To: Skate Canada Board of Directors, Member Clubs and Skating Schools, Member Coaches, Section Chairs, Section Offices

The 110th  Annual General Meeting of Skate Canada will be held online on Saturday, May 27, 2023, beginning at 12:00 (ET). Final Member voting and observer registration closes online at 11:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

This meeting will provide Members and Observers with an opportunity to learn about Skate Canada’s past year as well as share in the decision making for the future of our organization.  As per bylaw 4.7, the order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be determined by the Board or as required by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act or other relevant legislation.  Elections and amendment voting will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

On behalf of Skate Canada President, Karen Butcher, we look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Skate Canada Ice Summit.

Debra Armstrong 

Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer 

How to declare as a delegate or observer to the Annual General Meeting

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 12:00 (ET) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and, if applicable, vote prior to 11:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 27, 2023.  

The Annual General Meeting is open to all registered Skate Canada Members (clubs/schools and coaches) and registrants. Individuals do not need to be registered for the Ice Summit in order to attend the AGM and there is no fee to attend the meeting.

Delegates: Skate Canada coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 11:00 (ET) Saturday, May 27, 2023.  Once voting declaration is submitted and accepted by the coach, club or skating school a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into the meeting and to vote at designated voting times. 

Observers: Those entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) must declare their intention prior to 11:00 (ET) Saturday, May 27, 2023.  Please refer to the FAQ which outlines who can attend the AGM.  Once observer declaration is submitted and accepted a token will be issued by email.  The token will be required to sign into the meeting.

IMPORTANT!  Your voting token may only be used by you as Skate Canada Bylaws do not permit proxy voting. You may not give your token to anyone else to vote. Skate Canada closely monitors how voting tokens are used during the actual voting process and if it is determined that a token has been shared and used, Skate Canada will deactivate that token immediately and the Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer will be notified.  

Note:  All meeting attendance tokens and/or voting tokens must be issued prior to 11:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 27, 2023. 

Recommendations To Optimize Your Online Meeting Experience

Laptop or desktop device is strongly recommended. Devices such as tablets or smartphones may be used, however, the viewing experience may not be as desirable as laptop or desktop devices.

Internet Browser:
Google Chrome is recommended. Ensure your browser has no outstanding updates.

Ensure you have a strong internet connection. Internet strength may affect your overall experience.

Please note that the deadline to declare and be accepted as a voting delegate is 11:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

We are looking forward to seeing you in person or online Saturday, May 27 at 12:00 (ET)!

2023 Board of Directors Elections


Gregor MacLean


Residence: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Joni McPhail


Residence: Oakville, Ontario


Director-at-Large (3 positions)

Patty Klein

Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Patrick Roch

Residence: Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec

Ravi Walia

Residence: Edmonton, Alberta

Cherisse Woonsam

Residence: Toronto, Ontario