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Royal Glenora Skating Club to stay open

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Really, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Wonderful news!
  2. halffull

    halffull Life is a beautiful thing

    This is great news :) Thanks for sharing, Really!
  3. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    Common sense prevailed. Yay!!
  4. harekrishna43

    harekrishna43 Active Member

    So glad to hear this news - it would have been such a shame to lose it.
  5. Rae35

    Rae35 Active Member

    This is great news. I was privileged to be able to be coach at the Glenora as a guest coach on numerous occasions (something that didn't happen lightly) in the late 80s and early 90s. The Glenora was an awesome breeding ground for so many Canadian and indeed US champions (Kristi). Everyone was alive with ideas, sharing information and supporting each other. It was fabulous and how coaching should happen. Jan and Cynthia Ullmark have to rank up there for me as some of the best. I will never forget watching Cynthia teach a beginner the mechanics of learning a back spin. She would then go on to coaching one of the top skaters and all her students were treated with the same respect and attention. Pure gold. Jan Ullmark is the same, always knew his stuff and was always willing to impart his knowledge. Love them both. What struck me most was the level of caring and sharing by the coaches, which flowed on to the athletes. Bonds and memories were made that are precious. God it was fun - and productive.
    Really and (deleted member) like this.
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Great news!
    It would have been awful to lose a club with such an iconic place in skating.