Explore Our Funds

Here are ways your donation will make a difference

Girl with skates.

SKATE FOR LIFE SKATER FUND

“Inspiring all Canadians to embrace the joy of skating.”

Those nine simple words represent Skate Canada’s vision, and the Skate For Life initiative is committed to encouraging every Canadian to skate regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity or financial means.
Your generosity helps create funding opportunities, including:

  • Clubs and communities working together to deliver lessons to underserved children
  • Providing equipment to children in need
  • Learn-to-skate programs and competitive opportunities for Athletes With A Disability (AWAD)
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*For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued

Joannie Rochette
“The Athlete Fund alleviated the burden associated with training costs, and I fulfilled my dream of capturing a medal at the Vancouver Olympics”.
Joannie Rochette, bronze medallist at 2010 Winter Olympics and six-time Canadian champion

SKATE TO WIN ATHLETE FUND

For close to four decades, this fund has provided financial assistance to the development of future World and Olympic champions at all levels.

Your generous gift will help maintain and support initiatives such as:

  • Canadian Championship Grant
  • Athlete Assistance Grant
  • International & World Competition Grants
  • Annual High Performance Camp
  • Athlete On-ice Monitoring
  • Sport Science
  • Scholarships (Continuous education and transition)
  • Annual National Development Camp (for next generation athletes)
  • Elvis Stojko Camp (for next generation athletes)

Click here for more information on the Skate To Win Athlete Fund

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*For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued.

Yvan Desjardins
“The High Performance Coach Mentorship Program has been extremely important to my development as a coach. We all need mentors, as an organization, in skating and in life, and this program has made me a better coach. I am very thankful to Skate Canada for the opportunity to get involved with the program.”
Yvan Desjardins, NCCP Level 5 Certified Coach

COACH FUND

From grassroots to high performance, coaches play an integral part in the lives of skaters. Coaches are leaders, mentors and role models who instill positive thinking, teamwork, confidence and resilience in our young athletes.

Skate Canada is committed to:

  • Providing increased support to coaches in the delivery of programs that align with Skate Canada’s vision
  • Providing the necessary tools and resources to increase our pool of world-class High Performance coaches
  • Recognize and reward the overall success and contribution coaches make to amateur sport

Your generous gift will help support coach excellence and programs such as:

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
  • High Performance Coach Mentorship Program
  • Continuing Education Programs
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*For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued.

Officials

OFFICIALS FUND

Officials have a deep passion for figure skating, volunteering their time and expertise to help grow our sport as judges, referees, evaluators, technical specialists, technical controllers and data specialists.

Skate Canada is committed to:

  • Train and re-train officials through a defined training and certification pathway
  • Assist Clubs and Sections to recruit and retain officials
  • Recognize, acknowledge and reward overall contribution to sport
  • Recognize and acknowledge the positive impact officials have on the development of athletes, on and off the ice

Your generous gift will help support official excellence and continuing education programs such as:

  • Trial Judge/Technical Panel Official Program
  • Judge/Referee and Data Specialist Training
  • ISU Seminars
  • Learning Burst Program
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*For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued.

David Dore

LEADERSHIP FUND

David Dore

David Dore

The David Dore Mentorship Fund honours Mr. David Dore, an innovative leader and supporter of figure skating in Canada and around the world.

Skate Canada is dedicated to recognizing positive leaders who exemplify these same leadership traits at the community, club, section and national level. Your generosity will enable a select Skate Canada member, coach, official or administrator to further enhance his/her leadership skills by attending the Skate Canada Ice Summit (formerly the ACGM and NCC) for a unique educational and networking experience.

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*For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued.

CONTACT

For more information on the Skate Canada Fund and how your gift impacts skating in Canada, please contact

Celina Stipanic
Alumni and Fund Development Manager
1-888-747-2372 x2617
cstipanic@skatecanada.ca

Our Charitable Registration number is: 121 824 031 RR0001

Online donations can be made within Canada and the United States. International donors can contact Celina Stipanic by telephone at +1 (613) 747-1007  x2617 or mail a cheque or money order to:

Attn: Celina Stipanic
Skate Canada
Box 15, 261-1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1K 2B8

*Chimp Foundation processes donations on behalf of Skate Canada. For online donations over $5.00, a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued for your designated donation to Skate Canada.