The South African Figure Skating Association - Western Province
PO Box 1018, Eppindust, 7475, South Africa
Telephone : Chairman 083 303 4907 , Facsimile : +27 21 535 2263
This page provides information on both the National Body of SAFSA and the Western Province Committee.
WESTERN PROVINCE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
16-17 April 2016
WHERE: The Ice Station, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Vanguard Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
WHEN: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April
Sat: 06:30-12:00 Short Programs + Non Nationals
Sun: 05:30-15:00 Club Grades + Finals
R 30.00 per person per session
R 10.00 per club member/per session (on presentation of club membership card)
Support the Western Province Skaters and see the best in action.
We thank you for your support.
SAFSA WESTERN PROVINCE COMMITTEE
PROCEDURE TO JOIN SAFSA:
We do not accept cash - all membership fees must be paid directly into our bank account R200 p.a. (April to March).
SAFSA - Western Province
First National Bank
Account no. 51353464732
Branch: Century City 200909
Reference: Skater's Name membership
All correspondence (application form, copy of ID/birth certificate, proof of payment) must be handed in to the SAFSA letterbox in the Function Room. The WP committee will collect prior to their next meeting.
We will advise you after each meeting which members have been accepted, and inform you of the date of the next New Member Information Evening.
The governing body for the sport of figure skating in South Africa comprising of 8 skating Provinces of which Western Province has the largest membership.
Once the skater has mastered the basics of skating, usually through an affiliated club, they are ready for professional coaching. SAFSA has to authorize the appointment of all figure coaches throughout the country to ensure that a standard is maintained and proper control enforced.
An official SAFSA test structure is in place, which all skaters wishing to further their accomplishment in the sport have to do. Entry levels to competitions are based on these tests and the Provincial technical committee does selections.
SAFSA is responsible for running 3 Inter-Provincial, (Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu and WP), one National Championships (hosted by alternating Provinces) and a Provincial championship per year. All other competitions also fall under SAFSA jurisdiction.
There are 4 divisions of the sport namely, Solo, Pairs, Dance and Synchronized Team skating.
Solo skating is one skater performing to music and being judged on their ability to master the difficult jumps and spins required.
Pairs and Dance are performed as a couple, pairs being the daring manoeuvres performed by the man lifting the lady high over his head, while skating at speed, while dance is more sedate and performed to ballroom style dancing on the ice.
Synchronized team skating consists of a team of 16 skaters with up to 4 alternates performing synchronized moves on the ice to music.
Participating in the sport of figure skating opens many doors, and our WP skaters are regularly selected to participate internationally and in the World Championships and are well travelled.
Skaters can then elect to coach as a profession, or join one of the travelling ice show like Holiday on Ice and earn a living while seeing the world.
SA NATIONAL COMMITTEE
|Deputy President||Nazeem Abrahams|
|National Development Officer||Etienne Dreyer|
For more information on our National Body, go to their website: http://www.safsa.org.za/
WESTERN PROVINCE COMMITTEE
|Chairman||Dawn van der Riet|
|Vice Chairman||Nazeem Abrahams|
|Minute Secretary||Penelope Engel-Hills|
|Competition co-ordinator||Shern Allely|
|Medal Test Secretary||Michelle Cilliers
Our Figure Skating Association is affiliated to the International Skating Union (ISU)
South African National Figure Skating Competition 4 - 5 October 2010
Western Province Figure Skating Competition 28 - 29 August 2010
Cape Inter-Provincial Figure Skating Competition 7 - 9 May 2010
Western Province Figure Skating Competition 15 - 16 August 2009
Cape Inter-Provincial Figure Skating Competition 22 - 24 May 2009
Skate Safari 2008 - ISU Junior Grand Prix 08 - 12 Oct 2008
South African National Championships 18 - 19 Aug 2008