Holiday Buy-On Skating Schedule

We will have 3 Buy-On sessions for PreStar, Star 1 to 5 and up available during the winter break. Session times are listed below. If you would like to skate:

  1. Log into your UpLifter account
  2. Select “Registration
  3. Click “Purchase Products” button in the left hand column
  4. Click “Add” button next to the session you wish to register for. These sessions will be added to your Shopping Cart.
  5. When you have selected your sessions, go to “View Cart” and proceed to confirm your billing information and pay.

Thursday, December 27th

9:00 – 10:00am PreStar, Star 1 – Star 4
10:00 – 11:00am Star 5 and Up

Wednesday, January 2nd

9:00 – 10:00am PreStar, Star 1 – Star 4
10:00 – 11:00am Star 5 and Up

Friday, January 4th

9:00 – 10:00am PreStar, Star 1 – Star 4
10:00 – 11:00am Star 5 and Up


  • PreStar – Star 4: $13 buy-on/session (lesson included)
  • Star 5 and Up: $8 buy-on/session (coaching fee billed separately)

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

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Winter Skills Display and Family Skate – Saturday, December 15, 2018

This Annual event consists of a Skating Display, followed by our Family Skate. Photography is allowed at this event.

The Skating Display will showcase skaters from our PreStar and STAR 1-5 & Up programs. They are working on something festive. Come enjoy the show!

All RPFSC members and their family are welcome to skate at Family SkateThere will be complimentary skate rentals and helmets available from 10:45am – 12.00pm. In the interest of safety, and depending on the number of participants, there will be two 30-minute sessions. All non-registered RPFSC skaters must sign in before stepping on the ice and are required to wear a CSA certified hockey or skating helmet. These requirements are essential for insurance coverage.

Note: ALL LESSONS will be CANCELLED on December 15th, 2018.

Please see the schedule below and ensure your skater(s) arrives on time if they are part of the Skills Display.

Winter Skills Display and Family Skate Schedule

  • 9:00am – STAR 2, 3, 4, 5 and Up Skaters arrive for Warm Up
  • 9:30am – PreStar, STAR 1 – 4 Group Exhibition Skaters arrive for Warm Up
  • 10:00am – 10:45am – Skating Skills Display
  • 10:45am – 11:15am – Session 1: Family Skate
  • 11:15am – 11:30am – Ice Clean
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm – Session 2: Family Skate
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm – Program Assistants and Coaches Skate


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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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