The Petawawa Skating Club strives to ensure that skaters of all ages and abilities achieve their skating goals in an a safe, positive environment. The coaches, Club Executive, and many volunteers have the best interests of our skaters as their sole motivation. Many of the skills that our children develop through the pursuit of skating are life skills that will serve them well in any endeavor: dedication, hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship, friendship, mutual respect and support. We are proud of the positive, supportive environment in our Club.
The Petawawa Skating Club is a registered club of Skate Canada. This ensures that the programs offered, the skills developed, and the instruction provided to our skaters all meet a specified standard that is consistent across Canada. All of our coaches are certified by Skate Canada through the 3M National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and our coaches in turn train our amateur volunteer “Program Assistants” to assist on the ice with instruction for our KidSkate, CanPowerSkate, CanSkate and Intermediate programs. All coaches must hold a valid First Aid certificate. The Club develops skaters of all ages and abilities, from recreational to competitive skaters, youngsters to adults. Our Club also encourages and supports the development of volunteers such as Club executive members and Skate Canada officials.
Our members come from CFB Petawawa, and the towns of Petawawa, Laurentian Hills, Deep River, the city of Pembroke, and the surrounding area. Our Club offers three skating sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring, with the main Winter session running this year from mid-October to mid- March. Our “off-season” Fall and Spring sessions run approximately one month before and after the Winter session, and draw many skaters from the other area clubs.
Our Club programs make use of both of the arena facilities in Petawawa – the Town of Petawawa Civic Centre and the double ice pad at the CFB Petawawa Silver Dart.