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Updates & Announcements

Mon. Dec. 17: Skate with Santa - Families Welcome!!

posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:14 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 5:15 AM ]


The Ayr Skating Club invites all skaters and their families to join us for our annual Skate with Santa event on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 from 5:20 - 6:10pm at the NDCC Arena.

Families are welcome to enjoy some free skate time on the ice with the skaters.  

To avoid any last minute confusion or concerns please review our policy below, which is a Skate Canada requirement (and tied to our insurance policy).

  • No hockey sticks allowed on the ice 
  • All participants must wear skates on the ice – no boots or shoes 
  • Any participant who is not a registrant of Skate Canada must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet, regardless of their skating ability.  This includes parents who wish to join their children on the ice. 
We will have treats for the kids.

Come join us for the fun ... and, of course, an appearance by Santa himself! 

All Sessions Cancelled on Sat. Dec. 8, 2018

posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:30 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 5:30 PM ]



A friendly reminder that all skating sessions are cancelled on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 due to a hockey tournament.

Enjoy your day "off" and see you at the rink next week!

Do you know a Sponsor who supports youth sport?

posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:32 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 8:32 PM ]


As a not for profit organization the Ayr Skating Club relies heavily on the generosity of our many sponsors.  We depend on fundraising and sponsorship to keep our rates as low as possible, which ensures our programs are competitive, and affordable to families in our community.   

Do you know an individual or corporation who might be willing to help support youth skating?  If yes, we've included a downloadable sponsorship letter below and would appreciate if you could pass this along to any prospective sponsors on behalf of the Ayr Skating Club.

Thank you in advance for your help!

2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships is Coming to Waterloo - Promo Code Available

posted Nov 21, 2018, 7:24 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 7:25 PM ]

Skate Canada is very excited to bring the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships to Waterloo, Ontario!

Tickets are going on sale Thursday, November 22nd at 10am ET, attached you will find the event poster with discount information for fans. 


Colour Paradise Holiday Greenery Fundraiser (20-Nov deadline)

posted Oct 27, 2018, 1:03 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Oct 27, 2018, 1:04 PM ]




Back by popular demand, our most popular fundraiser of the season.

The Ayr Skating Club has once again partnered 
with Colour Paradise Greenhouses to bring you a selection of premium Holiday urns, wreaths, swags, hangers, and indoor arrangements.

Check out these fantastic options then click the link below to place your order.





  • Order deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018


    Orders must be placed online, see below



Want to see these items in more detail?  Click here to see hi-res photos of each item



Ready To Order?







Orders can be picked up at either the NDCC Arena or directly at Colour Paradise Greenhouses at 1209 Bleams Road, Mannheim during normal business hours.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY YOUR PREFERRED PICKUP LOCATION ON YOUR ORDER FORM.
  • If you choose to pick up your order directly from Colour Paradise, be sure to check their business hours at: http://www.colourparadise.com/contact.php
  • Directions to Colour Paradise are also available on this same page.

Halloween Youth Dance - Friday, Oct. 26, 7:00-9:30pm @ NDCC

posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:00 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 5:00 AM ]


Intro to Ice Dance Seminar - Saturday, Oct. 20th

posted Sep 23, 2018, 6:57 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 7:26 AM ]

The Ayr Skating Club is hosting an Intro to Ice Dance Seminar Saturday October 20 from 9:00-10:30am at the Ayr Community Centre (7 Church St. Ayr, ON). 



Did you know that the Ayr Skating Club is home to the 2018 Pre-Novice Dance National Silver Medalists & 2018 North American Series (Toronto) Novice Dance Silver Medalists? The Ayr Skating Club is very proud to be a part of their ongoing success! 





This seminar is geared towards skaters interested in pursuing Ice Dance. It is open to skaters of all Star levels. Ayr Skating Club coach Carleigh MacDonald will be running the seminar, which will focus on the fundamentals and basics of Ice Dance.

The registration deadline is October 13, 2018. and spots are limited!

For both ASC and non-ASC skaters, please complete this form to register.

Register for Seminar



FAQ about this seminar 

Q: How old do you need to be to do this seminar?

A: Skaters of all ages are welcome. Skaters often form ice dance partnerships as young as 6 and 8 years of age!

 

Q: Are Pairs and Ice Dance the same thing?

A: No - in pairs skating, skaters perform jumps, throws, twists, and overhead lifts. In Ice Dance, skaters do not perform any jumps. Ice Dance is dancing on ice - there are set pattern dances, as well as the free dance, where skaters perform elements such as spins, twizzles, step sequences, and lifts.

 

Q: Do you have any examples of Ice Dance?

A: Yes! Below we have links to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Olympic Gold Medalists), as well as our own dance team, Sophia Kagolovskaya and Kieran MacDonald (2018 Pre-Novice National Silver Medalists) for you to watch to get an idea of what ice dance is like. 

 

Tessa & Scott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOEKdWrtz6U

Sophia & Kieran (ages 8 & 10): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8VXzw0uvA

Sophia & Kieran (ages 12 & 14): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZHtX-K5UdQ

 

For more information, please email info@ayrskatingclub.com



Program Assistants (PA's) Volunteers Needed

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:40 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 2:39 PM ]



Do you like working with kids? Do you enjoy skating? We have the perfect volunteer job
for you!

The Ayr Skating Club's Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate programs are starting on September 17th. We need a number of volunteers to help us run the program to help the little ones on the ice and assist the coaches with supervising the program. 

The PA program can also be used to complete high school volunteer hours.



Responsibilities include:
  • Setting up / cleaning up the circuits (toys / pylons) that each program requires
  • Assist young skaters on / off the ice, helping new skaters with standing, balancing, getting up, stroking
  • Demonstrate the skills and lead the skaters through a program
  • Be a role model for all skaters participating
  • When would you be helping? Monday evenings (5:20 - 6:10 pm) and Saturday mornings (10:30 - 11:20)

Criteria to help are:
  • Skating ability (Need to be confident on the ice)
  • Grade 6 and older, and demonstrates maturity to assist the younger skaters

If you are interested in helping this year, please confirm your interest by emailing us at:  info@ayrskatinclub.com

Back To School Youth Dance - Friday, Sept 21, 7:00-9:30pm @ NDCC

posted Aug 21, 2018, 4:50 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 4:50 PM ]


Registration is OPEN - Early Bird $25 gift card for registrations before 31-Aug

posted Jul 9, 2018, 8:08 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 8:11 PM ]




Register your skater(s) before August 31, 2017 and you'll receive a $25 gift card (per skater) for a local business.  Gift cards will be handed out in September at the start of the skating season.


Registration for our 2018-2019 programs is now open!  

We have made several exciting changes to many of our programs this year -- be sure to check out this post for details.

Schedule, Fees, and Dates can be found here

Still have questions? We have added an extensive FAQ section.







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