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
Vesna Markovich, Monica Lockie
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, 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, Piper Gilles, Paul Poirier
“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.

THURSDAY MAY 23 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
STAR 6 – Gold Skills Exercises
Presenters: Vesna Markovich, Monica Lockie
Learn and explore the new skill exercises for STAR 6 – Gold. Vesna and Monica will also review the proper figure form for turns in isolation.

Prior to this session, you may review the STAR 6 to Gold: Skills Sneak Peek workshop on the Skate Canada Education and Training Academy e-Learning site and the STAR 6-Gold Overview document for the individual turn and field movement content.

Synchronized Skating
Presenter: Cathy Dalton
Following warm-up exercises using various teaching tools, this session will also cover:

  • Traveling Elements – Wheels and Circles – how to keep the element traveling during Features
  • Twizzle Element – tips and teaching tools
  • Pivoting Element – Block – focus on the placement of difficult turns and some teaching progressions for the change of pivot point.
Short Program Construction: Engaging World Class Choreography – Parts 1 and 2
Presenter: Lance Vipond
Lance will provide tips and tricks to create short program transitions that make sense musically and thematically. To allow for moments of connection between an audience and a skater, Lance will also highlight areas of the “system” that are advantageous for skaters and to keep the choreography engaging and interactive.

Lance will teach specific parts of Kaetlyn Osmond’s winning shorts focusing on her Piaf program. He will also explain the choices made along the way that evolved from Kaetlyn’s first senior short to her final.

STAR 6 – Gold: Artistic & Gold Rhythm Dance
Presenters: Michael Coreno, Allie Hann-McCurdy
The new Artistic is a combination of required elements and program component assessments. Discover what’s new, what’s similar and what is no longer. In STAR 6 – Gold, all dances are required. That includes a new Gold Rhythm Dance. Explore the components of this dance by putting together a sample rhythm dance on the ice during this session.
Pair Skating
Presenter: Richard Gauthier
Following warm-up exercises using various exercises, this session will also cover:
(TBD)
Maximize On-Ice Training Strategies
Presenters: Monica Lockie, Cathy Dalton
This session will demonstrate how to maximize your ice time and incorporate various tools and strategies that benefit the development of skaters, regardless of the discipline they skate/train. Be sure to join this session if you are looking for creative ways to train your skaters efficiently.
The Revised CanPowerSkate Program: Live Session
Narrator: Monica Lockie Coaches: Kaitlan Lavis, Jeff Partrick
Join in on an on ice CanPowerSkate session. Explore the new layout and skills. The session will be led by our Skating Development Team and will provide an opportunity for coaches to participate and explore all areas of the session.
Singles
Presenter: Lee Barkell
Following warm-up exercises using various exercises, this session will also cover:
(TBD)
Skating Programs: Sharing Ice and Modified Delivery Options
Presenters: The Skating Development Team
This session will explore the following three scenarios that clubs, and skating schools may use when delivering Skate Canada Programs:

  • Scenario 1 will include: Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, CanSkate Sledge.
  • Scenario 2 will include: CanSkate, CanPowerSkate and Sledge skaters for CS/CPS.
  • Scenario 3 will include: STAR 1-5, CS and SYS (STAR 1-5)
Ice Dance
Presenter: Carol Lane, Piper Gilles, Paul Poirier
Following warm-up exercises using various exercises, this session will also cover:

  • Twizzling elements-including choreo twizzles.
  • Turn combinations including 1-foot sections
  • Sliding and spinning elements
“Fishing Pole” Harness & Video Analysis
Presenter: Marc-André Craig
Demonstrators: Camille Perreault (novice), Justine Frappier (pré-novice) and Rose Théroux (juvénile)
Harness assistant: Alain Fillion
This session will cover the following:

  • Tracking jumps :
    • 2A, 3S, 3T, 3Lo, 3F et 3Lz
    • 1A (introduction to harness)
  • Air time in jumps
    • Three phases of skill development: learning, developing, and acquisition
    • Flight pattern specific to the skater
    • L’arc de cercle d’un saut
  • The use of video analysis
    • The importance of visualizing your strengths and future strengths
    • Demo using affordable tools (app and tablet) to record skills and analyze progress.

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 MENTAL HEALTH PLENARY: WORKPLACE WELLNESS FOR A BETTER BOTTOM LINE
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
Monica Lockie, Heather McMahon
(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: Education and Protocols for Safer Sport
Stephanie Cowle
(Simultaneously Translated)
Membership Tools: Helping Clubs/Schools Navigate Skate Canada Resources
Jeff Partrick, Nicole Brady,
Amy Thiffault
Grades of Execution: -5 to +5
What have we learned in Year 1?

Sally Rehorick, Karen Howard, Karen Robertson, Nicole LeBlanc-Richard
Finance Update
Mary Ellen McDonald
14:30 – 14:45 PAUSE
14:45 – 16:00 Handling Complaints / Dispute Resolution
Safe Sport Education

Amy Levac
(Simultaneously Translated)
Pair Skating Education:
Non Technical

Richard Gauthier, David Schultz
STAR 6 – Gold Evaluator / Coach Assessor Energizer
Reaghan Fawcett, Brett Hines
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s)
Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield
Streaming Competitions:
The Reason, The Value
and How To

Ted Barton, Steve Muff

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
FRIDAY MAY 24 – WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Mental Health Plenary: Workplace Wellness For A Better Bottom Line
Nova Browning Rutherford – Wellness Expert on CTV’s The Social
Leaders in athletics have the opportunity to influence and impact the lives of others. All the more reason to prioritize their own personal development. In this keynote “Workplace Wellness For A Better Bottom Line” audiences walk away knowing:

  • The top five global workplace complaints along with tangible solutions to improve communication between coaching staff and athletes.
  • Understand the financial and human cost of burnout.
  • Daily strategies for prioritizing self-care and exploring mindfulness.
Program Delivery Standards 101
Presenters: Monica Lockie, Heather McMahon
Explore the minimum and advanced delivery standards for CanSkate, CanPowerSkate and STAR 1-5 programs. Test your knowledge and discover new strategies in a fun interactive workshop.
Mindfulness: Work-Life-Balance
Presenter: Nova Browning Rutherford
We take a deeper dive into the changing belief system of athletics and how to effectively manage and mentor athletes.

  • Deepen self-awareness, common patterns and reactive statements with a SWOT analysis.
  • Breakout discussions with colleagues to determine shared problems/solutions.
  • Integrate mindful and mentally healthy language that extracts passion and performance versus doubt and depression.
2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Presenters: Debra Armstrong and Jeff Partrick
Come learn about Skate Canada’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan including how it was developed, our focus over the next four years, how we will measure our success and how clubs, schools and coaches play a role in our success! We will look at how we performed relative to our goals during the first year of the plan and discuss how we can all work together to effectively execute our strategic plan and move the organization forward into the next quadrennial.
Marketing Your Programs
Presenter: Lisa Arai
Introduction of the online Marketing Toolkit and additional strategies to assist with the marketing of Skate Canada programs for your Club. There will also be the opportunity for the sharing of best marketing practices among the attendees.
Concussion: Education and Protocols for Safer Sport
Presenter: Stephanie Cowle
This session will offer the most recent information on concussion and how it can be addressed in sport. Participants will learn about concussion protocol and the resources available to help implement it for a safer sport environment for skaters, coaches, and trainers.
Membership Tools: Helping Clubs/Schools Navigate Skate Canada Resources
Presenters: Jeff Partrick, Nicole Brady, Amy Thiffault
Skate Canada has developed new tools in the last few years for clubs and schools and has expanded the number of resources available through those tools. Is your club or school knowledgeable on all of them? Are you using them to their full potential? During this workshop, we will highlight The Info Centre, Organization Management system, Notice Board, Materials Catalogue and the eLearning site and show you how to use them effectively. Bring your questions and we’ll take time to answer as many as we can so that you can focus on what matters most, delivering great skating programs for your skaters and parents so they keep coming back for more!
Grades of Execution (GOEs) -5 to +5 What have we learned in Year 1?
Presenters: Sally Rehorick, Karen Robertson, Nicole Leblanc-Richard, Karen Howard
The scale of marking of individual technical elements was expanded one year ago from a 7-point scale (-3 to +3) to an 11-point scale (-5 to +5).

  • What differences has this change made from the standpoint of the scores, the use of criteria and the overall impact on results?
  • How does the scoring of the elements impact the Program Component scores?
  • What kind of strategies do coaches and choreographers use to design programs that have the potential to maximize the scores of their skaters?

In this interactive workshop, the presenters will describe their experiences over the past season in all disciplines (synchronized, singles, pairs, dance) in using the new GOE scale.  Participants will be invited to share their own observations and experiences.

Finance Update
Presenter: Mary Ellen McDonald
This session will be an opportunity for an open and transparent discussion regarding the financial health of Skate Canada. We look forward to sharing the audited financial statements for 2018-2019, discussing the budget development process, and outlining the work of the Finance & Enterprise Risk Management Committee during the past season. Bring your enthusiasm for financial queries!
Safe Sport Education: Handling Complaints / Dispute Resolution
Presenter: Amy Levac
Skate Canada places the highest priority on a safe and fun learning environment for all of its participants. This session is designed to help you better understand the complaint / dispute resolution process at the national level and the important role that skating club boards have in the process, creating more positive and mentally healthy skating environments for everyone. Highlights include harassment, bullying vs conflict, as well as tips on having those difficult but necessary conversations, and effectively resolving conflict.
Pair Skating Education: Non-Technical
Presenters: Richard Gauthier, David Schultz
This non-technical workshop will provide introductory level information regarding pair skating and will highlight the many benefits this discipline has to offer. We will also share innovative ways to get started as a pair’s coach and outline the steps to integrate beginner level teams on a regular figure skating session in your club.
STAR 6 – Gold Evaluator/Coach Assessor Energizer
Presenters: Reaghan Fawcett, Brett Hines
Discover the new content, process, assessment sheets and more. Explore the continuum of development for this stage of training, “Learn to Compete”. Whether you are an evaluator, parent or coach, this workshop will prove to be informative about what’s to come.
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s)
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield
RED-S refers to a situation in which an athlete has insufficient energy intake relative to the training load being undertaken. In this state of low energy availability (LEA), the body will try to save energy by putting some systems into “energy saving mode,” including the slowing of bone turnover. This increases the risk of bone stress responses, including stress fractures. Even short-duration energy deficits, for example those that can occur during a long day at the rink, have been shown to disrupt hormones in both male and females, reducing the effectiveness of training and hence athletic performance. Sustaining LEA long-term quite simply limits your athletes’ abilities to reach their full athletic potentials. In this workshop you will learn which athletes are at the highest risk of RED-S and how to identify it and what to do about it.
Streaming Competitions: The Reason, The Value and How To
Presenters: Ted Barton and Steve Muff
This workshop will give the background to the benefits of streaming competitions, how to monetize to cover costs and the basic start up process and requirements.

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 Wednesday, April 24, 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.