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How do I qualify for a BSC award?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00
Annual Awards presented by Brant Skating Club

How to qualify for a BSC award:

1. The skater must be a registered and active member of Brant Skating Club.

2. The skater must be in good standing with the Brant Skating Club.

3. Awards include all levels of skaters in the club.

MILLARDS AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP

Presented by Millards, Chartered Accountants

 2018-2019  awarded to:    Olivia Balfoort   

Skaters must apply to be considered.  A winner will be selected from qualified entries and  chosen based on their dedication to the sport and accomplishments.

The recipient is chosen by representatives of Millards, and awarded a plaque and $1,000.

CANSKATE AWARD & RUNNER UP

2018-2019   awarded to:  Sadie Pennings  and runner-up Lauren Harris 

1. Skater must be registered and have skated in the Canskate program until the date of the carnival casting.

2. Skater should be ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGER and SPIRITED. Skater should have a KEEN interest and LOVE for the sport of Skating.

3. Skater NEED NOT have the BEST result in Club Competition or have passed the most Canskate Badges, but should have the distinction of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE.

4. Skater do not need to have a Private Coach to be considered

The recipient is chosen by the coaches and the board and presented with a trophy and medal.  A runner-up is also selected and presented with a trophy and medal.

LAURIE CHENEY MEMORIAL STAR 1/2 AWARD

2018-2019  awarded to:   William Bocskay 

Award is in honour of Laurie Cheney who passed away in 2010. Laurie started figure skating at the age of 6 and went on to teach/coach for over 30 years.

1.Skater must be registered in the B.S.C. Star 1 or 2 Program until the date of carnival casting.

2.Skater should be ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGER and SPIRITED. Skater should have a KEEN interest and LOVE for the sport of Skating.

3. Skater NEED NOT have the BEST result in Club Competition or have passed the most Canskate Badges or Skate Canada Dance Tests.

4. Skater should have the distinction of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE.

The recipient is chosen by the coaches and the board and presented with an annual trophy and a keeper trophy.

MURIEL SHEERE STAR 3/4 AWARD

 2018-2019  awarded to:    Micaela Tapangan 

Award in honour of Muriel Sheere -a founding member of the Brant Skating Club in 1947, a coach and professional with the Brantford club for more than 30 years.

1. Skater must be  registered in the B.S.C. Star 3 or 4 Program until the date of carnival casting.

2. Skater should be ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGER and SPIRITED. Skater should have a KEEN interest and LOVE for the sport of Skating.

3. This AWARD is not an AWARD for the BEST Skater, but one with the distinction of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE.

 The recipient is chosen by the coaches and the board and presented with an annual trophy and a keeper trophy. 

JOAN SHERMAN JUNIOR AWARD

 2018-2019  awarded to:     Veronika Howarth 

Award in honour of Joan Sherman who passed away in 2018. Skate Ontario awarded her the 50 year coaching pin in 2011

1. SKATER MAY BE UP TO THE AGE OF TWELVE(12) AS OF CARNIVAL DATE OF CARNIVAL YEAR.

2. Skater should be ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGER and SPIRITED. Skater should have a KEEN interest and LOVE for the sport of Skating.

3. This AWARD is not for the BEST Skater, but have the distinction of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE.

 The recipient is chosen by the coaches and the board and presented with an annual trophy and a keeper trophy.  

GORDON BANKS SENIOR AWARD

 2018-2019  awarded to:   Laurel Cowan  

Award in honour of Gordon Banks who passed away in 2001.  Gord had a seventeen year association with the Brant Figure Skating Club serving as treasurer and always loved to help backstage at the annual Flashing Blades.

1. SKATER MAY BE OVER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN(13) AS OF CARNIVAL DATE OF CARNIVAL YEAR.

2. Skater should be ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGER and SPIRITED. Skater should have a KEEN interest and LOVE for the sport of Skating.

3. This AWARD is not an AWARD for the BEST Skater, but one with distinction of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE.

 The recipient is chosen by the coaches and the board and presented with an annual trophy and a keeper trophy.   

CLUB SPIRIT AWARD

 2018-2019  awarded to:    Paige Belleville 

1.   Friendly towards teammates and includes everyone on the team.

2.  Always on time for practice

3.  Always in good spirits at practice

4.  Helps others learn.

 The recipient is chosen by the coaches and presented with an annual trophy and a keeper trophy.   

PROGRAM ASSISTANT AWARDS

Skaters who offered their time as Program Assistants over the past skating year.

Awards are  presented by the coaches.

GOLD TEST MEDALIST

Skater who has achieved the highest individual achievement possible in figure skating. 

 The recipients are awarded based on test results and each receive a medal   

VALEDICTION AWARDS

Skater must be a B.S.C. member of at least ten(10) years, who is leaving the club or no longer skating the SENIOR program.

 The recipient(s) is(are) chosen by the board and presented with a keeper plaque.    

SPOTLIGHT FAVORITE

Skater that stood out among the Spotlight Operators during the show.

 The recipient(s) is(are) chosen by the spotlight operators and presented with a certificate.  

MENTORSHIP AWARD

Voted as the most helpful Skater.

 The recipient(s) is(are) chosen by a vote of the active skaters and presented with a certificate.   

What is Brant Skating Club?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

A Proud Tradition

Since 1947…

The Brant Skating Club provides ice skating opportunities for all levels, from the smallest Preschoolers to Competitive Athletes.

 

World Class Coaching

A dedicated team of NCCP Certified, Skate Canada Coaches provides instruction in all levels and disciplines of ice skating: Learn-to-Skate, PreCanskate, CanSkate, PrePower, Power, StarSkate 1-10 as well as Synchronized Skating Teams.

 

Learning the basic skating techniques, whether for pleasure skating, figure skating or developing future hockey players with power skating, begins with small group lessons.

 

As a skater progresses in group lessons, there is opportunity to develop their skating under the individual guidance of a professional coach and enter the Skate Canada StarSkate Program. Here, they learn Skills, Dance and Freeskate and may try Skate Canada tests and perform at Interclub and Invitational Competitions.

 

Leadership With Passion

A volunteer Board of Directors manages the Brant Skating Club, with assistance from the professional coaches, under the jurisdiction of Skate Ontario. Throughout the season there are many other events held for the skaters: Skate Canada Test Days, Club Competition, a Christmas Family Skate and an end of the season banquet and awards ceremony for Star 1+ skaters.

 

The Skater Development Committee provides seminars, off ice instruction, and other special events throughout the season and runs the “Second Chance Boutique” which sells new and gently worn skating apparel and a variety of skating merchandise.

What is Canada’s Flagship Learn to Skate Program?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

When you join a CanSkate program you join the same team as Canadian greats, including Patrick Chan, Ivanie Blondin, Matt Duchene, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Together, we are preparing the next generation of Olympic medallists, World Champions, National Champions and Stanley Cup winners…

While putting the Fun in Fundamentals.

What is SYNCHRO-SKATING?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

ONE – Brant Skating Club Synchro Teams

 

This program is available to skaters under the age of 18 (subject to sufficient numbers). Practices will be weekly on Sundays, time to be determined. All Youth Team skaters are encouraged to skate in a regular skating program at least one additional day per week.

 

Skaters are required to be CanSkate Stage 4 or higher before skating Synchro. All club programs Star 1 and up require 2 days of skating minimum. Synchro encourages all skaters to continue to grow and skate their regular programs twice a week as well as one day of Synchro if possible.

 

Competitions will be determined based on the progress of the team. This will entirely depend on the number of skaters interested and the level of their skating abilities. Yearly registration fees will be determined by the number of skaters who participate.

 

Coach: Kevin Stefan
Manager: Janet Clarke

What is STARSKATE?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

(Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition)
The introductory level for all figure skating programs is the Star 1-5+ program.

This program is intended for skaters who have passed Stage 6 of the CanSkate program. Skaters are placed in groups according to ability. Group instruction and supervision is provided by professional coaches. Skaters will develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of stroking, ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Availability of program is subject to registration.

Off-ice Training
Off ice training is a vital part of the sport for skaters at the Star level and above. It provides an individualized conditioning, fitness, and endurance program and is recommended for all Star skaters. This program is scheduled before or after each ice session (see schedule). Off ice programs are included in the fee structure for skaters Star 1 to 5+.

What is ADULT LEARN TO SKATE, Ages 19+?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

The Adult Learn-to-Skate program is offered to adult skaters wanting to learn how to skate or want to continue their love of skating.

 

CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for adult skaters learning how to skate.

 

Fall Session: October to December
Winter Session: January to April

What is POWER SKATE?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

Full hockey equipment including a stick is required. This program builds on the skills learned in Pre-Power for skaters who want to further develop their hockey technique, power, speed, and agility with our certified CanPower Coach.

 

Skaters must be able to skate forward the length of the ice using alternating strides, skate backwards the width of the ice using alternating strides and be able to stop without hitting the boards.

Director: Lee-Ann McMillan

What is PRE-POWER SKATE, Age 4+?2021-08-13T15:17:05-04:00

CSA approved hockey helmets and hockey skates are mandatory. This program is intended for children 4 years and up who want to learn to skate with a hockey focus.

 

Improve your hockey skater’s technique, power, speed and agility with our certified CanPower Coach. Skaters must be able to get up on their own and skate forward the length of the ice.

 

Director: Lee-Ann McMillan

What is LEARN TO SKATE, Ages 3+?2021-08-13T15:17:06-04:00

This program is for Pre-Beginner, Beginner Elementary and Advanced Levels. There are nine 30 minute instructed classes followed by a Family Skate. CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. No bicycle helmets permitted. All programs require sufficient enrollment. Sessions may be cancelled or changed according to demand.

Fall Session: October to December
Winter Session: January to April

What is PRE-CANSKATE, Ages 3-5 Years?2021-08-13T15:17:06-04:00

Class is held once a week. CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. This program is intended for beginners.

 

Each skater is placed in a group and receives instruction and supervision from a professional coach as well as qualified program assistants. Skaters progress at their own rate, and upon completion of this course, the skater will proceed to the Canskate or Pre-Power level.

Director: Brianne Searle

What is CANSKATE, Ages 5+?2021-08-13T15:17:06-04:00

CanSkate sessions are held up to 4 times a week. As mandated by Skate Canada, CSA approved hockey helmets must be worn by skaters in levels 1-5. Bicycle Helmets are not allowed. Level 6 is exempt (green skate ribbon).

 

This program is intended for skaters aged 5 or older as of December 31 and who have not passed Stage 6 in the Canskate program. Skaters are placed in groups according to their ability. Group instruction and supervision is provided by professional coaches and qualified Program Assistants. Skaters in CanSkate 4+ may try out for the Youth Synchronized Skating Teams. Private lesson instructions by a coach enables your child to progress faster through the CanSkate badges.

Director: Kevin Stefan

What is Learn-to-Skate?2021-08-13T15:17:06-04:00

The Learn-to-Skate program teaches the basic skating skills in a large group environment. Groups can be larger than the CanSkate program depending on registration. This is not a badge program.

 

This is a community based program, not a Skate Canada National Program. Each session runs for 30 minutes in length. This program is offered in the Fall (Oct-Dec) and Winter (Jan-March).

What is CANSKATE?2021-08-13T15:17:06-04:00

In the CanSkate program, skaters rotate between coaches during each session and can earn badges (Stages 1 through 6). This program is designed for skaters who have an interest in pursuing an ice sport.

 

This is a Skate Canada National Program. Each session runs for 50 minutes in length. Skaters also have the option to participate in our annual carnival show, Flashing Blades at the end of our season. This program runs from October to March.

 

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