Skate Canada Remembers Hall of Fame Member Bill Ostapchuk

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of former Skate Canada President, William (Bill) Ostapchuk.

A Skate Canada Hall of Fame inductee, Bill devoted more than 50 years to improving figure skating in Canada. He brought the skills of his professional life, as a Certified Management Accountant, to his role as Chief Accountant for various figure skating events including the 1978 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, six Canadian National Championships, five Skate Canada International events and numerous divisional, sectional and club competitions. He also developed and trained an entire generation of competition accountants through his work as Chair of the National Accountants Committee.

Widely respected for his leadership and business acumen, Bill served for many years on the Skate Canada Board of Directors where he improved the financial planning, management and reporting for the association. During this time, Bill also made a great impact on the Marketing and Communications, Executive, and Finance Committees, and served with distinction on the Athlete Trust and Hall of Fame Trust.

In every role that he accepted, Bill significantly improved and advanced the association’s processes and reputation. He will be greatly missed by the skating community and his many contributions to the sport will continue to be felt for years to come.

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