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Learning to skate is now more affordable

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December 11, 2012 · 10:36 AM
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THE COMOX VALLEY Skating Club is making learning to skate more affordable for local children. / PHOTO SUBMITTED

 

 

 

The Comox Valley Skating Club is now making learning to skate more affordable for Valley children with the launch of its “New Skater Incentive Program.”

This initiative will directly help offset the costs for new skaters registering in January PreSchool, PrePower and Canskate programs. These three foundational programs offer different options for beginner and intermediate children.

"We're so pleased to be able to make skating more accessible," says CVSC vice-president Kathy Sulman.. "The start-up costs are high for new families who don’t know if they want to commit yet. We've managed to do some successful fundraising which will pay for new registrants' Skate Canada fees and possibly a reimbursement towards helmets."

Skating is a great physical activity for kids, says Sulman.

"These programs help children develop 'physical literacy' which gives them the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy lifelong enjoyment and for sporting success. And of course, they also provide the skills to move through into other ice sports like hockey, ringette and figure skating."

The Comox Valley Skating Club is a volunteer-run organization that has been providing skating programs for all ages in the Valley for over 35 years. Over the years, thousands of kids have been through their programs, which cover everything from absolute basics to advanced figure skating.

"Our society is becoming more and more aware of how important sport and fitness is for kids," says Sulman. "What they do as kids sets them up for a lifetime of activity and healthy choices. We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn to skate."

For more information about the Comox Valley Skating Club or to register for its programs, contact Kathy Sulman, 250-339-9872,  comoxvalleyskatingclub@gmail.com or go to www.comoxvalleyskatingclub.ca.

 

– Comox Valley Skating Club

 

 

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