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Area Competitions

The Bradford Skating Club which falls under Central Ontario Section of Skate Canada offers an area competitions for skaters of all levels ( CanSkate to Gold level StarSkate Skaters), in which competitors compete against members from other clubs from our Area.

'Frolics on ice' is hosted each year by different clubs in our Area (Midway East), and is an excellent opportunity for those skaters competing for the first time. Along with Solo Freeskate Events, this competition also offers other creative events such as Team Events, Solo Dance Events, Show Case Events etc.

2016 FROLICS ON ICE
MIDWAY EAST AREA COMPETITION
December 3 - 4, 2016
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex,
East Gwillimbury, ON
Registration is Closed

Invitational Competitions

Invitational competitions are events coordinated by Section or Club(s) with separate events for Star Skaters and Competitive Skaters. Most events fall within Skate Canada's specifications for program length and eligibility. Always verify requirements in the competition announcements.

2016 OCTOBERFEST
AUTUMN CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL
October 12 - 16, 2016
Allandale Recreation Centre,
Barrie, ON
Registration is Closed



2016 SKOKIE SKATE
October 21-23
Canada Summit Centre
20 Park Drive,
Huntsville, ON

Registration is Closed
2017 SKATE CANADA CO SECTIONALS
November 3 - 6, 2016
Milton Sports Centre
Milton, ON

Registration is Closed
2016 K.I.S. INVITATIONAL
November 25 - 27, 2016
Georgina Ice Palace,
Keswick, ON

Registration is Closed
2017 STARSkate CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 3 - 5, 2017
Cassie Campbell Community Centre,
Brampton, ON


Registration is Closed
MAKE IT A DATE TO SKATE
February 23-26
North Bay, ON
Registration is Closed
2017 MARCH MANIA
March 3 - 5, 2017
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex
Newmarket, ON


Registration is Closed
2017 FUN COMPETITION
April 7 - 9, 2017
Thornhill Community Centre,
Thornhill, ON

Registration is NOT OPEN



URSULA LEHMING SCARBORO SKATE
April 21 - 23, 2017
Scarborough Centennial Recreation Complex
Scarborough, ON
Registration is OPEN





Skate Canada - Central Ontario 2016/2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

Skate Canada - Northern Ontario 2016/2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

Skate Canada - Eastern Ontario 2016/2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

Skate Canada - Western Ontario 2016/2017 EVENT SCHEDULE





What to expect from the competition?

Skaters competing at an event should arrive at the rink at least one hour prior to the start of their event. This will allow plenty time to register, check the skating order and to warm-up before putting their skates on. The exact arrival time should be coordinated with the coach!

For events that have a lot of skaters, the group might be divided into flights. Each flight has its own on-ice warm-up period. Warm-up periods lasts from three to six minutes depending on the level and the discipline of the event. Once the warm-up is finished, the first skater/team will go on the ice and perform their program.

Judges write down notes and give their marks. Final results are posted.

How many competitions?

This is an individual decision, but parents should consider the following:

* Multi year plans.
Does your child have a plan for the current year and for the next couple of years, outlining what they wish to achieve and where they want to be in the sport?

* Skill progression.
Are they learning new things or has learning has stopped?

* Test passed.
When was the last test taken? At the lower levels, skaters should be passing a minimum of one level per year in each discipline depending on how many hours per week they skate.

* How many years in the same category.
Skaters should not be competing more then one year per level in developmental categories up to Novice. If skill level dictates, it is definitely okay to skip a category.

* How much time are skaters missing from school for competitions?

* Does you child have a balance of activities in their life? Is everything focused on skating all year long?


Parenting a competitive skater

Often at the competition, the parents of the skater seem more nervous than the skater! This is a natural reaction. All parents want their child to do well at the competition! The fear of not knowing how the performance will go can be nerve wracking.
Caroline Shirref, parent of two national and international level competitive skaters, gives an excellent advice:
" Keep you game face the same in good times and in bad. Don't jump three feet off the ground and hug everyone in sight when your child wins. Likewise, don't dissolve into tears and berate the judges when they place in the bottom half of the flight. Your child needs to know that their place in your heart do not depend on a place in the podium. No matter what the result, they need your unconditional love and support more than anything!"