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Twelve figure skaters named to Team BC for the Canada Winter Games

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Burnaby, BC – Twelve B.C. Figure Skaters from seven clubs have qualified for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Team BC will compete at the Games in Prince George this February. The athletes were named to the team following the conclusion of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Kingston, Ontario last week.

Novice Dance Team, Ashlynne Stairs and Lee Royer (Burnaby), and Novice Woman, McKenna Colthorp(Kelowna) lead the team to the games after recently placing 4th in their categories in Kingston.

BC/YK Section Skaters Strike Gold Twice on Day 2.

Thu, 22 Jan 2015

BC/YK Section Skaters strike Gold twice on day 2 at the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

Rachel Pettitt, 15, of Whitehorse, YK., learned the hard way never to take anything for granted. Last year, she didn’t even make it to Skate Canada Challenge, out of her section, much less the Canadian championships. On Tuesday, she became novice women’s champion.

Connaught Skating Club Karen Magnussen Tribute/Benefit Show

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

A message from Keegan Murphy, Director of Skating at Connaught Skating Club:

Dear Skating Family, 

BC/YK Section Office Holiday Closure

Tue, 23 Dec 2014

Please note that the BC/YK Section office will be closed over the holidays from Wednesday December 24 to Monday, January 5th. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2014 Adult Skaters Seminar Cancelled

Tue, 7 Oct 2014

ADULT SKATERS...unfortunately the Adult Skating Seminar planned for November 15th and 16th is cancelled.

After securing all the coaches and settling the schedules Colleen Laferriere discovered that the ice had been re-allocated. She has tried to secure ice elsewhere but to no avail.  She hopes to offer you all an interesting, exciting seminar next year around the same time.  Thank you to Colleen for your efforts for the Adult Skating community.


Vancouver Special Olympics Figure Skating is Looking for Volunteers

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

The Vancouver Special Olympics Figure Skating Program is in need of volunteers to help with their program.

Volunteers are needed Sunday evenings 5:30-6:30 at Sunset Aren, located at Main & 51st.  The program runs from September through March.

No Coaching Certification is required, just basic skating skills.

Volunteers will be helping people with intellectual disabilities fulfill their dreams of learning to skate.

If you are interested please contact volunteers [at] sovancouver [dot] org

Introductory Data Specialists Clinic

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, 2014

WHERE: BC Section Office (Burnaby 8 RInks)

TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BC/YK Sectional Championships Tentative Schedule

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Please see below for an estimated schedule of the 2015 BC/YK Sectional Championships in Prince George November 6-9, 2014. The below is an indication of what days we are hoping to schedule events but please note this is not a final schedule and may not be the order the events will be held each day and is subject to change at any time.

BC/YK Section Office Welcomes Courtney Baerg to Staff

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

The BC/YK Section Office is pleased to welcome Courtney Baerg to our office staff. Courtney will be assuming the role of Coaching & Communication Coordinator from Amy Slaght who is now coaching full time at the Connaught Skating Club. Courtney brings a skating background and love of the sport in addition to a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Victoria.   Courtney can be reached at courtney [at] skatinginbc [dot] com Welcome to the team and skating family Courtney!

BC/YK Section Skaters 2014/2015 International Assignments

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Congratulations to the following BC skaters who have received international assignments.  Very best wishes to all skaters as you prepare for an exciting competition season!

Madeline Edwards/Zhao Kai Pang-JGP Courchevel-August 21-24, 2014-Silver

Larkyn Austman-JGP Courchevel-August 21-24, 2014-10th

Brianna Delmaestro/Timothy Lum-JGP Slovenia-August 27-31, 2014 - Silver

Mitchell Gordon-JGP Slovenia-August 27-31, 2014 - 7th

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