Black Boots Seminar

Bert Hunt Arena, Moose Jaw, SK

The Black Boots Seminar is hosted by Skate Canada - Saskatchewan Athlete Development Committee and facilitated by Neil Tymoruski (Sask. Program Coordinator), guest coaches Koen Kucher and Raine Eberl. Male skaters from Team Saskatchewan will assist in demonstrations and act as mentors to the younger skaters. The objective of the Seminar is to bring male figure skaters together for increased appreciation for the sport and to understand the advantages associated participation. A positive and enthusiastic atmosphere by our instructors will encourage male skaters to continue advancing to higher levels of figure skating. Our goal is that seminar participants realize that they are not alone, but part of a group of male athletes working towards common goals in the sport. They will also gain more technical knowledge to help with their progress. The committee feels the
Black Boots Seminar is a very valuable program and necessary to increase the level of male skaters in the sport. 

On-ice sessions will focus on edges, free skating elements (jumps and spins) footwork, stroking for power and strength and fun activities, including an introductory pair session. Off-ice sessions will consist of off-ice jumps and spin exercises as well as dance/theatre session. There will be an activity and discussion time during lunch.

Open to all male figure skaters registered in a Skate Canada CanSkate, STARSkate or CompetitiveSkate programs.
It is preferred that participants have figure skates. There is no age restriction.
All applications will be accepted.
Coaches of male participants are invited to attend the seminar at no cost.
Coaches are not required to attend.
Participants will be grouped accordingly (age/level) for on-ice & off ice activities.
Parents may attend all sessions at no cost.