2017 Spring Skating Schedule is now available

Our Spring Skating Schedule is now available. Online registration will open on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 am for currently registered RPFSC members.

Click here to view the Schedule, Program Requirements and Session Fees.

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2016 Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipts now available on-line

Currently registered RPFSC members can now download their 2016 Fitness Tax Credit Receipt for their tax returns via Uplifter, our on-line registration system.

How to download your receipt(s):

  1. Click here to log in to Uplifter, our Online Registration System.
  2. Click on “My Account”
  3. Click on the Receipt icon in the left hand column to view your family’s list of receipts
  4. Click on the one you wish to view
  5. Click on the Printer icon in the upper right hand corner to print

If you were a member RPFSC between January to June 2016, please email registrar@rpfsc.ca to request a copy of your fitness tax credit receipt.

If you have any questions on your fitness tax credit receipt, please email registrar@rpfsc.ca

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Low and High Tests on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We will be holding Low and High Tests On Tuesday, February 14 from 5:15 pm to 7:45 pm.

Regular sessions scheduled during this time will be cancelled. (ie. Junior Free, Intermediate A&B Dance and Skills and Senior Free)

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Marnie at coach@rpfsc.ca

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Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipts for 2016

Receipts will be available beginning February 21, 2017.

We will be providing instructions on how to pick up your paper receipt and/or access your receipt online when receipts are available.

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Spring Skating Lessons

With the snow and cold behind us (hopefully), our thoughts turn to Spring.

RPFSC will once again be sharing ice with Kitsilano Figure Skating Club during the Spring and Summer skating sessions.  Our clubs are now working together to develop our Spring Skating Schedule. We are hoping to publish our Spring Session schedule by mid February and begin registration by early March.

This Spring and Summer, the City will be closing not one, but two of its skating rinks. This means less ice time available and our Spring Session will run during April and May only.

During April and May, we will be able to offer full CanSkate and StarSkate programs and ice time to our Competitive Skaters.

In June, ice time will be reduced significantly and we will only be able to offer ice time to our Competitive Skaters.

CanSkate and StarSkate Programs will return in July for our Summer Skating Session.

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Seeking Nominations for 2017 Skate Canada Achievement Awards

Each year, Skate Canada’s BC/YK Section seeks nominations for Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding skaters, program assistants, coaches, volunteers and officials throughout the BC/YK section.  There are 17 award categories that are open for nominations.

A list of Award Categories and criteria can be found at www.skatinginbc.com/awards

Is there someone from RPFSC that you feel is an outstanding skater, program assistant, coach or volunteer that you would like to nominate?

If so, please contact one of our Board Members and do it quickly!  The deadline for nominations is February 15.

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Update on RPFSC Board of Directors

We would like to update you on a change in our Club’s Board of Directors.

In November, one of one our Board members, Marnie Candido resigned.  Marnie has been an active member of our Board of Directors for the past five years. Her service with the Board has included photographing of our skaters, coordinating the ordering of Competition Jackets and working on the Carnival Costume Committee. Although she is no longer on the Board, Marnie will continue to be a parent volunteer with our club. We would like to thank Marnie for her contributions to the Board.

To fill the vacated Board Member position, our Board has appointed E.J. Richard to fill the position until the next AGM (Fall 2017).  We are pleased to welcome E.J. to the Board and we look forward with working with her in the coming months.

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Lesson Cancellation and Last day of Lessons

As a result of our Annual Family Skate, all skating lessons will be cancelled on Saturday, December 10.

Our final day of lessons prior to the Winter Break will be Saturday, December 17.

 

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Family Skate Update and Schedule

IMG_6774-91_Big_PrintOur Annual Family Skate is coming up!  This event consists of a Skating Display, followed by our Family Skate. All RPFSC members and their families including siblings are welcome to skate together, after the skills display. There will be skate rentals and helmets available from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Photography is allowed at this event.

The Skating Display will showcase skaters from our Starskate, Junior, Intermediate and Senior ice programs. Skaters from these levels were sent home with a handout to return indicating if they are available to take part or not.

For the Family Skate, in the interests of safety and depending on the numbers, we will have two 30-minute sessions. All non-RPFSC members must sign in before skating and also be required to wear  CSA Certified Hockey helmet. These requirements for non members are essential for insurance coverage.

The Schedule for our event is as follows:

  • 9:15 am and onwards – Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • 9:30 – 10:45 am  – Skating Skills Display
  • 11:00 -11:30 am – Session 1: Family Skate
  • 11:30 – 11:45 am – Ice Clean
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm – Session 2: Family Skate
  • 12: 15 – 12:45 pm – Program Assistants Fun Time

ALL skating lessons will be cancelled for this day.

Door Prizes 

Donations for door prizes are welcome. If you donate a prize, we offer one (1) Volunteer Credit for a $20 value prize. Gift Cards are perfect prizes. Please email volunteer@rpfsc.ca if you will be able to donate a prize. Prizes need to be delivered to our registration desk anytime up to Thursday December 8th.

Volunteers 

Thank you to those who have volunteered to assist on this day. We have enough Volunteers at this time. Volunteers will be receiving an email from Kylie closer to date of the event with more details.

Sadly, we will not be able to run our Potluck as we have in the past. Our growing numbers and the size of the venue no longer work to include this.

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

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Registration for 2017 Winter CanSkate

The last day of Fall CanSkate lessons will be:

  • Tuesdays – December 13
  • Thursdays – December 15
  • Saturdays – December 17

If you currently have your skater registered for Fall CanSkate lessons and would like to add CanSkate Winter lessons, (January 3 to March 18, 2017) 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.

Winter CanSkate lessons will be as follows:

  • Tuesdays – January 3 to March 14
  • Thursdays – January 5 to March 16
  • Saturdays – January 7 to March 18

 

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