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!

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]


Calalta Spring Event 2016 Announcement

Spring Event 2016 – Performance Evaluation Day
Saturday March 5, 2016
Jimmie Condon Arena
502 Heritage Drive SW
Calgary, AB
T2V 2W2

Registration for the Calalta 2016 Spring Event is now open. Please make sure that your submissions are in by February 1, 2016.

Calalta Spring Event Announcement 2016

Online Registration for Calalta Spring Event 2016

Planned Program Form for Calalta Spring Event 2016

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Message from Scott Davis, Director of Skating

It’s hard to believe that another year is gone! 2015 flew by and it’s now a great time to reflect on the past 12 months and also where we want to go in the next year.

I am extremely proud of the continued growth within the club in all areas including Canskate, StarSkate, Jr Prep and HP, developmental competitive skaters including dance and pairs, and our elite athletes representing Calalta and training with the National Performance Center (NPC).

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of being the premier skating club in Western Canada!

With this growth, it is imperative that everyone in the club works together effectively.

A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to the many volunteers who make everything run so smoothly, to the Board of Directors who guide our club, to the amazing coaching staff that show up daily, motivated to teach, and to the office staff who make it all come together.

A special ‘thank you’ goes out to Diana Peters, our amazing President who spends countless hours working for the betterment of the club and skaters.

For all our skaters, the focus is to improve and to reach their goals set with their respective coaches. The club offers quality programming to assist in this process. In the Spring of 2015, the dry land program was reworked by Stephanie Davis to incorporate a more well-rounded approach to making all skaters ‘fit’ athletes first. What prompted this was we found that skaters were missing the balance, focus, concentration and basic skating quality, which used to be ‘taught’ through school figures.

Skate Canada published the Long Term Athlete Development model, which we used to create our programs including Jr Prep, HP and our Group Star and Jr Star programs. In order to improve, the time and energy has to be put into the training. Nothing can take the place of the hours that need to be spent on basic skating and technique. The table below shows a guideline for the number of hours minimum needed to see improvement.

smhoursAs your skater progresses, more time and energy needs to be spent both on and off the ice. I can’t stress enough the importance of dry land training and seminars that will contribute to your skater’s overall fitness and mental training. For the senior and elite skaters, we offer sessions on nutrition and sports psychology as well as dry land training that includes meditation, dance, pilates, gymnastics and tai chi. With our children being increasingly stimulated with electronics and social media, we need to slow them down, get them to focus, and concentrate on the task at hand. Our meditation classes are becoming an extremely important tool being offered to our skaters and mindfulness training will benefit all skaters in any aspect of their lives.

Click here to see the latest information on children and meditation.

The New Year is a time to set a plan for the future and to execute on that plan. Work with your coach and identify your strengths and weaknesses and put in the time and effort to improve upon them.

I look forward to watching the continued improvement and growth in skating.

Happy Holidays!
Scott Davis
Director of Skating
[email protected]

December and Christmas Ice Reminders

Updates for December ice at JCA and COP:

Sunday Stroking dates for December

December 6, 13, 20

JCA: Last day of regular skating is Sunday December 20, skating resumes January 3 (no stroking or off ice)

COP: Last day of regular Skating is Friday December 18, skating resumes Monday January 4.

Sign up at JCA (beside the music room) for Christmas ice:

This is what is confirmed for Christmas ice:

Monday December 21,28
11:15-12:15 Dance
12:30-1:30 Juv to Senior
1:30-2:30 Open

Tuesday December 22,29
11:15-12:15 Dance
12:30-1:30 Juv to Senior
1:30-2:30 Open

Springbank Fall Freeze!

Calalta skaters had a wonderful presence at the Springbank Fall Freeze Competition hosted by Springbank Figure Skating Club.

See the detailed results published on the Skate Canada AB/NWT/NUN site.

Thank you to our roving club photographers and parents, for capturing these photos on behalf of the club.

There were some medal finishes and personal bests – from Star Level skaters to Pre Novice. Congratulations everyone – skaters and coaches! And keep competing!

Here is a montage of photos from the weekend! For more photos, please visit our facebook site!