Bridging is a program that acts as a step for skaters from the CanSkate program to the competitive program called StarSkate. These skaters will be working towards Stages 4 and 5 of the new CanSkate program. It's beneficial because it allows more instruction, individual attention, and ice time for those skaters that wish to progress in the sport of figure skating. Bridgers will continue to earn CanSkate badges as they progress and gain new skills.
To participate in Bridging, a skater must have been assessed by a club coach and recommended for the program. If you have not previously participated in the CANSkate program with the club, please contact the club by email to arrange for your skater to be assessed.
We will be working towards skills in the new CanSkate program, which contains the elements and skills necessary to progress in figure skating:
- BALANCE – This area includes forward crosscuts, edges and stroking; as well as spins and spirals
- CONTROL – This includes speed, stopping and backward skating
- AGILITY – This are includes jumps and turns, as well as skills that translate to other ice sports, such as hockey and ringette
- INDEPENDENT SKILLS – We encourage and guide skaters to develop the independent skills and work ethic necessary for the StarSkate program
Bridgers should wear something that allows them to move freely and be comfortable, but warm as well. Bridgers are asked not to wear jeans. They must have their hair out of their face and wear mitts or gloves. *All Bridgers are still required to wear CSA Approved Hockey Helmets, as per Skate Canada policy.
Ice Fees - includes:
Monday 4 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Friday 4 - 5 pm
Saturday 10 - 11 am
WSC Membership Fee
|Skate Canada Membership Fee||$35.65 *NON-REFUNDABLE|
|Fundraising - 2 Lotto ticket books||$200|
- WSC Membership Fee payable once per season (Sept 1 - Aug 31) and entitles you to skating on Weyburn Skating Club sessions.
- Skate Canada Fee is payable once per season (Sept 1 - Aug 31) and pays for your SC membership and insurance.
- Fundraising - 2 Lotto Ticket Books. You pay for the tickets up front at registration and then keep the money you collect when selling the tickets. The ticket stubs are due back by Dec 31 so they can be returned to Skate Canada Saskatchewan. The draw takes place at the Section’s Annual General Meeting in the spring. Ticket books not returned to the club will be charged a penalty of $25 and skaters can not register for any further sessions until this amount has been paid.