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FALL CANSKATE 2020 - REGISTRATION OPEN

posted Oct 11, 2020, 11:06 AM

The Port Credit Skating Club is excited to announce that registration is open for our 2020-2021 Fall CanSkate season and we will be skating at our home Port Credit Memorial Arena.  

There have been many changes this season due to COVID Protocols. Read this email in its entirety as it contains important information.

In order to register for CanSkate the skaters need to meet the following program requirement:

Skaters must be independent in order to attend the CanSkate programs, meaning they must be able to stand up on their own and do not require any hands-on support for skating. Coaches and PA’s are not permitted to have physical contact with skaters. They also should be able to put on their gloves independently.

The skaters will also require the following equipment in order to participate in the program:

  • CSA Approved hockey helmets
  • Clean mittens or gloves
  • Skates
  • Hard skate guards
    • Skate guards should be made of a hard material, they should not have any wheels attached to them as walking up ramps will be required
    • Guards can be purchased at most sports stores.
    • You can purchase guards from our sponsor Figure Skating Boutique (here).
  • Clean face mask

Please register here

When registering:

  • Please review the schedule as the skating session times are different than from previous seasons
  • Please select the instalment option at checkout so you will pay one third of program fees at registration and the remaining payments on Nov 1st and Dec 1st.  This will be beneficial to both you and the Club, in the event that there are future restrictions that impact us.


Due to COVID restriction the CanSkate you know from previous seasons has changed.

The program has changed as follows:

  • Programs will run as 30minute sessions
  • There will be no fast track warm-up
  • Skaters will do three 10-minute circuits
  • Assessments will be maintained online on the club website and no paper report cards will be given

The following protocol will be followed in all CanSkate sessions

  1. Before leaving home review the self-screening COVID questionnaire (here).
  2. Skaters should arrive at the arena parking lot 20 minutes before their session start time.
  3. Skaters should change and put on their equipment in the car (There will be no access to the arena or changing rooms)
  4. Skates should be put on with their guards on
  5. Once ready skaters should put on their name tags (will be provided at the first session) and put on their masks and helmets. They do not need to put on their gloves
  6. Skaters will assemble at the entrance to the facility with 2m physical distancing. Skaters should use the ramp and not walk up the stairs.
  7. Skaters will be able to enter the facility using the main door. Parents are not allowed in the ice rink, and must wait for their skater in the parking lot. (Spectators are not permitted as per City of Mississauga protocols for the Port Credit Arena- see below)
  8. The skaters will be met by a volunteer, who will guide them to the appropriate ice entrance based on the group color
  9. In order to get on the ice skaters will do the following
    1. Take off their guards, and leave them at a designated spot
    2. Sanitize their hands
    3. Put on their gloves and enter the ice surface
  10. On the ice skaters will be given a designated spot in order to ensure 2m physical distancing
  11. Coaches will not be able to touch the skaters, if a skater requires assistance the parent will be called.
  12. When the session end the skaters should line up by the exit door and follow the procedure:
    1. Put on skate guards
    2. Remove gloves, sanitize hands
  13. Skaters will exit the arena using the door at the far end the hallway by Dressing Room 1
  14. Skaters should be pickup by their parents at the outside door located at the bottom of the ramp. Signage will be posted for the first few weeks.

The City of Mississauga has changed some of their COVID protocols now that we are back at Port Credit Memorial Arena.  Please read carefully:

  • Parents/guardians and spectators will not be allowed into the Port Credit Memorial Arena at any time
  • Skaters must perform passive screening before leave the house, if you answer “yes” to any of the screening questions - stay home!  Screening questions are found here (as well as attached to the email)
  • Parents/guardians will be asked to wait in the parking lot for their skater and remain physically distanced during this time
  • Should a parent be needed to assist a skater, they will be called and may enter the lobby to meet with their skater
  • Skaters will enter the arena using the main doors.  Skaters will most likely exit from the door facing the parking lot, at the bottom of the outdoor ramp

Before you skate this week, note the following summary of our Club COVID-19 protocols:

  • Skaters will be asked by a Club representative (Coach or Volunteer) if they have completed and passed the self screening questions.  Please be prepared to answer ‘yes’ since you have completed your self-screening.  Otherwise, the skater must complete the full screening questions at the arena and this will delay all skaters from entering the arena
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at ALL times. We understand that some skaters are in their own social “bubble”, however, we are asking that physical distancing be strictly maintained while at the arena.  
  • Keep your hands clean! Perform hand hygiene when entering the arena and when getting on and off the ice.  Wear clean skating gloves every day.
  • Masks must be worn when in public spaces in the facility and must be worn when entering and exiting the building.

We will further discuss the protocols and answer your questions during our COVID-19 Prevention and Education Virtual Seminar to be held on

Monday October 12th at 7:30 pm:

https://zoom.us/j/93813263171?pwd=elVKM1dWQjlSUkp1S2U4dUZBdzNqZz09

Wednesday October 14th at 7:30 pm:

https://zoom.us/j/93845250888?pwd=SENiK21JREEwYS8rSFYvM0FLMmRGdz09

We look forward to seeing you back at the rink!

Port Credit Skating Club

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Oct 3, 2020, 10:41 AM


COVID-19


COVID-19 has posed many challenges in regards to planning and executing our skating season. The situation remains fluid and unexpected changes to our protocols may be necessary in order to maintain compliance with government restrictions. Skate Canada, Skate Ontario and municipal guidelines must all be taken into consideration to ensure the
safety for our skaters, coaches, volunteers and parents.


2020-2021 Skating Season


Your Port Credit SC Board of Directors has been hard at work planning for the 2020-2021 skating year.


Port Credit Arena


We are pleased to announce that Fall skating sessions will take place at the Port Credit Arena! Arena-specific restrictions are in place for the Port Credit Arena and these will be sent out shortly.


Fall 2020 Skating


Registration for the Fall 2020 skating season (October to December) will soon be open. The  number of skaters per session is limited due to restrictions on gathering sizes and, as noted above, could change based on further COVID limitations.


Fall CanSkate


Currently, our CanSkate program cannot accept any skater who requires assistance on the ice (i.e. is unable to already move on their own in skates). Our Coaches and Program Assistants are not permitted to have physical contact with skaters based on Skate Ontario recommendations.  Skaters must be independent and able to stand up on their own if
they fall. For this reason, there will be no Pre-CanSkate sessions during Fall 2020. At this time, spectators are not permitted at the Port Credit arena.  Fully dressed skaters will be assemble at the arena door and be escorted as a group to and from the ice by our volunteers or coaches. CanSkate sessions will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday for 30 minute sessions.  An Adult CanSkate session will also take place on Sundays for those with skating experience.

StarSkate


StarSkate sessions will resume as per Pre-Fall program guidelines with further restrictions due to the return to Port Credit Arena.  These will be made clear in updated protocols.


An email will be sent out shortly to announce registration for both our CanSkate and StarSkate programs.


Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Ceremony


The Port Credit Skating Club Annual General Meeting, which was postponed in the Spring, will be taking place on Thursday October 15th at 7:30 pm. Due to COVID restrictions this will be a Zoom meeting. All members are encouraged to attend as we will be holding our awards ceremony to honor our 2019-2020 season skaters as well as voting in our new 2020-2021 season Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining our volunteer Board, please email
admin@portcreditfsc.ca before October 8th.


Thanksgiving


We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Port Credit family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. The Board of Directors is truly thankful for our skating family’s ongoing patience, understanding and generosity through these challenging times.

We look forward to seeing you back at the rink!


Port Credit Skating Club

SEPTEMBER SKATING 2020 REGISTRATION

posted Sep 5, 2020, 1:11 PM

September Skating 2020 Registration is Open

The Port Credit SC is excited to be starting its skating season!

The City of Mississauga has, at this time, reopened only two arenas, Iceland and Tomken, and offered skating clubs ice time for one month only.  We are working with the City with the hope that Port Credit Arena will reopen in the near future. 

Registration is now open for a short “Pre-Fall” season (Sept. 8 to Oct. 4) for Development, Pre-Competitive and Competitive skaters (No Junior Development, Intro to Development, PreCan or CanSkate at this time). However, based on the maximum number of people permitted to gather and to maintain safety for all participants, coaches and volunteers, registration will be limited.

The Port Credit SC Board of Directors has been working in collaboration with the City of Mississauga as well as following Public Health and Skate Ontario guidelines regarding return to skating protocols and restrictions during the COVID-19 situation.  It is important that you read this email thoroughly and in its entirety.

Registration for September 2020

New for the 2020-2021 season – A one-time Skate Canada fee of $44 and a $100 Administrative fee will be charged to all StarSkate and Year long-programs: Intro to Development, Development, JumpStart, Junior Development, Pre-competitive and Competitive.  These fees are valid for the entire season and will be applied at the time of registration.

Click here for the Pre-Fall season program registration.

Participation Requirements

A mandatory "COVID-19 Prevention/Education virtual seminar" must be attended by the skater and their parent/guardian prior to attending any PCSC activity.  A Zoom meeting has been arranged for Monday, September 7th at 7:30 pm.  Click this link to access the meeting: 

Join Zoom Meeting
 https://zoom.us/j/97681806611?pwd=a3lQZXNjSlZpUk10dk1IL2lsNWlRdz09

Meeting ID: 976 8180 6611
Password: 369412

Acceptance of the mandatory PCSC COVID-19 Return to Skate Policy and Skate Ontario Acknowledgment, Release, Indemnity and Assumption of Risk regarding COVID-19 (“COVID-19 Waiver”) must be accepted online at the time of registration.  Any skater who has not accepted the waivers will not be permitted to skate until these have been completed.  Please take the time to read these documents carefully; they are attached to this email.

No Person(s) shall be allowed to participate in any PCSC activity/program/event without completing the virtual training, accepting the policies and the waiver.

A verbal COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire will be administered daily to each skater, coach and volunteer prior to each session and must be answered truthfully. (See the attached document for review)

Please note skaters must be dressed, warmed up and have their skates on and present themselves at the gathering spot 10 minutes prior to the start of their skating session. The skaters and their coach(s) enter the ice facility as a group.  Late entry will not be permitted and the skater will forfeit that skate.  The skaters and their coach(s) will be permitted to enter the facility 10 min prior to the start of the skating session.

Spectators

The City of Mississauga is permitting one parent/guardian per skater.  It is strongly encouraged that parents/guardians of skaters over the age of 13 not enter the facility as a spectator unless absolutely necessary.  Spectators will not be permitted entry any earlier than the established session start time (i.e. 5 pm session will be allowed entry at 5 pm) and must leave the facility immediately at the conclusion of the session and wait for their skater outside. Mandatory COVID screening will be done for spectators by the City Ambassador posted at the entrance, masks must be worn and physical distance of 2m from other spectators must be maintained while in the facility.  Spectators for the session should gather outside, enter the facility as a group and proceed directly to the designated viewing area following directional markings.

September session

Please note PCSC skating sessions will be taking place at different arenas and rinks.  Click here for the online schedule posted on our website.

Monday to Friday: Iceland Rink 2 (entry from the SOUTH entrance)

Sunday: Tomken Arena

Guest skating will not be permitted at this time. For Skaters registered for September skating registered drop-in sessions may be allowed if space permits on that session.  There is a test day planned for late September, details are still being confirmed.

Any questions can be answered during the Zoom meeting or you can email admin@portcreditfsc.ca.

Information regarding all other skating levels, including CanSkate, will be communicated to all our members as soon as we have further details regarding ice/facility availability and COVID guidelines.

Port Credit Skating Club

AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Aug 3, 2020, 2:36 PM

August 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 skating

The Port Credit SC has successfully offered skating sessions to a limited number of skaters since the beginning of July.  Skaters who are at Star 1 to Gold level only are allowed to skate at this time.  Summer skating has allowed for COVID protocols to be established and put into practice as we look ahead to a new way of offering our programs in the Fall. 

COVID-19

The City of Mississauga has now entered Stage 3 of reopening.  The Board of Directors is working with the coaching team to make the appropriate updates to our current protocols based on Skate Ontario and City of Mississauga guidelines.

2020-2021 Skating Season

Your Port Credit SC Board of Directors will be hard at work over the next month planning for the 2020-2021 skating year.  There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration in light of COVID restrictions and regulations.  Skate Canada, Skate Ontario and municipal protocols must all be taken into consideration to ensure safety for our skaters, coaches, volunteers and parents.    

The Port Credit SC will continue to communicate with our members regarding Fall program registration as well as updates related to COVID-19.  You can also visit our homepage and COVID-19 tab for up-to-date information.

See you at the rink!  

Port Credit Skating Club

JULY 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Jul 1, 2020, 12:34 PM



Happy Canada Day!  

Summer 2020 skating

The Port Credit SC Board of Directors has been working in collaboration with the City of Mississauga and following Public Health and Skate Ontario guidelines regarding COVID protocols and restrictions.  We are proceeding with very limited Summer programs in order to maintain safety for all participants, coaches and volunteers.  Skaters who have been contacted by their coach will be permitted to register for the specific sessions for which they have been instructed.   Summer session will take place at Iceland arena.  Further details regarding summer skating will be emailed to eligible skaters within the next few days.  There will be no CanSkate or Adult learn-to-skate sessions taking place this summer.  Guest skating will not be permitted.  There will not be a test day taking place.  

Please remember that if you are registering for programs and cannot recall your log in information, DO NOT create a new account.  Instead, please email admin@portcreditfsc.ca for assistance or to receive password reset instructions. 

Your Port Credit SC Board of Directors will be hard at work over the summer planning for the 2020-2021 skating year.  There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration in light of COVID restrictions and regulations.  We will send an email with details and registration information as soon as it is available. 

We wish all of our Port Credit Skating Club families a wonderful summer!

See you at the rink!  

Port Credit Skating Club

JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Jun 2, 2020, 8:52 PM


COVID-19 update

The Ontario Government announced that Figure Skating would be permitted to resume in Stage 1 of reopening. This being said, only National level competitive skaters have been allowed to return to skating under strict protocols.

The Port Credit SC is monitoring updates from our National and Provincial Skating governing bodies, Skate Canada and Skate Ontario, as well as the Provincial and municipal governments. The City of Mississauga arenas remain closed with no planned re-opening date at this time. We will continue to communicate with our members when new information is made available.

Port Credit Skating Club Coach Goodwill Fund

We would like to thank our members who have generously contributed towards our Coach Goodwill Fund. We have raised a total of $3225.00 to date as we strive to reach our goal of $5000 by June 30th. You can apply your credit for lost skating sessions or make a monetary donation towards supporting our coaches. Donations can be made here. Simply chose the amount you wish to donate and the credit/gift certificate you received for lost skating sessions will be applied to the invoice. Be sure to log in to your current PCSC account to ensure your credit will be applied, do not create a new account.

Summer 2020 Programming

In light of the current COVID closures and uncertainty regarding arena re-opening, registration for Summer programs remains unavailable until we can confirm sessions will be taking place. Schedules for Summer are posted on our website under the Spring and Summer 2020 tab and can be viewed here. You can review this information in order to make plans but we cannot guarantee that Summer skating will be able to proceed.

2019-2020 skating season memories...

We are putting together a video to recap the 2019-2020 season and are looking to you, our members, to submit photos, videos or to talk about your experience skating at PCSC.  We would love to hear from you and include your memories. Please email us at president@portcreditfsc.ca with your images or comments.

2020-2021 Season

The PCSC Board of directors is diligently working on plans for the 2020-2021 season. We must not only plan for our usual skating programs but also for COVID protocols to ensure a safe return to skating for everyone. Again, a resumption of skating in September will be dependent on arena reopening and government guidelines.

MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted May 2, 2020, 2:37 PM

The Port Credit Skating Club continues to comply with COVID closures which remain in effect until early July. We appreciate our members’ support, generosity and patience as we navigate through this difficult time.

Session Credits

Credits, or gift certificates, have been processed for all missed sessions due to COVID-19 and invoices were re-sent to all members. The gift certificate will remain on your account for two years and will be automatically applied to your next invoice transaction.

Carnival refunds

Carnival registration fees have been refunded back to the credit card originally used for your purchase. Updated invoices were re-sent to all Carnival registrants.

PCSC Coach Goodwill Fund

The Port Credit Skating Club would like to thank our very generous members who have already answered the call to support our coaching team. Click here for more information on what the PCSC is doing to raise funds in support of our coaches who have lost income due to the current COVID-19 shutdown and how to make a donation. PCSC will match donations received up to $5000.00! Let’s work together to support our hard working coaches.

Spring and Summer 2020 Programming

Spring programs have been cancelled due to ongoing arena closures. Registration for Summer programs will be postponed until we can confirm that sessions will be taking place and we know the start date. Schedules for Summer are posted on our website under the Spring and Summer 2020 tab and can be viewed here. You can review this information in order to make future plans. We will notify you when registration opens.

Activities!

We have added some resources and activities to our website for you to keep your skater busy during the skating closure. You can download and print coloring pages and take part in one of our “Challenges” here. You can also look for the challenges on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Send us pictures to let us know how your skater is staying fit and keeping busy these days. We will post these to our website and social media! You can send your pictures to admin@portcreditfsc.ca .

Your PCSC Board of Directors is hard at work, even during the COVID closures, looking far ahead and planning for the 2020-2021 season. We are eager to welcome each one of you back to the arena once again.

Stay safe and stay home.

Port Credit Skating Club

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE AND COVID-19 UPDATE

posted Apr 9, 2020, 5:06 PM


Dear Port Credit Skating Club Members,

The City of Mississauga has informed us that they made the difficult, but responsible decision to close all city arenas until the beginning of July.  Sadly, that means our regular skating season has come to an early end, and we will need to adjust our planned Spring and Summer seasons.

We were heartbroken that we needed to cancel Carnival, as many of our skaters look forward to our ice show and consider it one of the highlights of their skating season.  We are planning to reschedule Carnival to April 2021, and invite back our graduating skaters so they have their last skate with their PCSC skating family.

Even though the arena is closed, your Port Credit Skating Club board is diligently working behind the scenes.  We will be processing credits to reimburse you for missed regular season sessions and we will refund those who registered for Carnival.  We are planning a condensed Summer skating season once we know when the arenas will open again. 

We are creating the "PCSC Coach Goodwill Fund” where you will be able to apply your credit for lost skating sessions or make a monetary donation towards supporting our coaches. Further information regarding the Coach fund will be forthcoming.

We are also planning for the future.  Next year is the 60th anniversary of the Port Credit Skating Club and we want to celebrate our history and return to arena on a high note.  We plan to have our 2020-2021 program information available on our website in early August, We will hold our Annual General Meeting in September as a welcome back party.

Most importantly, we are here for you.  Please feel free to contact us at admin@portcreditfsc.ca or info@portcreditfsc.ca if you have any questions or suggestions.  We miss you and appreciate all your support for our club, our coaches and our skaters.

Please keep an eye on our social media, as we will post a retrospective of the last and celebrate the successes of our skaters.

Take care, stay safe.

We will see you at the rink!

Miriam Phelps
President, Port Credit Skating Club

APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER AND COVID UPDATE

posted Apr 6, 2020, 6:27 PM

The world we live in has changed significantly since our March newsletter. COVID-19 has taken a hold of every aspect of our lives. Let’s all make a difference by staying home and practicing physical distancing.

Cancelled Sessions

The Port Credit Skating Club’s programs remain suspended. We have received direction from the City of Mississauga that arenas will be closed until further notice.

Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel PreCanSkate, CanSkate and Adult CanSkate programs for the remainder of the season. Credits will be issued for missed sessions, this will take a bit of time so we ask for patience*. Progress reports ribbons and badges will be distributed during the 2020-2021 season.

For all other levels, we will inform you as soon as we receive information regarding arena re-opening. Once we know how many sessions have been missed, we will credit your account*.

*Credits which are on your account will automatically be applied to your next invoice.

Carnival 2020

Sadly we are cancelling Carnival for this year. We are rescheduling Carnival for April of 2021! We understand that current graduating skaters will be especially disappointed with this decision as Carnival is often a highlight of their year. These skaters will be invited back to participate next year. An email will be sent to skaters registered for Carnival regarding refunds. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who have worked extremely hard on planning Carnival and hope that you will be willing and able to help in 2021.

Supporting Our Coaches

The Port Credit Skating Club is hoping to raise funds to support our coaches, who have lost income due to the current COVID-19 shutdown. Some of our coaches depend on PCSC programming as their primary source of income. As independent contractors working for a not-for-profit organization this makes for tough times ahead. If you are lucky enough to have a stable income, unaffected by the current economic situation, please consider donating to the "PCSC Coach Goodwill Fund". You will be able to apply your credit for lost skating sessions or make a monetary donation towards supporting our coaches. Further information regarding the Coach fund will be forthcoming.

Port Credit SC – Annual General Meeting

The planned Annual General Meeting and Skater Awards Ceremony of the Port Credit Skating Club planned for May 6th, 2020 has been rescheduled for the fall of 2020.

Spring and Summer 2020 Programming

Registration for Spring and Summer will be postponed until we are assured that sessions will be taking place and we know the start date. Schedules and pricing have been posted on our website under the Spring and Summer 2020 tab and can be viewed here. You can review this information in order to make future plans. We will notify you when registration opens.

Please note that there has been an arena change for our Spring and Summer programs. All sessions are to take place at Iceland arena and NOT Erin Mills Twin Arena.

We would like to thank all our members for their patience and understanding during this difficult time. We will keep everyone updated as more information becomes available. Stay safe and we hope to see everyone back at the rink soon!

Port Credit Skating Club

COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 19

posted Mar 20, 2020, 9:47 AM

The Port Credit Skating Club Board of Directors is having regular discussions regarding COVID-19 and the impact on our Club, skaters and members.

Cancelled classes due to COVID-19: we will issue credits for missed classes. Once we know how many sessions will be missed, we will credit your account and advise you by email. The credit will be automatically applied to your next invoice and is valid for two years from the time it is issued.

Spring and Summer 2020: registration for Spring and Summer will be postponed until we are assured that sessions will be taking place. Schedules and pricing have been posted on our website under the Spring and Summer 2020 tab and can be viewed here. You can review this information in order to make future plans. You will be notified when registration is available on our website.

March 31stStarSkate Test Day: we have cancelled the March 31st Test Day. The next planned test day will be on our Spring session and will be held on Tuesday, June 30th.

Carnival 2020: At this time we continue to make plans for Carnival. We will re-evaluate our timelines and update our members as soon as we can confirm whether Carnival will still take place on April 25th. We will communicate via email and on our website as soon as a decision has been made.

Port Credit Skating Club

COVID-19 UPDATE - IMPORTANT

posted Mar 13, 2020, 4:54 PM

The following communication was received late this afternoon from the City of Mississauga:

With guidance from Peel Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is Mississauga is responding with the following changes in City operations at this time.

  • The City of Mississauga will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities starting Saturday, March 14 through to April 5 to the public. This includes the Living Arts Centre, Meadowvale Theatre, Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.  Programming at these facilities will be cancelled.

For this reason, the Port Credit Skating Club will be cancelling all skating sessions starting Sunday, March 15th to Sunday, April 5th.

We currently have coaches at the arena who are prepared to proceed with today’s scheduled sessions.   PreCanSkate and CanSkate classes will proceed as planned. We ask that you use your discretion as to whether you wish to attend skating today.

We will keep you posted on further updates as they are available, this includes updates regarding Carnival.

COVID-19 MARCH 12TH UPDATE

posted Mar 12, 2020, 10:29 PM

The health and safety of our members, coaches, parents and volunteers the top priority for us. We are closely following the direction of the City of Mississauga, Peel Public Health, provincial health officials, the Public Health Agency of Canada and our governing bodies, Skate Ontario and Skate Canada.

Will there be skating on Friday & Sunday (March 13 & March 15)?

Yes. As of this time, all City of Mississauga facilities, including the Port Credit Memorial Arena are open. We plan to run all Star Skate and CanSkate/PreCanskate programs on Friday, March 13th and Sunday, March 15th.

If Public Health recommends closing the arena, we will advise you as quickly as possible by email and notifications on our website (portcreditskatingclub.ca) and social media accounts (#PCFSC and @portcreditskatingclub).

Will there be skating over March break?

There are no regular skating sessions at the Port Credit Skating Club from March 16th – March 21st.

We have a planned Competitive/Pre-Competitive on ice session, as well as a planned Off Ice session for March 22nd. Click here for more details.

At this time, we anticipate all regular StarSkate, CanSkate and PreCanskate sessions to resume March 23rd and March 24th, respectively.

Should circumstances change, we will communicate these to you as soon as possible.

The Government of Ontario has closed public schools for two weeks following March break (until April 5th). Will Port Credit Skating Club cancel skating sessions too?

We just don’t know right now. The COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly, and we do not have enough information to give you a definite answer at this time. We will let you know as soon as we can.

Will Carnival rehearsals begin as scheduled and will there still be a show?

Good question.  While Carnival is an important tradition for Port Credit Skating Club, the health of our skaters, members, parents, coaches and their families and friends are more important. Please bear with us. When we know more, we will let you know.

Will the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship go ahead as scheduled?

Skate Ontario is monitoring the situation closely and, are “proceeding according to plan with upcoming Skate Ontario events at this time.” Skate Ontario will communicate any changes at skateontario.org

COVID-19 Prevention

Symptoms of COVID-19 are mild fever, dry cough, and sore throat. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other more common viruses is to:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible
  • avoid contact with people who are ill and their items​
  • cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; if no tissue is available, then sneeze or cough into the sleeve or arm
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly
  • do not share food or drinks (including water bottles)

What should I do if my skater is sick?

Anytime you or your skater are sick, it is expected that you do not attend any scheduled skating sessions.

We will continue to monitor the situation and seek advice and recommendations in the coming days to ensure we are providing the safest environment possible.  If recommendations change, we will respond quickly and communicate via our website, social media and email.

MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Feb 29, 2020, 9:54 AM

We have had a busy winter and are looking forward to an exciting spring.

Carnival

Our much anticipated ice show will be taking place on Saturday April 25th. Thank you to all who have registered, you’re going to have a great time! Online registration is now closed. If you would like to register your skater please email your request to events@portcreditfsc.ca .

  • CanSkate Carnival practices will begin on March 29th during your regular skating session.
  • StarSkate Carnival practices will begin April 1st - schedule TBA
  • Ticket sales for both shows will begin in early April, further details to come.
  • Our Volunteer coordinator will be contacting you in mid-March to discuss your volunteer position and best availability for the event.

We are currently seeking sponsors and advertisers for Carnival. If you, or someone you know, are a business owner we are offering the opportunity to reach a large local audience by sponsoring a portion of our show or by advertising in our Show Program. All advertisers and sponsors will be listed on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages. An email blast will also be sent out to all our membership after the show for further promotion. See the Sponsorship page on our website for further information. You can speak to one of our volunteers or email events@portcreditfsc.ca if you have any questions.

Competitions

Our Competitive skaters, along with their coaches, have been travelling throughout Ontario to compete this winter and have done a great job at representing our Club! Congratulations!  See our Facebook page for photos and updates from the events.

IMPORTANT DATES for the month of March:

  • Daylight Savings Time: Remember to “Spring Forward” and turn your clocks ahead on Sunday March 8th.
  • Wednesday March 11th: Junior Development information session. Details to follow.
  • March Break: there will be NO skating sessions from Monday March 16th to Sunday March 22nd. Please note that StarSkate sessions (PreCompetitive and Competitive)will take place on a modified schedule on Sunday March 22nd. See the attached March Break schedule.
  • Tuesday March 31st -StarSkate Test Day:
    • There are NO Pre CanSkate or CanSkate sessions on this day (this is a scheduled “no skating” day).
    • There are NO Open (4 pm) or Development/PreCompetitive (5 pm) session on this day.
    • A test day schedule will be sent and will include information regarding the remaining scheduled Open and Competitive Sessions for this day.
    • For skaters who are testing, please see the PCSC website for test day information, schedule and to pay for your test day fees prior to test day.

Spring and Summer 2020: the Board of Directors is currently working on finalizing the Spring and Summer schedules. Information will be sent out as soon as it is available.

Remember to visit our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding Club activities.

See you at the rink!

Port Credit Skating Club

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Feb 2, 2020, 1:13 PM

Welcome to our new Winter CanSkate families!

Please make note of the following dates and information:

  • Saturday February 15th -- Carnival Registration closes
  • Monday February 17th – Family Day, there are no skating sessions taking place on this day

Carnival 2020 will be taking place on Saturday April 25th for two shows at 2 pm and 7 pm. This much anticipated ice show is a great opportunity for your skaters to take part and shine in the spotlight. ALL levels of skaters are welcome to register. PreCanSkate and CanSkate level skaters steal the show every time! Practices take place during regular sessions in the weeks leading to Carnival. Only the Thursday and Friday rehearsals may require you to come to the arena on an additional day. We are also seeking Sponsors and Advertisers. If you, or someone you know, are a business owner refer to the Carnival Sponsorship information on our website. See our website under the Carnival 2020 tab for everything you need to know about Carnival. If you have any questions, please email us at events@portcreditfsc.ca or stop by to talk to one of the Board members at the CanSkate table or at the arena. REGISTER TODAY!

Congratulations to all of our Port Credit skaters who are taking part in competitions throughout Ontario. Your hard work is an inspiration to everyone. Huge thanks also go out to our dedicated team of coaches who spend many hours getting our young athletes prepared mentally and physically for competition. Good luck to all of you!

Did you know that the Port Credit Skating Club is operated solely by parent volunteers? We are always seeking new volunteers who are willing to help. If you are interested, please speak to one of our Board members at the arena or email admin@portcreditfsc.ca .  

Remember to visit our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding Club activities.

See you at the arena!

Port Credit Skating Club

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

posted Jan 5, 2020, 6:30 PM

Please make note of the following dates and information:

  • Thursday, January 2nd- StarSkate Programs resume
  • Thursday, January 2nd - Winter CanSkate Programs begin
  • Thursday, January 30th – StarSkate Test Day. There will be NO CanSkate sessions on this day.   StarSkate session cancellation information will be sent out when available.

Winter CanSkate Programs are filling up! If you haven’t already registered, do so now. Click here to view and register.

If you are a returning PreCanSkate or CanSkate participant, please bring the Progress Report that you received on your last session. This will enable our coaches to more easily assess your child based on their prior accomplishments.

Some of our skaters have severe peanut/nut allergies. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe environment for everyone and ask that consumption of all nuts be avoided by your skater prior to or while at skating. If they should come into contact with nuts please have them wash their hands thoroughly prior to attending skating. We are particularly concerned about our common areas such as the dressing rooms.

With winter upon us, please refer to our “Weather Policy” which is found in the Port Credit SC policies:

  • In cases of inclement weather, check the PCSC homepage and Facebook page for updates/information regarding skating cancellations and arena closures
  • No make-up session or refund will be provided due to cancelled sessions beyond our control.

As always, remember to visit our website, Facebook and Instagram pages for up-to-date information regarding Club activities.

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