Jo-Anne Phelps is elected Chair of COS starting a four year term.
COS moves into its new offices at 111 Snidercroft Road, Unit A in Concord.
COS website surpasses 3.5 million hits in less than 24 months of operation
Patti White is promoted to Manager, Programs and Services
COS hosts the 2003 BMO Financial Group – Skate Canada Junior Nationals and the National Festival of Skating, both events held in Brampton
New evaluators and judges are brought into the organization as a result of the 2001 new training program for evaluators and judges.
12 accountants receive promotions during the year and the 4.2.2 version of IceCalc was used for the first time.
The Coaches Committee is restructured to offer a greater voice to all 650 COS coaches.
The Judges Planning Workshop offers a new segment on competition planning
260 coaches participate in the COS NCCP program.
70 skaters participate in the Under 12 Seminar series
Four COS skaters (Rachel Kirkland, Jeffrey Skinner, Alexandra Najarro and Kyra Moscovitch) participate ion the Skate Canada National Youth Camp in Ottawa.
Nine COS skaters participate in the North American Challenge Skate Competitions in Thunder Bay. They were Sarah Burke, Jordan Frenette, Eric Radford, Patrick Chan, Michelle Cronin, Brian Shales, Charlotte Rowell, Adam Schumacher, Richard Guy, Nicole Trach, Sarah Lenko and Michael Whitehead.
Year 3, the final year of the Skate Canada Club Consultations, comes to a close.
Changes to the CanPowerSkate program are introduced leading to a recertification of all CanPowerSkate coaches.
COS hosts the Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games in Barrie.
14,109 tests are tried in COS resulting in 10,405 with passing grades.
COS Award winners include:
Maxine Garriock - BMO Financial Group CanSkater of the Year
Victoria Anderson – Skate Canada Program Assistant Award
Breanne Frankish – Skate Canada STARSkate Athlete Award
Audrey Wallace – COS Evaluator of the Year
Michael Roudometkine – J. Thomas Ritter Memorial Award
Janet Harrop – Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award
Debbi Elliot – COS Club Coach Award/Skate Canada Club and Recreation
Coach Award of Excellence
Ellen Burka – COS Competitive Coach Award/Skate Canada Competitive
Coach Award of Excellence
Greg Myles – COS Volunteer Coach Award/Skate Canada Section Volun
teer Coach Award of Excellence
Marybelle Nanninga – Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence
Joyce Hisey – 50-year Volunteer
Paul Poirier – Skate Canada Competitive Skate Athlete Award
Robert Hatfield – Skate Canada Section Officials Award
Lorna Schroder – Skate Canada Officials Award of Excellence
ISU Grand Prix, Milan, October 30, November 3, 2002
2nd Signe Ronka
ISU Junior Grand Prix, Bratislava, Sloakia, October 3-6, 2002
2nd Chantal Poirier and Jesse Sturdy
ISU Junior Grand Prix, Scottsdale, AZ, September 19-22, 2002
3rd Ken Rose
ISU Junior Grand Prix, Courcheval, France, August 21-25, 2002
3rd Signe Ronka
Nebelthorn Trophy, Oberstdorf, Germany, September 4-7, 2002
1st Valerie Marcoux and Craig Buntin
North American Challenge, Dieppe, NB, August 8-11, 2002
3rd Michelle Cronin and Brian Shales
Lake Placid International Novice Dance Competition
2nd Sarah Lenko and Michael Whitehead
Zabreb Snowflake Trophy, Zagreb, Croatia, March 6-8, 2002
1st black ice
1st Ice Lightning
North American Synchronized Skating International, Detroit
2nd Gold Ice
Prague Cup, Prague, Czech Republic, January 31-February 2, 2003
1st Gold Ice
2003 BMO Financial Group Canadian Championships
1st Jacinthe Lariviere and Lenny Faustino (Senior Pair)
1st Ken Rose (Senior Men)
3rd Elizbeth Putnam and Sean Wirtz (Senior Pair)
3rd Elizabeth Putnam (Junior Women)
2003 BMO Financial Group Skate Canada Junior Nationals
1st Michelle Cronin and Brian Shales (Novice Pair)
1st Patrick Chan (Pre-Novice Men)
3rd Sarah Burke and Jordan Freneete (Novice Pair)
2nd Natalie Kwong (Juvenile Women)
2nd Amanda Ellis and Scott Durno (Juvenile Dance)
3rd Paul Poirier (Juvenile Men)
2003 BMO Financial Group Skate Canada Synchronized Nationals
1st Gold Ice Junior
2nd Fusion Senior
2003 BMO Financial Group National Festival of Synchronized Skating
1st Synergy Junior
1st Iced Energy Novice
3rd Leaside Ice Elite Novice
2003 BMO Financial Group National STARSkate Championships
1st Rodolfo Guilherme (Gold Men Triathlon)
1st Courtney Russell and Kyle Elliott (Silver Biathlon)
2nd Emma Hyatt (Silver Ladies Triathlon
3rd Cindy Hatt and Kim Wilson (Gold Biathlon)
In the World …
US and Afgan troops launch Operation Anaconda against al-Qaida in Afganistan.
Chechen rebels take 763 hostages in a Moscow theatre on October 23rd. 647 are rescued safely.
The UN announces that an additional 65million could perish worldwide due to AIDS if preventative measures are not expanded.
The space shuttle Columbia explodes on February 1st, killing all seven astronauts.
A NASA-Princeton University probe accurately determines the the universe is 13.7 billion years old.
Jo-Anne Phelps, COS Incoming Chair
Jacinthe Lariviere and Lenny Faustino
Petra Burka—Skate Canada Competitive Coach Award of Excellence
The COS office is located at 111 Snidercroft Road
Unit A in Concord.
For all Skater Development inquiries, Please Contact
Skate Canada - Central Ontario
Patricia Glenwright, Manager, Programs and Services
111 Snidercroft Road, Unit A, Concord, ON., L4K 2J8
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