Skate Canada Sections

To make organization and administration easier, Skate Canada is divided into 10 Sections equivalent to the Canadian provinces. Yukon Territory is administered by the British Columbia Section and Nunavut and Northwest Territories are administered by the Alberta Section.

Section Telephone Email Chair
British Columbia/Yukon 1.888.752.8322 Hilary Quick
Alberta/NWT/Nunavut 1.866.294.0663 Donna Moses
Saskatchewan 306.780.9245 Margaret Auringer
Manitoba 204.925.5707 Donna Yee
Skate Ontario 647.822.2877 Karen Butcher
Quebec 514.252.3073 Jocelyn Proulx
New Brunswick 506-855-1751 Marc Robichaud
Nova Scotia 902.425.5450 Ross Ashbourne
Prince Edward Island 902.368.4985 Amy MacMillan
Newfoundland/Labrador 709.576.0509 Bev Power

Skate Canada Board of Directors

Skate Canada’s Board of Directors is made up of 13 elected and appointed volunteers from across Canada. The Chief Executive Officer will act as the ex-officio taking the board total to 14. Policy and direction are established by the board of directors and communicated to the sections from the National Service Centre. The board meets throughout the year and major policy decisions are taken to the wider membership of the association through Skate Canada’s Annual General Meeting.

Position Name Term Residence
President Leanna Caron 2015-2019 Switzerland
Director at Large Kristy Balkwill 2016-2018 Toronto, ON
Director at Large Rod Garossino 2016-2018 Calgary, AB
Director Quebec Sylvain Guibord 2016-2018 Brossard, QC
Director West Janice Hunter 2016-2018 West Vancouver, BC
Director Ontario Darlene Joseph 2017-2019 Navan, ON
Director Atlantic Nicole LeBlanc-Richard 2017-2019 Dieppe, NB
Director Appointed Rock Lemay 2017-2018 Orleans, ON
Director Coach Paul MacIntosh 2016-2018 Waterloo, ON
Director at Large Mary Ellen McDonald 2017-2019 Winnipeg, MB
Director at Large Sally Rehorick 2017-2019 Vancouver, BC
Director at Large Regan Taylor 2017-2019 Langley, BC
Director at Large Shae Zukiwsky 2016-2018 Toronto, ON

CEO Operational Review Committee

Leanna Caron, Chair
Kristy Balkwill
Benoît Lavoie
Nicole LeBlanc-Richard
Mary Ellen McDonald
Sally Rehorick

External Relations Committee

Shae Zukiwsky, Chair
Leanna Caron
Patricia Chafe
Cathy Dalton
Benoît Lavoie
Paul MacIntosh

Finance & Risk Management Committee

Kristy Balkwill, Chair
Rod Garossino
Sylvain Guibord
Syd Hughes
Elizabeth MacKay
Mary Ellen McDonald

Governance Committee

Sally Rehorick, Chair
Gloria Brighten
Karen Butcher
Leanna Caron
Laura Carr
Sylvain Guibord
Janice Hunter
Darlene Joseph
Shae Zukiwsky

Membership Policy Committee

Mary Ellen McDonald, Chair
Karen Butcher
Rod Garossino
Janice Hunter
Darlene Joseph
Nicole LeBlanc-Richard
Paul MacIntosh
Bev Power
Patrick Roch

Alumni Committee

Debbi Wilkes, Chair
Denise Benning
Emery Leger
MK Phelps-MacDougal
Ann Shaw
Barry Soper
Nick Young

Coaching Development Committee

Chris Stokes, Chair
Lindsay Hillier
Raoul LeBlanc
Paul MacIntosh
John Mattatall
Allie Hann-McCurdy
Regan Taylor
Ravi Walia
Mary-Liz Wiley

Competition Services Committee

Debbie MacMurdo, Chair
Susan Blatz
Mindy Gerlat
Holly Henderson
Jill Knowles
Ross Phelps
Patrick Roch
Krista Sellers
Allison Senecal
Erica Topolski
Bev Viger

Fund Development Committee

Rod Garossino, Chair
Lenny Faustino
Debbie Islam
Christine Morgan
Michael Slipchuk

Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee

Ann Shaw, Chair
Bill Boland
Joyce Hisey
Diane Imrie
Benoit Lavoie
Dorothy Leamen
Manon Perron
Sally Rehorick
Signe Ronka

High Performance Development Committee

Andrea Derby, Chair
Lee Barkell
Ted Barton
Jennifer Beauchamp
Patrice Lauzon
Jeff Lukasik
Joanne McLeod
Manon Perron
Scott Radchuk
Cynthia Ullmark

Officials Assignment & Promotion Committee

Karen Howard, Chair
André-Marc Allain
Susan Blatz
Marie Bowness
Benoit Lavoie
Debbie MacMurdo
Jayson Peace
Karen Robertson
Jean Senft

Officials Development Committee

André-Marc Allain, Chair
Deidre Coburn
Amie Garras
Marisa Gravino
Limin Jao
Patty Klein
Sarah Miles
Julia Mullins
Alyson Senecal
Sabrina Wong

Program Development Committee

Brett Hines, Chair
Lori Brett
Maeve Giffin
Joanne Godin
Sharon Maki
Hilary Quick
Megan Raffetty

Sections Coordinating Committee

Bev Power, Chair
Ross Ashbourne
Margaret Auringer
Leanna Caron
Glenda Cartwright
Paul Cotter
Traci Fong
Amy MacMillan
Donna Moses
Jocelyn Proulx
Hilary Quick
Marc Robichaud
Brenda VanEngelen
Donna Yee

Sport Coordination Council

Leslie Keen, Chair
André-Marc Allain
Andrea Derby
Reaghan Fawcett
Brett Hines
Karen Howard
Elizabeth MacKay
Debbie MacMurdo
Chris Stokes

Technical Coordinating Committee

Reaghan Fawcett, Chair
Andrew Bosco
Ron Conacher
Yvan Desjardins
Cody Hay
Nancy Lemaire
Keegan Murphy
Genevieve Rosa
David Schultz
Shawn Winter

Skate Canada Committee Chairs can be contacted at:

2018 GOALS

Download Strategic Plan PDF
Skate Canada’s dashboard includes metrics around the four strategic aspirations: Financial, Reach, Awareness and Performance.

REACH Canadians Taught by Skate Canada 1M* Canadians under 17
PERFORMANCE World and Olympic Medals 3 medals**
AWARENESS Aided Awareness & Brand Standard 2014 benchmarks doubled
FINANCIAL Financial Growth $6M incremental revenue on baseline

* Currently 750,000 ** Based on current performance indicators


Skate Canada will have a continuing legacy of champions and be recognized as a leader in the delivery of skating programs.


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE › Skating instills a love of physical activity that contributes to the health and happiness of all who participate.

LIFE SKILLS › Goal-setting, discipline, perseverance, and lessons about competing with integrity, winning fairly and losing gracefully are skills that are valuable in all aspects of life.

BUILDING COMMUNITY › Pursuing learning and reaching goals in the company of others creates a sense of community and a willingness to give back to one’s larger community.

CREATIVITY/INNOVATION › The collaborating process between coach and athlete, instructor and skater, ice and movement is integral to innovative physical and aesthetic self-expression.

EXCELLENCE › Excellence is being the best skater, competitor, coach, official, administrator or leader you can be.


IMPERATIVES Skate Canada has identified five key imperatives that give focus to the vision and mission and set the framework to bring them to life over the next four years. Each imperative has a view of a future state with goals and outcomes as well as key performance indicators that will measure what success looks like.

» Develop volunteer learning initiatives focused on supporting the delivery of our programs.
» Deliver new and improved education and communication opportunities using innovative and interactive technologies.
» Increase understanding and compliance throughout all levels of the organization with respect to organizational bylaws, rules, regulations policies and procedures.
» Create learn to skate programs to fill the needs of an increasing number of categories of Skate for Life participants.
» Increase retention of skating members in advanced programs through modern and relevant “Learn-to”/ Active for Life/athletes with a disability programming.
» Provide increased support to coaches and officials in the delivery of our vision and programs at the club level.
» Provide support and education to the parent of skaters in making best decisions through the athlete pathway.
» Support athlete readiness for every international competition, ISU championships and Olympic Winter Games.
» Optimize the athlete depth in each discipline through the athlete pathway.
» Increase pool of results-producing High Performance coaches in all disciplines.
» Improve alignment of policies, procedures, and delivery of programs at national, section, and club levels throughout the athlete pathway.
» Define and create the brand standard for skating.
» Deliver preeminent events and promotional programs known for creativity and innovation.
» Be the leading sport brand in creating content for its members and fans.
» Bring the brand to life through leading merchandising and licensing programs.
» Develop new partnerships that expand the delivery of learn to skate and all skate for life programming.
» Seek technology partnerships that accelerate the modernization of program delivery at the club and community level.
» Increase revenue while enhancing brand awareness of Skate Canada.
» Establish industry and academic partnerships to drive scientific research directly related to identified gaps in high performance figure skating.
» Enhance Skate Canada’s leadership position within national and international sporting organizations.


2017 Annual Report

To view a copy of our 2017 Annual Report, please click here



Final audited Financial statements for Skate Canada by year