My two cents: The opposing sides of a very special coin. Even as I sit here typing, so hard at first, now flows like water. I’m sure there are people out there that have always wondered what makes me tick. Well, I’m still trying to figure that out. Or maybe I know all along and […]
Our skaters are headed to Egna, Italy for the final leg of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit! We want to wish the best of luck to ice dancers Natalie D’ALESSANDRO & Bruce WADDELL, and Olivia MCISAAC & Corey CIRCELLI We are #SkateOntarioProud! The Skate Canada press release can be found here, and for more event information, please visit www.isu.org. […]
When Facebook Live didn’t work, Elvis Stojko and @SkatingPj decided to have a conversation anyway that focuses on mental preparation, why Yuzuru Hanyu has it right and how to work through fear. Great information for the skater in your life and anyone else who is looking for success. With two Olympic silver medals and titles […]
Skate Ontario is excited to release the dates and locations for our 2019 Club Enhancement Workshops. Registration will open in September for all workshops. Over the next two weeks, stay tuned for more information regarding workshop content. For questions, please contact Melissa Fraser, Coordinator – Club Support Services.
Warrior VS Performer Many people have asked me over the years how I was able to perform under pressure; coaches, skaters, sport psychologists, reporters and fans have all asked this question. Of course, there is the everyday on-ice training and mental prep with visualization, off ice training, diet etc., but once that is done, how […]
Each year, Skate Ontario coaches train their skaters to be the best they can be. Over the past few months, Skate Ontario has been working with a group of dedicated coaches to come up with ways to enhance their knowledge and access new skills and methods of keeping their skaters focused and engaged. This comprehensive plan, coined Performance and Development […]
Registration is now open for the Data Specialist Level 1 clinic, at RIM Park ( Piller’s Rink) on August 10, 2019 from 9am-4pm. Registration for this clinic will close on August 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Please note there is a $25 registration fee for this clinic. For more information and to register, please click here. Questions […]
Hey Skating Friends! We need you …TO SPREAD THE WORD! Skate Ontario is hosting its first annual Skate Ontario Summer Stars Fundraising Gala Show on July 19th at 7:00pm at Thornhill Community Centre. This outstanding collection of Ontario Skating Stars is being assembled to equally benefit Skate Ontario and co-hosts Ice Dance Elite. If you […]
My love affair with figure skating had a bumpy start when I was almost 5 years old. I can’t remember exactly how it all began but I do remember one instance that fall when my Mom took me to the local club in Unionville, paid the 25 cents, and pushed me out on the ice […]
It’s National Volunteer week, and where would we be without you? Skate Ontario would like to acknowledge the efforts, sacrifices and tireless hours of the dedicated volunteers who help within our Skate Ontario community. Thank you for everything you do! You are the Volunteer Factor!!