The mission of the program is to identify young athletes who have potential in dance and provide them with an opportunity for ice dance training. The in-depth training program includes skills training, sport–specific skills, suppleness, stamina and strength training by way of on ice and off ice sessions, ballet, ballroom, nutrition and sports psychology. These skaters will be well suited to consistently advance and demonstrate the core skills required to be competitive throughout various levels of competition in all disciplines.
The program currently features athletes ranging from Pre-Juvenile to Junior level competitors, each division requiring a variation of set pattern dances and free dances. These athletes train year-round primarily in the morning, while maintaining their individual skating and off ice programming in the evenings and on weekends.
Athletes come from around Alberta and across the country to be part of Calalta’s ice dance program. Calalta’s ice dance program, led by Kim Weeks has a wealth of coaching talent to draw on! Chantelle Portz, Ben Westenberger and Tyler Myles (Associate Choreographer to Stars On Ice) help bring it all together and make Calalta’s ice dance the success it is! Kim also draws upon talent of guest coaches to make for better and more well rounded teams
Calalta Gets Results!
Isabel McQuilkin and Jacob Portz:
2019 Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
2019 Novice Skatecanada Challenge Champions
2019 North American Challenge Cup Silver Medalists
2019 Canada Winter Games Novice Bronze Medalists
2020 Skatecanada NextGen Team Members
Amelia Boone and Malcolm Kowan
2018 Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
2018 Novice Skatecanada Challenge Bronze Medalists
2019 Skatecanada NextGen Team Members
Jessica Behiel and Jackson Behiel
2017 Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
Grace Pele and Joel Portz
2019 Pre-Novice Canadian Silver Medalists
2019 Canada Winter Games Pre-Novice Silver Medalists
Savanna Martel and Kobi Chant
2019 Pre-Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
2019 Canada Winter Games Pre-Novice Bronze Medalists
Mia Saunders and Will Oddson
2020 Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
2018 Pre-Novice Canadian Bronze Medalists
Emma Yu and Daniel Yu
2020 Pre-Novice Canadian Gold Medalists
Calalta gets results! Every year Calalta sends skaters to Canadians and this year is no different.