In Memory of Dan Pochay

Valleyview Skating Club

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Valleyview Skating Club mourns the loss of Dan Pochay who was a beloved member of their skating community. Dan was a long time volunteer as well as a past winner of the Region's CanSkate Assistant of the Year Award. He is survived by his wife Ev who is a board member and founder of Valleyview Skating Club. Sincere condolences go out to Ev and his family. 

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2020 Okanagan Region Award Recipients


CanSkater of the Year

Chloe Young
Summerland Figure Skating Club
Fortunato Family
Summerland Figure Skating Club

StarSkater of the Year

Program Assistant of the Year

Keelyn Mitchell
Summerland Figure Skating Club
Saki Smith
Glengarry Figure Skating Club


 Neilson Award

Saki Smith
Glengarry Figure Skating Club
StarSkater of the Year


The 2020 BC Winter Games were held in Fort St John on February 21-23 2020. The Okanagan Region was represented by 5 skaters from the Kelowna Skating Club.  The skaters were champeroned by Natalie Marleau and coached by Cambria Little both from the Kelowna Skating Club.

Juvenile:  Ariana Rose, Calissa Adlem

Pre Novice:  Gabrielle Jugnauth, Ava Sanderson, Aurora Schultz

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A huge thank you to Jackson/Ultima and Dave Drake from Blade Runner for generously donating the prizes for our raffle a the Okanagan Region Championships that were held in Salmon Arm on February 7-9. The raffle consisted of 1 pair of Jackson Skates and 1 pair of Jackson blades including fitting, mounting, and shipping. 

This year's winner is Reagan West of the Williams Lake Skating Club. 

Congratulations Reagan!


Congratulations Olivia!!

Olivia Gran from the Kelowna Skating Club was selected to represent Canada at the Junior Grand Prix September 11-14, 2019 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  Olivia is a member of Skate Canada's 2019/20 NextGen high performance team. She attended the competition with her coach Karen Mongrain. This is Olivia's second ISU Junior Grand Prix season.


Competition Information/Results:

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2019 Okanagan Region CanSkater of the Year

Kate Dodsworth

Summerland Skating Club


Happy Retirement Michael!!

Michael Alvarado taking retirement into full swing!

We in the Okanagan Region are really going to miss Michael Alvarado’s smiling face as he takes his retirement to the next level.  Michael will no longer be judging at skating competitions and after this year he will no longer be evaluating at test days.

Michael has been a part of the Okanagan Region skating community since approximately 1999 when he took his first judges training and since that time he has played many roles including serving on the Okanagan Region board and helping out with his local club.

Michael we will miss you but we are happy that you are enjoying a happy and healthy retirement.

Take care and all the best from the Okanagan Region!


Congratulations Emma!!

Emma Bulawka from the Kelowna Skating Club has been selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Cup of Austria from Aug 29-Sept 1, 2018.  Emma will be travelling to Linz, Austria with her coach Jason Mongrain. This is Emma's first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment.

Good Luck Emma!!


Congratulations Vienna Harwood!

Vienna Harwood of the Kelowna Skating Club is representing Skate Canada in the Novice 2018 North American Series at

Skate Milwaukee July 11-15, 2018. 

Best of luck to Vienna and coach Cambria!


Skate Canada Award Winners

A huge congratulations to our very own Skate Canada National award winners! We are very proud of their amazing work within our section and region!


Joan Omasta

Section Volunteer Award of Excellence

Dan Potts

Event Volunteer Award of Excellence


Congratulations Daria Carr!

Daria Carr of the Kelowna Skating Club was chosen by Skate Canada to compete in her first international competition at the Egna Spring Trophy in Egna, Italy April 6-7, 2018.  Daria skates will be travelling to Italy with coach Cambria Little.

Congratulations Daria!


The 2018 BC Winter Games were held in Kamloops on February 25-28 2018. The Okanagan Region was well represented by 4 skaters from the Kelowna Skating Club.  Our skaters were champeroned by Natalie Moreau and coached by Lolita Hinton both from the Kelowna Skating Club.

Juvenile:  Paige Edgar and Ava Sanderson

Pre Novice:  Emily Sales and Melayna Lesko

Congratulations Emily Sales on your

Pre Novice Gold Medal!

OK Region BC Winter Games skaters with champerone Natalie Moreau (from left) and coach Lolita Hinton

From left: Emily Sales, Melayna Lesko,

Paige Edgar, Ava Sanderson