2018 Ice Summit

Calgary, Alberta
May 24-26, 2018

2018 Board of Directors Elections
Agenda & Other Meeting Resources

Join us in The Stampede City to Celebrate Success!

More than 500 skating leaders from across the country will meet up in Calgary for the 2018 Ice Summit. We invite all skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers to:

           CONVERGE

in Calgary, Alberta, The Stampede City for the 2018 Ice Summit May 24-26 and experience that unique western hospitality!

               CONNECT

with 500+ skating club Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials and Administrators from across Canada.

Register Now

          COLLABORATE

with skating club Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials and Administrators from across Canada.

Join us in Calgary for three entertaining and informative days as a stellar lineup of world-class speakers share their knowledge and experience in interactive, skill-building workshops. Spend a few hours taking in the sights around Calgary, network with your fellow skating enthusiasts in a relaxed and comfortable setting, participate in the Skate Canada AGM, where you can contribute to the governance of the organization and cap off the weekend by attending the Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet.

One-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

$305
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

One-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

$285
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Two-Day Workshop Package (Thurs/Fri.)

$440
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Boots & Blades Hoedown (Friday)

$60
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet (Saturday)

$100
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees
Register Now
David Dore Mentorship Fund: Apply

Converge. Connect. Collaborate.

On behalf of Skate Canada, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Calgary, Alberta, for the 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit. This conference, formerly known as the Skate Canada Annual Convention and General Meeting and National Coaches’ Conference, is an annual gathering of some of the greatest minds in skating including coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and more.

Thirty years after the Olympic Winter Games were hosted in the Stampede City, we return to the place where Elizabeth Manley, Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall all proudly stood on the Olympic podium as our nation basked in the glory of the home Games. This year, we will also be celebrating success at the conclusion of yet another Olympic quadrennial, following the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Amid the reflections and celebrations, we look forward to a diverse, interactive workshop selection in which delegates from all corners of the country can learn skills and strategies to apply in their daily settings.

We are excited to welcome an incredible group of presenters, keynote speakers and moderators who are sure to create an atmosphere of enjoyment and education. We are offering a selection of off-ice and on-ice workshops, of which the on-ice portions will be taking place at the Calgary 1988 Olympic legacy WinSport facilities. The weekend will close out on Saturday evening with the annual Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala and Banquet, where we celebrate success and honour the many accomplishments of key contributors in the skating community.

And as always, we can’t wait to connect with our friends and colleagues from across the country through a great selection of social and networking activities. We are delighted to be able to bring our diverse community together to establish connections in sections, clubs, schools, and beyond. With such a tremendous number of vital members of the skating family collaborating and sharing insights, we are bound to foster further excellence in skating.

I look forward to seeing you in Calgary as we Celebrate Success at another memorable Ice Summit.

Leanna Caron
President
Skate Canada

Register Now

One-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

$305
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

One-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

$285
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Two-Day Workshop Package (Thurs/Fri.)

$440
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Boots & Blades Hoedown (Friday)

$60
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet (Saturday)

$100
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Registration Information

Ice Summit Convention Packages

1-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

The 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for $305 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Thursday continental breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation to Thursday workshops at arena

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for a fee of $280, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), Sunday, March 18, 2018.

1-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

The 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for $285 and includes:

  • Participation in Friday workshops
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Coffee breaks

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for a fee of $260, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

2-Day Workshop Package

The 2-day workshop package (Thursday & Friday) is available to all individuals for $440 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Participation in Friday workshops and information sessions
  • Thursday continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Transportation to Thursday workshops at arena

An early-bird 2-day workshop package is available for a discounted fee of $420, if registration completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Important Information

Early bird deadline:  online registration must be completed and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Social function tickets:  All social function tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Social function tickets will not be sold on site.

Refunds: Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and all refunds will be subject to a 10% administrative fee.

All registrants can pick up their convention material at the registration desk during the check-in hours posted. Registration hours are subject to change

Register Now

 

How to declare as a delegate or observer to the Annual General Meeting

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:00 (MT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 08:00 (MT) on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Once voting declaration is submitted and accepted by the professional coach, club or skating school a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into meeting and to vote at designated voting times, whether online or in-person.

Observers: Those entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) must declare their intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Please refer to the FAQ which outlines who can attend the AGM. Once observer declaration is submitted and accepted a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into the meeting, whether online or in-person.

Declare Now

Participant Registration

The Westin Calgary
Wednesday, May 23: 17:00 – 21:00
Thursday, May 24: 15:00 – 20:00
Friday, May 25: 07:00 – 17:00
Saturday, May 26: 07:00 – 8:00

Winsport Arena
Thursday, May 24: 07:00 – 09:30

Please note that tickets all social functions with an asterisk (*) are not included in the conference packages and must be purchased separately. All social tickets must be purchased by 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), Thursday, May 17, 2018. No social tickets will be sold after this date.

Early Bird deadline to purchase conference packages is 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), March 18, 2018.

Refunds: Please note that refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and all refunds will be subject to a 10% administrative fee.

2018 Ice Summit Event Details and Descriptions

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Workshop Program
Featuring world class presenters!

On-site registration at the arena will be available from 07:00 – 09:30.

Time: 08:15 – 16:30
Location: Winsport Arenas, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are included
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided to and from the venue

 

Opening Reception: Celebrating Olympic Success
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: TBD, The Westin Calgary
Fee: Included with conference package (includes hors d’oeuvres)
Dress:  Red and white Canada or Olympic clothing optional

This function is included with your conference package.

Welcome to The Stampede City! Calgary is well known for its stampede roots but of course it’s also known for its Olympic roots and it holds a special place in Canadian skating history. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary where our figure skating team, led by Elizabeth Manley, Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall, achieved new heights of success.

After your busy travel day or after hitting the ice at the Winsport Arenas for the Thursday workshops, join your friends, colleagues and some special guests in a relaxed environment and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Calgary Games, our continued tradition of Olympic success and connect, network and debrief on the day’s activities.

Friday, May 25

Meet the Candidates for the Skate Canada Board of Directors
Time: 08:00 – 09:15
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary

This is an opportunity to learn more about the candidates who are standing for election to the Skate Canada Board of Directors. During this session, candidates will be introduced and delegates will have an opportunity to mingle with the candidates in a social setting, discuss ideas, ask questions and learn more about how the candidates would lead Skate Canada.

The candidate introductions will be live-streamed on the Internet. Visit the following link when the session starts at 08:00 Mountain Time on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Friday Workshop Program
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Location: The Westin Calgary

Workshops are designed for club volunteers, coaches & choreographers, officials and section volunteers and staff. Select any of the workshops in each timeslot which are of interest to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary Workshop: LGBTQ2SI Inclusion in Skate Canada
Time: 09:30 – 10:30
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Presenter: William Bridel / Rosie Cossar
This workshop will highlight Skate Canada’s work with the LGBTQI2S Sport Inclusion Task Force, people and organizations working toward inclusive and safe sport practices. You will hear from an Olympian as well as subject matter experts, who will discuss elite and recreational sport in relation to the participation of LGBTQI2S persons. Discussion will include continued concerns about LGBTQphobia in sport but also improvements and best practices that are emerging.

Plenary Workshop: Skate Canada’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Time: 10:45 – 11:45
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Presenter: Debra Armstrong
A new quadrennial is upon us! During the past eight to ten months Skate Canada has been gathering feedback from volunteers, coaches, officials and administrators across the country on what is important to help sustain and foster a successful skating environment in Canada. Building on the strong foundations of the previous strategic plan, this feedback has been captured in a draft plan for the next quadrennial that will be shared with you during this presentation.

Workshop Participants Contest
All workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held during the Annual General Meeting.

Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section Social Event: Boots & Blades Hoedown*
Time: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Ranchman’s
Fee: $60 plus GST and Eventbrite fees

Throw on your cowboy hat, boots and western jeans and mosey on down to where the cowboys and cowgirls go to hoedown for a true western experience!  Come join the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section as they host Ice Summit participants at Ranchman’s.  Enjoy a dinner buffet, then hit the floor for some line dancing lessons and if you’re daring, try your hand at a mechanical bull ride! (not included in fee).  A live band takes the stage at 9:00 pm for some great music to keep the dancefloor moving. If you’ve never been to The Calgary Stampede, this will be the next best thing!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Annual General Meeting
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (pending the agenda)
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Members of Skate Canada to participate in discussions surrounding bylaw amendments and contribute to Skate Canada’s decision-making process by voting in the elections for the Skate Canada Board of Directors.

To ensure the highest level of participation, Skate Canada will live-stream the AGM on the Internet. Members who have registered to attend the AGM remotely and have identified that they will be voting will be able to participate in the meeting and cast their votes via the Internet. More information on how to register to attend the meeting and on how to cast your vote electronically will follow.

Coaches are reminded that recent changes to Skate Canada’s bylaws now provide all Skate Canada Professional Coaches with the right to vote during the AGM.

To live stream, visit the following link when the session starts at 09:00 Mountain Time on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet*
Hosted by Tracy Wilson & Joannie Rochette

Time: 18:30 – 19:00 Reception
19:00 – 22:00 Gala & Banquet
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Fee: $100.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal/Black tie optional

Always a highlight of the Skate Canada Ice Summit, this year we will close out our conference with the Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet. This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our skaters, volunteers, officials and coaches who made a difference in 2017-2018. Come hear their inspiring stories and help us recognize these amazing individuals!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

General Conference Information

The 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit will be held in Calgary, Alberta at the Westin Calgary from Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26.

The hotel will be The Westin Calgary, 320-4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB and participants can now make guest room reservations clicking the link below:

Reserve Now

Room rates start at $179 for single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees.  An additional $30 per person is required for rooms that exceed 2 guests and maximum occupancy per room is four people.

Room availability and the group rate availability within the Skate Canada room block at the Westin Calgary will be on a first-come first-served basis and please note that rooms with two double beds are limited. Reservations must be made by Monday, April 30, 2018 in order to qualify for the Skate Canada group rate.

The Westin Calgary has self parking available for $19 per day from Friday to Saturday and $28 per day from Sunday to Thursday.

Ground Transportation

The cost for a taxi from the Calgary International Airport to The Westin Calgary is approximately $30.

Live streaming will be available for the following sessions during the 2018 Ice Summit:

Meet the Candidates for the Skate Canada Board of Directors

Friday, May 25

Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, May 26
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (pending the agenda)

 

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet*
Hosted by Tracy Wilson & Joannie Rochette

Saturday, May 26

Time: 19:00  – 22:00

Times are subject to change and are shown in Mountain Time.

 Link to the live streaming video player will be available on this page prior to the scheduled start time.

To: Skate Canada Board of Directors, Member Clubs and Skating Schools,
Member Coaches, Section Chairs, Section Offices

The 105th Annual General Meeting of Skate Canada will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, beginning at 09:00 at The Westin, in Calgary, Alberta. Final Member voting and observer declaration closes on-site and online at 08:00 MT on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

This historical meeting will provide Members and Observers with an opportunity to learn about the Association’s past as well as share in the decision making for the future of our Association. As per bylaw 4.7, the order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be determined by the Board or as required by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act or other relevant legislation. Elections and amendment voting will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

On behalf of Skate Canada President, Leanna Caron, we look forward to seeing you in Calgary at the 2018 Canada Ice Summit.

Debra Armstrong
Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer

How to declare as a delegate or observer to the Annual General Meeting

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:00 (MT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 08:00 (MT) on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Once voting declaration is submitted and accepted by the professional coach, club or skating school a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into meeting and to vote at designated voting times, whether online or in-person.

Observers: Those entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) must declare their intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Please refer to the FAQ which outlines who can attend the AGM. Once observer declaration is submitted and accepted a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into the meeting, whether online or in-person.

Agenda & Other Meeting Resources
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Declare Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

The Ice Summit is the pre-eminent event in the skating calendar and is a time for club and skating school executives, coaches, volunteers and officials to come together to learn, share and network to expand on their knowledge and grow the sport of skating. The Ice Summit consists of workshops, social functions and the Annual General Meeting.
To register to attend the Ice Summit workshops and/or to attend one or more of the social functions, click here.
To declare your intention to vote at the Annual General Meeting or attend as an observer, click here.

Click the Registration tab to view the list of fees.
Although the workshops are targeted to Skate Canada club board members, club and skating school administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers, anyone with an interest in figure skating can register to attend the Ice Summit workshops.
Your Ice Summit accreditation tag can be picked up at the registration desk onsite.

Live Streaming

At this time, the following items will be live streamed:

• Meet the Candidates on Friday, May 25 from 08:00 – 09:15 Mountain Time (MT)
• Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26 from 09:00 – 13:00 MT

Annual General Meeting

Yes. The Annual General Meeting can be attended in person or remotely via live stream.
Once your intention to attend the AGM has been confirmed, you will receive a meeting token that will allow you to gain access to the live stream.
• Those entitled to vote
• Members of the Skate Canada Board of Directors
• Section Chairs
• National Service Centre Employees
• Employees at all Section Offices
• Honorary Associates
• Skate Canada Registrants
• Skate Canada Coaches
• A club (represented by a delegate who has declared an intention to vote)
• A skating school (represented by a delegate who has declared an intention to vote)
• A coach (once an intention to vote has been declared)
Delegate refers to the person who will vote on behalf of a club or skating school.
Clubs/skating schools have the discretion to confirm whomever they wish to act as their delegates. Delegates do not have to be registered with Skate Canada.
Yes. The deadline for declaring an intention to vote at the AGM is one hour before the start of the meeting.
No. All delegates must be confirmed by the clubs/skating schools that they are representing before they can vote.
Once a delegate declares an intention to vote on behalf of a particular club or skating school, that organization will receive an e-mail containing the name of the person who will act as its delegate. That organization must then respond to this e-mail to confirm that this person has been accepted as its delegate.
No. The coach must first respond to the e-mail that he/she will receive once an intention to vote has been declared. This e-mail will go to the address that Skate Canada has on file for that coach and is sent to confirm from whom this declaration came. Once confirmed, the coach will receive a voting token and is then ready to vote.
No. Proxy voting is no longer available.
Anyone who has been confirmed as a voting member will receive a voting token that is used to gain access to the online voting system. All voting is done online, whether the meeting participant is attending the AGM in person or remotely.
No. Each delegate may represent only one organization.
Yes. In this case, the coach must declare an intention to vote as a coach and as a delegate for a club/skating school.
• Clubs/skating schools that have between 0 – 299 registrants:
o Each vote has a weight of 15 votes
• Clubs/skating schools that have 300 or more registrants:
o Each vote has a weight of 40 votes
• Coaches:
o Each vote has a weight of one vote
Quorum refers to the amount of voters that must be present in order for a meeting to begin. Skate Canada’s bylaws define quorum as the following:

• One hundred and twenty-five (125) Persons Entitled to Vote present in person or present through the telephonic, electronic or other communication facility provided by Skate Canada and representing at least two thousand (2,000) votes

Voting occurs at a number of times throughout the meeting. Refer to the meeting agenda for the schedule.
Anyone who has been confirmed as a voter or as an observer at the AGM will receive a meeting token. This token is scanned at the entrance of the meeting room if attending in person, or is recorded as having been used to gain access to the online meeting if attending remotely.
No. Only voting members will have a voice at the Annual General Meeting.
Only voting members will have the chat function available to them.
Voters who cannot access the chat function should check that they are using an up-to-date Internet browser. Google Chrome is recommended.

Join us in The Stampede City to Celebrate Success!

More than 500 skating leaders from across the country will meet up in Calgary for the 2018 Ice Summit. We invite all skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers to:

           CONVERGE

in Calgary, Alberta, The Stampede City for the 2018 Ice Summit May 24-26 and experience that unique western hospitality!

               CONNECT

with 500+ skating club Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials and Administrators from across Canada.

Register Now

          COLLABORATE

with skating club Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials and Administrators from across Canada.

Join us in Calgary for three entertaining and informative days as a stellar lineup of world-class speakers share their knowledge and experience in interactive, skill-building workshops. Spend a few hours taking in the sights around Calgary, network with your fellow skating enthusiasts in a relaxed and comfortable setting, participate in the Skate Canada AGM, where you can contribute to the governance of the organization and cap off the weekend by attending the Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet.

One-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

$305
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

One-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

$285
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Two-Day Workshop Package (Thurs/Fri.)

$440
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Boots & Blades Hoedown (Friday)

$60
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet (Saturday)

$100
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees
Register Now
David Dore Mentorship Fund: Apply

Converge. Connect. Collaborate.

On behalf of Skate Canada, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Calgary, Alberta, for the 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit. This conference, formerly known as the Skate Canada Annual Convention and General Meeting and National Coaches’ Conference, is an annual gathering of some of the greatest minds in skating including coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and more.

Thirty years after the Olympic Winter Games were hosted in the Stampede City, we return to the place where Elizabeth Manley, Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall all proudly stood on the Olympic podium as our nation basked in the glory of the home Games. This year, we will also be celebrating success at the conclusion of yet another Olympic quadrennial, following the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Amid the reflections and celebrations, we look forward to a diverse, interactive workshop selection in which delegates from all corners of the country can learn skills and strategies to apply in their daily settings.

We are excited to welcome an incredible group of presenters, keynote speakers and moderators who are sure to create an atmosphere of enjoyment and education. We are offering a selection of off-ice and on-ice workshops, of which the on-ice portions will be taking place at the Calgary 1988 Olympic legacy WinSport facilities. The weekend will close out on Saturday evening with the annual Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala and Banquet, where we celebrate success and honour the many accomplishments of key contributors in the skating community.

And as always, we can’t wait to connect with our friends and colleagues from across the country through a great selection of social and networking activities. We are delighted to be able to bring our diverse community together to establish connections in sections, clubs, schools, and beyond. With such a tremendous number of vital members of the skating family collaborating and sharing insights, we are bound to foster further excellence in skating.

I look forward to seeing you in Calgary as we Celebrate Success at another memorable Ice Summit.

Leanna Caron
President
Skate Canada

Register Now

One-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

$305
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

One-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

$285
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Two-Day Workshop Package (Thurs/Fri.)

$440
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Boots & Blades Hoedown (Friday)

$60
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet (Saturday)

$100
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Registration Information

Ice Summit Convention Packages

1-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

The 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for $305 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Thursday continental breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation to Thursday workshops at arena

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for a fee of $280, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), Sunday, March 18, 2018.

1-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

The 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for $285 and includes:

  • Participation in Friday workshops
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Coffee breaks

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for a fee of $260, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

2-Day Workshop Package

The 2-day workshop package (Thursday & Friday) is available to all individuals for $440 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Convention Opening: “Celebrating Olympic Success”
  • Participation in Friday workshops and information sessions
  • Thursday continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Transportation to Thursday workshops at arena

An early-bird 2-day workshop package is available for a discounted fee of $420, if registration completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Important Information

Early bird deadline:  online registration must be completed and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 MT, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Social function tickets:  All social function tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Social function tickets will not be sold on site.

Refunds: Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and all refunds will be subject to a 10% administrative fee.

All registrants can pick up their convention material at the registration desk during the check-in hours posted. Registration hours are subject to change

Register Now

 

How to declare as a delegate or observer to the Annual General Meeting

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:00 (MT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 08:00 (MT) on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Once voting declaration is submitted and accepted by the professional coach, club or skating school a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into meeting and to vote at designated voting times, whether online or in-person.

Observers: Those entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) must declare their intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Please refer to the FAQ which outlines who can attend the AGM. Once observer declaration is submitted and accepted a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into the meeting, whether online or in-person.

Declare Now

Participant Registration

The Westin Calgary
Wednesday, May 23: 17:00 – 21:00
Thursday, May 24: 15:00 – 20:00
Friday, May 25: 07:00 – 17:00
Saturday, May 26: 07:00 – 8:00

Winsport Arena
Thursday, May 24: 07:00 – 09:30

Please note that tickets all social functions with an asterisk (*) are not included in the conference packages and must be purchased separately. All social tickets must be purchased by 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), Thursday, May 17, 2018. No social tickets will be sold after this date.

Early Bird deadline to purchase conference packages is 23:59 Mountain Time (MT), March 18, 2018.

Refunds: Please note that refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and all refunds will be subject to a 10% administrative fee.

2018 Ice Summit Event Details and Descriptions

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Workshop Program
Featuring world class presenters!

On-site registration at the arena will be available from 07:00 – 09:30.

Time: 08:15 – 16:30
Location: Winsport Arenas, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are included
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided to and from the venue

 

Opening Reception: Celebrating Olympic Success
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: TBD, The Westin Calgary
Fee: Included with conference package (includes hors d’oeuvres)
Dress:  Red and white Canada or Olympic clothing optional

This function is included with your conference package.

Welcome to The Stampede City! Calgary is well known for its stampede roots but of course it’s also known for its Olympic roots and it holds a special place in Canadian skating history. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary where our figure skating team, led by Elizabeth Manley, Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall, achieved new heights of success.

After your busy travel day or after hitting the ice at the Winsport Arenas for the Thursday workshops, join your friends, colleagues and some special guests in a relaxed environment and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Calgary Games, our continued tradition of Olympic success and connect, network and debrief on the day’s activities.

Friday, May 25

Meet the Candidates for the Skate Canada Board of Directors
Time: 08:00 – 09:15
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary

This is an opportunity to learn more about the candidates who are standing for election to the Skate Canada Board of Directors. During this session, candidates will be introduced and delegates will have an opportunity to mingle with the candidates in a social setting, discuss ideas, ask questions and learn more about how the candidates would lead Skate Canada.

The candidate introductions will be live-streamed on the Internet. Visit the following link when the session starts at 08:00 Mountain Time on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Friday Workshop Program
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Location: The Westin Calgary

Workshops are designed for club volunteers, coaches & choreographers, officials and section volunteers and staff. Select any of the workshops in each timeslot which are of interest to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary Workshop: LGBTQ2SI Inclusion in Skate Canada
Time: 09:30 – 10:30
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Presenter: William Bridel / Rosie Cossar
This workshop will highlight Skate Canada’s work with the LGBTQI2S Sport Inclusion Task Force, people and organizations working toward inclusive and safe sport practices. You will hear from an Olympian as well as subject matter experts, who will discuss elite and recreational sport in relation to the participation of LGBTQI2S persons. Discussion will include continued concerns about LGBTQphobia in sport but also improvements and best practices that are emerging.

Plenary Workshop: Skate Canada’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Time: 10:45 – 11:45
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Presenter: Debra Armstrong
A new quadrennial is upon us! During the past eight to ten months Skate Canada has been gathering feedback from volunteers, coaches, officials and administrators across the country on what is important to help sustain and foster a successful skating environment in Canada. Building on the strong foundations of the previous strategic plan, this feedback has been captured in a draft plan for the next quadrennial that will be shared with you during this presentation.

Workshop Participants Contest
All workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held during the Annual General Meeting.

Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section Social Event: Boots & Blades Hoedown*
Time: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Ranchman’s
Fee: $60 plus GST and Eventbrite fees

Throw on your cowboy hat, boots and western jeans and mosey on down to where the cowboys and cowgirls go to hoedown for a true western experience!  Come join the Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section as they host Ice Summit participants at Ranchman’s.  Enjoy a dinner buffet, then hit the floor for some line dancing lessons and if you’re daring, try your hand at a mechanical bull ride! (not included in fee).  A live band takes the stage at 9:00 pm for some great music to keep the dancefloor moving. If you’ve never been to The Calgary Stampede, this will be the next best thing!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Annual General Meeting
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (pending the agenda)
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Members of Skate Canada to participate in discussions surrounding bylaw amendments and contribute to Skate Canada’s decision-making process by voting in the elections for the Skate Canada Board of Directors.

To ensure the highest level of participation, Skate Canada will live-stream the AGM on the Internet. Members who have registered to attend the AGM remotely and have identified that they will be voting will be able to participate in the meeting and cast their votes via the Internet. More information on how to register to attend the meeting and on how to cast your vote electronically will follow.

Coaches are reminded that recent changes to Skate Canada’s bylaws now provide all Skate Canada Professional Coaches with the right to vote during the AGM.

To live stream, visit the following link when the session starts at 09:00 Mountain Time on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet*
Hosted by Tracy Wilson & Joannie Rochette

Time: 18:30 – 19:00 Reception
19:00 – 22:00 Gala & Banquet
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Fee: $100.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal/Black tie optional

Always a highlight of the Skate Canada Ice Summit, this year we will close out our conference with the Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet. This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our skaters, volunteers, officials and coaches who made a difference in 2017-2018. Come hear their inspiring stories and help us recognize these amazing individuals!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 MT, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

General Conference Information

The 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit will be held in Calgary, Alberta at the Westin Calgary from Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26.

The hotel will be The Westin Calgary, 320-4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB and participants can now make guest room reservations clicking the link below:

Reserve Now

Room rates start at $179 for single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees.  An additional $30 per person is required for rooms that exceed 2 guests and maximum occupancy per room is four people.

Room availability and the group rate availability within the Skate Canada room block at the Westin Calgary will be on a first-come first-served basis and please note that rooms with two double beds are limited. Reservations must be made by Monday, April 30, 2018 in order to qualify for the Skate Canada group rate.

The Westin Calgary has self parking available for $19 per day from Friday to Saturday and $28 per day from Sunday to Thursday.

Ground Transportation

The cost for a taxi from the Calgary International Airport to The Westin Calgary is approximately $30.

Access live stream / voting

Live streaming will be available for the following sessions during the 2018 Ice Summit:

Meet the Candidates for the Skate Canada Board of Directors

Friday, May 25

Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, May 26
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (pending the agenda)

 

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet*
Hosted by Tracy Wilson & Joannie Rochette

Saturday, May 26

Time: 19:00  – 22:00

Times are subject to change and are shown in Mountain Time.

 Link to the live streaming video player will be available on this page prior to the scheduled start time.

To: Skate Canada Board of Directors, Member Clubs and Skating Schools,
Member Coaches, Section Chairs, Section Offices

The 105th Annual General Meeting of Skate Canada will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, beginning at 09:00 at The Westin, in Calgary, Alberta. Final Member voting and observer declaration closes on-site and online at 08:00 MT on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

This historical meeting will provide Members and Observers with an opportunity to learn about the Association’s past as well as share in the decision making for the future of our Association. As per bylaw 4.7, the order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be determined by the Board or as required by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act or other relevant legislation. Elections and amendment voting will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

On behalf of Skate Canada President, Leanna Caron, we look forward to seeing you in Calgary at the 2018 Canada Ice Summit.

Debra Armstrong
Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer

How to declare as a delegate or observer to the Annual General Meeting

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:00 (MT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 08:00 (MT) on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Once voting declaration is submitted and accepted by the professional coach, club or skating school a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into meeting and to vote at designated voting times, whether online or in-person.

Observers: Those entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) must declare their intention prior to 08:00 (MT) Saturday, May 26, 2018. Please refer to the FAQ which outlines who can attend the AGM. Once observer declaration is submitted and accepted a token will be issued by email. The token will be required to sign into the meeting, whether online or in-person.

Agenda & Other Meeting Resources
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Declare Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

The Ice Summit is the pre-eminent event in the skating calendar and is a time for club and skating school executives, coaches, volunteers and officials to come together to learn, share and network to expand on their knowledge and grow the sport of skating. The Ice Summit consists of workshops, social functions and the Annual General Meeting.
To register to attend the Ice Summit workshops and/or to attend one or more of the social functions, click here.
To declare your intention to vote at the Annual General Meeting or attend as an observer, click here.

Click the Registration tab to view the list of fees.
Although the workshops are targeted to Skate Canada club board members, club and skating school administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers, anyone with an interest in figure skating can register to attend the Ice Summit workshops.
Your Ice Summit accreditation tag can be picked up at the registration desk onsite.

Live Streaming

At this time, the following items will be live streamed:

• Meet the Candidates on Friday, May 25 from 08:00 – 09:15 Mountain Time (MT)
• Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 26 from 09:00 – 13:00 MT

Annual General Meeting

Yes. The Annual General Meeting can be attended in person or remotely via live stream.
Once your intention to attend the AGM has been confirmed, you will receive a meeting token that will allow you to gain access to the live stream.
• Those entitled to vote
• Members of the Skate Canada Board of Directors
• Section Chairs
• National Service Centre Employees
• Employees at all Section Offices
• Honorary Associates
• Skate Canada Registrants
• Skate Canada Coaches
• A club (represented by a delegate who has declared an intention to vote)
• A skating school (represented by a delegate who has declared an intention to vote)
• A coach (once an intention to vote has been declared)
Delegate refers to the person who will vote on behalf of a club or skating school.
Clubs/skating schools have the discretion to confirm whomever they wish to act as their delegates. Delegates do not have to be registered with Skate Canada.
Yes. The deadline for declaring an intention to vote at the AGM is one hour before the start of the meeting.
No. All delegates must be confirmed by the clubs/skating schools that they are representing before they can vote.
Once a delegate declares an intention to vote on behalf of a particular club or skating school, that organization will receive an e-mail containing the name of the person who will act as its delegate. That organization must then respond to this e-mail to confirm that this person has been accepted as its delegate.
No. The coach must first respond to the e-mail that he/she will receive once an intention to vote has been declared. This e-mail will go to the address that Skate Canada has on file for that coach and is sent to confirm from whom this declaration came. Once confirmed, the coach will receive a voting token and is then ready to vote.
No. Proxy voting is no longer available.
Anyone who has been confirmed as a voting member will receive a voting token that is used to gain access to the online voting system. All voting is done online, whether the meeting participant is attending the AGM in person or remotely.
No. Each delegate may represent only one organization.
Yes. In this case, the coach must declare an intention to vote as a coach and as a delegate for a club/skating school.
• Clubs/skating schools that have between 0 – 299 registrants:
o Each vote has a weight of 15 votes
• Clubs/skating schools that have 300 or more registrants:
o Each vote has a weight of 40 votes
• Coaches:
o Each vote has a weight of one vote
Quorum refers to the amount of voters that must be present in order for a meeting to begin. Skate Canada’s bylaws define quorum as the following:

• One hundred and twenty-five (125) Persons Entitled to Vote present in person or present through the telephonic, electronic or other communication facility provided by Skate Canada and representing at least two thousand (2,000) votes

Voting occurs at a number of times throughout the meeting. Refer to the meeting agenda for the schedule.
Anyone who has been confirmed as a voter or as an observer at the AGM will receive a meeting token. This token is scanned at the entrance of the meeting room if attending in person, or is recorded as having been used to gain access to the online meeting if attending remotely.
No. Only voting members will have a voice at the Annual General Meeting.
Only voting members will have the chat function available to them.
Voters who cannot access the chat function should check that they are using an up-to-date Internet browser. Google Chrome is recommended.

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