2018 Showcase Gala - April 7, 2018 @ 2:00pm

posted Mar 18, 2018, 7:14 PM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Mar 18, 2018, 7:18 PM ]

Frequently Asked Questions for Skaters/Parents

What is the Gala?
The Gala is our year end program that we invite all skaters of the club to participate in.  It is a combination of group numbers, as well as solos that showcases the great talent our skaters have learned throughout the season.  It is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to join in celebrating the end of our winter session of skating.

Who participates?
All skaters who are part of the Ayr Skating Club are invited to participate.  The show has group numbers for all of the different classes the club offers (Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, Jr, Intermediate,Senior and Adult skaters).  We also have solo and dance performances from skaters in the Jr and Sr classes.  Though the Gala is not mandatory, we encourage all skaters to join the show and share in the enjoyment of performing.

How long is the show?
The show runs about 1.5 hours.  It will be split into two sections of 45 minutes each, with a 15 minute intermission.
After the show we will have a social in the MacNeil Hall with snacks and refreshments for everyone attending the gala to enjoy.

Are there costumes?
Skaters are not required to have any costumes for the show.  For skaters performing their solo/dance numbers, they will wear what they would wear for a skating competition.
For the CanSkate and PreCanSkate numbers, you can wear what you would wear to skating each week.  Helmets are still required for the Gala.

Is there anything we need to do ahead of time?
Please try to attend each skating session as per your regular schedule.  Each week, your coaches will dedicate a portion of the session to practice the group numbers, so the kids can learn the choreography.
There will be a practice "run through" for the show on Wednesday, April 4th at 5 pm (The practice will run from 5 to 7 pm).  All skaters are invited to the practice session.  This will be held at the NDCC arena.  This gives the skaters a chance to see all of the numbers, and practice where they are getting on/off the ice, etc.  Please try to attend if possible.

Does it cost anything to be in the show?
There are no additional costs to participate.  There is no admission fees to the Gala, but donations are welcome.  All donations go back to the club, to help with our operating costs.
We will also have a 50-50 draw during the show, again to raise funds for the club.

What happens on the day of the show?
The Gala is on Saturday, April the 7th at 2 pm.
All skaters please try to be there by 1:45 pm at the latest.
Closer to the day of the show, we will send instructions to families on when you need to be in your change room, based on when you are performing in the show.
All skaters will be signed in and out of the change rooms, to track the skaters.  We will have parent volunteers in the change rooms to help supervise during the show.

Can I take pictures?
You are more than welcome to take pictures or videotape your child(ren) during their performance.  We will also have a professional photographer taking pictures at the event, that will be made available for purchase after the show.  Adrienne Zoe has graciously donated her time to take pictures during the Gala.  We will provide you more details on how to view the pictures after the gala, and instructions on how to purchase any of the images if you wish.

How can I help?
We will require parents to volunteer in the change rooms (2-3 parents for each group), as well as families to donate treats and refreshments for the social afterwards.  We will send out an electronic form to sign-up if you are able to help.  We would greatly appreciate any support that brings this fun event to life for the skaters.