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Last updated:  2020-10-15 8:20AM
Asticou Figure Skating Club
P.O. Box 422
Gatineau, Quebec
Email: club.patinage.asticou@gmail.com

Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay Arena
92 du Patrimoine
Gatineau (Aylmer Sector), Quebec

This page is a forum for parents and members to share information, accomplishments and words of encouragement for our skaters.

CPA Asticou activities shut down from October 15 to 28, 2020

With the passage of Gatineau in the red zone, we must cease all our activities as of today and this at least until October 28, 2020. The date when we can restart our activities is not known and the Public Health will reassess the situation and will notify the population if the shutdown continues or when activities can resume.

Registrations for the CanSkate and Powerskating programs are therefore postponed until we know when we can resume this type of activity.

Thank you

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Fall / Winter 2020/2021 registration - October 7th, 2020 message

Registration will be available (via Amilia) next week (Week of October 12), an email will be sent to last year's skaters. Given all the restrictions in place, priority will be given to skaters from last year to facilitate the classes. Since last week (code orange), the restrictions are even greater and the allowed number of participants was lowered.

Please email canskate.asticou@gmail.com  for any inquiries for CanSkate.

The CanSkate and PowerSkating classes will start no earlier than the weekend of October 17, 2020.

Here are the CanSkate lessons that will be offered:

CanSkate 3-4 years old

Saturday 1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. (30 minutes) - 18 seats

Saturday 2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. (30 minutes) - 18 places

Saturday 2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. (30 minutes) - 18 places

CanSkate 5+ years

Sunday 3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. (50 minutes) - 21 seats

Sunday 4:35 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. (50 minutes) - 21 seats

Sunday 5:40 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (50 minutes) - 21 seats

PowerSkating

Schedule to come

P.S. Please note that we are doing everything we can to maintain our CanSkate and PowerSkating programs this season but we have to compose with several restrictions from Patinage Qc and the city. The hours of ice available this season are lower for various reasons (COVID, arena closure in the city).

Thank you

André Pelletier (President CPA Asticou)


Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session  -Message posted 21-AUG-2020

Hello, this message is to inform you that there will be a Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session however given the current situation with COVID-19, there will be several changes and restrictions in place. 
There is an enormous amount of work (volunteer as we administrators are all unpaid volunteers) so please be patient and visit our website for information in early September. We are working very hard to put everything in place for the Fall-Winter session as soon as possible.

The Fall-Winter 2020-2021 session officially begins on Tuesday, September 8th, but we currently have not yet received the information for the hours that will be allocated by the City so the schedule is not yet available. For CanSkate, lessons will most likely be on Saturdays and Sundays only. Two arenas (Campeau and Guertin) were recently closed/made unavailable and this will have a considerable impact on the hours available for organizations like ours (each organization is affected because the total number of hours across the City is lower and the distribution is done according to the number of hours and not by sector).

There will be CanSkate and PowerSkating courses, registration will only start after the 1st week of September and the start of classes will be at the end of September for CanSkate at the earliest; for PowerSkating the lessons will start as soon as possible. 

There are many changes for CanSkate including the maximum number of participants per session as well as the procedure; there can only be one accompanying parent per child (no other person can enter the arena). However, we must wait for instructions from the City because currently only skaters can enter the arena, no spectators or parents are allowed. For CanSkate (5+ years old), skaters must have obtained badge 2 which means that they can skate and get up after falling without assistance on the ice as no contact will be allowed between coaches and skaters. For Pre CanSkate (3-4 years); the groups will be smaller and the rules will be adapted; only certain people wearing protective equipment (gloves, glasses, etc.) will be able to assist children.

Priority will be given to skaters for the 2019-2020 season; there will be a pre-registration once everything is in place in September; an email will be sent to them when we are ready to proceed.

We are currently in the process of setting up a new registration system (software), Amilia, which will be available in the 1st week of September. Once registration is available the information will be posted on our website.

Thank you

André Pelletier
President CPA Asticou

Private lessons (semi-private) will start on September 8; these lessons are reserved for those who were already in private lessons during the past season (Fall-Winter and Summer). Given the restrictions in place and Patinage Qc's guidelines, we cannot accept new skaters for the Fall session at this time.


Private (semi-private) lessons are normally (this was the case pre CoVID-19) only accessible by invitation by a coach so it is not possible to simply register for these lessons.

Here is how private lessons work:

- Coaches select/invite the children they wish to teach to join their group (depending on available spots); normally this is done for CanSkate children who are invited to take private (semi-private) lessons. The club does not assign coaches; coaches act as independent workers for private (semi-private) lessons; the same coach will teach the child throughout the season if the skater accepts the invitation.

- When a skater goes to private lessons, he must pay the ice fees for the session (Ex: private Fall-Winter session) in progress at the club.

- The skater (or parent) must then enter into an agreement with the coach and must pay (pay) the instruction fee for each skating session directly to the coach.

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Championnat de patinage STAR Michel-Proulx de la Section Québec 2020

Congratulations to the following CPA Asticou skaters

Raphaëlle Laroche 2nd place Star 6 - Dames category

Kalyna Pelletier 2nd place Sans Limites moins de 9 ans-Dames category

Perry Chow 2nd place Sans Limites moins de 9 ans-Messieurs category























Bottom: Left to right, Kalyna, Perry & Raphaëlle
Top: Their coaches Chantal & Justin Bell
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​!!! Skate & helmet sale ---  !!!

​For CanSkate we still have some skates and helmets if you want to get a pair of skates and / or helmet.

If you are interested send an email to andrepelletier@bell.net for details. 


A model of skate for girls offered at cost of $ 95 taxes included is available and is an excellent choice for learning to skate well. We also have a few helmets.








2020 Asticou Invitational Competition
Cancelled

The Asticou 2020 competition which was to be held in December 2020 is canceled because Patinage Qc will not grant any competition sanctions before February 2021


We are therefore inviting you to join us next year, hoping that it will be possible to hold our competition                   (December 2nd to 5th, 2021)



Thank you and look forward to seeing you again next year.



​2019 competition results


Results (Star 4 & CPC events)

Detailed Results (CPC events)







​CPA Asticou Magazine - By Melissa Dann - Featuring 2016 Canadian Champion Alaine Chartrand and 2016 Junior Champion Joseph Phan.
​Séléna Koster : a name to remember in figure skating

Click on the image below to view the news story of Radio-Canada on Séléna Koster, a very promising skater from CPA Asticou!!!



Quebec Provincial Championship B in Sherbrooke 2020

Kalyna Pelletier, Silver medalist

Category: No Limit under 9 years old

Coaches: Justin (photo below) & Chantal Bell

You can also read the story published in the Aylmer Bulletin by clicking here.