Welcome to Minto Skating Club

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With many years of competitive figure skating between them and many more years coaching skaters of all levels, Minto's coaching team provides the foundation of the community for the many skaters who call Minto Skating Club their home.

Minto has assembled an exceptional team of the most experienced, dedicated skating coaches in the Ottawa area including level IV NCCP certified Free Skate and Dance coaches and an in-house choreographer. Whether you're looking for the best instruction for your children who are taking their first skating strokes in CanSkate, for a club to help you develop your competitive skating skills to reach your highest performance potential, or for something in between, Minto Skating Club has a skating program that's perfect for you to acheive your skating goals.

Minto Skater Schedule for Summer Skate

For those of you who like to maximize viewing of your Minto friends who are competiting at Summer Skate, here's a list of just the Minto home club skaters who are competing sorted in the order in which they compete.

Read more: Minto Skater Schedule for Summer Skate

August 11th - 15th Extra Ice

For those of you looking for a little more time on the ice this summer please see the form below:

August Extra Ice
 

Minto Summer Skate Volunteers Needed

Our club's biggest fund-raiser, MInto Summer Skate, is fast approaching and we need to assemble our team of volunteers to make it all happen again this year. This competition is vital to the financial success of the club and benefits everyone that skates at Minto.  

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are needed in all areas, so there's something that fits everyone's skills and abilities. For complete details on each of these positions: go to http://summerskate.mintoskatingclub.com/images/pdf/2014/volunteer_positions.pdf

Here's a quick summary of where we need help.

Read more: Minto Summer Skate Volunteers Needed

Gold Test Congratulations - June 2014

The Minto Skating Club would like to congratulate Morgan McMillan for passing her Gold Dance and her Gold Interpretive tests at our June 13, 2014 High Test Day. The Minto Skating Club would also like to congratulate all the other Gold medalists to date for 2013 - 2014

Announcement - CanSkate Coordinator

The Minto Skating Club would like to announce that effective July 1, 2014 Marie-Josée Cloutier will become our first CanSkate Administrator.  Many thanks to all the candidates who participated in the competition for this new position. In addition, the Minto Skating Club would also like to thank Tara McDougall for her many years as the CanSkate Coordinator.

Schedule changes for summer warm-up and summer camp

Please note that the 5pm session for the warm-up week has been cancelled.  Skaters that qualified for that session are now able to register for the 4pm. 

Also, to offer our campers the best experience we will cancel week 1 and week 6 and instead run our summer camp weeks 2,3,4 and 5.

Summer 2014 Registration Forms

The schedule and registration forms for Summer (including the summer warm up week) are now available. 

***Reminder register by 4th June for Early Bird Discount!*** 
In order to facilitate ice scheduling and to minimize our ice costs, having as many registrations as possible by June 4th is essential. Note that the early registration discount schedule is in the same manner as our Spring Session, so if you buy larger numbers of sessions, missing the June 4th deadline will have a significant impact on your total ice costs.

Summer Registration Package
Summer Schedule
Summer Warm Up Week Schedule
 

Registration Forms for Minto Summer Camp!

***Reminder register by 4th June for Early Bird Discount!***
With the success of our week-long camps in the past, this summer we are excited to be extending our Summer Camp to a full four weeks! This is an effort to improve your young athlete’s experience at Minto and provide more choices for parents. There are options with one or two on-ice sessions daily, running Monday through Thursday. We also have options available for those who need camp on Fridays.

Click here for more info  *updated 19th June

Congratulations to Kevin Boczar

Kevin has recently graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa. Many of us know Kevin as a long time skater at the Minto Skating Club and as a national level ice dancer for several years. He is now setting off for three years as an intern and further training as a specialist.

Congratulations Kevin!

Skate Canada Development Camp 2014

Congratulations to Alexis Dion for being selected to take part in the national development camp.  Please click here to read all about it on the Skate Canada Website

2013 - 2014 Skate Canada - Eastern Ontario Achievement Awards

The Minto Skating Club  would like to congratulate two of our club members for receiving Athletes Awards this year! 

The CanSkater of the Year Award winner is Aleksei (Alyosha) Makar and the Competitive Athlete Award winner is Analisa Love-Tedjoutomo.  The awards were handed out at the Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon in Kingston, Ontario on Sunday, May 4th.

Congratulations to you both and good luck next year.

 

    

Gloucester Spring Festival Skate 2014 Results

Results so far (please message us if we haven't included you - we collected as many as we could so far)

Read more: Gloucester Spring Festival Skate 2014 Results

Announcement - New Coach joins the Minto Skating Club

The Executive of the Minto Skating Club is pleased to announce that Marie-Josée Cloutier has joined our team as a Minto Skating Club coach.  I hope you will join the Executive in giving her a very warm welcome. Marie-Josée has been a mainstay around the Club as an associate coach on our dance program for many years. Recently, she has been helping us with our Canskate program on Tuesdays and Saturdays and she worked tirelessly with many other volunteers on our Fire and Ice show.

Congratulations and welcome to the team,

Minto Skating Club, Executive

2014 Skate Canada Adult National Championships

Congratulations to our adult skaters who represented us so well at the Adult National Chamionships!

Wistara Van Snellenberg came 4th in the Gold Women Interpretive Class I event, and 1st (with a new personal best!) in the Competitive Women Freeskate Class I event.
 
Allison Bent came 6th in the Gold Women Interpretive Class III event, and 5th in the Silver Women Freeskate Class III event.

 

Congratulations to our 2014 Skate Ontario StarSkate Team

Congratulations to Matthew Kreft (pre-juvenile men U14 - 4th place), Georgia Forler (pre-juvenile ladies U11 - 8th place), Elisabeth Cherkas (pre-juvenile ladies U14 - 5th place) and Daniel Kreft (pre-juvenile men U11 - 4th place) at the Skate Ontario StarSkate Championships.

Congratulations to our Winter Games Team

We had a strong group of skaters representing us at Ontario Winter Games - here are their results.
 

Juvenile Men - Lucas  Nguyen 1st Place - Ontario Champion

Pre-Novice Ladies - Hannah Dawson 5th Place,  Francesca Joanette 12th Place

Pre-Novice Men - Matthew Markell (Prescott) 7th Place

Novice Ladies - Alexis Dion 5th Place

Novice Men - Cameron Hines 4th Place.

Ottawa Family Living

Analisa and her family have been featured in the winter issue of Ottawa Family Living Magazine.
http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/ottawa-family-living/ofl_winter_2013/2013112801/#20

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