FEBRUARY DVSC NEWSLETTER 2022
posted Feb 1, 2022, 3:42 PM
Carnival is around the corner, and the skaters, coaches, and executive team are excited and busy preparing for the upcoming performance.
February 17: Picture Day (4:00pm – 7:00pm or earlier)
February 21: Family Day (no skating)
February 25: Carnival Dress Rehearsal (4:00pm – 6:30pm or earlier)
February 26: Carnival Dress Rehearsal (11:00am – 12:30pm)
February 26: Carnival Main Event (4:00pm – 5:30pm)
March 11: Test Day
Reminder to arrive early and in costume for picture day, February 17th. STARSkaters, please note that there will be an opportunity for additional ice time for practice after individual and group photos are complete.
We will have two dress rehearsals before the Carnival, noting that with a smaller group, we may wrap up each rehearsal a bit earlier than usual. Please refer to the most recent practice schedule sent by the coaches on the 25th.
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. Facemasks will be required in the dressing rooms, and the arena stands for the Carnival.
As we approach the Carnival date, we will send additional REMIND messages and emails to keep you informed with upcoming important dates and event times.
Costumes will be ready for pick up next week.
STARSkate: Monday January 31st, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
CANSkate: Thursday February 3rd, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
A REMIND message was sent to gauge the interest for spring STARSkate classes. Please remember to respond before January 31st. Note that we will have two additional weeks of practice after the Carnival and a test day scheduled for March 11th.
RAFFLE TICKET FUNDRAISER
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. Don't forget that all members who sell extra raffle ticket books will be entered into a prize draw.
Please have all raffle ticket books returned to the club by February 18th.
Reminder to place your orders online and submit your payments by March 13th.
All orders will arrive between Mar 21-26th, and we will notify members via REMIND when they are ready for pick up.
VOLUNTEER POSITION INFORMATION
This year's volunteer coordinator, Julie Sinclair, will be contacting all volunteers with additional information for Carnival. If you have not heard from her yet, or have questions about your volunteer position, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QR CODES AND MASKS
Thank you, parents and skaters, for continuing to wear masks when not active, maintaining physical distancing, sanitizing hands, and signing in with the QR code.
If you have not signed in/out using the QR code, you can find it on the Omni 2 door, or there are extra QR codes that you can keep with you hanging on the bulletin board. These are regulations set forth by Skate Canada, AB Health and the Omniplex.
We are excited to share that several of our skaters will be competing in the Central Region STARSkate Invitational, hosted by the Rocky Figure Skating Club, February 4-6th. The event should be live-streamed online and available through the above link the day of.
We wish Gabrielle, Presley, Taylor, Peyton, Isabelle, Kaylee, and Christian the best of luck!
STAY IN UP TO DATE
If you have not already, please sign up for REMIND as it is the main form of communication for the club. Text (587) 409-3009 with the message @dvscm to sign up. If you are having trouble signing up, please let us know.
If you are not receiving our email updates, please check that you have not unsubscribed to our emails. To do this, log in to your account, and under the communications tab, make sure all three email types are clicked to YES. Also, check your junk mail to make sure they haven't been flagged.
EXECUTIVE GROUP MEETING
Our executive team is a group of volunteer parents and coaches who collaborate to deliver the programs offered through the DVSC. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to contact us or attend a meeting if you have questions, feedback, or concerns.
Curling Rink Lounge
March 2, 2022
The Executive Team