This week reminds us that in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness. As athletes around the world are becoming more vocal in the media about their mental health, we need to take action too - start the conversation, and keep it going.
Skaters put countless hours into practice and competition and so do their parents! This sport involvement cultivates resilience and other qualities essential to youth now and in the future, but sometimes... we all need a rest!! As we start GSC’s annual three week break, you might hear coaches saying things like, “it’s active rest time.” But, what does it mean to take an active rest from skating and why is it so important?