Comox Valley Skating Club
Annual General Meeting
Monday, April 22, 2013
Junior Academy Program – Click here to download
Junior Academy Program
All skaters in Junior Academy are registered as Canskaters for competition purposes.
The Junior Academy Program is intended for those skaters with interest in Competitive Figure Skating.
Our program runs from 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Though primarily a group instruction program, the skaters also have time during many sessions for individual practice. During this time, the coaches supervise the group, & offer pointers to individuals rather than the group as a whole.
Over the course of the season skaters are given instruction in;
Stroking (training skating quality, strength, speed, agility, endurance)
Developing and skating a solo Clothing: Skating Clothes;
Boys: Skating pants or Track pants (Not floppy sweat pants)
Girls: Skating Dresses, or Skating Skirts, with tights, or Skating pants.
Boys and Girls: The bottom of your pant leg must be tight enough that your skate blade will not easily get caught in it.
Tops, shirts, sweat shirts, sweaters, jackets should provide warmth and fit well enough that they do not impede your ability to skate, turn and jump.
Although the dress code for the National training program says no hoodies, I know that most of those people did not skate in our rinks, so, if you wish to wear these, please wear light weight ones that will not get in you way, and especially not in your face.
Gloves: Protect your hands in falls, and keep them warm.
Keep two or three pairs of clean gloves in your bag so that you can change them when they get wet. (The bacteria growing in your wet gloves, at the bottom of your skate bag is what makes them stink. Keep them clean.)
Hair: Off the face, out of the eyes.
Please be sure that whatever you wear on your head or clothing is secure and will not fly off and cause the risk of injury to yourself or anyone else.
None of these additional fees are automatic, they only occur for things you have requested or agreed upon.
In addition to the group instruction that is included in your Junior Academy registration, you can also request private instruction from the coaches. There are also coaching fees for choreography, music and competitions. These are detailed further on in this paper.
Coaching invoices are sent out on the 15th and last day of each month. Please pay with in seven days of the date of invoice.
We encourage all Junior Academy skaters to do about three competitions per year.
We will give you information in advance on competitions that we thing you should enter. You will also be given information on how to register for the event.
The entry level for competition for most Junior Academy skaters is called the Canskate Solo.