Article: Renowned Royal Glenora skating club shutting down

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Flora, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Flora

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  3. AragornElessar

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    It's just so sad the Club that gave us Kurt and Kristi and so many other wonderful skaters over the years is... :(
     
  4. caseyedwards

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    What a story to be reported during nationals!
     
  5. Really

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    Skating has always only been a part of the Royal Glenora, and a rather pricey bit at that for those who wished to train there. If the membership decides they don't want to spend the money to repair the rink, there's not much the skaters can do about it. It would be interesting to see if the skating club could reinvent itself and find a new home base in the city. As Flora notes, the Ice Palace is thriving -- but it doesn't have to deal with a members-only facility where the members are responsible for the upkeep of the facility. I hope they find a solution to their problem, but I won't be surprised if they don't.
     
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    the toronto cricket club is experiencing the same technical issue, and is shutting down for 2 weeks during march break (which happily coincides with worlds) to fix the issue. I suspect the glenora skaters will be flocking to the BC centre of excellence...
     
  7. Really

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    Why? Do you think the Royal Glenora is the only club in Alberta capable of training high level skaters?
     
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    I seriously doubt that.
     
  9. overedge

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    But you know that everyone at the Cricket Club is just dying to imitate :saint: Yu-Na, and use any reason to find somewhere else to train because the Cricket Club is such a horrible place.

    Just don't come on my rink and be shedding single tears all over it :p
     
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    not at all. in my limited knowledge in private clubs/elite training facilities in canada, i had made the assumption that this was the geographically closest location for families to send their children - if - they didn't want them to be so far away, yet still want them to be in figure skating only facilities. If there are similar facilities in calgary, which I am not aware of, I would suspect a similar flocking there.
     
  11. overedge

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    The Royal Glenora is not a figure-skating only facility.
     
  12. fan

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    yes, but it is a private club.
     
  13. Really

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    So is the Glencoe Club in Calgary. In my experience, people send their kids to these clubs for the coaching, not because they are private. Kaetlyn Osmond has done quite well skating in that lower-class non-private club at West Edmonton Mall. I would expect you would see more going to the Ice Palace than Calgary.
     
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    The bc centre of excellence is really one sheet of ice....they do use 1 other one but honestly it isn't that good and there are not a lot of great coaches minus Aaron and megan