CANCELLED: Black Boots Seminar

Pense Memorial Rink

Open to all Male Figure Skaters from Saskatchewan at any age registered in a Skate Canada CanSkate, STARSkate or Competitive program.

Coaches and Skaters

  • Neil Tymoruski
  • Male Team Saskatchewan Members: Demonstrators and Mentors
  • Coaches of skaters attending seminar are welcome to attend!!

What to bring: skates, gloves, mask, full water bottle (clearly labelled), warm but flexible skating clothes, running shoes, journal with pen or pencil.

Application Deadline: November 18th, 2020 at Noon (SK)


Skate Canada: Saskatchewan Athlete Development is hosting the “Black Boots Seminar” (BBS). The male seminar is facilitated by Neil Tymoruski, Program Coordinator. The BBS will have guest coaches to be announced. Male skaters from Team Saskatchewan will assist in the 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 an: off ice jumps and spin exercises, dance/theatre session. There will be an activity and discussion time during lunch. If you wish to attend, please go to the website and register!

Open to all male figure skaters registered in a Skate Canada; CanSkate, STARSkate or Competitive 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.
All skaters must be able to get up by themselves.