Skate Esterhazy badges and ribbons

Our club would not exist without the Canskate program. CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program, which is designed for beginners of any age. Canskate teaches fundamental movements and basic skills through a complete series of balance, control and agility skills that will prepare skaters for any ice skating sport or recreational skating, as well as it is designed for 90% movement so skaters learn in an active and fun group setting.

Thanks to Bev Pangracs and Madison Tocher, our coaches as well as to our program assistants: Marty, Braida, Alexa, Kaydence, Shelby, Cayleigh, Skylar and Mike!! Also to our Canskate coordinators Deneille and Andrea!! đź‘Źđź‘Ź. And last but certainly not least to our Canskaters for working hard each and every day and helping make our Canskate program a success!!

The following are the badges and ribbons that have been achieved in the first half of the season:-

Katherine Hall—Balance 2 ribbon
Ashmaan Tarique—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Control 1 ribbon, Balance 1 ribbon, Stage 1 Badge, Agility 2 ribbon
Waylinn Kada—Precanskate ribbon, Control 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Ruby Oxtoby—Precanskate ribbon, Control 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Agility 2 ribbon
Harley Madayag—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Balance 1 ribbon
Charly Manyfingers—Balance 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Agility 2 ribbon, Stage 1 Badge
Lamar Urzada—Balance 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Control 1 ribbon, Stage 1 Badge, Agility 2 ribbon
Kimberly Lacharity—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon, Balance 1 ribbon
Reegan Bot—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Bridger Unchulenko—Control 4 ribbon, Balance 4 ribbon, Stage 4 Badge
Ianna Dela Cruz—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Vivian Vaughn—Control 1 ribbon, Balance 1 ribbon, Stage 1 Badge
Claire Farough—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Raykel Silversides—Agility 1 ribbon, Agility 2 ribbon
Leila Kuntz—Balance 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Abigail Robleski—Control 1 ribbon
Shaymaan Tarique—Precanskate ribbon, Control 1 ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Aiden Smith—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Maysa Johnston—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Evie Bogard—Precanskate ribbon, Agility 1 ribbon
Isabelle Chomos—Agility 1 ribbon
Jacob Psutka—Precanskate ribbon
Ty Lingelbach—Precanskate ribbon
Maelynn Restau—Precanskate ribbon
Steele Sandilands—Agility 1 ribbon, Balance 1 ribbon
Ben Unchulenko—Precanskate ribbon
Henrik Unchulenko—Agility 1 ribbon
Lillian Vaughn—Precanskate ribbon
Jovi Chewka—Precanskate ribbon
Cardell Noble—Agility 3 ribbon


Playoff dates for the Senior Flyers announced

In the first round of playoffs, the Senior Flyers play Ochapowace Thunder in a best-of-three quarter final.  The first game is on Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Esterhazy. Game two will take place on Wednesday, February 14 at Ochapowace at 8:00 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it will be back at Esterhazy on Friday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. The Flyers first provincial playoff game (against Balcarres), takes place in Esterhazy on Saturday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. Then it will be back to Balcarres on Friday, March 2nd at 8:00 p.m. The dates of the firm games are being added to our community calendars.

Flyers last league game coming up

This note just came in from the Flyers.

“We play our last league game Sunday, Feb 4th, at 3:00 p.m. in Rocanville, and we have to wait and see who we play in the league playoffs. Once I know (after the weekend), I will let you know. We have our Senior B Provincial game (Vs Balcares), we are home Saturday, Feb 24th at 8:00 P.m. and back in Balcarres on Friday, March 2nd. Thanks, we will keep in touch.”

Updates from Skate Esterhazy

Submitted by Skate Esterhazy

Every four years, athletes from many different sports have the chance to be a part of one of the biggest winter events in the province, the Saskatchewan Winter Games. This year the games are being held in North Battleford February 18-24, and Skate Esterhazy is thrilled to have five of its own athletes taking part.

On December 9th Bethune was host to the Figure Skating run offs where Alexa Nagy, Cayleigh Banga, Michael Romanchook, Andelina Romanchook and Tessa Helmeczi competed with hopes of earning a spot on the Parkland Valley Winter Games team. Alexa competed in Class 3 U17 where she placed 2nd in her zone with 25.04 and earned herself a spot on the team. Cayleigh competed in Class 2 U15 where she came in 3rd with a total of 12.72. She was rewarded a wild card spot and will be representing Parkland Valley in February. Michael competed in the Class 2 U15 Juvenile men category and earned himself a spot after completing his long program and receiving 18.14 points for his effort. Andelina competed in the class 1 U12 category where she placed third in the Parkland valley region earning herself 16.99 points and a wild card spot on the team. Tessa also competed in the class 1 U12 category where she placed 2nd with a total of 17.61 earning her a spot on the team. Michael and Andelina also competed in the class

In other club news…

  • A test day was held on December 17th in Esterhazy. The following is a list of the tests passed: Sara Heise – 10-fox. Skylar Pangracs – Keats foxtrot and senior bronze skills. Cayleigh Banga – American waltz and junior silver skills. Alexa Nagy – Blues and junior silver freeskate part B.
  • On December 21st Braida LeNouail traveled to Regina where she passed her Bronze and Silver Interpretive.

The December skater of the month title (sponsored by knights of Columbus) was shared by Cayleigh Banga and Skylar Pangracs. A presentation was made by Ivan Hruska. (Below).



Lions Fishing Derby – Looking ahead, and looking back

It’s almost time for the Annual Esterhazy Lions Club Fishing Derby, and this year will be the 20th. The event of course is now named in honour of the late “Lion Charlie”, and it’s officially called the Annual Charlton Smith Memorial Fish Derby.

In this post I want to do two things. First, to pass on the information regarding the upcoming event on February 18th, (it will also be on the community calendar). Second, to look back at past events, as seen through the camera of the original EsterhazyOnline.

You will see “Lion Charlie” in some of the pictures from 2013. He was a great and long-standing Lion, may the event that now bears his name continue for many more decades as a testimony to his enthusiastic spirit of service, and his irrepressible personality.

1. The upcoming event on February 18th.


2. Photos from previous years.  (Sadly, there were no backups of the 2015 pictures)


2013 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)

2014 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)

2016 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)