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BC/YK Section Canskate and STARSkate Educational Opportunities

Tue, 16 Feb 2016
We are very excited to announce the following programs that will be offered in April 2016.
  • STARSkate Coaches Update-April 22, 2016 Burnaby BC-Delta Burnaby Hotel
  • Skate Canada BC/YK Section Canskate University-April 23-24, 2016-Burnaby BC at Burnaby 8 Rinks & Delta Burnaby Hotel
  • Skate Canada BC/YK Section Program Assistant Training-April 24, 2016-Burnaby, BC-Burnaby 8 Rinks
The STARSkate Coaches Update will go over the new STAR 1-5 testing program that will be implemented in all clubs starting in September 2016. Skaters will now test STAR 1-5 tests in their home club while being assessed by their own coach. This update will go over these changes coming in September and what coaches can expect with the new changes. The moderator will be Marilyn Kreuzinger whose club, Mile Zero Skating Club, has been running the STAR 1-5 Testing Pilot for several years now. Janice Hunter will also do a  STARSkate Technical update to go over the changes coming for the 2016/17 season. The cost for the coach update will be $10 per coach. Registration deadline is Friday April 1, 2016  Click Here to register for the STARSkate Coaches Update



Skate Canada has now turned over the running of it's annual Canskate University to the Sections. The BC/YK Section will hold a Canskate University April 23-24, 2016 at Burnaby 8 Rinks. The moderator is Skate Canada's Canskate University Learning Facilitator, Mary-Liz Wiley. Those wishing to attend must fill out an application form by the deadline of Monday March 7, 2016. Applicants will be reviewed and those chosen will be invited to attend the Canskate University. As per Skate Canada Guidelines we can only accept a maximum of 25 applicants to this program. Those chosen to attend will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and meals during the Canskate University. Please click here for the Canskate University Memo and the Canskate University Application Form. 


We will hold a Program Assistant Training Session on Sunday April 24 at Burnaby 8 Rinks. The training session will be lead by BC/YK Section Canskate Resource Team Member Diane Knutson. Skaters can sign up to attend the training session for a cost of $25 per skater and skaters who attend will receive a certificate saying they are a Skate Canada BC/YK Section Certified Program Assistant. Deadline for registration is Friday April 1, 2016. Click here to register for the Program Assistant Training



 We encourage Clubs to help support coaches to attend the STARSkate Coaches Update and Canskate University and skaters to attend the Program Assistant training as the knowledge they learn at these seminars can be brought back to be shared among their club, region and peers. Coaches are also eligible to receive CEP points for attending the Canskate University and the STARSkate Coaches Update.

  Any questions regarding the above programs can be sent to bcyksection [at] skatinginbc [dot] com