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Updates & Announcements

No Skating on Easter Monday (22-Apr-2019)

posted Apr 21, 2019, 7:06 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Apr 21, 2019, 7:06 AM ]

Just a quick reminder that there is NO SKATING tomorrow (Easter Monday). All programs are cancelled as the arena is closed for the Easter long weekend.



AGM: May 15th, 2019, 7pm, NDCC Community Room

posted Mar 31, 2019, 8:19 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 8:33 PM ]



Each spring we hold our AGM (Annual General Meeting) where we take stock of the past year and confirm the volunteer board members for next season.  All skating parents, adult skaters, and coaches are welcome to participate in the meeting, and we encourage you to join us, as you will learn a lot about the club and how we run it!

Our club is a non-profit organization solely run by volunteers.  This allows the club to simply cover costs, and pass on low skating fees to the skaters, which we know families appreciate.  What this means, however, is that we need volunteers to maintain this approach!  We are always looking for more volunteers to help with the club activities and spread the work across many hands.  If you are interested in learning more about the role, please feel free to contact us at info@ayrskatingclub.com, or reach out to any of the current board members.  If you or someone you know would like to join our board, you can nominate here: https://form.jotform.com/90778689676282All nominations must be received by 19-Apr-2019.

During the AGM, we will do a summary of our registrations, a financial report, summary of our fundraising activities, coaches summary, communications update (website), along with a review of the year by our president.  We will do a formal vote for the board at this meeting.  The meeting generally lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Please mark your calendars to attend the AGM - it will be Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 7 pm, in the Community Room at the NDCC arena.

Hope to see you there!  Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Note: the agenda and a complete list of the candidates nominated for elections will be added to this notice no later than 10 days prior to the AGM.  Minor amendments to the club by-laws are proposed -- you can view the club constitution here: History, Board, and Constitution (the club constitution document is at the very bottom of that page and the proposed changes are detailed in Appendix 1 of the document)

50/50 Winner!

posted Mar 31, 2019, 7:45 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 7:46 PM ]


Congratulations to Jean Roubos of Vinemount, ON who won the 50/50 draw at our 2019 Gala.  Jean went home with $260.

Spring Youth Dance - Friday, Apr. 12, 7:00-9:30pm @ NDCC

posted Mar 23, 2019, 10:24 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 23, 2019, 10:24 AM ]


2019 Ontario Skaters' Draw Winners

posted Mar 18, 2019, 7:52 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 18, 2019, 7:53 PM ]



Skate Ontario has posted the winners of the 2019 Ontario Skaters' promotional draw.  Regrettably nobody from the Ayr Skating Club won this year but we can feel the luck already building for next year.

You can see the complete list of winners here:

Spotlight on Success - Sonia Kagolovskaya & Kieran MacDonald

posted Mar 9, 2019, 5:13 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 23, 2019, 3:04 PM ]

The Ayr Skating Club is proud to celebrate the tremendous success of two of our long standing members: Sonia Kagolovskaya & Kieran MacDonald

Sonia and Kieran are Ice Dancers. Ice dance is similar to pairs in that two people skate together, but, unlike pairs, ice dancers do not do jumps and do only certain kinds of lifts. Instead, ice dancers focus on creating footwork and body movements that express dance on ice. 

The pair have been skating together since she was seven and he was nine and are coached by Carleigh MacDonald.  You can read more about Sonia (Sophia) and Kieran on their Skate Ontario profile page.

After Nationals, Sonia and Kieran became part of a team of 14 skaters chosen by Skate Canada to represent Canada internationally at the 2019 Bavarian Open Advanced Novice Ice Dance Championships. The competition took place on Feb 5-10 in Oberstdorf, Germany.  Sonia and Kieran once again placed first!

Check out the pictures and videos below for a closer look at Sonia and Kieran's artistry in action.  Also, be sure to join us for for our 2019 Showcase Gala on Sun, Mar. 31 @ 1:30pm to see Sonia and Kieran perform live!

2019 Canadian Tire Novice Dance Canadian Champions 

Performance videos: 





2019 Bavarian Open Advanced Novice Ice Dance Champions

Performance Videos


2019 Showcase Gala - Magic Moments on Ice - Sun. Mar. 31 @ 1:30pm

posted Mar 8, 2019, 4:29 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 4:32 AM ]


Join us on Sun. Mar. 31, 1:30pm at the NDCC for our 2019 Gala "Magic Moments on Ice" featuring our own Sonia and Kieran -- the 2019 Novice Dance Canadian Champions!

Admission by Donation.  Light refreshments service in the MacNeil Hall from 3:30-4:30pm.

Spring Skating - UPDATED, Schedule included

posted Mar 6, 2019, 3:25 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 23, 2019, 10:16 AM ]




CanSkate and PreCanSkate


For Canskate and PreCanskate families who wish to continue to skate in the spring, we have our spring registration forms ready to go.  This year, the weekly sessions will run on Thursdays from 5:00 - 5:50 pm during the months of April and May (starting on Thursday, April 4).  This is a great time to learn to skate and strengthen skating skills, as we have fewer skaters on the ice, with more 1:1 time with coaches.  Please head to our registration page to sign-up for the spring session.

All skating in the spring is done at the NDCC rink.


StarSkate

Starskate families - we will be sending out an email shortly to all starskate families, with an updated schedule for the spring session - there are slight changes in timing on the Monday session.  For Saturday skaters, you can pick another day to skate in the spring as the ACC arena does not have ice past March.

All skating in the spring is done at the NDCC rink.


Schedule

Here is our spring schedule.  Tip: click on the PDF version below for a downloadable version.  NOTE: All spring sessions are at the NDCC arena.

Stemmler's Pepperette Order Pickup

posted Mar 6, 2019, 3:19 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 3:19 PM ]



Anyone who placed an order for Stemmler's pepperettes - orders will be at the NDCC arena on March 11th between 5 - 7 pm (at the club office) for pickup!


Important Schedule Updates for March 2019

posted Mar 6, 2019, 3:13 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 3:13 PM ]


A couple of important reminders for March:

1. We will be running all of our skating programs as per our regular schedule during the March break
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2. We will have NO SKATING on Saturday March 23rd, due to a local hockey tournament.  The afternoon session for Daytime ice on Friday March 22nd is also cancelled.

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