Ice Summit 2024

Join us in Vancouver, British Columbia and let’s continue Building Together!

More than 500 skating leadersfrom across the country will meet in person inbeautiful BC for the 2024 Ice Summit. After last year’s successful virtual event we invite all skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers to take this opportunity to reconnect and re-engage with their colleagues, to learn and share our common experiences that make our sport stronger. 

Participate in workshops hosted by world-class experts and sports professionals as we continue Building Together to reach our strategic goals for this quadrennial, contribute to the governance of the organization by participating in the Skate Canada Annual General Meeting and cap off the conference with the exciting Skate Canada Awards Banquet!  

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver! 

President’s Welcome Message

On behalf of the entire Skate Canada Team, we are pleased to announce that the 2024 Skate Canada Ice Summit will take place in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC from May 23-25, 2024. 

This year’s summit promises to be an exhilarating experience, providing a unique opportunity for skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials, and volunteers to come together and celebrate our shared passion for our sport. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Building Together,” reflecting our commitment to fostering collaboration and unity within the skating community. 

Join us for a series of engaging workshops designed to explore new and emerging topics within the world of figure skating. These sessions will not only broaden your knowledge but also provide a platform for meaningful connections with colleagues from coast to coast to coast. We believe in the power of shared experiences, and the Ice Summit serves as the perfect forum to reconnect and re-engage with your peers. 

As always, your active participation in the Annual General Meeting is crucial to the continued success and governance of Skate Canada. We encourage you to contribute your insights and perspectives as we work together to shape the future of our beloved sport. 

To cap off what promises to be an exciting weekend, we invite you to join us for the 2024 Skate Canada Awards, where we will celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals who have made a lasting impact on the skating community. 

I personally look forward to connecting with many of you throughout the event, as we come together to celebrate our shared love for figure skating and pave the way for a vibrant future. 


Karen Butcher 
Skate Canada President

Keynote Speaker

Tyler Smith

Mental Health Advocate | Humboldt Broncos Crash Survivor | Amazing Race Canada Winner

Tyler Smith is a 21-year-old survivor of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash, which claimed the lives of 16 of his teammates, staff members, and coaches. After physically recovering, he returned to the Broncos for ten games but realized that he needed to prioritize his mental health and take a step back from the game. Tyler has since made progress with his mental health recovery, including utilizing self-care tools like counselling. 

Tyler is now passionate about sharing his story and being a mental health advocate. He co-hosts a podcast called ‘Speak Your Mind’ with NHL veteran Riley Sheahan and has also founded a mental health awareness clothing line called ‘Not Alone Co.’ The clothing line aims to facilitate meaningful conversations around mental health and donates portions of the proceeds to different charities and foundations across Canada. 

Tyler Smith, and his partner Kat Kastner, came out on top of a tight final leg to become the winners of Amazing Race Canada Season 9. Team #TyKat captured the hearts of Canadians while dominating large portions of the race. Ty and Kat referred to “16 angels” often throughout the race, and Tyler’s heartfelt tribute to his fallen teammates during the finale was the perfect finishing touch to a race run with class, competitive spirit, and an undeniably fun and contagious energy. 

Tyler hopes to continue public speaking, advocating for mental health, and sharing his stories with those who may need them. He believes in the power of a conversation and wants to build a lasting community focused on vulnerability and conversation. 

$50 Early Bird Discount

Register by 23:59 Eastern Time (ET), Tuesday, April 2, 2024 to qualify for the early bird discount. Ice Summit conference packages may be purchased right up to the date of the Ice Summit.

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