Welcome the 2021/2022 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 13th, 2021 and runs through March 11, 2022.
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) - Sept 13, 2021
There is a mandatory skater and parent meeting scheduled for September 13th 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)- PA training course (Sept 30, 2021) Mandatory for ages 10 and up
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 Trina at (780) 514-0718.
Remind will be our main form of communication. Emails will be sent out when larger amounts of info need to be sent out. Please also keep and eye out on our Website, Facebook and bulletin board. Information for the club will be shared via these formats.
Remind - As stated above, this will be our main form of communication, please send a text to (578) 409-3009 with the message @dvscm . This will add you to the contact list and allow you to receive messages.
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 @ 7:00pm in the Omniplex Curling Lounge meeting room. See under "about us" page for exact meeting dates.