VI Region News & Events

Patrick Chan to lead Skater Develop Seminar


2018Vancouver Island Region 



3 Time World Champion & 

Olympic Gold Medalist Patrick Chan

SEPTEMBER 22nd and 23rd 2018


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BC/YK Section Awards Banquet May 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the BC/YK Section was held in Burnaby, B.C. on the May 4-5 weekend.

Congratulations to our Vancouver Island Region officials Judy Burwash for receiving the Officials Award and Susan Morriss for her 50 years of volunteering pin award. Judy was also recognized as the National Officials award winner at the Skate Canada Summit in Calgary. See photos (below) from the Award Ceremonies.

Competitive Seminar brings Ravi Walia to Victoria.

  The Competitive Skaters Seminar with Ravi Walia was a huge success!  Ravi Walia brought skater Eric Liu to assist and demonstrate during the VI Region competitive seminar. Both Skaters and Coaches were treated to on and off ice activities, lectures and dialogue during the busy April weekend. Thanks also to Tyler Myles, who was assisted by Ravie Cunningham, for his on ice skating skills lessons. Judy Burwash, Susan Morriss and Kelly Cruikshank offered sessions from the Program Components and  technical sides of judging and element assessment. 

BC/YK Section Championships is in the books

Thank you to all our Region Volunteers for donating their time to our Hosting of the BC/YK Championships. 

Parksville's Victor Kraatz and Howie Meeker twin rink facility was the site of the BC/YK Section Championships held this past Remembrance Day weekend. Fourteen VI Region skaters were participants in the 4 day long event. The top placements will go on to the Challenge event in Montreal at the beginning of December. The Pre Novice Champions for Canada will be crowned in Montreal with the top finishers in Novcie, Junior and Senior moving on to the Canadian Championships being held in Vancouver in January, 2018. The Team for the Winter Olympics in Korea will be determined from the National event.

Elvis Stojko Seminar was a hit!

  Elvis Tweeted this comment...


    "Thank you Parksville, B.C. for a great seminar! Really enjoyed working with all the enthusiastic skaters!"

75 skaters in the Star 4 to Novice levels participated in the Skater Development seminar in September. Skaters came from all over the island and Powell River to experience Elvis' technical & mental preparation techniques, his wife Gladys worked on Skating Skills & Performance, fitness expert Linda Gilmour did the off ice work outs & a local dance instructor, offered some great lessons in movement.

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