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August 30th 2023

Well the summer is drawing to a close *sigh* and all thoughts are on back to school. The Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club board have been hard at work over the last few months organizing fall and winter skating programs and registration is now open. 

You will notice a few changes this year with the registration from previous years including the separate Skate Canada fee. This fee was normally included in your total cost, however to assist us with Skate Canada registrations, it has been moved to a separate item. As you probably expected, we have had to increase fees this year as our costs for ice, coaches and club fees have been increased. We have, however, managed to keep the increase to a minimum after two years of keeping them frozen.

Also this year we have added the ability to pay by credit card and have the option for instalments.

 

After having to sadly say  goodbye to Coach Vicki and Maren at the end of last season, we are pleased to announce that we have some new Coaches coming to the Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club for both Wednesday and Saturday! Alongside Coach John, we now have Coach Rebecca helping on Wednesday evenings. Some may have seen Rebecca before when she stepped in for Vicki previously.  

We also have Coach Tiffany now for our Saturday programs in Hillsburgh. We are excited to have both Rebecca and Tiffany come to the Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club and think they are going to be a wonderful addition. You can find more information on our coaches under the Coaches and Volunteers tab.

We are tentatively planning on having another season end Show Case at the end of March, and more details are to follow. Just like last year, we are hoping to run extra lessons (at no additional cost to you) in March for practice. Both Fall and Winter participants will be welcome to join. Keep checking this page and emails for more details!

We are also looking for High School students in need of  Community Volunteer hours to help us either on the ice as Program assistants or off the ice with setup and reception duties. If you know someone who might be interested, please reach out to Val Bush by email at hillsburgherinsc@gmail.com. We have helped many students in the past reach their hour requirements while having fun! 

You will probably notice many other small changes as we get into the season, and we hope to continue to make this a wonderful and thriving Skating Club. We are always looking for ways to improve and welcome your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you all on the ice! 

HESC.

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Coaching Opportunities

The Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club (HESC) is looking for CanSkate and Professional Coaches for their upcoming 2023-2024 season.  Our sanctioned Skate Canada Club has been in operation for over 50 years and our programs run out of both the Erin and Hillsburgh arenas.  We currently offer programs for our community from beginner (children – adult) to our most skilled STAR skaters.

We are actively seeking Coaches who are enthusiastic, motivated and have a passion for coaching in a team environment.  Our sessions run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, from October to April.

Applicants will be considered for coaching PreCan, Parent and Tot, CanSkate, PreSTAR and/or STARSkate programs.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, work well with others, have a desire to work with kids and support our athletes’ long-term development.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications-

  • Valid First Aid Certificate

  • NCCP certificate and a member in good standing with Skate Canada

  • CanSkate Club Coach (or in training)

  • Regional Coach certified (or higher)

  • Excellent team building and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communicator

  • Reliable and committed to delivering a high-quality program as per our ‘Exceeded Standard’ with Skate Canada

  • Demonstrated commitment to developing skaters in a fun and positive environment

 

Please send all communication, including resumes and cover letters to:  HillsburghErinSC@gmail.com to the attention of the Club President, Val Bush.  More information on our Club and our programming can be viewed at www.HillsburghErinSC.com.

 

Thank you for your interest! 

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