of the skate and should never be ground off. If you need more information about what kind of skates your child should be wearing, talk to any of our coaches or executive members. We will also generally try to have a skate exchange each fall, so that children can move up into good quality, gently used skates that older skaters have outgrown.
Preparing for Competition Your skater should look their best for competition. She should wear a skating dress or skirt and sweater, with beige tights. Longer hair should be done up in a pony tail or bun and a bit of make-up could be applied. But the most important part of the “look” for competition is a confident smile! A schedule will be handed out before each competition by your coach so you know where to go and what time to be at the arena. Generally you should be at the arena one hour before your child’s first event. Your coaches and other parents experienced with attending competitions will gladly help guide everyone through the day! The general rule for skate sharpening is the skater needs at least three skates on freshly sharpened blades prior to competition. Skates should be clean and the laces neatly tucked in for safety and tidiness. If your skater is doing a freeskate, you need to bring their music with you to the competition. You will need two CDs or tapes of the program. One is a backup in case the first copy fails to play. You must hand in the music when your skater registers for their events upon arrival at the arena, at least one hour before the event. Make sure to pick the music back up again before leaving the competition as well and return it to the music room for the next practice session. Also, make sure you pack healthy snacks for your skater, especially if there is a long drive, or a long wait between events. And don’t forget to bring a camera. Many competitions provide opportunities to buy professionally taken stills or video of your skater’s event, but it is also good to bring your own camera for candid shots and maybe even shots of your skater on the medal podium! But no matter how the competition turns out, try to make it a fun, learning experience. The life experiences gained by competing at every level make skating a truly exception sport.