Happy New Year and Welcome to our Winter 2021 Season with the Juan de Fuca Skating Club!
Our welcome newsletter contains information for our members; however, we want to remind everyone to continue to check the club website: () for all important information that will be posted on a regular basis. On the website you will find all our information. You can email the club (firstname.lastname@example.org) & your questions will be forwarded to the person best suited to provide you with answers. We also have a Facebook page where postings are frequent as well as an Instagram page.
CanSkate questions may be emailed to the CanSkate directors: Leslee Rushton (email@example.com) or Annaliese Forgarini (firstname.lastname@example.org). Skaters must have completed Stage 1 of Canskate to register for our Monday class.
Group A (used to be called Pre-Star) continues to have group instruction in order for these skaters that have moved from Canskate to Starskate the opportunity to settle into this program. This is a two day per week program and is by invite only.
Group B (used to be called Star 1 / 2), Group C (used to be called Star 2/3) and Group D (used to be called Star 4 & Up/ Pre-Juvenile & Up) program questions should be directed to your base/primary coach. If you are unsure, please contact our Directors of Skating Leslee Rushton (email@example.com) or Dave MacDonald (250-896-2476).
Specific questions regarding registration ONLY, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org We are using online registration with the Uplifter program. Reminder that all skaters MUST be registered before they will be permitted to go on JDFSC ice and you must read all the information on our website with the Return to Play guidelines as we are following Skate Canada COVID-19 policies and procedures with strict measures in place. Health checks continue to be done prior to entering the facility and are mandatory. These times are posted on the website with the Winter Schedule. We are not permitting spectators in the facility at this time. Waivers for the Winter (Jan to Mar session) MUST be filled out completely and turned in at your first health check. A new Waiver is mandatory with the start of each new registration season. Skaters will not be permitted on the ice without this.
Also, masks are mandatory for all skaters, coaches, health check volunteers when entering the facilities. And parents in the skater area outside the facility must also wear masks. Skaters are permitted to take off their mask when stepping on the ice, and must put it back on when getting off the ice. The JDFSC Coaches will continue to wear masks at all times.
CanSkate fun themes will also be posted, however due to COVID restrictions we cannot hand out colouring sheets, stickers, hand stamps or treasure box prizes at this time. Canskaters will receive their name tag on the first day and will be responsible for wearing it to every session and turning it in on their last session. Special sanitizing will be done when handing out ribbons or badges on completion.
Reminder: Our sessions are “subject to change” and we will do our best to post accurate information on the website regarding any of these. It is the responsibility of our members to keep checking the website.
Please Note the following important dates:
We have been given back the following ice times at the Q so please mark these on your calendar and plan for your skater to attend if it applies to a day you are registered for:
Mon Jan 4 (4:00-7:30pm sessions)
Sunday Jan 10 (5:00-9:00pm sessions)
Tuesday Jan 12 (9:00-10:00pm)
Monday Jan 18 (starting 1 hour later)
JDFSC Sessions start on Saturday Jan. 2, 2021. The sessions at the Q end on Tues. March 30, 2021 and the sessions at Westhills end on Tues. March 16, 2021.
NO SKATING at Westhills on the following dates:
Sunday 4:45-6:15pm (Group B & A) - Feb. 14 & 21
Friday 2:45-3:45pm (Group D, C, B) – Feb. 19
NO SKATING AT THE Q CENTRE on the following dates:
Monday 4:00-7:30pm (Group A, B, C, Canskate & D) – Feb. 8
Monday 9:00-10:00pm (Adult Synchro) hoping to resume Jan. 25 TBD (PHO/Viasport)
Tuesday 9:00-10:00pm (Group D) – Jan. 19, Feb. 9
***Groups B, C, D please note revised schedule for Saturday sessions posted on the website and also the Uplifter registration site***
Registration for our spring school 2021 sessions will open late winter and members will be notified when access is granted to register.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during these unusual times. Be well & Stay safe!