Summer Skating 2024 – 7 Weeks (Jul 16-Aug 29)

SUMMER  REGISTRATION will open JUNE 1st at 8 am. 

Registration link: https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/

BFSC is proud to announce the schedule and fees for the 2024 Summer Season. Summer programming will run for 7 sessions from July 16-Aug. 29. All skating will take place at South Courtice Arena, Pad B. 

Requests for withdrawal from any program must be received in writing by Registration@bfsc.net within two weeks of the start of the session. Only the remaining sessions will be refunded. The Skate Canada Membership fee is nonrefundable.

If you have any questions please email: Registration@bfsc.net

**Please note, we require minimum numbers to run each session. You will be contacted if we need to make changes to the schedule.

Tuesday
(July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27)
Wednesday
(July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Thursday
(July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
5:30-5:55pm
PRE-CANSKATE SESSION #1
 (for 3 & 4 year olds)
  5:30-6:20pm
CANSKATE
5:55-6:20pm
PRE-CANSKATE SESSION #2
(for 3 & 4 year olds)
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5:30-6:20 JUNIOR STARSKATE
**NO PRIVATE LESSONS
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6:30-7:20 pm
OPEN JUN/INT/SEN
STARSKATE
-Must have passed complete Stage 6 AND have a private coach
6:30-7:20 pm
CANSKATE
6:30-7:20 pm
OPEN JUN/INT/SEN
STARSKATE
-Must have passed complete Stage 6 AND have a private coach
7:30-8:20 pm
STARSKATE SENIOR
7:30-8:20 pm
STARSKATE INTERMEDIATE/SENIOR
7:30-8:20 pm
STARSKATE SENIOR
BFSC Summer 2024 Schedule

Fees:

Canskate: $161 program fee + $59 Skate Canada fee (only for new 2023-2024 Canskate participants)
PreCanskate: $140 program fee + $59  Skate Canada fee (only for new 2023-2024 Canskate participants)
Junior/Intermediate/Senior Starskate Costs:  $161 fee for each session

Description/Requirements:

CANSKATE:

  • 50 min program for skaters with no experience needed 
  • For ages 3 years and up 
  • A dynamic program that focuses on fun and basic skating skill development

PRE-CANSKATE:

  • 25 min program for children 3-4 years of age, designed for those who have never skated before or who are not confident with their balance on the ice.
  • Will introduce children to the ice, help them become comfortable and work on the essentials needed to move safely and effectively on the ice. 

STARSKATE:

  • JuniorOpen Session Juniors must have completed all of Stage 6 AND have a private coach. For the Wednesday JUNIOR only session, no private lessons/coaching is permitted. This is a group session only.
  • Intermediate – Minimum requirements are all three Star 1 tests and must have a private coach
  • Senior – All Star 3 tests, plus two Star 4 tests & must have a private coach

Registration link:https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/

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BFSC Spring 2024 (May 13th to June 26th)

Spring programming will run from May 13-June 26. All skating will take place at South Courtice Arena on Pad B.  Please note, there is no skating on May 16, May 20th or June 27. 

Starskaters must meet the requirements to skate on their session. Please read the NEW SPRING requirements for Starskate below. As always, please communicate with your skater’s coach to determine levels if you are unsure.

Online registration opens March 24 @ 8am by visiting: https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/

Mondays – 6 Sessions
(May 13, May 27, June 3, 10, 17 & 24)
*No skating May 20.
Wednesdays – 7 Sessions
(May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 &  26)
Thursdays – 5 Sessions
(May 23, May 30, June 6, 13, 20)
*No skating May 16 and June 27.
5:30-6:20 CANSKATE5:30-6:20 CANSKATE
SESSION #1
5:30-6:20 STARSKATE
SENIOR
6:30-7:20 STARSKATE
JUNIOR/INTERMEDIATE A
6:30-7:20 CANSKATE
SESSION #2
6:30-7:20 STARSKATE
JUNIOR
7:30-8:20 STARSKATE
INTERMEDIATE B/SENIOR
7:30-8:20 STARSKATE
INTERMEDIATE B/SENIOR
7:30-8:20 STARSKATE
INTERMEDIATE A & B

**NEW** SPRING STARSKATE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Junior – MUST have Passed Stage 4 and have been invited
  • Intermediate A–All three Star 1 Assessments – Freeskate Elements, Dance Elements and Skills and have a private coach
  • Intermediate B – All Star 2 tests PLUS 2 of the following: Star 3 Skills, Star 3 Dance (Baby Blues and Star 3 Dance Elements) and or Star 3 Freeskate (Elements & Program) and have a private coach
  • Senior – All Star 3 tests, plus two Star 4 tests & must have a private coach

CANSKATE 

  • 50 min program for those 3 years of age and up
  • A learn to skate program for skaters that have some experiences or NO prior skating experience 
  • A dynamic program that focuses on fun and basic skill development
  • Skaters of different skill levels and ages may skate on the same Canskate session

BFSC Spring Pricing

Canskate:

Mondays (6 sessions) – Current skaters: $138 (Program Fee only)  New skaters: $197 ($138 Program Fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee)
Wednesdays (7 sessions) – Current skaters: $161 (Program Fee only)  New skaters: $220 ($161 Program Fee +$59 Skate Canada Fee)

Starskate:

Mondays: $138 (6 sessions)
Wednesdays: $161 (7 sessions)
Thursdays: $115 (5 sessions)

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Bowmanville FSC End of Year Ice Show “Carnival” Information

2024 BFSC Carnival Poster

Show Date: Saturday May 4, 2024

Times: 1:00 and 6:00 pm

Location: Garnet B Rickard Arena

Expect a magical day, that is a heartwarming culmination of everyone’s efforts and celebration of hard work this year! Skaters will perform in small and large groups, some older skaters will solo performances. This is open to every skater at BFSC, and we hope everyone will participate in this memorable event!

Details:

Registration – there is no additional cost for CanSkate, PreCanSkate and Skating for Hockey & Ringette members, however we need everyone to complete a registration form by Friday March 15, 2024, even if you are unable to participate, which can be found by clicking here.

Registration (StarSkate Only) – cost for StarSkaters to participate is $30, this was available to add to Winter registration, which many did. For those who have not yet done so, please pay for participation by using the following link: Carnival Payment. We need everyone to complete a registration form by Friday March 15, 2024, even if you are unable to participate, which can be found by clicking here.

Volunteers – BFSC will require group chaperones and other various volunteers to make this show successful! If you are willing to volunteer, please be sure to indicate on the registration form! We will contact those interested with more information.

Costumes and Props – BFSC will provide skaters with costumes and props, families may need to have their own pants/tops to wear under the costumes. Details will be provided, and every effort will be made to keep it simple for families! BFSC will need clothing size, height, and weight to assign costumes correctly, this information is requested on the registration form.

Important Dates:

Practices – Wednesday April 17 – 30, 2024

2 practices each, during regular skating times – regular practices will continue for those who cannot participate
Dress Rehearsal – Thursday May 2, 2024

5:30 – 8:00 pm, run through of entire show with costumes
pictures with photographer

Technical Rehearsal – Wednesday May 1, 2024

5:30 – 7:30 pm, dry run of entire show
Show Day – Saturday May 4, 2024

1:00 & 6:00 pm

More information will be provided later, if you have any questions or concerns, please email Caroline Smitton, Carnival Director, at carnival@bfsc.net

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Fall 2023 Schedule (Sept. 6-Dec. 21)

Please be advised that Fall Registration will open online on Aug. 5th at 8:00 am.
Starskate registration for non-BFSC home club skaters will open Aug. 19 at 8:00 am.
Please ensure that your skater meets the skill or age requirements before registering for programs.

Online registration link: https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/
**All Fall sessions will be held at South Courtice Arena, Pad B.

PRE-CANSKATE:

  • 30 min program for children 3-4 years of age, designed for those who have never skated before or who are not confident with their balance on the ice.
  • Will introduce children to the ice, help them become comfortable and work on the essentials needed to move safely and effectively on the ice. Successful skaters can transition to Canskate. 

CANSKATE:

  • 50 min program for skaters with no experience needed 
  • For 3 years and up (**except for the 5yr+ session on Wednesdays and Sundays)
  • A dynamic program that focuses on fun and basic skating skill development

STARSKATE:

  • Junior – Must have passed Canskate Stage 4 or be invited (Open Session, Juniors must have obtained Stage 6 Badge and coach)
  • Intermediate – All three Star 1 tests must and must have a private coach
  • Senior – All Star 3 plus two Star 4 tests or 14 years of age

Canskate & Pre-Canskate Pricing:

**All fees are mandatory. The Skate Canada fee is non-refundable.

Sunday, Monday or Tuesday  (14 sessions) 

Canskate—–$384 ($280 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee)

Wednesday (15 sessions)

Canskate——$404 ($300 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee)

Pre-Canskate for 3&4 yr olds—-$344 ($240 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee)

Fee Breakdown:

Skate Canada fee—$59 applies to each individual skater and is valid from Sept. 2023 until the end of August 2024. 

Fundraising fee—$45 is applied once per year to each family. If you have multiple children skating, the fee is only charged to you once during the season.  All programming fees are mandatory. 

Starskate Pricing:

Monday (14 sessions)

Total cost: $314 ($210 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee)

Tuesday or Thursday (15 sessions)

Total cost: $329 ($225 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee

Wednesday Open Session (15 sessions)

Total cost: $404 ($300 program fee + $59 Skate Canada Fee + $45 Fundraising Fee


Questions can be directed to registration@bfsc.net.

Download a copy of the schedule and information.

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2023 Summer Skating Schedule

Summer Skating–7 Weeks

     (July 18-August 31 2023)

CANSKATE REGISTRATION will open JUNE 3rd at 8 am by using our registration link.

STARSKATE REGISTRATION FOR NON-BFSC HOME CLUB SKATERS will open June 5 at 8 am.

         Registration link: https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/

        Summer programming will run for 7 sessions from July 18-August 31. All skating will take place

        at South Courtice Arena, Pad B. 

**Please note, we require minimum numbers to run each session. You will be contacted if our

numbers fall below the required number of participants or if we need to make changes to the schedule.

                

Requests for withdrawal from any program must be received in writing by Registration@bfsc.net within

the first two weeks of the start of the session. Only remaining sessions will be refunded. The Skate

Canada Membership fee is nonrefundable.

If you have any questions please email: Registration@bfsc.net

Registration link:https://bfsc.uplifterinc.com/registration/

Posted by Deborah Schnedler in Canskate, Information, Learn to Skate, Skating Programs, STARSkate