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  • Competitive Pairs
Our Competitive Pairs program is under the direction of Bruno Marcotte.  Bruno is a level 5 NCCP certified coach who has coached pairs teams to gold medals at World Championships and several other Olympic and International medalists.  The Competitive pairs program is home to national and International pairs teams and young up-and-coming pairs.

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Competitive Levels and Criteria  

COMPETITIVE PAIRS – by invitation

The competitive pairs program includes on and off ice pairs sessions and the continual development of individual skating skills.  Skaters wishing to participate in the competitive pairs program should contact Skate Oakville directly.

INTRO TO COMPETITIVE DANCE AND PAIRS

NEW this season is the Intro dance and Pairs session.  This session is for skaters interested in pursuing competitive dance and/or pairs. The program is taught by members of our dance and pair coaching team.  Skaters will be introduced to the technical aspects of skating with a partner, including timing, spacing, tracking and other partner skills.  Skaters do NOT need a partner for this session but may be partnered with a skater for specific skill development.

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, or if off ice training is included in the package.

 

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 monthly installments. Installment option is available for Spring/Summer as well.

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 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

For Policies and Procedures surrounding skating during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic please visit our COVID-19 Specific Page

Fall Season (F2) - September 14 to November 1

Fall Season (F3) - November 2 to November 15

Fall Season (F4) - November 16 to November 29

Fall Season (F5) - November 30 to December 23

Winter Season (W1) - January 5 to January 31 (Cancelled due to Provincial Lockdown)

Winter Season (W5) - February 22 to March 14, 2021

Winter Season (W6) - March 15 to April 1, 2021

 

Spring Season (Sp1) - April 6 to May 2, 2021

 

Summer Season - To be announced

 

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

My skater is interested in pairs skating, how do I sign them up?

Speak directly to your base coach for more information. The Competitive Pairs program is by invitation only and invitations are at the discretion of Bruno Marcotte.

Skaters from outside our club can send an email to our office (office@skateoakville.ca) and we can forward it on to the appropriate coaches.

Does Pairs skating distract from Singles skating?

Not necessarily. When starting out, it is common for skaters to compete in both singles and pairs. We encourage all levels of pairs skaters to complement their training with singles lessons to create a more well-rounded skater.