Mini Update from Calalta

Just a quick update before Calalta starts our Spring Break!!

Calalta’s Spring Break starts Friday April 19 and ends on Sunday May 5 – no classes (ice or off ice) will be running during this period at JC or COP.  Enjoy the time off and see you back at the rink on Monday May 6, 2019.  For those competing in Edmonton this weekend at Sunsational, Good luck to everyone!

Calalta honours all skaters that have achieved one or more of their gold tests in the period from April 30, 2018 to April 18, 2019 with a free banquet ticket and individual plaque that will be presented at Calalta’s Annual Celebration of Skating banquet. We have compiled a list of the known skaters that have completed this milestone – please check the list for your skater and confirm spelling of their name. If it is incorrect, please email the office by Monday April 22.

If your skater passed a full gold test in this time period and is not on the attached list, please email the office by Monday April 22. We will confirm results with Skate Canada to ensure your skater receives recognition for this important skating milestone.

Even though the ticket is free for the gold test skater, they must be ordered at no charge in Uplifter.  Additional tickets are $30.00 each and can be purchased here:

Saturday May 25, 2019

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

1320 5th Ave NW

Calgary AB

Business Casual Attire

6:00 pm    Cocktails

6:30 pm    Dinner

7:00 pm    Awards Presentation

8:00 pm    Dancing and Photo Booth

Calling all Skaters! The best time for new beginnings is now!

Solstice Synchronized Skating is hosting their Annual Spring Skills & Auditions for the upcoming season here at Jimmie Condon on April 25, 27, May 2 and 4th!

Check out the poster attached for more info. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Click on the link provided to sign up! No previous experience necessary!

All skaters – CanSkate Stage 5 all the way to Gold/Diamond tests, competitive stream as well as all Adult skaters are invited to come out!

Come on out and join our Solstice family! We’re excited to meet you!

Christmas Ice Schedule

Hello Skating Families,


Attached is the schedule for Christmas Ice!


Here is the direct link to registration:

Registration opens Dec 8 and closes Dec 22, 2017 12:00 am.


Registered Rates (via Uplifter): $10.00 per one hour session & $7.50 per 45 minute session


Not registered? Regular pick up fees apply $17 for one hour and $13 for 45 min session.




Pick up passes will be allowed and must be redeemed rink side as long as the session has room. First come first served, please check in with rink chair.


Talk to your coach to see which sessions are best for you!

2017 Christmas Ice Schedule

Heading to Slovakia!

Looking Good Natasha and Davin!!

Guess who got their new team wear today? Natasha Purich and Davin Portz are heading to Slovakia Tuesday September 19 to represent Canada in their first Senior International Pairs assignment!

Natasha and Davin represent Calalta Figure Skating Club and skate out of Winsport’s Markin MacPhail Arena!

Wish them luck on their first big international assignment!

Calalta is the only skating club in Calgary with senior international competitors.

Davin and Natasha in their new teamwear!

So proud!! Love the Canada flag in the background!


Building Resilience in Kids

Do you disable your child by trying to prevent failure and disappointment?  If you answered yes, then this seminar is for you!

Conducted by Clare Fewster; Mental Trainer and Life Counsellor

Wednesday, July 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm located upstairs at Jimmie Condon

$15 cash or cheque – made payable to Calalta!

Hope to see you there!

Yuka Sato is coming!!

Calalta is pleased to partner with Yuka Sato for our next skating clinic held June 20 and 21, 2016

Yuka is a Japanese former competitive figure skater. She is the 1994 World champion, the 1990 World Junior champion and the 1993 & 1994 Japanese national champion. She placed 7th at the 1992 Winter Olympics and 5th at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Read more about Yuka She will spend two days with Calalta working with our skaters in helping them master their edges, spins and jumps.

The sessions are almost full so if you are interested in joining Yuka, please check out the details here: 2016 Yuka Sato Seminar Final

To register, please have your credit card ready and click here:

Happy Skating!!

Calalta’s Summer Skating Programs are Filling Up!

We have lots to offer this summer and space is limited!  Check out the summer programs (week long camps) at

We have programs for skaters new to the ice (CanSkate) as well for those skaters in Star 5, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice and Novice – includes off ice sessions too!

Need help booking?  Call the office at 403-245-2425 or email at [email protected]


Athlete Profiles: Sadie Nicholson/ Kobi Chant

Calalta is proud to feature our athletes who have achieved distinction in our sport. As part of our Athlete Profiles feature, we are spotlighting our athletes who fall within either or both these categories:

  1. Podium winners at Skate Canada Sectionals, Challenge and/or National competitions
  2. Attained a spot on the Select or Junior Development Team at the provincial level.

See the full list of athletes featured for 2016

Athlete Profiles: Sadie Nicholson/ Kobi Chant

kobiSadie and Kobi are members of the Ice Dance Junior Development Team. They competed at Sectionals in November 2015. Well done and congratulations for making the JD Team!

Sadie – 10, Kobi – 13

Sadie – Edge School, Kobi – Holy Trinity School, Olds, AB

Years at Calalta
Sadie – 5.5 years, Kobi – 3rd year

Favorite elements
Sadie – Rotational Lifts, Kobi – Paso Doble dance, Double loops and lifts!

Skating Achievements for 2015/16 season
Sadie – Competed at Juvenile Canmore Invitational & placed 3rd, Placed 4th at Sectionals. Also a dual discipline skater, Sadie competed in Pre-Juvenile U11.

Kobi – Placed 3rd in Juvenile Dance at Wild Rose Skating Competition and Canmore Invitational with my partner Sadie. Also got personal best on my singles in Juvenile U14 at Wild Rose and Canmore Invitational. Came in 4th place in Juvenile Dance at the 2016 Alberta Sectionals and earned a place on the Skate Canada Jr Development team. Passed all my Jr Silver Dances and just have one left to pass on my Sr Silver dances. Learned to do lifts and pairs spins and Twizzles!

How do you feel about your achievements?
Sadie – Proud for my first year competing in Ice Dance. Excited to learn more at Pre-Novice level and to continue to improve.

Kobi – I feel good because I like to keep improving every year and put a lot of work into doing my best and getting better each year.

What do you hope to achieve this/next season?
Sadie – Level 4 lift(s), clean twizzles & spins.

Kobi – I hope to move up to Pre Novice in dance and compete at the summer championships in Montreal as well as qualify to compete at Challenge in Montreal. I hope to work and succeed on harder lifts, spins and twizzles with my partner Sadie. In Singles I hope to land all of my double jumps in freeskate and master my mortal enemy the Camel Spin as well as have a personal best score at sectionals.

Activities besides figure skating?
Sadie – Skiing lots, biking, swimming.

Kobi – At school I am on the basketball, cross country and badminton teams. I enjoy playing the violin and taking ballroom dance classes.

What do you do to chill out/unwind?
Sadie – Hanging out with my friends, hot tub, meditate, listen to music, skiing with my family.

Kobi – Ripping across the field on my quad is my favorite way to unwind! I also enjoy playing farming simulator and hanging out with my friends at the pool.

Who is your figure skating inspiration? Why?
Sadie – Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir because they accomplished so much like Olympic Gold etc. They were so strong, graceful and fun to watch.

Kobi -I really admire Patrick Chan because he made it all the way to the Olympics winning medals along the way. He then took time off to go to University but now is back challenging himself to go the distance again. I am inspired by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, because not only are they great competitors but they also are awesome performers and give back to the younger skaters through their workshops.

Who is/are your role model(s)/favorite person/people? Why?
Sadie – My sister because she treats me so nice, teaches me things and is athletic. My Mom because she bakes yummy food. My whole family because they support my figure skating because they know I love it!

Kobi – Paul Ayer is definitely my role model and favorite person on the ice because he works so hard, has accomplished so much and is always helping out the younger ice dancers. Also, all my coaches because they encourage me to do better and reach my goals. Last but not least, my family because they support me in my skating journey and help me to do something I love so much.

Anything else to add?
Sadie – Please follow me on Instagram – sadienicholson2

Kobi – If you are lucky you might catch me smiling!! LOL!!!