Congratulations to our new Canskate in Training coaches.
A huge thank you to the facilitator Megan Foster and the Beaver Valley Skating Club for hosting the Canskate Coach Training course.
Click on links to see winner of the Kootenay Region Canskate, Starskate and PA winners.
KR AGM 2020 (dragged)
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KR AGM 2020 (dragged) 3
The Columbia Valley Skating Club
is looking for a qualified and experienced Head Coach for the 2019/2020 skating season. Columbia Valley Skating Club offers approximately 13-15 hrs of ice per week from September to mid March. Our club consists of approximately 90 skaters and offers programs from Off Ice classes, PreCanskate, CanSkate, PreStar, Star and Competitive skaters. Skaters attend 3 competitions per year, as well as test days and a year end ICE Show production. We are seeking an experienced, organized, enthusiastic, highly motivated professional with a passion for skating who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with children, parents, fellow coaches and the club executive.
The interested Candidate should be a registered Skate Canada Coach at the primary level or higher. Available to teach strong fundamentals to beginning and developing skaters as well as learn to skate to our CanSkaters. The Candidate should be familiar with the new Star 1 – 5 test program, or willing to learn and implement in their teaching with our club programs.
Skills and attributes required are:
– NCCP Level 1 or higher
– CanSkate Certified & Primary STARSkate Certified
– In Good standing with Skate Canada
– Able to teach all levels of dance and skills up to Gold level
– Offer group and private lessons, Morning ice once a week & 3 times a week afternoon/evenings 3:30 to 6:45
– Demonstrated ability to work well with all parents, students, board and other coaches
– Positive Role Model/Team player
– Excellent communication skills
Please forward resume with references in confidence to
Good Luck to the Kootenay Region Team, and all the skaters attending the Super Series Final in Kelowna, March 3-5, 2017
2016-2017 Winter Season
Online Registration opens
Monday, August 22nd
or check out our registration page
Season Begins Oct. 2nd:
PreCanskate – Mondays & Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30 pm
Canskate – Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:45 – 5:30 pm
CanPowerskate – Wed. 5:15 – 6:00 pm or 6:00 – 6:45 pm &
Thurs. 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Season begins Sept. 6th:
Jr. Starskate Group – Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30- 4:30 pm
Starskate – Sunday – Friday
Ice Show April 22nd 3:00 pm!!!!!
We will also be at the Community Registration Night on Sept. 7th
at the Cranbrook Curling Centre.
For more information: [email protected]
Creston Valley Skating Club is seeking a SkateCanada-certified coach for the
We are a small club, with about 75 skaters in 2015-2016, most of whom are in
CanSkate. We are looking for a coach willing and able to take on coaching
all levels. It amounts to about 14 hours per week: one CanSkate for Tots
session, two each of CanSkate A and CanSkate B sessions, two Primary
StarSkate sessions, and three or four StarSkate sessions each week.
You will deliver the CanSkate program in accordance with SkateCanada
guidelines, provide group and private lessons for Primary and StarSkate
members, and support skaters in attending test days and competitions. You
will also plan and implement the annual ice show at the end of the season.
You must have attended, or be willing to attend, a Coaches’ Update Clinic
and be prepared to implement the new SkateCanada program for StarSkate.
We have one novice coach who will work with you to deliver the CanSkate
program, and two or three StarSkaters who may be available as Program
Assistants. They, as well as Club directors and volunteers, will be
available to provide support and assistance for off-ice and planning
Our season starts in early October and runs through to early March. CanSkate
sessions are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons; Primary StarSkate on
Thursday afternoons and Sunday evenings; and StarSkate sessions are
scheduled for Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings, and
Sunday evenings (StarSkate schedule subject to change depending on numbers
of skaters registered).
Salary commensurate with experience. Travel costs for test days and
competitions will be provided by the Creston Skating Club.
To apply, or for more information: contact Tammy Bradford, Interim
President, at 250-428-4315 (home); 250-428-9262 (work) or by email at
. Deadline to apply is Saturday, 27 August.
Friday, September 9th 5:30 – 7:00 pm Haley Park Soccer Field, Warfield
This is a Sport, Recreation and Culture Marketplace that KidSport is sponsoring. Following the Marketplace, please join us for the KOOTENAY SAVINGS, OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT featuring FINDING DORY! Come and register for skating and watch a movie with the Beaver Valley Skating Club!
September 19 – 30 from 4:30 – 5:30
Register during our Jumpstart Program. Look for Robyn Batch or Mandy Paulsen in the viewing room or Club Room to registe
Transitioning to the new test system
The Kootenay Region will be offering both an East and West Kootenay location option for the clinics. Please select the location that best suits you and register today. Coaches are encouraged to join the seminars to help with the transition to the new test system.
Fernie arena 9-5pm August 20, 2016
Deadline for registration August 15, 2016
Beaver Valley Arena 9-5 September 17, 2016
Deadline for Registration September 12, 2016
A light lunch will be served. Please note any dietary concerns.
This is a full day presentation with an on ice component. The fee for attendance is $50.00 Please return forms and payment to:
985 Westridge Dr.
Invermere BC V0A 1K4
All Cheques are payable to Kootenay Region Non-Region coaches are welcome to attend any of the update clinics. The fee for non-Kootenay registered coaches is $75.00 also payable to Kootenay Region.
The Fernie Skating Club’s Fall Registration dates are September 7 & 8 at the Community Centre from 6 – 8:30pm. Contact Monique Mattersdorfer, Registrar, at [email protected] for more information.
The Cranbrook Skating Club is taking registrations for our 2 week Summer Program beginning August. 22, 2016 with sessions running Monday through Friday each week. Please contact Head Coach Lorinda Nelson at [email protected] or call 250-426-9510 for more information or to reserve a spot. First Come First Serve!
Get a headstart on the upcoming winter season!!
Kevin Reynolds and Liam Firus presented Claire Sibbald with the 2016 Skate Canada BC/YK STARSkate Athlete Award at the recent Section Awards Gala in April. Introductions were conducted by Tracy Wilson and Ted Bardon. What an amazing experience for Claire!
Taryn Verhelst – 2016 Kootenay Region Skate Canada Program Assistant Award
Lis Iannone – Beaver Valley Skating Club Coach
Claire Sibbald – 2016 Kootenay Region Skate Canada StarSkate Athlete Award
Jacinta Marina – Kootenay Region Chair
Adleigh Rodgers – 2016 Kootenay Region Skate Canada Canskate Athlete Award