Canada’s Selection for the Pan Am Festival Places Well, De Bon Resultats Pour la Selection Canadienne au Festival Pan Am

Canada’s selection for roller speed and roller figure skating came through with god results at the Pan American Festival in Puebla, Mexico.

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Marie Jacqueline Queenan finished in 4th place in the roller figure competition.

In the speed competitions, it was Valérie Maltais who placed 4th in the 15km elimination race. Christopher Fiola finished in 5th place in both the 300m time trial and 500m sprint.

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La sélection canadienne pour le roller vitesse et le roller artistique a fait de bon résultats dans les compétitions au Festival Pan Américain à Puebla au Mexique.

Marie Jacqueline Queenan a fini 4ieme au patinage artistique.

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En course, Valérie Maltais s’est classée 4ieme dans le 15km éliminations et Chris Fiola à fini en 5ieme position dans le 300m chrono contre-la-montre et 500m sprint.

Music For Solo Compulsory Dance 2014

As Chairman of the CIPA Committee l have decided to take out the first tune of Paso Doble (No.19 on the official music disc), Senior Solo Dance, and use tunes 2 and 3 only in the forthcoming World Artistic Solo Dance Championships.

Can all Federations please advise their Clubs and Trainers of this urgently, as l want to make sure that all skaters are comfortable with the music for 2014, and as this piece of music has caused concern in many areas, it will not be used by CIPA in the Senior World Artistic Championships to be held in Reus, Spain.

Kind regards

MARGARET BROOKS
Chairman – CIPA

Toronto 2015 Pam Am Games: Where will you be on July 11 and 12, 2014?, Jeux Pan Am Toronto 2015: Où serez-vous les 11 et 12 juillet 2014?

Where will you be on July 11 and 12, 2014? Not competing that weekend? In the Greater Toronto Area? If so, we’d love for you to join in the festivities and help us celebrate the one-year countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games! [Read more]

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Où serez-vous les 11 et 12 juillet 2014? Vous n’avez pas de compétition prévue durant cette fin de semaine? Vous vous trouverez dans la région du Grand Toronto? Si c’est le cas, nous aimerions que vous participiez aux festivités en nous aidant à célébrer le compte à rebours d’un an pour les Jeux panaméricains et parapanaméricains de 2015 à Toronto. [Continuez la lecture]

Roller Sports Canada Annual General Meeting: June 8th, Assemblée Générale Annuelle: 8 Juin

Roller Sports Canada Annual General Meeting

Sunday June 8th

11:00 A.M. Eastern Time

Teleconference

If you are the representative of a registered club or league please contact Mary Anne Themann at mthemann@rogers.com for log in information.

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L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de Roller Sports Canada aura lieu le 8 juin 2014 a 11h, heure de l’est.

Il y aura une téléconférence. Si vous êtes le/ la représentant(e) d’un Club ou d’une Ligue inscrit(e), svp contactez Mary Anne Themann mthemann@rogers.com pour plus d’information pour accéder à l’Assemblée.

Roller Sports Canada Abiding By New Federal Government Legislation Regarding Not-For-Profit Organizations

Roller Sports Canada is abiding by new Federal Government legislation regarding all non-for-profit organizations. Each of our registered clubs is being invited to participate in a teleconference in early January to vote on these changes. The process for these changes is as follows:

NEW PROCESS:
1. Hold Special General Meeting and have members agree to accept Bylaws – Step 1
2. Send Step 1 – Bylaws to Industry Canada for Approval
3. After receipt of approval from Industry Canada – Call 2nd Special General Meeting
4. At 2nd Special General Meeting pass a motion to accept the Step 2 Bylaws and to file the articles of continuance
5. File Step 2 – Bylaws and Articles of Continuance with Industry Canada.
6. Done. Implementation of the “new” bylaws.

RSC Thanks Wayne Burrett for Years of Service

Wayne Burrett’s retirement from RSC was recently celebrated by Roller Sports Canada.

Wayne Burrett was involved with RSC during its beginnings in the early 1970s’s and continues to support the Federation even after his retirement!

At the time of its creation, Roller Sports Canada was called the ‘Canadian Federation of Amateur Roller Skaters’. Wayne served to support athletes, coaches, Clubs and a variety of international Teams in roller figure and roller speed skating.

Roller Sports Canada thanks Wayne Burrett for his years of devoted service. RSC wishes him all the best in the future!

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Calgary Skater attends the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports – Junior World Roller Figure Skating Championships in Taiwan

When Natasha Bogucki rolled out onto the smooth wooden floor November 4th for the 2013 World Roller Figure Skating Championships, she was thrilled to share the rink with over 600 competitors from 23 different countries.

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Photo © Raniero Corbelletti Photography

As the 2013 Canadian National Artistic Roller Sports Champion, she and her coach, Lloyd Williams, traveled to Taipai, Taiwan to participate in this important event. To prepare, Natasha practiced up to 12 hours per week this past year with Lloyd and her other coach Kim Argento. She skates as a member of the Calgary Artistic Roller Sports Club in Calgary, while working at Lloyds Recreation (no relation to coach Williams) and studies fulltime at university.

Natasha’s specific event is Junior World Class Women’s Figures. In Taipei, she skated four different figure components and placed 15th out of 24 competitors. The young women she skated against hailed from such countries as Italy, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Australia and others.

This was Natasha’s first time competing at Worlds and I wondered how she felt to have achieved her goal of participating at this major event. Natasha says she was proud to represent Canada, but was very nervous. “I did not want to let down my coaches or my family who have worked so hard with me. Truthfully, I am a bit disappointed in my performance because I made a few mistakes that cost me a higher placement, but I am hopeful that I learned from the experience and will be able to do better next time. I appreciate the support that Roller Sports Canada and Lloyds Recreation provided to me. It was an experience that I will never forget.”

After taking a well-deserved break, Natasha plans to strap on her skates again and prepare for Worlds next year to be held in Reus, Spain.

The following pictures: © Raniero Corbelletti Photography