Our Values

Excellence, Commitment, Diversity, Community, Passion, Accountability, Fiscal Responsibility.

Our mission

We are committed to personal excellence through skating. We support and strive to embrace the passion for skating in each individual within our community by providing a full range of quality programs, skilled and dedicated coaches, in a safe, fair and motivating environment.


  • National and International Professional Coaching Staff.

  • Private Lessons & Group Lessons.

  • On-Ice Simulations.

  • Athletic Support System.

  • Video Analysis.

  • Jump Harness Training.

  • Performance Coaching.

  • Enrichment Programming for STAR and Competitive Skaters.

  • Off-Ice Conditioning/Personal Fitness Trainers.

  • Weight Room/Cardio Studio.

  • Mental Training Consultant.

  • Nutritional Consultant (upon request).

  • Annual Club Competition.

  • Ice Shows.


The Gloucester Skating Club is located at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreational Complex [formerly Orleans Recreational Complex (ORC)], home to the Elizabeth Manley Rink. The rink offers a mirrored wall, jump harness and heated seating area. Access to off-ice conditioning facilities, skaters and coaches seminars, guest coaches, sport psychologist and personal fitness trainer help to round out the skater’s training program. A year-round competitive daytime training program is available for the competitive, dance teams and pairs skaters.


A team of volunteers governs the Gloucester Skating Club. The Board of Directors is elected by the Club membership at the Annual General Meeting and consists of the immediate Past President, President, Senior Vice-President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and a sufficient number of Directors to handle the Club’s programs with a minimum of five but not more than ten members. The responsibilities of the Executive and the Board members, is outlined in the Constitution. The Board of Directors meets monthly where it set the strategic direction and oversees the general operations of the Club.

2018-2019 Members of the Board of Directors

President – Lisa Elliott
Senior Vice-President / Treasurer – Tara McGowan
Vice-President & Director of Communications – Tanis Gilbert
Vice-President & Test Chair - Ginette Bailey
Director of Skating – Darlene Joseph
Director of CanSkate – Sheilagh McCaskill
Coach Representative – Nathalie Roy
Director of Synchro – Katie Williams
Director of Hospitality – Lynne Leclerc
Director of Events - Kim Sauve
Director of Volunteers – Dana Pément
Director of Volunteers - Jessica Slack
Director at Large – Shannon Prevost
Director at Large / Director of Fundraising – Carmen Foglietta
Director of Music Players - Kassya Murray
Past President – Kathleen McGuire

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board and Executive Committee

  • The overall general good management of the club

  • Acts within the meaning of The Ontario Business Act

  • Ensure that the Club acts in a professional and businesslike manner

  • Negotiate ice requirements

  • Review schedules for approval by the Board

  • Set fees for skating schools

  • Liaise with other directors and chairpersons

  • Prepare contracts

  • Review policies and procedures

  • Enforce rules and regulations

  • Deal with bad accounts

  • Prepare recommendations for the Board

  • Sit on various committees

  • Acquisition of equipment

  • Oversee, assist and guide Directors of the Club Treasurer (in addition to the above)

  • Budget development and control

  • Financial reports to be presented to Board of Directors on a monthly basis

  • Authorize expenditures.

  • Assist office administrator with accounting and bookkeeping issues

  • Ensure the books of the club are ready for the annual audit

  • Meet with the auditors at the conclusion of the audit to discuss the report and any concerns

  • Makes recommendations to the Board on the selection of an auditor each year


Although every effort has been made to ensure our information is complete and accurate, we apologize in advance for any errors or omissions.