• Competitive Singles
  • Competitive Singles
  • Competitive Singles
  • Competitive Singles

Our singles Competitive program is overseen by World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh.  Michelle is a level 5 NCCP certified coach who has been to three Olympic games with former skaters. She works with talented skaters preparing them for participation and success at national and International events. Our singles competitive programs are; Select, Elite, Advanced and our NEW Junior Academy. All programs are designed to advance skaters to the next level of training.  Skaters are invited through qualification or selection to each level. Sessions include on and off ice training by our team of competitive coaches and invited special guest coaches.

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Competitive Levels and Criteria  

The Competitive Singles programs are by invitation only. Should you be interested in pursuing competitive skating, please speak to your coach directly. Skaters from outside our club will likely need to arrange a meeting before being offered a spot in the program, please email office@skateoakville.ca and we will forward this on to the appropriate coach. Skaters will participate in specific training days each week. Skaters must be invited to the next level of programming before being able to register. Below you can find the qualifications for the 2020-2021 Fall and Winter seasons.

SELECT COMPETITIVE PROGRAM – by invitation

Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week, including on-ice and off-ice instruction. On-ice classes may include group lesson time and individual skating time for private lessons and program run-throughs. Off-ice classes will be under the direction of World Champion and Olympic medalist Meagan Duhamel. Classes will include off-ice jumps and fitness activities in person as well as online stretch and flexibility classes that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.

Skaters must:

  • Skate on a minimum of 2 Select Competitive Program sessions
  • Participate in the off-ice program

Selection criteria:

  • Skaters must be landing double axel and higher
  • Skaters must compete at the 2022 Skate Ontario Championships
  • Skaters may be competing Internationally
  • Skaters may be invited by a Competitive Director or the Executive Director

 

ELITE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM – by invitation

Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week, including on-ice and off-ice instruction. On-ice classes may include group lesson time and individual skating time for private lessons and program run-throughs. Off-ice classes will be under the direction of World Champion and Olympic medalist Meagan Duhamel. Classes will include off-ice jumps and fitness activities in person as well as online stretch and flexibility classes that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.

Skaters must:

  • Skate on a minimum of 2 Elite Competitive Program sessions
  • Participate in the off-ice program

Selection criteria:

  • 5 different double jumps and a double/double combination (2F or 2Lz must be included in the combination)
  • Skaters competing at Juvenile or Higher in the 2021-22 season
  • Skaters may be invited by a Competitive Director or the Executive Director

 

ADVANCED COMPETITIVE PROGRAM – by invitation

Skaters in this program will participate in 3 specific training days per week, including on-ice and off-ice instruction. On-ice classes may include group lesson time and individual skating time for private lessons and program run-throughs. Off-ice classes will include fitness, off-ice jumps and other activities, and online stretch and flexibility classes that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their competitive training programs.

Skaters must:

  • Skate on a minimum of 3 Advanced Competitive Program sessions
  • Participate in the off-ice program

Selection criteria:

  • Skaters landing an axel
  • Skaters working on all double jumps and able to land 2 different double jumps
  • Skaters competing at STAR 4 or higher
  • Skating in the summer program for a minimum of 2 weeks
  • Skaters must compete in a minimum of 4 competitions a year.
  • Skaters may be invited by a Competitive Director or the Executive Director

 

JUNIOR ACADEMY – by invitation

Skaters in this program will participate in 2 specific training days per week. Program sessions include on and off-ice instruction. All sessions will be coached by members of our competitive coaching team. Off-ice classes will include off-ice fitness, off-ice jumps and other activities that will enhance the skater's training. Besides these training days, skaters are expected to be participating in other sessions to complement their development.

Skaters must:

  • Skate on at least 1 other STAR session

Selection criteria:

  • Skaters should be under 8 years of age
  • Skaters landing all single jumps and starting to work on axels
  • Skaters working with a private coach

 

Competitive Fees, Policies & Refund Info

Fees

Competitive fees are based on the length of the session, how many weeks the session runs, and whether or not any coaching is included on the session.

Mandatory Membership Fees

  1. The Skate Canada (SC) Fee of $44 is only charged once per year (Sep 1 to Aug 31) and pays for your SC membership and insurance. We forward this fee on to SC on your behalf. The SC Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. The Skate Oakville membership fee of $50 is only charged once per year (Sep 1 to Aug 31) and entitles you to skating on Skate Oakville sessions.
  3. The Ontario Skaters' Promotional Contest Ticket Booklets at a cost of $80 is our annual fundraiser.  Two ticket booklets are included with your registration at a cost of $80. You may sell the raffle tickets to family and friends and keep the money as you have already paid for the booklets. Alternatively you may enter yourself into the raffle and fill out all the tickets with your name. The ticket stubs are due back by Dec 31 so they can be mailed in to be included in the draw. The draw takes place at the Provincials competition in March.
Payments

Full payment of mandatory membership fees is required at time of registration.  Session fees may be split into 5 monthly installments beginning September 1. Installments are also available for the Spring and Summer seasons.

Refunds
  • Refund requests must be done by email to the office. (office@skateoakville.ca). We do not accept changes or withdrawals in person or over the phone.
  • The $44 Skate Canada fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason.
  • The $50 Skate Oakville fees and $80 fundraising fees are not refundable after the start of the season.

Full refund policies are available here.

Missed Classes

We use the same policy for missed classes as the Town of Oakville. "Participants are to attend all classes as scheduled for the program in which they are registered. In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class(es), make-up classes, refunds, or credits for the missed class(es) will not be provided."

Competitive Seasons

We are currently working on our schedules and pricing for Fall 2021.

 

Please see "My Family Calendar" found under "My Account" for your own personalized calendar.

Skate Oakville Volunteer Commitment

There is currently no Volunteer Commitment for the 2021-2022 Season.

 

For information on volunteering, please visit the volunteer page.

Bursaries

Doug Shelley Skater Bursary 2021 - Due by May 21, 2021

Michael LeBlanc Skater Bursary 2021 - Due by May 21, 2021