2019 Ice Summit: Plan To Execute For Success

Ottawa, ON
May 23-25, 2019

2019 Board of Directors Elections

Join us in Canada’s Capital and Plan To Execute for Success!

More than 450 skating leaders from across the country will meet up in Ottawa for the 2019 Ice Summit. We invite all skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers to:

CONVERGE

in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital for the 2019 Ice Summit May 23-25 and experience all that the capital region has to offer!

CONNECT

with 450+ skating club Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials and Administrators from across Canada.

 

COLLABORATE

with colleagues and learn from 24+ workshops hosted by world-class experts and sports professionals.

Join us in Ottawa 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 Ottawa, 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 Awards Banquet.

2019 Ice Summit Schedule

Thursday, May 23
08:15 – 16:00 On-ice workshops – Richcraft Sensplex (Ottawa East)
20:00 – 22:00 Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates
Friday, May 24
09:00 – 10:15 Workshop 1 – Plenary session – Mental Health Awareness
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Workshop 2 (various topics)
11:45 – 13:15 Lunch (not provided)
13:15 – 14:30 Workshop 3 (various topics)
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:00 Workshop 4 (various topics)
16:45 – 19:30 Social Evening: Ottawa River Cruise
Saturday, May 25
10:00 – 14:00* Annual General Meeting (Live streaming available)
14:00 Lunch on own (not provided)
19:00 – 22:00 Skate Canada Awards Banquet

* Pending the agenda

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2019 Ice Summit – Welcome Message from the President

On behalf of Skate Canada, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Ottawa, Ontario, for the 2019 Skate Canada Ice Summit from May 23-25. This annual event brings together some of the most critical contributors in Canadian skating, including coaches, officials, volunteers and club and section administrators.

Coming off one of the most successful eras in Canadian figure skating history, which culminated with the unforgettable performances of our athletes at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, we now commence a new, exciting chapter for our sport and our organization. I look forward to seeing you in Ottawa as we come together to Plan to Execute For Success with a wide variety of interactive workshops, allowing delegates from across the country to engage, learn and apply their skills and knowledge in an interactive and educational setting.

The Ice Summit will showcase an outstanding group of presenters, keynote speakers and moderators who will offer their expertise in a variety of on-ice and off-ice workshops. To close out the weekend, the many accomplishments of our dedicated volunteers and key contributors will be recognized and celebrated at the Skate Canada Awards Banquet.

Participation in the Skate Canada Ice Summit allows you to connect with friends and colleagues from across Canada in a wide range of social and network building activities. Establishing connections, engaging in discussion and sharing ideas across our diverse skating community will allow us to continue to be a pre-eminent skating organization both domestically and globally, and continue to grow our sport and improve our organization.

I look forward to seeing you in our nation’s capital as we Plan to Execute For Success and continue to create history.

Sincerely,

Leanna Caron
President
Skate Canada

One-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

$315
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

One-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

$290
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Two-Day Workshop Package (Thursday/Friday)

$450
  • Plus Eventbrite Fees

Ottawa River Cruise (Friday)

$55
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees

Skate Canada Awards Banquet (Saturday)

$100
  • Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees
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Registration Information

Ice Summit Convention Packages

1-Day Workshop Package (Thursday)

The 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for $315 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates
  • Thursday continental breakfast and lunch at arena
  • Transportation to Thursday workshops at arena

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Thursday) is available for a fee of $290, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 Eastern Time (ET), Sunday, March 17, 2019.


1-Day Workshop Package (Friday)

The 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for $290 and includes:

  • Participation in Friday workshops
  • Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates
  • Coffee breaks

An early-bird 1-day workshop package (Friday) is available for a fee of $270, if registration is completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 ET, Sunday, March 17, 2019.


2-Day Workshop Package

The 2-day workshop package (Thursday & Friday) is available to all individuals for $450 and includes:

  • Participation in Thursday on-ice technical workshops and information sessions
  • Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates
  • 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 $430, if registration completed online and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 ET, Sunday, March 17, 2019.


Important Information

Early bird deadline:  online registration must be completed and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 ET, Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Social function tickets:  All social function tickets must be purchased by 23:59 ET, Thursday, May 16, 2019. 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.

How to Register

All participants are to register for the Ice Summit by using the online registration system accessed here:

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

To attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 (ET) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 09:00 (ET) Saturday, May 25, 2019. 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 09:00 (ET) Saturday, May 25, 2019. 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.

Note: All meeting attendance tokens and/or voting tokens must be issued prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25.

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2019 Ice Summit Event Details and Descriptions

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday Workshop Program

Featuring world class presenters!

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

Time: Bus departs hotel at 07:45; workshops: 08:15 – 16:00
Location: Richcraft Sensplex (Ottawa East), 813 Shefford Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 8H9
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are included
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided to and from the venue; Bus departs hotel at 07:45
THURSDAY MAY 23 – RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX (Ottawa East)
07:45 BUS DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL
08:15 – 08:45 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: WELCOME!
TIME SKATE FOR LIFE – ICE 1 SKATE TO WIN – ICE 2 SKATE FOR LIFE/SKATE TO WIN – ICE 3
09:00 – 10:15 STAR 6 – Gold Skills Exercises Synchronized Skating
Cathy Dalton
Short Program Construction:
Engaging World Class Choreography – Part 1

Lance Vipond
10:30 – 11:45 STAR 6 – Gold: Artistic & Gold Rhythm Dance
Michael Coreno, Allie Hann-McCurdy
Pair Skating
Richard Gauthier
Maximize On-Ice Training Strategies
Monica Lockie, Lee Barkell,
Cathy Dalton
11:45 – 12:30 LUNCH: NEXT GEN UPDATE
12:30 – 13:45 The Revised CanPowerSkate Program: Live Session
Narrator: Monica Lockie
Coaches: Kaitlan Lavis, Jeff Partrick
Singles
Lee Barkell
Short Program Construction:
Engaging World Class Choreography – Part 2

Lance Vipond
13:45 – 14:15 NETWORKING HEALTHY BREAK
14:15 – 15:45
(90 Min)
Skating Programs:
Sharing Ice and Modified Delivery Options

The Skating Development Team
Ice Dance
Carol Lane
“Fishing Pole” Harness & Video Analysis
Marc-André Craig
16:00 BUS DEPARTURE FROM RINK

All registered delegates can attend Thursday workshops either from the stands or on the ice and listen to presenters using quality headsets.

Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates

Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Location: Summit Salon, Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Fee: Included with conference package (includes hors d’oeuvres)
Dress: Business casual

This function is included with your conference package.

Welcome to Ottawa, the nation’s capital! At the end of a busy day, join your friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment while enjoying a drink and some light hors d’oeuvres. Review the day of on-ice workshops, reminisce about the past season, network and share success stories, or just enjoy catching up with friends.

As part of the evening, the audience will be introduced to the candidates running for the Skate Canada Board of Directors and will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with these individuals during the reception to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the sport and ask questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how these candidates would lead Skate Canada.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday Workshop Program

Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Location: Ottawa Marriott Hotel

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

FRIDAY MAY 24 – HOTEL
09:00 – 10:15 SAFE SPORT PLENARY: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND ACTIONABLE TAKEAWAYS
NOVA BROWNING RUTHERFORD – WELLNESS EXPERT ON CTV’S THE SOCIAL
(SIMULTANEOUSLY TRANSLATED)
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:45 Program Delivery Standards 101
The Skating Development Team (Simultaneously Translated)
Mindfulness: Work-Life-Balance
Nova Browning Rutherford
2018–2022 Strategic Plan
Debra Armstrong
Jeff Partrick
Marketing Your Programs
Lisa Arai
11:45 – 13:15 LUNCH (not included)
13:15 – 14:30 Concussion Management
Safe Sport Education

Stephanie Cowle
(Simultaneously Translated)
Membership Tools: Helping Clubs/Schools Navigate Skate Canada Resources
Jeff Partrick, Nicole Brady,
Amy Thiffault
The Power of the GOE: +5 -5 Finance Update
Mary Ellen McDonald
14:30 – 14:45 BREAK
14:45 – 16:00 Bullying – Policy & Procedure
Safe Sport Education

(Simultaneously Translated)
Pair Skating Education:
Non Technical
STAR 6 – Gold Evaluator/Coach Assessor Energizer Nutrition: Peak Health & Sport Performance
Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield

Ice Summit workshops align with the following 2018-2022 Strategic Plan imperatives. Please select the workshops that best suit your role in our sport and your individual development.

SKATE FOR LIFE SKATE TO WIN DELIVERY CAPACITY

Plenary Workshop: Mental Health Awareness

Time: 09:00 – 10:15
Location: Victoria Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Presenter: Nova Browning Rutherford

Workshop Descriptions Coming Soon

Workshop Participants Contest
All workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held during the Annual General Meeting.

Social Evening: Ottawa River Cruise

Time: 16:45 – 19:30
Location: Ottawa River Cruise and Transportation to the ByWard Market
Fee: $55.00 plus tax (includes transportation and appetizers during the cruise; supper is not included)
Dress: Casual, weather-appropriate

Enjoy a night on the town by starting it all off with a two-hour cruise on the Ottawa River. Step aboard the Ottawa River Queen and enjoy some of the incredible sights of Ottawa from the deck of the boat while you enjoy a drink and some appetizers with your skating family and friends. The Parliament buildings and Peace Tower, the official residence of the Canadian Prime Minister, Rideau Falls, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Supreme Court of Canada are just some of the famous landmarks you will witness like never before from the beautiful Ottawa River

Following the cruise, transportation will be waiting to whisk you off to the historic ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets, established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826. (If you prefer, stay on the bus to return to the Ottawa Marriott.) Be sure to make a reservation in advance at one of the many restaurants in the Market or be spontaneous and find a great spot that suits your mood. After your meal stroll the streets and visit some of the 600 businesses that the Market has to offer.

Busses will begin departing the Market at 21:30 and run until 22:30 to return you to the Ottawa Marriott. Taxis and Uber will also be able to bring you home if you wish to stay longer.

Space is limited so be sure to register early!

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Evening itinerary:

16:45 Departure from Ottawa Marriott
17:30 Departure on the Ottawa River Queen for a two-hour cruise
19:30 Transportation to the ByWard Market or the Ottawa Marriott
21:30 Transportation begins from ByWard Market to Ottawa Marriott
22:30 Last transportation from ByWard Market to Ottawa Marriott

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 ET, Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Annual General Meeting

Time: 10:00 – 14:00 (pending the agenda)
Location: Victoria Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

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 Skate Canada’s bylaws 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 10:00 Eastern Time on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Skate Canada Awards Banquet*

Time: 18:30 – 19:00 Reception
19:00 – 22:00 Banquet
Location: Victoria Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Fee: $100.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal/Black tie optional

Always a highlight of the Skate Canada Ice Summit, we will close out this year’s conference with the Awards 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 2018-2019. Come hear their inspiring stories and help us recognize these amazing individuals!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 ET, Thursday, May 16, 2019.

 

Participant Check-in

The Ottawa Marriott

Wednesday, May 22 17:00 – 21:00
Thursday, May 23 15:00 – 20:00
Friday, May 24 07:00 – 17:00
Saturday, May 25 08:00 – 09:00

Richcraft Sensplex Arena (Ottawa East)

Thursday, May 23 07:00 – 09:30

Please note that tickets for 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 Eastern Time (ET), Thursday, May 16, 2019. No social tickets will be sold after this date.

Early Bird deadline to purchase conference packages is 23:59 Eastern Time (ET), March 17, 2019.

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.

General Conference Information

The 2019 Skate Canada Ice Summit will be held in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25.

The hotel will be the Ottawa Marriott Hotel 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON and participants can now make guest room reservations by visiting the following link:

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Room rates start at $249 for single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees. An additional $20 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 Ottawa Marriott Hotel 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 Friday, April 19, 2019 in order to qualify for the Skate Canada group rate.

The Ottawa Marriott Hotel has parking available for $23 per day or valet parking for $29 per day.

Ground Transportation

The cost for a taxi from the Ottawa International Airport to the Ottawa Marriott is approximately $35.

Live streaming will be available to the following sessions during the 2019 Ice Summit:

Annual General Meeting

  • 10:00 – 14:00 Saturday, May 25, 2019

Note that all times are subject to change and are Eastern Time.

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

The 106th Annual General Meeting of Skate Canada will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, beginning at 10:00 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, in Ottawa, Ontario. Final Member voting and observer registration closes on-site at 09:00 on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Marriott.

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 25, 2019.

On behalf of Skate Canada President, Leanna Caron, we look forward to seeing you in Ottawa at the 2019 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 25, 2019 at 10:00 (ET) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 09:00 (ET) Saturday, May 25, 2019. 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 the 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 09:00 (ET) Saturday, May 25, 2019. 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.

Note: All meeting attendance tokens and/or voting tokens must be issued prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25.

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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 on this page to view a 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 on-site participant check-in.

Live Streaming

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

  • Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 – 14:00 ET

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.

Note: All meeting attendance tokens and/or voting tokens must be issued prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25.

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.

Note: All meeting attendance tokens and/or voting tokens must be issued prior to 09:00 (ET) on Saturday, May 25.

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:
    • Each vote has a weight of 15 votes
  • Clubs/skating schools that have 300 or more registrants:
    • Each vote has a weight of 40 votes
  • Coaches:
    • 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.