Attention Groups B, C, D Skaters
Off- Ice Classes for Friday Oct 15 & Saturday Oct 16 are cancelled due to the Facility having a Home Show on the dry floor space. Ice sessions are normal for these 2 days.
Reminder - schedule change for Sunday Oct 17
NO Skating for Group B
Group C - 6:30-7:10pm Freeskate
Group D - 7:10-7:50 pm Freeskate
(3:00-4:00pm Group D Off-Ice Class in the Fitness Studio on Sunday Oct 17 is still in place)
Sept. to Dec. 2021 Registration
** First day of skating: Monday Sept. 27 **
Please see our schedule for Sept. to Dec. 2021 under the registration tab.
* Skaters in Groups B, C, D - your primary coaches will contact you to let you know which group session you may register for.
* Group A (Pre-Star) is by invite only. Those skaters will be contacted by the CanSkate Directors.
CANSKATE will resume to pre-COVID-19 programming levels.
We are no longer required to collect waivers or perform daily health screenings. There are no more participant restrictions.
We are looking forward to seeing all of our current, as well as new, CanSkaters back on the ice!
Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times!
A message from the National office. We are still waiting for an announcement from Skate Canada BC/YK Section and Viasport.
Skate Canada Vaccination Requirements
As the 2021-2022 season prepares to get underway, Skate Canada and all Skate Canada Sections are issuing a joint statement on our collective position on vaccination requirements in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues through its fourth wave, Skate Canada and all Skate Canada Sections wish to advise our stakeholders, including Skating Clubs and Schools, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers, Registrants and their parents and guardians, that everyone must follow the precautions and restrictions outlined by provincial and municipal governments and local venue operators to ensure Skate Canada programs are taking place safely. We actively encourage those participating in Skate Canada programs who are eligible for the vaccine to be immunized. Public health guidance has clearly outlined the positive impact of full immunization with approved COVID-19 vaccines.
It is important to note that venue operators in many jurisdictions now require proof of double vaccination to participate in programming in their facilities. We remind all of our stakeholders that due to facility restrictions, participation at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, taking place in Ottawa, ON, will require proof of double vaccination at least two weeks in advance of the events.
On September 14, 2021, The City of Regina announced the implementation of a Vaccination Passport to begin on November 15, 2021. As such, it is expected that participation at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge, taking place in Regina, SK, will require proof of double vaccination at least two weeks in advance. More information will be circulated when confirmed by the City of Regina.
Due to the government announcement and the facility requirements from both West Shore Parks & Recreation (JDF Arena & Q Centre Arena) and City Centre Park (Westhills Arena), all of JDFSC is required to wear masks when in their facilities.
All skaters, coaches, parents and volunteers are required to wear masks when inside the JDF Arena, Q Centre Arena and Westhills Arena facilities. Specifically when entering and exiting the building, and when in common indoor spaces like hallways, lobby areas, and dressing rooms.
Please note that at this time, skaters do not have to wear a mask once on the ice. Skaters can remove their own mask and put it in their jacket pocket while they skate, but masks must be put back on once they have finished their session on the ice. Skaters are welcome to wear masks on the ice, and if masks are worn on the ice then they must stay on the entire time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding through these difficult times. Please continue to check our club website and facebook page for updated membership information.
Take care, Be well, Stay safe!
The Juan de Fuca Skating Club takes direction from Skate Canada and the BC/YK Section. They follow all orders from the PHO and viaSport along with the Skate Canada Lawyers. Everything that is drafted and sent out to us we must follow as a Skate Canada Club
If you are ill, Stay Home!
If someone in your household tests positive for COVID then the skater must also be tested. If the skaters result comes back negative, they can return to skating.
If someone in your household has a cold and the skater has no symptoms they can skate.
JDFSC will continue to post information both on the club website and club facebook page that affect any changes to our programs in the near future. The health and safety of our JDFSC skaters, coaches, volunteers and our community is most important in our decisions moving forward with this global situation.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please stay safe and healthy!