We are so happy to be back on the ice and welcoming lots of new skaters to the Juan de Fuca Ice Rink! It makes us so happy to see all the new little skaters out there learning new skills and gaining confidence on the ice. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind all our skating families of some upcoming fundraisers and fun events happening within our club. As well as some quick links to lots of important information for new families to skating.
So, keep reading!
Please review all the information provided on the website. It will help you so much to know what skates to use, what to wear and what to expect when you arrive for your first lesson. The link is here. CanSkate
CanSkate themes will be posted in the lobby and on the website soon, so please check back! Right now you can see what they were last year.
First important reminder. Please mark down all of the no skating days that are listed on the website schedule page . These days are important to remember so you don't arrive to the arena and there is no one here.
Quick Links Below
Please direct questions to the following:
Board of Directors
Did you know the skating club is run by a volunteer board of directors? No. Honestly neither did I until I'd been with the club for a while and really, I didn't truly understand until I became a board member myself. We rely on these volunteers to write grants to the government and other organizations to earn funding. They execute registration, contracts for the coaches, budgeting, events, club jacket orders, group hotel discounts, fundraising, Star 6+ test days, test input, Skate Canada registration, website, publicity & social media. (I know I missed something) These volunteers are critical to the smooth running of the skating club. They are always looking for more help! The more help they have the easier it is for everyone. And the more help they can provide the coaches means the coaches get to coach more and do less of the stuff that volunteers could be doing. We do have some vacant position so please reach out if you think you can help.
Who is on our board?
Fundraising for the Club
Money raised through fundraising is used to keep costs lower for all our families. We want skating to be accessible to all and the best way to do this is to fundraise! The club likes to cover the cost of one competition per skater per year as well as subsidize the cost of club jackets and fundraising enables us to do this. We are also always looking for new equipment to purchase to help with off ice training such as the off ice harness and spinners. We are always eager to offer more but in order to do this we need to fundraise more.
Mark your calendars for a club bottle drive on September 30th!
Our other upcoming fundraisers are:
- apples (mid Sept to October 7)
- Community Values Coupon books (October)
- Purdy’s (aiming for early November)
- Yeshi (not sure of timing yet)
- Kernels (in the new year)
- Paradise Island cheese (aiming for February)
In the meantime, you can donate through these companies:
Bottle Depot Account: JDF Skating Club
CO-OP Gas Account - #115930
Glenwood Meats - Save your receipts and hand them to any of our board members. We receive 10% of any money spent here.
Club Jackets - We will be doing a club jacket order this fall so keep watch for more details.
Santa Claus Parade
Mark your Calendar for the Victoria Santa Clause Parade
Saturday November 25th
Each year we decorate a float and walk in the parade with our skating families. Stay tuned for more information.
Winter Wonderland (Dec 15-Dec 20)
The JDF Arena is transformed each year for a week into a winter wonderland. Lessons are cancelled during this time but we always try to offer a fun evening of skating for families to come and enjoy. Stay tuned for a date!
Find us on social media! Important information is posted here so be sure to follow us. We also like to post fun photos and videos of the skaters. It's a great place to see what happens both on and off ice during sessions. It's also where we will post if there are time changes or closers in the winter.
We look forward to another great season on the ice!