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posted Jun 30, 2020, 2:40 AM

Thanks to a lot of long hours put in by very dedicated members, the Canmore Skating Club is happy to announce that Summer 2020 skating school is a reality and registration is now open. All sessions take place at the Edge School for Athletes (across the highway from Calaway Park). We strongly advise that you spend some time on the Programming->Summer 2020 page of the website, as we all know, this is no ordinary summer.

Currently, only 10 skaters are permitted on the ice, but there is a very good chance that this limitation will be increased as summer progresses.


posted Jun 28, 2020, 7:57 PM

The Canmore Skating Club has secured ice time at the Edge School for Athletes (in vicinity of Calaway Park/Springbank), July 6 through August 13. Generally programming will be Monday thru Thursday from 4:30 – 7:15pm (slight variations some weeks) and includes off-ice and on-ice sessions. At the moment, only 10 skaters on the ice.

Anyone thinking of registering for skating during Phase 2 of Alberta’s COVID-19 Re-launch Strategy must attend this virtual Parent / Adult Skater Information Meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting – Monday, June 29 from 7:00 to ~7:30pm

Meeting ID: 776 0900 2356
Password: 9sBXcN

Registration information (fees, schedules, check lists, etc.) will be sent to you once the details have been confirmed and a few other bureaucratic hoops have been jumped through.

If you are not able to join Robin on Zoom on Monday and intend to skate – the Zoom meeting will be recorded so you can request the link and watch it later. You must confirm that you completed watching the video when you register.

Keep washing your hands.

Tentative agenda


posted Jun 10, 2020, 11:34 AM


We are pleased to announce the addition of 6 more outdoor off-ice training sessions! 

These sessions are offered Tuesdays June 16, 23 and 30 at the Cougar Creek Outdoor Rink and Thursdays June 11, 18 and 25 at the Elizabeth Rummel Sports Field. 

Please register online through your Uplifter account. You will be charged retroactively based on attendance. There are two categories, Star 1-3 and Star 4 and above. 

Thank you for supporting the Club and your skater! 


posted Jun 2, 2020, 10:42 PM

Link to latest posts from Skate Canada: Alberta - NWT/Nunavut re COVID-19

  • June 2, 2020
  • May 11, 2020

Return to Skating Guidelines developed by Skate Canada

A message from Skate Canada: Alberta - NWT/Nunavut 

COVID-19 Provincial Re-launch and Return to Play Update
Date: June 2, 2020

From: Lisa Hardy, Executive Director Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut

To our clubs, skating schools, coaches, officials, volunteers and our skaters, I want you to know that we miss you and are
thankful for your continued engagement, resilience, resourcefulness and ability to adapt as we manage our way through
these unprecedented times.

As we approach the beginning of the fourth month away from sport, we are all beginning to see more media attention on
Return to Play. I want to assure you that our section is highly involved in these discussions and we have been advocating
for Return to Skating in consultation with insurance providers, health and government authorities, our National Sports
Organization (Skate Canada) as well as all other Alberta Provincial Sports Organizations and Skate Canada sections.
As all sports organizations progress on Return to Play across the country, we do so by working closely with different health
authorities. Each province’s approach may vary in timing, in sense of urgency and based on a (potentially different) variety
of factors. Please know, we are passionate at wanting to facilitate Return to Skating as soon as possible and are doing
everything we can to make that happen.

The following factors have been highly communicated, both in writing and in personal meetings, as we advocate on behalf
of our skaters:

  • Figure Skating is naturally physically distanced. That’s an advantage as it’s low-risk for contagion spread
  • The extended break is taking a toll on the physical and mental well-being of our athletes
  • The financial health of the clubs, skating schools and coaches, the backbone of our delivery of skating programs,
    is at risk
  • We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, the skating community and society in
    general remains the utmost priority. This means trusting in the Chief Medical Officer and resulting provincial
    decisions on where and when activities and the opening of facilities can safely occur.

The Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut section has been actively been working on, and advocating for, an earlier
relaunch of skating and the opening of low-risk facilities in the Province. In addition to this ongoing advocacy work, we
submitted an Early Re-launch proposal to Alberta Health and the Province in anticipation of this week’s assessment of
recreation, sport and fitness activities.

...  message continues on Section website. The complete document can be found here.

Additional information, online resources

May 11, 2020 Skate Canada Sanction Suspensions lifted

Skate Canada FAQ:

Alberta Relaunch Strategy


Lisa Hardy

We make this acknowledgement in the spirit of respect, reconciliation and gratitude to the people of Treaty 7 - the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Bearspaw, Wesley), and the Métis Nation (Region 3) - on whose territory we are so fortunate to live, work, learn and play.


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