We would like to take a moment to appreciate one of our long time students and coaches.
Josh Walt started skating with us fourteen years ago. Josh has been one of our more skilled students, learning from a young age, he developed fantastic stride length with a very short recovery time. His technique literally propelled him to be one of the fastest skaters in our school. We continue to try to emulate his stride for our other skaters.
We try to advertise mainly through words of mouth, and physical signage such as posters. Attached is the poster that is currently hanging in Vaughan Iceplex, Scotiabank Pond, and Chesswood arena. As we continually update our advertising, we are putting up a new poster and before we take down our this posters, we wanted to make the most of this opportunity to appreciate Josh.
Josh Walt isn’t teaching or skating with us now, and that is because he has moved onto something we are very proud of. He is studying at the University of Melbourne working on his Doctorate of Medicine. According to World University Ranking, by the Times Higher Education, University of Melbourne is ranked #9 in the best Universities for Medicine as of 2019.
While he is studying there, he is doing his hospital rotations at the Royal Melbourne Hospital which is ranked #1 in Australia. These rotations will last three years and his current fields of interest include: surgery, orthopaedics, sports medicine, and cardiology. His current education path has the goal of Walt returning to Canada for his residency.
We are excited for the information he is going to learn and the life experiences he will gain from this. We can’t wait for him to earn his doctorate and from everyone at the PowerSkating Academy, we wish him the best.