Dear WSC Families,
Online registration for the 2020-2021 season is now open on our website: woodstockskatingclub.com!
New 6 Week Session Format!
We are implementing a 6 week session format for our Parent & Child, CanSkate Stages 1-4, CanSkate Stages 5/6 &
Intro Star and Adult Programs. We understand that long-term commitment to recreational programs may be more
challenging for families this year. To align with COVID-19 protocols, we must also limit our capacity on the ice for
each session, therefore space is limited. It is our hope that if we offer multiple 6 week sessions throughout the
year, more families will be able to participate throughout our season. The 6 week session format also lends well to
a progressing skater (i.e. If a new skater progresses well in the Parent & Child session, they can potentially sign up
for the CanSkate Stages 1-4 session in the next 6 week session block).
Note: Our Intermediate & Senior session is split up into Fall Season (late September-December) and Winter Season
No Family Bond Fee This Year:
Since we are offering such short 6 week sessions, we are waiving our family bond fee/volunteer requirements for this year only. If you enjoyed participating in one of our fundraisers in the past, fundraising opportunities will be available and all profits will go towards covering club operations.
New Parent & Child Session!
Currently, Skate Ontario is prohibiting hands-on assistance between coaches/volunteers and skaters. Since our
traditional Pre-CanSkate session often relies on physically assisting new and/or young skaters, we cannot safely run
this program at this time. Instead, we are offering Skate Ontario’s Parent & Child session.
The Parent & Child session is designed for skaters who require hands-on assistance getting up and maneuvering
on the ice. The term “Parent” can include a members of the skater’s household or a member of their social circle. All participants on a Parent & Child session must be registered with Skate Canada (for safety, insurance and liability purposes). Therefore, the parent who registers with the child must be the only parent that attends each session with the child (no switching from week to week). The parent must have a sufficient skating level to be able to support their skater. Parents will be responsible for assisting their skater directly on the ice. Parents must be able to effectively skate on their own and support their skater if necessary. Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet if their own skating level is below Stage 5 or equivalent.
Registration for the Parent & Child session is a TWO STEP process. Please make sure to complete each step.
CanSkate Stages 1-4:
This program is designed for skaters who are able to get up and off the ice and maneuver independently (no hands-on assistance) at all times. If you are unsure whether your child belongs in the Parent & Child session or CanSkate Stages 1-4 session, please email us. Pre-assessments on the ice may be arranged to have a coach assess which session is best suited for your skater.
Please consult our website for information re: Programs, Registration, Skater’s Guide, COVID-19 FAQs, etc. If you
have further questions, please email us at: email@example.com. A volunteer board member will respond
to emails within 48 hours.
See you back at the rink!
The Woodstock Skating Club
You Are Invited to our Annual General Meeting!
WHO: All WSC members from the 2019-2020 season
WHAT: Woodstock Skating Club’s Annual General Meeting
WHEN: Friday September 25th at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
HOW: A link to our meeting will be emailed to all past 2019-2020 club members
WHY: To recognize the achievements of skaters, coaches and volunteers and receive further information about our upcoming season.
The meeting will consider the reports from all Committees, a financial review of the year, election of officers and other business that may come before the meeting.All members are encouraged to attend. Each family is entitled to one vote.
Membership positions are available on the Board of Directors; and we encourage you to consider joining the Board. Nomination forms (see attached) must be received 7 days prior (September 18th) to the meeting date of September 25th. No nominations are allowed from the floor of the meeting.
1. Welcome, Attendance and Introduction
2. Coaches Recognition, Skating Awards and Presentations
3. Annual Meeting Business
4. Upcoming Season FAQs