Scott Vance is member of the Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise. He is also the most recent cook of the lobsters at our annual Lobster Rib Fest. Scott is a long time resident of Dundas, growing up and going to school here. At age 13, he no longer was interested in hockey as he once was. He watched his sister at her figure skating lessons and thought “that was easy”. His Dad, in turn, challenged him to try and the rest as they say is history. As a hockey player, Scott had skating basics, but figures were a completely different thing. Undaunted, Scott took the challenge.

For the next decade, Scott devoted himself to figure skating, practicing at least 4 hours per day, every day. He sought out instruction from Kerry Leitch, of the Preston Skating Club, a renowned Canadian coach. At Preston, Scott was exposed to world class competitors and this served to motivate him further. As a pair’s skater, Scott thrust his partners high above his head while balancing on a thin blade of steel. Strength, energy, fearlessness, hard work, trust – these are the attributes Scott honed during those years. When he retired from competition in 1990 at 24 years of age, he and his partner were ranked 5th at Nationals.
Scott has been in retail management for over two decades with Safilo eyewear. His work takes him from Fort Erie to Owen Sound but he enjoys the people, the product and the results. He and Tracy married in 1995 and their daughters came along with the 21st century. In addition to coaching and leading the  Dundas Figure Skating Club for the past 12 years, Scott has been a “dance Dad”, an avid cyclist (Paris- Ancaster and the Great Cycle Challenge for Children’s Cancer) and for the last seven years, a member of DVSRC.
Scott gives generously of his time and talent to many endeavors of our club: Family Day (Inside/Outside Festival); Fireworks; Lobster/Ribfest; Rotary Stars. He is a good listener, a fun team member, and a very reliable contributor.