Winnipeg to host Skate Canada’s 2015 Annual Convention and General Meeting and National Coaches’ Conference

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada announced today that Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be the host city for its 2015 Annual Convention and General Meeting (ACGM), in conjunction with the 2015 National Coaches’ Conference (NCC). The events will run from May 27-30, 2015 at The Fort Garry Hotel.

Winnipeg last hosted the event in 2005 and the Saturday program in 2015 will include the association’s 102nd AGM.

“We are excited to bring together our diverse skating family in Winnipeg for our National Coaches’ Conference and Annual Convention and General Meeting,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. “The city has so much to offer our delegates and members. We know that in addition to the conference activities, they can look forward to a wonderful experience and a warm welcome in Manitoba. We are particularly looking forward to celebrating the first year of the introduction of our new CanSkate program and reporting on the progress of our 2014-2018 strategic plan”

“We’re thrilled that Skate Canada has chosen Winnipeg. With 450 delegates coming to the city, this conference will boost the economy with an estimated delegate spend of close to $500,000 on hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and more,” said Marina R. James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg.”

“This is great news for the city and local industry partners as we get an opportunity to showcase all our city has to offer as a meeting destination to delegates from across the country. So much has changed in 10 years with all the new developments, so we’re excited to welcome the Skate Canada family once again,” says Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, senior vice president, Tourism Winnipeg.

The figure skating delegates and coaches in Winnipeg will celebrate the 2014-2015 season’s competitive and corporate successes and outline goals and directions for coming years.

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