COVID 2020-2021 SEASON UPDATE
Update on Registration for the 2020-21 Innisfil Skating Club After much consideration, the Innisfil Skating Club Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the Fall registration due to Covid-19. Both the Government of Canada and Skate Ontario have mandated certain procedures to keep our skaters and coaches safe. Within a small club, we do not have the manpower to carry out the daily screening, tracking of skaters, flow of traffic, proper social distancing measures and sanitization of the common areas. There are still many unknown factors at this time. For example, it is still unclear as to whether parents are even allowed in the arena to view programs at this point in time. In addition to the extensive social distancing and cleaning protocols, Skate Ontario is limiting the number of skaters permitted on the ice per session as an added safety measure. As a result, this would increase the cost of programs for our members. We are cognizant of the fact that throughout this pandemic many people have faced financial hardship and feel that raising the rates at this time is not in the best interest of our members. We would like all of our members to know that we value your participation. Our goal is to get your skaters back on the ice in the safest way possible. We will re-visit the possibility of registration as time passes and more information becomes available. In the end, the health and safety of everyone is of the utmost importance. Stay healthy and safe! We hope to see you later on in the season and, if that is not possible, again next year! Sincerely, Innisfil Board of Directors
The Innisfil Skating Club has been serving the community since 1971. We offer programming for all levels of skating - from recreational to competitive.
At the beginner level, our pre Canskate and Canskate Programs develop basic skating skills. Skating, turning, stopping, spinning and jumping skills. When they finish the CanSkate Program these skaters will have acquired the skills required to start playing hockey, continue with figure skating, or never take another lesson but be really confortable on the ice. Regardless of which path they chose, the skaters will take with them a love of the sport and of skating that will be with them forever.
When a skater completes the CanSkate Program and decides that they want to move on in figure skating, they enter Skate Canada?s StarSkate Program. At the IFSC, we offer programming for skaters in our Junior Program and Senior Program where skaters progress through tested levels of skill ? from Star 1 to Gold. Opportunities to test and compete in Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Interpretive are all offered.
The most advanced of our StarSkaters are offered opportunity to move into the Competitive level of skating, and will train out of both Mariposa and the IFSC.
At the IFSC, we have four regular Coaches and one freelance coach who work with our skaters. Our coaches are accredited by both Skate Canada and the National Coaches Certification Program; all of them are affiliated with the Mariposa Training Centre in Barrie. The Club?s coaches work with our skaters to develop and choreograph their freeskate programs, fine tune their jumps, stroking and skills, and teach them to dance. In their day, some of our coaches competed at National and International levels. They use their years of experience to develop stable, determined and self-confident athletes.