Welcome the 2020/2021 Skating Season!
The Drayton Valley Skating Club executive members and coaches are excited to bring another year of skating to new and returning skaters. Our club is excited to offer effective programming for all skating levels and disciplines within the Skate Canada program framework.
The STARSkate season begins September 8th, 2020 and runs through March 13, 2021.
Lesson Delivery Improvements
This season the club has modernized its lesson delivery by implementing group lessons for all STARSkaters in combination with one-on-one time with coaches. This approach will provide more coaching time for skaters and provide better structure, especially for our younger STARSkaters. Group lessons will be given in a "coach pod form".
To bring our STARSkaters to the next level, the coaches have created a new regime for off-ice training that will help skaters get more value out of their on-ice and lesson time. Along with new Covid protocol's Off-Ice warm ups will be a little different this year. More details are given in the The Covid Protocol Video.
MANDATORY Orientation Meeting (Curling Lounge) - TBA
There is a mandatory skater and parent meeting scheduled for September 9th in the lobby of the skating rink starting at 5:15 PM. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting where our coaches and executive will explain the many program changes this season and answer skaters’ and parents’ questions. Skaters will need this information before they can start skating this season.
Program Assistants (PA’s)
Program Assistants are important for our club to run a successful learn-to-skate (CanSkate) program. PA’s get to help new skaters and also have opportunities for other incentives. For more information, please contact Coach Jamie Birchall at (780) 542-8838.
Information for the club is shared via e-mail, website, Facebook posts, the Remind app, and our bulletin board.
Volunteer Executive Board
The Drayton Valley Skating Club is run by a volunteer Executive Board who give their time and skills to make our club great. Please consider joining the executive we welcome new faces and new ideas and it’s a great way to stay informed. Executive meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm in the Omniplex Curling Lounge meeting room.