Skate Canada is committed to providing special needs athletes with program and competitive opportunities. Liaising regularly with Special Olympics Canada as well as other sport organizations for athletes with a disability, Skate Canada provides updates and support to member clubs regarding strategies on how to integrate Special Olympians and other special needs skaters into regular club programming. For information on Special Olympics figure skating competitions in your province please contact your Skate Canada Section office or Provincial Chapter of Special Olympics Canada.
Congratulations to Kim Giesbrecht and Matthew MacDonald on their success at the BC Winter Games held in Penticton in February. Kim received a silver metal in SO Women Level 3. Matthew received a silver metal in SO Men Level 2.
Our Special O athletes who will be representing Vancouver Island in the up coming 2015 Special Olympics BC Provincial Games in Kamloops, February 19th to 21st. We wish them the best of luck.
from left to right – Matthew McDonald, Annie Wilson, Kim Giesbrecht, Natasha Geddes, Lucas Bell and Kari Trott