About Gloucester Skating Club
With a storied history of nearly 50 years (est. 1971), the Gloucester Skating Club (GSC) has grown to become one of the largest skating clubs in Canada. With outstanding professional coaching staff, alongside talented and hard-working skaters, have produced countless success stories, including 1988 Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Manley, after whom the home ice rink is named.
GSC is committed to personal excellence through skating. We support and strive to embrace the passion for skating in each individual within our community by providing a full range of quality programs, skilled and dedicated coaches, in a safe, fair and inclusive environment.
Visit us online at: https://www.gloucesterskatingclub.ca
About our programs
From youngsters getting on the ice for the first time up to competitive athletes preparing for the highest levels in figure skating, Gloucester Skating Club offers programs for all.
Kids as young as 3 can begin in CanSkate programs, which features six ‘stage’ badges to complete. Each stage incorporates skills focusing on the fundamental movements of Agility, Balance and Control, the A B Cs of skating. Each stage also includes ‘extreme’ skills to challenge the skaters. The skaters are evaluated on a day-to-day basis and awarded badges as they learn the required elements.
Skaters progress at their own speed as coaches assess on a continual basis. Skate Canada certified coaches provide a “focus on fun” that creates the best quality- learning environment possible. A maximum skater to coach ratio of 10:1 is maintained. Hockey and ringette players can also enhance their game by improving their skating skills within this program.
STARSkate (Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!) offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating.
CompetitiveSkate is a program for skaters in singles, pair and ice dance wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada. It’s more than just skating! Skaters enrolled in CompetitiveSkate learn a variety of life skills as they progress up the competitive ladder. These include goal setting, focus, ability to deal with success/failure, time management and principles of fair play and sportsmanship.
A year-round competitive daytime training program is available for competitive, dance teams and pairs skaters.
Program features include: National and International Professional Coaching Staff, Private Lessons & Group Lessons, On-Ice Simulations, Athletic Support System, Video Analysis, Jump Harness Training, Performance Coaching, Enrichment Programming for STAR and Competitive Skaters, Off-Ice Conditioning/Personal Fitness Trainers, Weight Room/Cardio Studio, Mental Training Consultant, Nutritional Consultant (upon request), Annual Club Competition, and Ice Shows.
SynchroSkate provides skaters the opportunity to figure skate in a team setting. At Gloucester, there are two adult teams at the Adult 2 and Adult 3 level.
Our programs are based out of the Bob MacQuarrie Recreational Complex – Orléans. The Elizabeth Manley Rink offers a mirrored wall, jump harness and heated seating area.
Bob MacQuarrie Recreational Complex – Orléans, 1490 Youville Dr.
Learn more about our programs via: https://www.gloucesterskatingclub.ca