FEBRUARY DVSC NEWSLETTER 2023
posted Feb 5, 2023, 8:43 PM
Thank you all for a great season so far! We are very excited about Carnival right around the corner. It wouldn't be possible without all the volunteers and skaters who are working so hard to ensure our season is a success!!
- February 4: No Saturday Ice
- February 16: Picture Day and Raffle Tickets Due (3:30pm)
- February 20: No Skating (Family Day)
- February 24: Carnival Dress Rehearsal (3:30pm)
- February 25: Carnival Final Dress Rehearsal and AM Show (10:30am)
- February 25: Carnival Ice Show (3:30pm)
- February 25: Last Day for CanSkate
- March 6: Spring CanSkate Starts
- March 18: No Saturday Ice
- March 24: Last Day for StarSkate and Season
PreCan and CanSkate Updates
This season's last day of CanSkate will be February 25, 2023. Please return your progress cards to coaches as soon as possible so final updates can be noted and the report returned to parents.
Equipment and Illness
Please ensure that all equipment fits your child, including helmets, which should fit appropriately so it does not have the opportunity to slide back or come off if a skater should fall.
Also, a quick reminder that it is still cold and flu season. If your child is sick or experiencing symptoms, please keep them home from lessons.
Carnival Costumes and Practice
CanSkate costumes were handed out Wednesday night. If you have not received your costume, don't hesitate to contact our Carnival Director, Robin Johnston, at email@example.com.
All skating disciplines, including PreCan and CanSkate skaters, participate in the Carnival show. If you have questions about the practice, picture day or performance, please contact any Executive Committee member, Coaches or our Carnival Director, Robin.
We also still have a few extra spaces in the upcoming Spring PreCan and CanSkate programs. Share the news or register online at www.dvskatingclub.ca
Several StarSkate participants will be attending this weekend's Cold Lake Competition. We wish each skater the best of luck. Watch our social media feed for updates.
StarSkate costumes were handed out last week. If you have any concerns with your costume, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Carnival Director, Robin Johnston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we still have additional StarSkate lessons scheduled after the Carnival. A test day will be planned for March 24, 2023. Stay tuned for updates.
Program Assistant Updates
Trina and Jamie will redo the upcoming PA schedule as many StarSkate volunteers have completed their required PA time contributions. Moving into carnival practice the last couple of lessons, we will not need as many PA's. Please watch the WhatsApp group for the updated schedule.
As we approach the Ice Show Carnival date, we will send additional REMIND messages and emails to inform you of upcoming important dates and event times. Please ensure you have a moment to review the messages and emails. If you are not receiving communications from the club, please contact Nicole Coleman, our Media Chair, at email@example.com.
Reminder to arrive early and in costume for picture day, February 16, 2023, at 3:30pm.
Our Ice Show Carnival practices are in full swing, and all our lines are coming together nicely. We are enjoying watching the skaters and look forward to the big day! Please be reminded that we need all the skaters at every practice.
We will have two dress rehearsals before the Carnival.
Friday Dress Rehearsal: The first one occurs February 24, 2023, and we encourage skaters to be there at 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start.
Final Dress Rehearsal and AM Show: February 25, 2023, will be our final rehearsal and the actual Ice Show. Skaters should be at the rink for the final rehearsal at 10:30am for a 11:00am start.
We encourage skaters to arrive early, in costume and dressed appropriately, wearing warm gloves and layers, as they will be out on the ice for longer than usual during practice.
Costumes and Hard Guards
Please ensure to try on all costumes and let Robin, Carnival Director, know if they don't fit. We encourage ALL skaters to get hard plastic guards for their skates if they don't have any, as we may be walking on rough or cement surfaces. They can be purchased at Canadian Tire for around $10 - $15.
Allergies and Food Sensitivities
We also provide snacks and drinks throughout the rehearsal and show times, so if your child has allergies, please ensure to inform your group's line parent.
The volunteer coordinator, Julie Sinclair, is busy connecting with all volunteers to confirm additional information for Carnival. If you have questions about your volunteer position or have not filled a position, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ice Show Carnival Show Times
Morning Show: Doors open at 10:30am, February 25, 2023, for the morning rehearsal and AM show, which starts at 11:00am. Tickets are the same price as the evening show.
Evening Show: Doors open at 3:30pm, February 25, 2023, and the show starts at 4:00pm.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
- $10.00 Adult (including Seniors)
- $8.00 12 and under
- FREE 2 and under
Prize Draw Raffle Ticket Fundraiser
Please note that we mentioned in an earlier email to return raffle booklets on the 20th; however, that is Family Day. We encourage parents to have all raffle ticket books returned to the club by February 16, which is also Picture Day.
We still have extra raffle ticket booklets, and if you can sell additional raffle tickets, don't hesitate to contact Gina at 780-241-0819. The books can be picked up at Oriental Perks, but please message Gina first.
Camrose Casino Night
Casino night fundraising has the potential to be a significant fundraising opportunity for our club. Our fundraising volunteers will be working in the cash kiosks at the casino. We receive a portion of proceeds from both nights, which helps to reduce fees, supports our coaches, and gives back to the club for future skating seasons. If you are interested, we are still looking for volunteers. Please reach out to any Executive Committee Member, or our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Sinclair, at email@example.com.
We have 16 spaces to fill over the two-day event, March 24-25, 2023. Each day is made up of eight volunteers that support two shifts; 3:00pm-9:00pm and 8:30pm-2:00am.
We will be selling Purdy'c chocolate just in time for Easter! The link should be ready to start ordering on February 20, 2023. Stay tuned for the order link and dates.
Early Rise Soil Fundraiser
We will also be fundraising by selling 25L bags of garden soil for our upcoming Spring season in March. The soil is supplied by local wholesaler Early Rise Soil Products. You can find their products in most local hardware stores around the province. Ordering information and forms to come.
How to Stay Informed
Remember, we communicate mainly through email and REMIND, so if you are not signed up, please do! If you are not receiving emails, please ensure you have not unsubscribed or blocked us. You can also check on the board beside the music room for important information.
Remind - Please send a text to (578) 409-3009 with the message @dvscm
- Sign up for Remind, and email communications
- Check your email and the Remind app regularly
- Watch for monthly newsletters via email and posted on the bulletin board
- Review the club calendar at dvskatingclub.ca
- Check out our Facebook and Instagram page
Executive Committee Meetings
Meetings are held in the Curling Rink Lounge on the first Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to contact us or attend a meeting if you have concerns.
The Executive Committee
JANUARY DVSC NEWSLETTER 2023
posted Jan 21, 2023, 6:03 PM
We are in full swing again after a great holiday break. It's been a good week plus a few days, and everyone is excited to be back on the ice again.
Pre-Can and CanSkate Updates
Spring registration is now open for our upcoming Pre-Can and CanSkate lessons, starting in March.
Parent Opinion Survey
We have recently changed the day and time of our CanSkate and Pre-Can lessons, and we want to know how the new times are working for our parents. Please take our quick online survey, as your input is important to the club and our decisions for future seasons.
Monday Practice Time
On Mondays, from 4:00 - 4:15pm is Sr Stroking time, and we would like to encourage Jr's to remain off the ice until 4:15pm.
Carnival Line Schedule
Susan Aarts has sent all StarSkate parents the Carnival practice schedule. Please check your email for the updated schedule.
Our 68th annual Ice Show Carnival is coming up in February! Coaches, skaters and our parent committees are gearing up and preparing for the big event! Starting at the end of January and throughout February, information will be sent regarding Carnival. Please ensure you check your emails regularly and have signed up for our class on the Remind app to stay informed.
Mandatory Volunteer Positions
Julie Sinclair, our Volunteer Coordinator, has sent information to all parents regarding the mandatory volunteer positions available for our Ice Show Carnival. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Julie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our second MANDATORY raffle ticket prize fundraiser will be launched shortly! Please stay tuned for information and where to pick up your raffle books.
Prize Winners for Most Raffle Tickets Sold and Most Funds Raised Draw
Casino Night Fundraising
The DVSC has been awarded a Casino night to run in Camrose on Friday and Saturday, March 24 - 25, 2023. Our club benefits immensely when we participate in Casino nights, and we will need between 8-16 people from our club to volunteer to make this a success. There will be two shifts of four people, and the shifts will run from 3:00pm - 9:00pm and 8:30pm - 2:00am (plus an hour to cash out). Accommodations are provided if you work the night shift or a shift on each one of the days. Stay tuned for further details.
Executive Committee Updates
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Curling Rink Lounge. Please feel free to contact us or attend a meeting if you have concerns.
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Remember, we communicate mainly through email and the Remind app. If you are not signed up, please do! If you are not receiving emails, please make sure you have not unsubscribed or blocked us. You can also check on the bulletin board beside the music room in Omni II for important information.
Send a text to (578) 409-3009 with the message @dvscm