Silver Blades Awards
We love to recognize our skaters' achievements! Several awards for year-long performance are presented at our annual End-of-Year Banquet in May, and we use a weighted point system to measure achievements, dedication to skating and commitment to the club by looking at some or all of the following:
- Tests passed
- Competitions attended
- PA participation and attendance
- Coach input
- Peer input
Click here for more information about how the winners of these awards will be determined for the 2018/2019 season.
Our award winners for the 2018/2019 season were announced and celebrated on May 6, 2019, and they are listed below. We congratulate them, and wish the same to all of our talented and high-achieving skaters at Silver Blades!
Skeat Trophy - Given to the Preliminary skater who has improved the most over the current year. Determined by coach input, tests passed and competitions attended.
2018-2019 Winner: Tabitha G.
Kobzar Trophy - Given to the Junior skater who shows enthusiasm, is eager to learn and dedicated, attends competitions, and shows commitment to the club. Determined by coach input, tests passed and competitions attended.
2018-2019 Winner: Taia G.
Devereux Dedication Award - Given to the Intermediate skater who consistently demonstrates dedication to skating through personal development, on- and off-ice behaviour, and participation in and commitment to the club. Determined by tests passed, competitions attended, coach input and PA participation.
2018-2019 Winner: Helena R.
Directors Award - Given to the Senior skater who shows enthusiasm and positive attitude, and is a good role model to his/her peers and younger skaters. He/she strives to push the boundaries of his/her skating abilities and demonstrates dedication to skating through personal development, on- and off-ice behaviour, and by attending competitions. He/she also shows commitment to the club by volunteering or acting as a PA. Determined by tests passed, competitions attended, coach input and PA participation.
2018-2019 Winner: Cailey W.
Doreen Berryman Senior Peer Award: This award is given to the Senior skater who is the most sportsmanlike, enthusiastic and committed to the club as voted by their peers. Determined by peer input.
2018-2019 Winner: Mairi M.
Devinder Singh Intermediate Peer Award: This award is given to the Intermediate skater who is the most sportsmanlike, enthusiastic and committed to the club as voted by their peers. Determined by peer input.
2018-2019 Winner: Helena R.
PA of the Year Award - Determined by coach voting, parent feedback and attendance, our PA of the Year Award recognizes one PA who has exceeded expectations and done an outstanding job season-long at supporting our coaches and learn-to-skate students.
2018-2019 Winners: Audrey G. & Amoryn V.
Excellence in Figure Skating - Given to Silver Blades skaters who have completed all of their Gold test requirements in the Freeskate, Ice Dance, Skills or Interpretive Skating disciplines.
Kira C. (Freeskate), Gabrielle E. (Ice Dance, Skills), Alexa H. (Ice Dance, Freeskate), Alyssa M. (Freeskate), Raia P. (Skills),
Aria R. (Ice Dance) and Kyle S. (Interpretive Skating)
Synchro Teammate of the Year Award
2018-2019 Winners: Isabelle S. (Beginner), Norah F. and Sarah D. (Pre-Juvenile), Amoryn V. (Juvenile)