COS History
2001- 2002


2001-2002

Deloitte and Touche are contracted to conduct an administrative restructuring prospectus for the organization.  The plan consisted of five key priorities – governance, communication, talent identification, financial strategies and the development of people.  Fifty stakeholders developed key initiatives resulting in five working groups to fold out all recommendation of the plan to the Board of Directors.

COS unveils a development team allowing competitive athletes the opportunity to grow and gain valuable international experience.

Three COS skaters are members of the Canadian Olympic team – Elvis Stojko, Lenny Faustino and Jacinthe Lariviere.

Elvis “officially leaves the amateur building” ending an amateur career with seven national titles, three world titles and two Olympic silver medals.

black ice senior is named Canada’s Female Team of the Year.

COS mourns the passing of Doug Coughtry who has an integral part of skating in COS for more than a quarter of a century.

COS coach Cathy Dalton is named Female Coach of the Year by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.

www.skatecanada-centralontario.com celebrates its first anniversary with over 100,000 hits over that time span.

23 COS clubs examined as part of the Club Consultation program.

A PrePowerSkate program was introduced to allow young skaters to start in the CanPowerSkate program sooner and the three top end level encourages skaters to stay longer in the program.

As a result of their participation in the 2001 Under 12 Seminar series, 14 skaters were named to the new COS “A” Team.  They were Amy Birk, Jackie Byers, Patrick Chan, Kristy Dobson, Natalie Feigin, Melissa Hart, Acacia Hill, Paulette Holtham, Raymond Joo, Stefanie Marotta, Anna Matys, Cassandra Tice, Nicole Trach and Amanda Zhou.

COS shows the greatest increase of all sections in Top Six Junior Nationals’ placement moving from xith place in 2001 to third place in 2002.

SpringSkate debuts at York University’s Ice Gardens.

The John Thomas Ritter Memorial Fund is regretfully established to honour the memory of Tom Ritter.  Tom was passionate about skating and was a very personable and popular young man.  He had just begun his coaching career at the time of his death in October, 2001.  In his mormory the titter family entrusted the Section to create a memorial fund.  A $500 bursary is awarded annually to a skater who possesses Tom’s passion for the sport.

The Barrie, East York and Leaside Figure Skating Clubs celebrate their diamond anniversaries.

The training of new evaluators and judges enters a new phase with redesigned training material and newly trained leaders.

16,701 tests are conducted in COS 11,884 attaining a passing grade.

COS Award winners are:

Edbert Khong – BMO CanSkater of the Year

Irene Baleva – COS Volunteer Coach Award

Vesna Marcovich – COS Club Coach Award

Tracey Wainman – COS Competitive Coach Award

Linda Carson – Skate Canadad Club/Recreation Coach Award of Excellence

Lee Barkell – Skate Canada Section Competitive Coach Award of Excellence

Neil Carpenter – Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award of Excellence

Debbie Islam – Skate Canada Officials Award of Excellence

Mary Clair Heintzman – Skate Canada Section Officials Award

Ross Phelps – Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award

Lesley Hawker/Deborah Allworth – J.Thomas Ritter Memorial Award

Jim Williams – Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence

Matthew Hawley – Skate Canada Competitive Skate Athlete Award

Les Moore – COS Evaluator of the Year

Dough Coughtry – COS Lifetime Achievement Award

Chevonne Martin – Skate Canada Program Assistant Award

Diana Ramsay – Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award

Courtney Andison – Skate Canada Test Program Athlete Award

 

Gold Spin of Zagreb

            3rd       Chantal Poirier and Ian Moram

Nebelhorn Trophy

            1st        Jacinthe Larieviere and Lenny Faustino

Triglav Trophy

            1st        Signe Ronka

MasterCard Skate Canada International

            2nd      Elvis Stojko

Word Synchonized Skating Championships

            3rd       black ice senior

French Cup

            3rd       Unionville Elite

Spring Cup

            1st        ICE infiniti

            2nd      black ice

Bank of Montreal Canadian Championships

            1st        Elvis Stojko (senior men)

            2nd      Jacinthe Lariviere and Lenny Faustino (Senior Pair)

            2nd      Meer3an Trobmley and Jesse Sturdy (Junior Pair)

            3rd       Signe Ronka (Junior Women)

Bank of Montreal Junior Nationals

            1st        Eric Radford (Novice Men)

            2nd      Nicole Trach (Pre-Novice Women)

            2nd      Christine Jones and Trevor Farquharson (Pre-Novice Pair)

            2nd      Natalie Feigin (Juvenile Women)

            2nd      Joanna Lenko and Mitchell Islam (Juvenile Dance)

            3rd       Sarah Lenko and Michael Whitehead (Pre-Novice Dance)

Bank of Montreal Skate Canada Synchronized Nationals

            1st        black ice senior

            3rd       Gold Ice Junior

            3rd       Gold Ice Infiniti Novice

National Festival of Synchronized Skating

            1st        Team Xtreme

            2nd      Midnight Majestics Open

            3rd       Iced Energy Open

            3rd       Mystical Majestics Junijor

            3rd       Iced Energy Novice

            3rd       Ice Expression Adult Competitive

1st        black ice senior

            3rd       Gold Ice Junior

            3rd       Gold Ice Infiniti Novice

 

National Festival of Synchronized Skating

            1st        Team Xtreme

            2nd      Midnight Majestics Open

            3rd       Iced Energy Open

            3rd       Mystical Majestics Junijor

            3rd       Iced Energy Novice

            3rd       Ice Expression Adult Competitiv

In the World …

The world changes forever:  9/11/01.

 

The Producers wins a record 12 Tony Awards.

 

Russia and the US reach a landmark arms agreement to cut both countries’ nuclear arsenals by up ot two-thirds over the next 10 years

 

Canada becomes the first country to legalize medical marijuana.

 

Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian to walk in space.

 

178 nations endorse the Kyoto Accord.

 

 

York University

Home of SpringSkate

 

 

John Ritter Memorial Fund

Established 2002

 

 

  2002 Olympians
Jacinthe Larviere and
Lenny Faustino

 

2002 Olympian—Elvis Stojko

 



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