Skate Thompson news

Jenna and Amy Shier competed in the Manitoba Summer Open in Winnipeg. Jenna placed first in STAR 5 Free Skate and Amy competed in Pre–Novice ladies event Congratulations, girls!

Skate Thompson skaters took to the ice for Summer Training Session Aug. 20t–Aug. 31. Figure skaters, ringette players and hockey players had the opportunity to improve their skating skills, train their bodies and pushed their endurance abilities with running and jumping exercises and develop their positive attitudes to get ready for the upcoming season.  The skating camp involved intense drills, group lessons and individual lessons on the ice daily with our experienced Skate Thompson coaches. Off-ice, the skaters stretched with expert yoga instructor Kylie Matechuk, learned about nutrition with dietitians from Melissa Pham of the Northern Regional Health Authority and dryland training with Katey Armstrong, which was amazing for all the STARSkate skaters. Great work, everyone!

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The fall Session was Sept. 4 until Oct. 5. Programs offered in fall school were STARSkate and CANPowerSkate.

CANPowerSkate is 10 sessions of pre-season training ideal for hockey players and ringette players who want to get a head start on the season. This session focuses on developing technical skating skills, speed, agility and    endurance. 

Skate Canada Manitoba Day was held Sept. 27, this is s a day just for you to come try out our programs for free!Skate Thompson offers programming to skaters of all ages! We are committed to teaching fundamental skating skills to help build a lifelong love of ice sports. Sessions are conducted by NCCP trained Skate Canada professional coachesand assisted by trained program assistants.

Figure skaters from Skate Thompson did an awesome job at the Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championships held Nov. 3-4 in the Morden Access Event Centre. For many figure skaters, this championship is their first exposure to the competitive stream competition of figure skating. The top four skaters in Pre–Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior advance to compete at the Skate Canada Challenge Competition being held in Edmonton, Alberta. The Skate Canada Challenge Competition is the qualifying competition for Canadian Figure Skating Championships in 2019.

In the Pre-Juvenile Ladies FreeSkate 11-and-under Sydney came second with a personal best score of 15.48. Congratulations, Sydney!
Jenna came fifth in the Pre-Juvenile Ladies 13-andf-under FreeSkate. Jenna had her personal best score 15.61. Congratulations, Jenna!

Competing in the Pre-Novice event was Amy. Way to go, Amy. Skate Thompson is very proud of all your accomplishments.

Skate Thompson skaters are preparing for Super Skate, regionals and a test day.

To register for PreCANSkate, CANSkate, Advanced CANSkate, STARSkate, Adult Skate and CANPowerSkate visit our website www.skate-thompson.com or you can find us on Facebook (Skate Thompson) or email us at thompsonskate@gmail.com.

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