Birth of a Vision | “What Happens After”

Canada Ice Dance Theatre: Birth of a Vision – Volume 1

Written by Ron Vincent

“In this edition of the Alumni blog, let’s welcome legendary Coach, choreographer and Skate Canada Hall of Fame member Ron Vincent, as he tells the story of one of his greatest pieces of choreography, the Canada Ice Dance Theatre.” Continue reading “Birth of a Vision | “What Happens After””

M. Slipchuk Podcast | Around the Rink: R. Vallée

Michael Slipchuk

In this episode, Debbi Wilkes chats with Mike Slipchuk, 1992 Olympian & Canadian Champion, Skate Canada’s High Performance Director and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum member.

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RECOLLECTIONS by Richard Vallee, Skate Canada Official

Deciding to conclude my coaching activities, yet wanting to stay involved in the sport, it was suggested that I consider joining the judging ranks. My mother, a low test judge, encouraged me to continue to pursue this avenue which would eventually assist our local skating club by defraying future costs of importing judges for test sessions. I began the educational aspect by reviewing judging materials and attending test sessions to learn as much as possible. As I advanced through the test levels, Norm Carscallen, an International judge from Sudbury, Ontario who had judged several of my skating tests served as my mentor, encouraging me to progress through the ranks.

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