Annual Skate Swap

We will be holding our Annual Skate Swap on December 8th, 2019.

Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Lobby area outside of the rink

If you wish to place items (skates, dresses, bags, etc.) for sale in the swap, it must be received between 8:30am – 9:00am on Saturday, December 8th at the information desk.

There will be envelopes available to mark each item being offered for sale. Print on the envelope: the description of the item, your name, and price for sale. Then attach the envelope to your item.

Please note:  All skates must be approved by the attending coach before being allowed for sale. (The coach will be inspecting skates at 8:30am to ensure that they are in good condition)

Envelopes for sold items and all unsold items can be picked up immediately after the Skate Swap from 12:00pm – 12:45pm. Items not collected will be taken to a consignment store or donated to charity.

If you have any questions, please contact CL at

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Priority Registration for 2019 Winter CanSkate

The last day of Fall CanSkate lessons will be:

  • Tuesdays – December 18
  • Thursdays – December 20
  • Saturdays – December 22 with Family Skate on December 15.

If you currently have your skater registered for Fall CanSkate lessons and would like to add CanSkate Winter lessons, (January 7 to March 16, 2018) you have priority to add on the Winter CanSkate Session until November 30.  Beginning December 1, registration for Winter Canskate lessons opens to the public and registration for Winter CanSkate will be on a first come first serve basis until all our spots are filled.

If you need to change your registration day for the Winter Session, please email

Our Winter Canskate lessons will be as follows:

  • Tuesdays – January 8 to March 12
  • Thursdays – January 10 to March 14
  • Saturdays – January 5 to March 16

Feel free to email if you have any questions about CanSkate registration.

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Limited Parking beginning November 3

The Nat Bailey Winter Market  begins Saturday, November 3rd and runs every Saturday until April 28, 2019 from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot and plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium and Hillcrest Centre. Parking will be VERY limited on these days.

Please ensure you allow additional time to find parking so that you will not be late for lessons – especially for CanSkate lessons at noon!

While it is also tempting to visit the Market, CanSkate Parents Caregivers must remain at the rink during the your skater’s lesson to ensure you will be able to meet your skater if they come off during the lesson.

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2018-19 RPFSC Board of Directors

At our Annual General Meeting held on Monday, October 1, the following individuals were elected for two year terms until the 2020 AGM:

  • Treasurer – Veronica Xue
  • Secretary – Amy Scott
  • Board Member at Large  – Mari Fitzgerald
  • Board Member at Large  – Tammy Klymenko

They will join our Board Members who are in their positions until our 2019 AGM.

  • President – Doris Yip
  • Coaches Representative – Marnie Walthers
  • Board Member at Large – Promotions – Dennis Bohme,
  • Board Member at Large – Uplifter Administrator  – EJ Richard
  • Board Member at Large – Volunteer Coordinator – Grace Yuen

We also wish to extend our gratitude to Cathy Chang (Past President),  Sarah Quon (Past Secretary) and Keith Nusgart (Past Board Member at Large) who have left the Board.  We appreciate their gift of talent and time for the work they contributed to our Club.

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2018 Fall CanSkate Parent Meetings

To ensure that our CanSkate families and skaters have a positive skating experience with us, we will be holding CanSkate Information Meetings this week for parents/guardians of our CanSkaters.

Our CanSkate Coordinator Carissa Wong will be reviewing safety and equipment, skater evaluation and answering any questions you may have about our program.

The meetings will take place in the lobby of the skating rink as scheduled:

  • 4:00 pm – Tuesday, September 25
  • 4:00 pm – Thursday, September 27
  • 12:15 pm – Saturday, September 29

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions.

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National Coaches Week – September 22 to 30


National Coaches Week is a week long celebration of the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize our team of coaches at RPFSC for the integral role they play in teaching our skaters. Thank you to our RPFSC coaches!

  • Marnie Walthers – Director of Skating
  • Carissa Wong – Canskate Coordinator
  • Natasha Chau
  • Madeline Chang
  • Tierney Grattan
  • Tarrah Harvey
  • Christina Lam
  • Mikaila Meslo
  • Melissa Tye
  • Emma Tynan
  • Thomas Williams

and also to our Coaches-In-Training

  • Ava Boitard
  • Lucy Gagel
  • Erika Mak
  • Charlotte Quon




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2018 RPFSC Annual General Meeting

The 2018 RPFSC Annual General Meeting will be taking as follows:

  • Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 pm Dinner – please RSVP by emailing
  • Time: 6:30pm – Meeting Commences
  • Place: Curling Club Boardroom at Hillcrest Centre (4575 Clancy Loranger Way)  

The meeting is a great opportunity to meet other parents in the club, learn about our club and our accomplishments of the past year, participate in the Election of Officers and acceptance of new Bylaws.

Click here to read the full Notice of the AGM including the Memo on Election of Officers and draft of the Bylaws to be approved by our members at the meeting.

Please RSVP by email to if you will be joining us for dinner at 6:00pm before the meeting

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Open Ice – September 4 and 6

We will have open ice for skaters in STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3, STAR 4 and STAR 5 and up on:

  • Tuesday, September 4 – 3:45 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Thursday, September 6 – 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Your skater must already be registered for the Fall in order to skate during these sessions.

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Winter Warm Up and Program Assistant Training – Saturday, September 8

Our Annual Winter Warm Up and Program Assistant Training will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Winter Warm Up is for skaters in STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3, STAR 4 and STAR 5 and up. Your skater must be registered for Fall session in order to participate in the On-Ice portions of the day.

Program Assistant Training (CanSkate Clinic) 

Skaters who are in Star 2 and up who wish to Program Assist CanSkate during the 2018/19 Skating Season are asked to attend the CanSkate Clinic. Please come with the days you will be available to Program Assist for September to December.

CanSkate sessions run on:

  • Tuesdays – 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays – 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays – 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm


8:45 am

  • All skaters should arrive by this time to prepare for their on-ice or off ice session.

9:00 am to 10:00 am

  • On-Ice – Star 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Off-Ice – Star 5 and up
  • Parent meeting for Star 5 and up Skaters.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

  • On-Ice – Star 5 and up
  • Off-Ice – Star 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Parent Meeting for PreStar, Star 1, 2, 3 and 4 Skaters

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • CanSkate Clinic – Part 1

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

  • Lunch for CanSkate Clinic participants
  • CanSkate Clinic – Part 2

If you have any questions about Winter Warm Up, email

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Registration for 2018-19 Fall Winter Lessons

Hope you have been enjoying our summer so far. Hard to believe we are getting ready for Fall!

The schedule is out and here are the details for when to register. Click here to view the 2018-19 Fall Winter Program Schedule

Priority Registration for CanSkate will open to our current RPFSC members on Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 am.

Registration for CanSkate will then open to the public on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 am and will remain open on a first come first serve basis until all classes are full.

Registration for PreStar, Star 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and up will open on Monday, August 20 at 7:00 am. Skaters who wish to register in these sessions require approval from RPFSC’s Head Coach before registering.

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