2017 Summer Skating Begins

Just in time to cool off from the summer weather we are enjoying, our Summer Session begins Monday, July 3 and runs to and includes Monday, August 7.

A reminder that Monday lessons will be held at Hillcrest Arena while Wednesday, Friday and Saturday skating will take place at Sunset Rink.

On July 3, there will also be a Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game starting at Nat Bailey stadium at 7:05 pm. Please ensure you allow extra time to get to the rink as traffic will be heavy and parking around Hillcrest Centre will be significantly limited.

We strongly encourage you to check the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Schedule in advance for any Home Games on Monday evenings

For Canskate Parents, to help make the first few lessons go more smoothly for skaters, parents/caregivers, coaches and program assistants, click here for an overview of what to expect at your skater’s first few lessons.

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RPFSC Skaters Featured in “Thin Ice”

Congratulations to our skaters: Mikaila Meslo, Erika Mak, Anna McLean and Stella Weston who are featured in the “Gold Feet” section of the June 2017 Edition of Thin Ice. “Gold Feet” is a section dedicated to recognizing skaters from the BC and Yukon who have passed Gold Level test(s).

Thin Ice is the Official Publication of the BC/YK Section. It is published quarterly and displays achievements, events, schedules, and information submitted from skating clubs, regions and members throughout the province and territory.

Read more about our skaters on page 55 by accessing the publication here. 

 

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Update on 2017/18 Skating Season

RPFSC is currently in discussion with the City of Vancouver Parks Board for 2017-18 ice time. Our Club’s goals are to continue offering our programs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and to receive additional entitled ice time. Once the City confirms our allocated ice time, we will develop our Fall and Winter Program schedule. We hope to post the schedule by the first week of August and will open on-line registration shortly thereafter. Priority registration will be available to our current members.

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National Volunteer Week – April 23 – 29

The RPFSC Board and our members collectively contribute to the various functions of running and managing a successful organization. During this week to honour volunteers across our country, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of our volunteer parents who generously contribute their time all skating season long to the operations and administration of our Club. Without the collective work of our volunteers, we would not be able to offer our skating programs in our community.

National Volunteer Week

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No Lessons Sunday, April 16

There will be no lessons on Sunday, April 16.
Lessons WILL take place as scheduled on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17.

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RPFSC Skaters are off to Training Camp!

We would like to congratulate eight of our skaters who have been invited by the BC/Yukon Section of Skate Canada to attend their Annual Development Camp which will be held in Kelowna from April 14 to 17.

Skaters from across BC and Yukon Territory who competed in the Category of Star 4 and up and achieved the camp target score at a competition during the 2016/17 competitive season are invited to attend this annual camp.

Skaters representing our club who have been invited are:

Star 4 – Kiran Nagin, Thea Trung-Yip, Georgia Tsang
Star 5 –  Renee Kim, Cindy Ly, Christine Tran
Start 6 – Erika Mak, Mikaila Meslo

Congratulations on  your hard work and have fun at Camp!

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Carnival Commitment Forms due April 30

The RPFSC Board of Directors has made a commitment to producing its Bi-Annual Carnival for Saturday March 24, 2018

The Carnival is an opportunity for our skaters to dress up, learn group choreography and experience performing in a fun atmosphere. Some of you may recall our last Carnival Production, the Beatles-themed, “Magical Mystery Tour” in March 2016.

While the event is still a year away, planning begins now. Before the Board proceeds with the next steps in planning, we want to ensure that we have enough skaters committed to participate in our Carnival which is during Spring Break next year. Therefore, we are providing you with as much notice as possible for you to consider and plan for your skater’s commitment to participate in Carnival during Spring Break next year.

Download and review the Participation Commitment Form which outlines more specific requirements for skaters who will participate in our Carnival. If you haven’t already, please complete the bottom portion of the form and return it to us by April 30, 2017.

Feel free to email us at info@rpfsc.ca

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Interested in Volunteering at 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Vancouver, BC?

The 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship will be held in Vancouver at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at UBC from January 8-14, 2018. The 2018 event will serve as a qualification event for the team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea later that same year.

The dedication of the community, volunteers, and fans will be critical to the successful execution of the event. Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships is required to volunteer at either the Super Series SummerSkate competition or ISU Adult International competition.

  • 2017 Super Series SummerSkate – August 17-20, 2017 (Burnaby, BC)
  • 2017 ISU Adult International Skating Competition – August 21-26, 2017 (Richmond, BC)
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Registrant Access to Skate Canada Membership Site Now Available

As a member skater registered with RPFSC, you are also a registered member of Skate Canada. The Skate Canada Membership Site is now available to all registrants. To access the membership site, go to the Sign in page of the Skate Canada Membership site.  Then, click on “Request an Invitation Code.”  You will be able to access the membership site upon redemption of the code.

 

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Competition Jackets and Club Vests – For RPFSC Junior, Intermediate and Senior Skaters

If you wish to purchase a Competition Jacket or Club Vest, we have a few extra jackets and vests remaining from our annual order.

The jacket and vest are priced at $95 each including personalization. We have one of each of the following sizes available:

  • Jacket – Girls 8-10
  • Jacket – Girls 12-14
  • Vest – XS
  • Vest – Small
  • Vest – Medium (two available)

Our next order will be in 2017/18 and there will be a price increase to offset the increasing costs of each garment and embroidery.

To order and pay by credit card, log in to Uplifter, our On-line Registration System.

To Pay by Credit Card

  1. Click here to log in to Uplifter, our Online Registration System.
  2. Click on “Registration” in the navigation bar
  3. In the left hand column, click on “Purchase Other Products” button
  4. Select the item and enter the quantity you wish to purchase and click “ADD TO CART”
  5. To proceed to pay, click on “CONFIRM & REGISTER”
  6. Check the box next to “Use Available Credit” if you have credit on your account or click on “PAY BY CREDIT CARD” and follow the instructions to complete the transaction.

A Club Volunteer will be in touch with shortly after we receive your order.

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