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Pre-Registration for the 2020-2021 Season is OPEN!

posted Jul 8, 2020, 8:20 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Jul 8, 2020, 8:22 PM ]

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we would normally be opening our fall program registration at about this time.  Unfortunately, we have to delay registration while we work through several new protocols and details with the Township of North Dumfries and Skate Canada to ensue we can welcome you back to the rink safely!

We are, however, opening a pre-registration at this time.  We encourage you to pre-register your skater using the link to the form below -- it is quick and easy, will help our club plan for the fall, and help reserve a spot for your skater in our programs (as we may be forced to limit available spots due to provincial and local directives).  Pre-registered skaters will be given first priority when we open our full program registration which we anticipate in mid-August.

We have posted a draft fall schedule, available here:  Please note that this is a draft schedule and it may change once we get our confirmed ice times back from the Township.

If you have any questions, contact us at: 

Notice of AGM - Jun 11, 2020 @ 7:00pm via Google Meet (web conference)

posted Apr 19, 2020, 6:54 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 5:50 AM ]

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, 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:  All nominations must be received by 21-May-2020.

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 Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 7 pm.  

Given the current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be conducting the AGM virtually using Google Meet.  Login/Phone In links are provided below.

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

Join Hangouts Meet on 11-Jun-2020 @ 7:00pm
Join by phone
+1 647-734-1447 (PIN: 837388734)

Attached below is last years AGM minutes which will formally be accepted at this year's AGM.  

Please note that the board is again proposing to pass an extraordinary resolution related to auditing/reviews of financial statements; the details for this are outlined in section 9.0 of the agenda.  

No amendments to the club by-laws are proposed this year, 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).

Confirmed Board nominees for the 2020/2021 season
Donna JanzenPast President
Jayme GualtieriPresident
Heather SimpsonVice President
Stephanie PottruffTreasurer
Chantelle MartinDirector at Large
Victoria CampbellDirector at Large
Marta StawskiDirector at Large


posted Mar 18, 2020, 4:01 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 4:01 PM ]

Our volunteer board of directors has continued to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic situation.  As an update to our previous announcement, we can now confirm that our Spring skating session is cancelled.  

While we are all saddened by this news, the Ayr Skating Club must follow the direction of local health authorities, government agencies, Skate Canada, and the Township of North Dumfries.

Earlier today Skate Canada issued the following direction:
“Effective March 19, 2020, all Skate Canada sanctioned activities and programming are suspended until further notice.”

In addition, the Township of North Dumfries has announced: 
"A business decision has been made to remove the ice at the NDCC and to cancel Spring Ice for the April/May 2020 time period."

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Be well, stay healthy and, hopefully, "see you at the rink" in September!


posted Mar 15, 2020, 10:13 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 10:13 AM ]

Over the last 48 hours our volunteer board of directors has been working with the Township of North Dumfries, monitoring Skate Canada's directives, monitoring local health authority advice, and monitoring other sports organization responses to the escalating Covid-19 pandemic.

This morning our board has decided to cancel all of our instructional programs effective immediately.  While we know this decision is disappointing (it is for us as well), we feel it is the responsible thing to do.

In addition, the Township issued the following advisory moments ago "All municipal-run indoor cultural/recreational facilities will be CLOSED to the public from March 16 to April 5, 2020.  This means that all programs and activities offered in our facilities will be cancelled from March 16 to April 5, 2020."

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging and rapidly changing time.

Be well and stay healthy.

Spring 2020 Session Registration is OPEN!

posted Mar 4, 2020, 8:29 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 4, 2020, 8:30 PM ]

Join us for our Spring (April and May) skating instruction session -- open to current skaters wishing to extend their lessons as well as new skaters!

Sat. 29-Feb. SKATING CANCELLED due to power outage

posted Feb 29, 2020, 7:17 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Feb 29, 2020, 7:17 AM ]

There is currently a large power outage affecting Ayr and parts of Cambridge with the currently estimated resolution time of 2:00pm.

Because of this, we are unable to run our CanSkate program this morning; there is simply not enough light on the ice surface at the ACC to run our program safely.

Apologies for this inconvenience but we must make safety our first priority.  Should you wish to do a make up less on one of our Monday sessions, please just let us know.

Thanks and see you at the rink (just not today),

No Skating on Sat 15-Feb and Mon 17-Feb

posted Feb 13, 2020, 11:19 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

As a reminder - due to the Ayr Hockey Challenge Tournament occurring this weekend - there will be no skating programs running on Saturday, Feb. 15th.  In addition, all arenas are closed on Monday, Feb. 17th for the Family Day holiday. 

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

Valentine's Youth Dance - Friday, Feb 7, 7:00-9:30pm @ NDCC

posted Feb 2, 2020, 11:29 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 11:29 AM ]

Join Us! Pre Competition Showcase - 6:00pm Feb. 10 @ NDCC.

posted Jan 18, 2020, 7:25 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Jan 18, 2020, 7:25 AM ]

Come watch our skaters show off their stuff on 10-Feb-2020 from 600-730pm at the NDCC.

In mid-late Feb. many of our StarSkaters will be heading off to their first competitions of the season. Many of these skaters will be competing for the first time.

To help prepare our stakers, we will be conducting a Pre Competition Showcase on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 from 600pm-730pm.  This will give our StarSkaters some opportunity to perform their solos and demonstrate their skills in front of an audience prior to competition.

We invite you and your family and friends to join us to watch this special session.  Feel free to drop in for part of the session if you can't attend the whole thing.

Our Skating Harness Is IN!!!

posted Jan 8, 2020, 3:56 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Jan 8, 2020, 3:57 PM ]

Today was a very special day for the Ayr Skating Club.  As many of you know, we've been working for the past year or so to bring a jump harness to the NDCC arena.  Jump harnesses help skaters learn how to do jumps without the risk of injury from falling.

Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Fund, Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation, and the Centre for the Community Group, who all provided generous grants, we were able to install the jump harness today.


We'd also like to thank the Township of North Dumfries and PARCs Inc. for their partnership and help with the installation of our harness.

We will be more formally recognizing these wonderful organizations at our season end gala in March.

Here are a few pictures of the "first jumps" with the new harness:

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