Monday, December 15, 2014

January 7, 2015

The Vancouver Island Region Executive wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!!

A reminder of the Tri-annual Meeting in Parksville, at the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort (1175 Resort Drive), on January 18th, 2015. President's meeting 10:00 a.m.  Region meeting 1:00 p.m.

Congratulations go out to our VI Region skaters who competed in the recent Challenge Competition in Montreal, Quebec:

Tessa Jones and Matthew denBoer place 7th in Novice Pairs
Sarah Kedves and Lucas Pollard were 12th in Novice Pairs
Ravi Cunningham and Cedar Bridgewood were 16th in Novice Dance
Alisa Lysina was 11th in Pre Novice Women

Good Luck to our teams at Nationals in January in Kingston, Ontario.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Congratulations to the Mt. Arrowsmith Club in Port Alberni for their recent hosting of the Vancouver Island Interclub event. It was a busy weekend and the committee worked very hard to make sure everyone was taken care of. Thank you!

Two of our officials missed judging at the event and all for very good reasons. Andrea McMorran gave birth (4 weeks early) to a healthy baby boy. Ali Pimlott unfortunately broke her knee cap (not skating though) and will be out of commission for a few weeks. Ali is already planning on when she can make a come back!

We have a few region skaters moving onto the Challenge competition in Quebec next month. Good Luck to our skaters!

Test dates and club information continue to be revised, as they are received. Please send any changes to Susan Morriss at

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014     **   NEWS  **

The skater's development seminar, featuring Olympic Coach Ravi Walia, set for the September 20th weekend in Parksville,  has filled up fast and will be an exciting learning opportunity for those taking part. We look forward to hearing about their experiences.

The annual Coach/Judge/Officials update clinic will be held on Sunday, September 21st, also in Parksville.

The VI Region's Fall meeting takes place on Sunday, September 28th at Sunrise Ridge Resort in Parksville.   
                Test Chairs and Presidents meet at 10:00 a.m.
                Triannual meeting begins at 1:00 pm.

The Fall and Winter Test Days have now been posted under Test Days on the website.

International competition news: Susan Morriss recently judged at the Salt Lake City International Classic event. She was pleased to see our former Vancouver Island skaters Leonardo and Pilar Maekawa competing in the dance event there. The brother and sister team are returning to Victoria next month, after training with Marina Zoueva in Detroit this summer. They will be competing the International Event in Barrie, Ontario and then to Mexican Nationals, later in October.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

April News 2014

                Spring News from the VI Region

Another winter season has come to a close and many clubs have wound up their programs with test days, special ice shows, skater presentations and fun club events.

Congratulations to the VI Region Starskate Team who recently placed second in the province at the Starskate Final. Well done team:

Gurshan Riarh Kennedy Kittleson Mackenzie Poland

Emerson Van der Linden Jessica Timmins Shannon White

Jane Schaffhausen Marielle Timmins Lydia Robertson

Emma Cullen

Congratulations to the Racquet Club for once again putting on a fabulous ice show, "Aladdin on Ice".
The three sell out shows verified the hard work of all those involved. The costuming, lights, special effects and particularly the skaters were just fantastic.
Best wishes to the Comox Valley Skating Club who are putting on a show 'Under the Big Top' on April 5th. A great article about club coaches Dawn and Greg Ladret appeared in the island's In Focus magazine. See it at:

The Region's Annual meeting takes place next weekend, Sunday, April 6th, in Parksville. Please do your best to have a club representative attend. There will be executive elections, season end discussions and dialogue for the next skating season.

VISI is just around the corner and is once again being hosted in Parksville. Thank you to everyone for your contributions, either in the form of physical help or with your donations. All those involved will be busy hosting many  skaters from all over the province, who are vying for valuable points in this SUPER SERIES event.

The BC/YK Annual meeting will be held in Burnaby during the first weekend in May. AGM registration is available on the
BC/YK website.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy New Year!

The Executive of the VI Region Board wish everyone a very Happy New Year 2014.

Already the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Figure Skating, held at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, is history. The championships wrapped up on January 15th in Ottawa. The canal just happened to thaw during that week so the weather, needless to say, did cooperate. An outdoor arena at City Hall, along with traditional Beaver Tails and a Barbara Ann Scott display of memorabilia were an additional highlight to the week of skating. The Canadian Olympic team was named and everyone will be looking forward to Sochi in just a few weeks.

The VI Region held their tri-annual meeting January 19th in Parksville and most clubs were represented. B.C./YK Section hosts the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships at the end of February, which is always an exciting event. It is being held at the Copeland Arena in Burnaby.