President’s Report 2016

In September 2015, the 2015-2016 Board of Directors met with Section Chair, Bev Power, to assist in planning for the skating year in regards to priorities for the organization. The priorities outlined included: formation of monthly board meetings and accurate documentation of decisions that were made, the creation of a policy document that reflects how decisions are made within the club, the revision of the club’s constitution to accurately reflect current club operations, and the creation of committees to share the burden of volunteer work. 

Formation of Monthly Board Meetings & Accurate Documentation of Decisions:

The 2015-2016 Board of Directors worked diligently to increase the documentation of decision making this season. The minutes of all our meetings are outlined as an appendix to this report. Once the minutes from a previous meeting were approved by the board, they were distributed electronically to any parent who wished to view them. 

The Board worked diligently to conduct their meetings in the Skate Canada directed “Robert’s Rules of Order” format. All decisions required quorum (half of the board +1, excluding President) in order to be passed. The President of the club is not entitled to a vote unless there is a tie in any decision. 

The schedule of Board Meetings was outlined at the beginning of the season, and distributed to all board members in an attempt to accommodate everyone’s schedule. We had great board attendance throughout the season which allowed for the promotion of many club based initiatives throughout the year. A huge thank-you to our Board of Directors!

Creation of a Policy Document that Accurately Reflects How Decisions are Made:

A policy document was created at the beginning of the season and included all of the past practice decisions, as well as new decisions that were made during the 2015-2016 season. It is a working document and continues to be edited and revised as new decisions are made. 

Revision of the Club’s Constitution to Accurately Reflect Current Club Operations:

Trinity Placentia Figure Skating Club’s constitution was revised and submitted electronically to every member of the club in the notice of meeting announcement for the AGM. There are copies of the current constitution as well as the proposed constitution for members to review. We will be voting to ratify the constitution during the AGM. 

Creation of Committees to Share the Burden of Volunteer Work:

  In addition to our already existing Synchro Committee, the Board of Directors created the following committees to assist in the delivery of skating programs this year: Ice Show Committee, Skating Programs Committee, Test Day Committee and StarSkate Banquet Committee. The calculation of skating fees was assigned to the Financial Committee which is comprised of the Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Coach Rep. All recommendations made by committees must be forwarded to the Board of Directors for voting and approval. This process was very successful as we had many more people willing to volunteer their time this season to assist in club operations. The President role is an ex-officio on all committees. 

Overall, although this was a season that the Board of Directors and many parents and club members pulled together for the well-being of the club and, in my opinion, resulted in a very successful season. 

Attached are the reports from our skating programs and committees. 


Respectfully Submitted, 

Carolyn Chard

2015-2016 President











Secretary Report 2016

The 2015-2016 Board of Directors had twelve board meetings this season*; our first meeting was on August 23rd and our last meeting was April 3rd. When we could not meet together in a room to discuss important information and vote as a board, we corresponded online and voted through emails. Numerous board members also volunteered to be a part of other skating committees, and therefore they endured many other meetings besides the 12 listed in this report—so we thank you all for always making your best effort to attend our board meetings.

*Full list of meetings:
August 23 & 30, 2015
September 8, 14, & 22, 2015
October 25, 2015
November 22, 2015
December 20, 2015
January 24 & 31, 2016
February 28, 2016
April 3, 2016

Respectfully Submitted, 

Brianna Mercer

2015-2016 Secretary










Test Chair Committee Report

We had eight test days in the 2015/2016 skating season.  A total of 127 tests, 99 passed and 28 retry's.  We had two judges Angela Norman and Jane O' brien. 
Test Day 1, Nov 13, 10 tested, All passed (Angela Norman)
Test Day 2, Dec 14,  24 tested, 18 passed, 6 retries (Angela Norman)
Test Day 3, Dec 21, 20 tested, 16 passed, 4 retries (Angela Norman)
Test Day 4, Feb 9, 16 tested, 14 passed,  2 retries (Jane O' brien)
Test Day 5, Feb 12,  5 tested, 4 passed, 1 retry (Jane O' brien)
Test Day 6, Feb 16, 19 tested, 14 passed, 5 retries (Angela Norman)
Test Day 7, March 15,  21 tested, 12 passed, 9 retries (Angela Norman)
Test Day 8, March 18, 12 tested, 11 passed , 1 retry (Jane O' brien)
127 Tests
99 Passed
28 Retries

Respectfully Submitted, 

Dana Smith

2015-2016 Test Chair






Skating Programs Committee Report

Below are the suggestions the programs committee had at the beginning of the season. In addition, the committee: 

1. Established a Synchro contract 

2. Christmas social for the canskaters and starskaters 

3. Assisted in the Canskate fun day competition 

All skating programs suggestions/annual goals: 

* For safety, all gates must be closed while the Zamboni is cleaning the ice. 

* Any communication with coaches must occur off the ice outside of skating time. 

* Any skater registered with the TPFSC will have access to a dressing room for putting their skates on/off 


CanSkate suggestions: 

* All skaters registering for pre canskate who are under the age of 4, as of Dec. 1 of the registering year, are require to have a registered adult accompany the skater on the ice. This person to be 12 years or older, not a registered CanSkater or StarSkater and must wear skates. 

* All Canskaters are required to wear a CSA certified helmet, even if above certain age. 

* Canskaters must enter the ice on the clock end and exit the ice on the Zamboni end. 

* Skaters will receive their incentives while lined up to exit the ice. 

* It is not mandatory for skaters to become Program Assistants. Pas must be a minimum of 12 years old and have been a registered starskater for a minimum of one year. Program Assistant helpers must be a minimum of 10 years of age and be a registered starskater for a minimum of one year. 


StarSkate suggestions: 

* StarSkaters are not required to wear helmets or halos. This is the discretion of the parent/skater. 

* Skaters who are in a lesson have priority for getting their solo music played as well as the right of way on the ice. 


Respectfully Submitted, 

Dana Smith

2015-2016 Skating Programs Committee Chair




CanSkate Report 

* There were ____ registered CanSkaters this season. 

* There were _4__ CanSkate assessment days implemented this season where all skaters were assessed by club coaches. 

* Although the start of the 2015-2016 season was delayed due to equipment failure at the stadium, CanSkaters were provided with all of the sessions that were allotted at the beginning of the year. 

* This year the Skating Programs Committee held a Christmas event on Friday, December 18, 2015 where hot chocolate and cookies were served. Santa Claus also visited and was available for pictures with skaters. 

* The Annual CanSkate Fun Day was held on Friday, February 5, 2016. Annually, this event is offered to skaters in Stages 1-6 and provides them with a fun and engaging “competition” experience. The purpose of this event is to provide skaters with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun and interactive environment. 

* There was a Provincial Enrichment Seminar held at the CBS arena on February 21, 2016 where ___ of our TPFSC Canskaters attended. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Courtney Murphy 

2015-2016 CanSkate Coordinator 














StarSkate Summary Report 2015/16

This past year we had 48 registered Star skaters. 


At years end we had:

16 Juniors, 13 Intermediate A's & 18 Intermediate B's

There were 27 assisting the Canskate group as Program Assistants
Also a number of these skaters assisted coaches each week with their synchro groups.

E-mails were sent out with information on any upcoming competitions, seminars and off-season schools.

We had great participation in all.
16 skaters attended seminars

24 attended competitions

And 23 are registered for off-season schools.

Coaching was given in private and group settings, depending on availability of coaches. The Juniors had primarily group lessons whereas Intermediate A and B had private and small group lessons and also time to practice independently.

We served the skaters pizza and cookies in the Bennett Room the last Friday & Saturday before Christmas as a little Christmas social for each group. 

Finally the Year End Banquet for Star skaters is scheduled for May 2nd and we are hoping this will be enjoyed by all.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Kim Branton

2015-2016 StarSkate Coordinator







Competition Chair Report 


* Rebecca Pack Memorial Friendship Skate -Gander 

October 2015 ---- 6 Skaters 

* Sectionals- Mount Pearl 

November 2015 ---- 1 skater 

* Agnes Thistle Invitational Competition- Mount Pearl 

November 2015---- 7 skaters 

* Eastern Divisionals- Clarenville 

January----14 skaters 

* Star Provincials—Conception Bay South 

February 2016----13 skaters 

* Provincials ---Botwood 

February 2016----7 skaters 

* Atlantic Canada Skating Championships 

East Hants Sportsplex, Nova Scotia 

April 2016 ----1 skater

Respectfully Submitted, 

Susan Barron

2015-2016 Competition Chair





Synchro Report

Trinity Placentia Figure Skating Club had 6 teams this season: Beginner 1, Elementary, Juvenile, Pre Novice, Adult II and Adult III

  • 70 skaters
  • Competed in both 2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Competition and Provincial Synchro Championships


2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Competition Bronze

2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Bronze



2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Competition Bronze

2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Gold



2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Gold



2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Competition Silver

2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Gold


Adult III

2016 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Synchro Competition Silver

2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Gold


Adult II

2016 Provincial Synchro Championships Bronze


Respectfully Submitted, 

Krista Reid

2015-2016 Synchro Coordinator