Canada 150 Skating Day

December 10, 2017

Canada 150 Skating Day
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Show your love for skating on December 10th!

Hey Canada! On Sunday, December 10, 2017, let’s skate from coast to coast to coast! We are at home on the ice so let’s lace up together to enjoy our favourite winter activity and to celebrate the completion of the Canada 150 year.

Canadian Heritage invites communities across the country to join together in a nationwide skating party!

Participate in a Canada 150 Skating Day event by attending one of the events being held across the country in various cities or plan a Canada 150 Skating Day event in your club or community.

The following communities will host a Canada 150 Skating Day flagship event (all times local):

Skate Canada Section

Flagship Location

Flagship Venue

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA-YUKON

Victoria

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

1975 Bee St, Victoria V8R 5E6

12:00PM-2:45PM local time

Vancouver

Trout Lake Arena

3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver V5N 4M4

2:45PM-4:45PM

Whitehorse

Whitehorse Canada Games Centre

200 Hamilton Blvd, Whitehorse Y1A 0A6

10:00AM – 12:00PM

ALBERTA-NWT-NUNAVUT

Edmonton

Downtown Community Arena

10330 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2R8

1:00PM-5:00PM

Calgary

Jimmie Condon Arena

502 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary T2V 2W2

1:45PM-3:45PM

Yellowknife

Shorty Brown Arena

41 Kam Lake Road,Yellowknife X1A 2N4

2:30PM-4:30PM

Iqaluit

Arnaitok Arena

Bldg 0H0, 901 Nunavut,Iqaluit X0A OHO

12:00PM-2:00PM

SASKATCHEWAN

Regina

Doug Wickenheiser Arena

1127 Arnason St N, Regina S4X 3V4

12:30PM-2:30PM

MANITOBA

Winnipeg

Dakota Community Centre

1188 Dakota St, Winnipeg R2N 3H4

2:15PM-4:45PM

ONTARIO

Greater Toronto Area

Iceland Arena

705 Matheson Blvd East, Mississauga L4Z 3X9

2:00PM-4:00PM

Ohsweken

Gaylor Powless Arena

1738 4th Line, Ohsweken N0A 1M0

11:00AM-1:00PM

QUEBEC

Quebec City

Ste-Foy Arena

930 Ave Roland-Beaudin, Quebec QC G1V 4H8

2:30PM-4:50PM

Montreal

Arena of the College St-Jean-Vianney

12630, Boulevard Gouin East, Montréal H1C 1B9

1:30P-3:30PM

NEW BRUNSWICK

Fredericton

Aitken Centre

20 MacKay Dr, Fredericton E3B 5A3

10:30AM-12:30PM

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

Centennial Arena

27 Vimy Ave, Halifax B3M 1G5

12:05PM-2:20PM

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Charlottetown

Eastlink Centre

46 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown C1A 5H7

1:45PM-3:45PM

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

St. John’s

Mile One Centre

50 New Gower St, St. John’s A1C 1J3

2:00PM-4:00PM

 

To promote the diversity, inclusion and healthy lifestyle that skating represents, an integral piece of the Canada 150 Skating Day legacy will be the introduction of community skate banks, allowing children without equipment the opportunity to take part – not only on December 10th, but for years to come. These skate banks will exist in communities right across the nation, providing helmets and skates to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to skate.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Rogers Communications is the official sponsor of Canada 150 Skating Day.

Anyone can organize a skating event in their community…including YOU! AND, if you organize an event for your community, you can apply for an up to $1,000 microgrant to help cover the costs! How? Through the Canada 150 Skating Fund!

Now that we have your attention, keep reading to find out how to apply! Then start planning your Canada 150 Skating Day party. Get ready with your plans as the application goes live on September 26.

The Canada 150 Skating Fund will provide 200 microgrants of up to $1,000 each to help cover costs for Skating Day activities in 200 communities across Canada.

These microgrants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis while making sure the grants are spread widely and fairly across the country.

What makes your event eligible to be considered for a micro-grant? Your Canada 150 Skating Day event must:
√ take place on Sunday, December 10, 2017;
√ be held in an indoor skating rink;
√ last a minimum of 2 hours;
√be FREE and open to the general public.

These microgrants can be used for anything that makes skating day activities open, accessible and fun for all members of your community. This includes things like equipment rental, promotion and publicity, entertainment, materials and supplies (i.e. decorations, balloons), food (i.e. cake, hot chocolate), and even professional fees to help coordinate and plan your event.

Interested in applying? Go to the Canada 150 website and fill out the application form now! You can also check out the online event toolkit to help you organize your skating party.

Should you have any questions about the Canada 150 Skating Fund, you can contact Laura Rathgaber, Regional Program Manager, Canada 150.