Skate Canada Sections
To make organization and administration easier, Skate Canada is divided into 13 Sections roughly equivalent to the Canadian provinces. The exception is Ontario which is broken down into four Sections because of its size. Yukon Territory is administered by the British Columbia Section and Nunavut and Northwest Territories are administered by the Alberta Section.
|British Columbia/Yukonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hilary Quick|
|Northern Ontarioemail@example.com||Traci Fong|
|Western Ontariofirstname.lastname@example.org||Brenda VanEngelen|
|Central Ontarioemail@example.com||Paul Cotter|
|Eastern Ontariofirstname.lastname@example.org||Glenda Cartwright|
|New Brunswickemail@example.com||Marc Robichaud|
|Nova Scotiafirstname.lastname@example.org||Ross Ashbourne|
|Prince Edward Islandemail@example.com||Amy MacMillan|
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 office. 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.
|Director at Large||Kristy Balkwill||2016-2018||New York, NY|
|Director at Large||Karen Butcher||2015-2017||Greely, ON|
|Director at Large||Rod Garossino||2016-2018||Calgary, AB|
|Director Quebec||Sylvain Guibord||2016-2018||Brossard, QC|
|Director Ontario||Darlene Joseph||2015-2017||Navan, ON|
|Director at Large||Shae Zukiwsky||2016-2018||Toronto, ON|
|Director Appointed||Benoît Lavoie||2016-2017||Quebec City, QC|
|Director Atlantic||Nicole LeBlanc-Richard||2015-2017||Dieppe, NB|
|Director Coach||Paul MacIntosh||2016-2018||Waterloo, ON|
|Director West||Janice Hunter||2016-2018||West Vancouver, BC|
|Director at Large||Mary Ellen McDonald||2015-2017||Winnipeg, MB|
|Director at Large||Sally Rehorick||2015-2017||Vancouver, BC|
CEO Operational Review Committee
Leanna Caron, Chair
Mary Ellen McDonald
External Relations Committee
Shae Zukiwsky, Chair
Finance & Risk Management Committee
Kristy Balkwill, Chair
Mary Ellen McDonald
Sally Rehorick, Chair
Membership Policy Committee
Mary Ellen McDonald, Chair
Debbi Wilkes, Chair
Coaching Development Committee
Chris Stokes, Chair
Competition Services Committee
Debbie MacMurdo, Chair
Fund Development Committee
Rod Garossino, Chair
Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee
Ann Shaw, Chair
High Performance Development Committee
Andrea Derby, Chair
Officials Assignment & Promotion Committee
Karen Howard, Chair
Officials Development Committee
André-Marc Allain, Chair
Program Development Committee
Brett Hines, Chair
Sections Coordinating Committee
Bev Power, Chair
Sport Coordination Council
Leslie Keen, Chair
Technical Coordinating Committee
Reaghan Fawcett, Chair
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.|
MOVING SKATE CANADA FORWARD
5 KEY STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR 2014–2018
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.
|DELIVERY CAPACITY||SKATE FOR LIFE||SKATE TO WIN||BRAND||PARTNERSHIPS|
|» 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.
2016 Annual Report
To view a copy of our 2016 Annual Report, please click here
Final audited Financial statements for Skate Canada by year