Calgary, Alta: The Canadian skating community will be in Calgary, Alta., next week for the 2018 Ice Summit. More than 500 skating leaders from across the country will meet up in Calgary for the three-day conference, that will take place from May 24-26. The conference will consist of a wide range of opportunities for members at all levels within Skate Canada.
“This last year was undoubtedly one of the most successful seasons in the past decade for Skate Canada, with technological advancements, organizational growth, and all levels of Skate Canada coming together to support programming from the grassroots levels to the Olympic podium,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are thrilled to be celebrating those accomplishments in Calgary, as we prepare for another successful year of inspiring all Canadians to embrace the joy of skating.”
The theme of this year’s event is: Celebrating Success. The 2018 Ice Summit package offers a broad spectrum of informative and interactive workshops specifically targeting coaches, choreographers, officials, clubs and skating schools, and Skate Canada sections. With over 20 workshops, attendees will be able to select the workshops most relevant to their skating career.
The Ice Summit will welcome an incredible group of presenters, keynote speakers and moderators. The conference offers a selection of off-ice and on-ice workshops, of which the on-ice portions will be taking place at the Calgary 1988 Olympic legacy WinSport facilities. The on-ice workshops feature top coaches and choreographers, including Ravi Walia, Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Anabelle Langlois, Cody Hay and others.
The Ice Summit will also host the Annual General Meeting of the association on Saturday. Members will again be able to participate remotely as the AGM and voting will be available via live stream.
The weekend will close out on Saturday evening with the annual Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala and Banquet, where Skate Canada will celebrate success and honour the many accomplishments of key contributors in the skating community. The evening will be hosted by Olympians Tracy Wilson and Joannie Rochette.