About The SCSC (Sunshine Coast Skating Club)
Club History / About the SCSC
Situated just north-west of the Gibsons city centre; The Sunshine Coast Skating Club (“SCSC”) is currently skating out of the Gibsons Area Community Centre (GACG) and the Sechelt Arena. Originally started in the Sechelt Arena in 1985, we had provided quality skating lessons and training in the Sechelt Arena. Then in March 2008, the SCSC was very excited to extend our Club to a second arena when the Gibsons Area Community Center opened. The Club is proud to be able to offer programming accessible for every community and all residents of the Sunshine Coast.
The Club has grown from a small recreational club to one that has Nationally Certified Skate Canada Coaches and has in the past implemented a very successful Excel Skating & Performance Academy due in large part to the excellent group coaching staff and the hard-working executive.
The Club offers lessons/programs from Canskate (Learn-To-Skate) to StarSkate Competitive level during the Fall/Winter seasons. Our CanPower programs are always full and in high demand with young hockey enthusiasts looking to improve their hockey skating skills. Team Days, Halloween Bring-A-Friend, Meet Santa Skate, are just some of the Club/Team building events skaters can enjoy throughout the season. Please browse our site for more information, if you can’t find the information you are looking for please go to our Contact Us page and fill in the contact form or simply email any of our available coaches or directors.
The Sunshine Coast Skating Club is registered with and sanctioned by Skate Canada and its club number is – 1000848
Find directions to the two arenas that are used for our skating program lessons and sessions by viewing our Contact Us page.
The Sunshine Coast Skating Club is dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and opportunities at every level of development within the sport of skating and to offering our programs as a direct service to the community.
- Represent the interest of all club skaters
- Offer programs of excellence
- High standards of coaching
- Access to superior training facilities
- Strong and effective leadership
Board of Directors: The board is responsible for the overall management of the club. Individual members have duties such as hiring professional coaches, setting the budget, obtaining ice, scheduling programs, setting policy and procedure, and planning events.
Chairs: Some members of the Board lead committees to accomplish specific jobs. For example, the Fundraising Chair will lead a committee to plan and put on Fundraising events. Test chair will organize and run the test day.
Committee Members: For many committees, any member of the club can join in and help with planning, organization etc of a specific area (for example, Special Events).
Event Volunteers: every event needs people to come out and help, including our day to day sessions which require a session chairperson to assist with set up, take down, badge distribution, tying of skates etc.
Session Coordinators: Assist with session operations and effective communication with session membership.
The club board is comprised of ‘volunteers’. As we are a non-profit organization run by volunteer club members, everyone needs to take part and help in some capacity.
Professional Coaches: Coaches are invaluable in the development of an athlete’s skills. They are teachers and mentors for the thousands of young athletes they interact within their day-to-day work. They work not only with athletes but also the athlete’s parents in setting realistic goals and the training required to reach their potential and their goals. All Skate Canada coaches are required to be trained and/or certified in the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP).