Streetsville-Meadowvale Figure Skating Club was founded in
1963 and operated for 10 years out of Vic Johnston Arena in
Streetsville, Mississauga. The Club needed more ice-time and
moved to Meadowvale-4-Rinks after it opened in 1973. At this
time we also changed our name from Streetsville Figure Skating
Club to Streetsville-Meadowvale Figure Skating Club to give
credit to our new surroundings.
Since our early
days the Club has grown significantly, at present we have
more than 500 members who participate in our various programs.
We have approx. 380 children signed up for our CanSkate and
Pre-CanSkate Programs and approx. 125 are in the STARSkate
and Competitive stream. For our STARSkate and Competitive
skaters we offer early morning stroking and afternoon and
evening Skills, Dance, Stroking and Freeskate sessions all
on our heated rink. We also offer an extensive off-ice program
to our skaters, they can choose from Pilates, Jump Classes,
Ballet and NTC Core Strength Training program. All classes
are specifically geared to the needs of figure skaters and
are taught in our off-ice room which is equipped with mirrors,
ballet bars and exercise equipment.
Assistant and one of our Coaches with some Pre-CanSkaters
Skaters performing lunges and ball
exercises during our NTC Core Strength Class.
in our Jump Class
of our Skaters during Ballet Class
balance on the ball during Pilates Class
Our Club also stages a Bi-Annual Ice Show
- this year's theme was "Welcome to Neverland" and
the show was a huge success. The show is an opportunity for
the skaters to show off their skills and grace and thoroughly
enjoy the skating without the pressure of a competition. Ben
Ferreira was as our special guest star this year.
It takes months to prepare and stage a show
like this. Many volunteers work countless hours to make this
event possible and after three incredible performances at Iceland
Arena in Mississauga it is all worth while!
After 3 successful shows some of our
skaters and guest skaters in front of the pirate ship used in
the show. The boat was built by skaters, coaches and parents.
In non ice show years we try to accommodate
seminars for our skaters, and were very fortunate to have Jennifer
Robinson, Shane Denison and Michelle Leigh in the Spring of
2005. We are already searching for next year's seminar crew.
host an Annual Year End Awards Banquet, which is dedicated to
acknowledge the hard work, commitment and achievements of our
members. Skaters are recognized for their volunteer commitment
as well as their skating achievement in testing and competing.
Achievers receiving their Gold Certificates and flowers
of our Coaches at the 2005 Year End Banquet
also participate in the Bread & Honey Festival Parade and
the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade. Both are wonderful opportunities
for our Skaters to get together and show their talents to the
community. At this year's Bread & Honey Festival we promoted
our Learn to Skate Program "CanSkate" by handing out
fridge magnets to families. At the Santa Claus Parade the members
will hand out candy canes to the spectators.
of our skaters awaiting the start of the Bread & Honey Festival
This year we are co-hosting the
Midway West Area Competition "Skates Alive", skaters
from 15 different clubs are invited to skate with us at Clarkson
Arena. We are looking forward to this exciting skating event,
the preparation is well under way and it should be a smooth
event full of great skating.
For further information
about our Club and our Programs please visit our website