As per October 27 SkateABNWTNUN Events Update, please note that for the 2020/2021 season:
- There will be no competitions at Star Level 1-3,
- There will be no STARSkate Region Closed Competitions for StarSkaters Level 4+ for the remainder of 2020, but the section will aim to provide opportunities starting in 2021 in alignment with any public health orders that may be in place at that time.
For latest updates on competitions, please refer frequently to the Skate Canada AB-NWT Section website.
This may be sad or welcome news, depending on the point of view. Competitions require both time and resources - from the skater and their families. But competitions are also exciting and fun. It is rewarding for the figure skater to train on their solos with purpose and perseverance required to skate their best, and to then display their skills with extraordinary courage it takes to be on the sheet of ice under a watchful eye of judges.
Either way that you view this news regarding competitions, we will continue to support your StarSkaters in their aspirations.
StarSkaters at all levels who are working on their solos should continue to practice and focus on skills, dance and elements of their solo, as well as training for their individual star level tests.
Covid-19 has affected many areas of our lives, but we will continue to adapt and meet these challenges with a dose of this simple attitude: Stay calm and skate on!