Welcome to the Milton Skating Club Competitive Skate Program.
For those skaters who pursue elite level figure skating training, Milton Skating Club is a choice that offers a unique range of coaching talent. Under the guidance of our coaches, Milton skaters have successfully competed at provincial, national and international competitions.
Under the guidance of Technical Director Nancy Lemaire, skaters who choose to train at Milton have a great section of coaching options and specialties, both on and off-ice.
MEET THE COACHES FINDING A COACH REGISTER ONLINE
The Competitive Test Program is a testing program for skaters in singles, pairs and dance wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada. Skaters take tests specific to the discipline (Singles, Pairs and Dance) in which they wish to compete. A skater or team may begin testing at the level at which they wish to compete.
It’s more than just skating!
Skaters enrolled in Competitive Skate learn a variety of life skills as they progress up the competitive ladder. These include goal settings, focus, ability to deal with success/failure, time management, and principles of fair play and sportsmanship. In addition to the life skills benefits these skaters will also receive:
- Access to provincial and national funding (as applicable)
- The opportunity to be selected to Skate Canada’s national teams
- The opportunity to compete at BMO sectional, Challenge, Junior Nationals and/or Canadian Championships
- The opportunity and potential to be selected to represent Canada internationally at one of the more than 30 competitions each year
- Access to sport science services
- Applicable to all Milton Home Club and Non-Home Club Members.
- 11 years of age or older as of December 31, 2022.
- Must be Regional, Provincial and National stream to become a Program Assistant for Pre-Canskate and Canskate programs.
- ALL Program Assistants are required to attend the mandatory training clinic.
- Regional 1/2, Provincial 2/3 and National 2/3 skaters must PA on TWO (2) shifts per week for the current skating season from Sept-June.
- National 4 level and Grade 12 students are only required to volunteer on ONE (1) PA shift each week for the season.
- Unfulfilled (missed) PA shifts will incur a charge of $25.00 per missed session.
Skaters will be scheduled for their training session at the start of the season
The Program Assistant Bursary
Program Assistants begin to receive a bursary after a one-time commitment of 20 mandatory sessions. Your bursary is added to your account at the end of Quickstart, Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions cumulatively, and may only be used for Milton Skating Club merchandise or club fees such as test and registration fees. The bursary cannot be exchanged for cash value at any time. As a Program Assistant you will receive $4.00 (elementary student) or $5.00 (high school student) per session.
High School Community Hours
You may choose to use your all or a portion of your sessions to complete the required Community Hours, instead of receiving the bursary. The club will give you a letter at the year-end banquet indicating the number of hours that you have volunteered for the Milton Skating Club as a Program Assistant.
Program Assistant Fleece Jackets
Each new Program Assistant will receive a new, fleece jacket that is yours to keep. The cost of the jacket is off-set by the 20 mandatory sessions that you are required to complete. You are expected to wear your jacket each time you help with a Canskate program along with a pair of black pants.
And Finally, Subsidize Your Skating Fees
A large portion of the fees that are brought in from Canskate go directly to cover the ice costs of your sessions!! Without these Canskate programs your ice fees would be considerably higher and would limit the amount of skating time available to you.
How do I sign up?
As part of your registration process, please select two sessions from the Program Assistant programs available. There are limited spots for each session, and as they fill up, you will no longer be able to select those sessions.
Please select only two sessions.
If you wish to do more, additional sessions may be available after the start of the season. There are also many opportunities throughout the season to help out fellow skaters as well, for competitions or illness.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT SUBSIDY POLICY
As mentioned a large portion of the fees brought into the Club are from our Canskate programs. These fees help subsidize your ice time and keep the cost down.
You may choose to buy out of the subsidy for $500.00 (2 sessions of program assisting for Home Club Members) and $300.00 (1 session of program assisting for Home Club Members – this is only for Grade 12 students and Competitive skaters). For Non Home Club Members your Buy Out is $500.00
If you choose not to participate in this subsidy program, you will be expected to attend all scheduled sessions.
If you are unable to make your session you must find a replacement to cover you
Anyone not finding a replacement or a replacement that does not show for their session will receive an invoice for $20.00 for each session missed to offset the subsidy.
2022-2023 Family Commitment Program – REGISTER ONLINE ONLY.
** MANDATORY **
As part of your club membership, all figure skating families from Future STARS to National 4 are required to volunteer to “TABLE DUTY” shift(s) PLUS, “Flex Hours” to help support the club with our Recreation skating programs and Figure Skating events and competitions. Without the support of parent volunteers, such events, competitions and programs would not be possible. A Buy-Out option is available (online) if volunteer commitments cannot be met – This fee is in place to keep the program fair to the families that do volunteer their time. Thank you for your continued support and contributions!