2020 Ice Summit

Moncton, NB
May 28-30, 2020

2020 Board of Directors Elections

Inspire Joy in Moncton!

More than 450 skating leaders from across the country will meet up in Moncton for the 2020 Ice Summit. We invite all skating club executives, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers to:

CONVERGE

in Moncton, New Brunswick, for the 2020 Ice Summit May 28-30 and experience all that this beautiful Acadian region has to offer!

CONNECT

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

COLLABORATE

with colleagues and learn from 20+ workshops hosted by world-class experts and sports professionals.

Join us in Moncton 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 and fine dining around Moncton, 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.

Ice Summit Plenary Session with:

Henry Burris

“Unlocking Your True Potential Lies In Your Smile”
Tenacious Champion & Achievement Coach

S.M.I.L.E
Henry provides a forward path with his S.M.I.L.E. steps that any individual or organization can use. Burris’s S.M.I.L.E. Success Program builds on a physical action; supported with an mnemonic acronym and a push for greater personal accountability. This program serves to change the way an individual or team can reset goal focus, better attitudes and create success.

Burris explains his belief that the true place to find happiness is within. From the moment we are born we are filled with the desire to achieve. We continue to work through setbacks, and in the end our S.M.I.L.E. prevails.

2020 Ice Summit- Message from the President

On behalf of Skate Canada, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Moncton, New Brunswick for the 2020 Skate Canada Ice Summit from May 28-30. This annual event brings together some of the most critical contributors in Canadian skating, including coaches, officials, volunteers and club and section administrators.

The Ice Summit will give us an opportunity to Converge, Connect and Collaborate with a wide variety of interactive workshops, allowing delegates from across the country to engage, learn and apply their skills and knowledge in an engaging and educational setting.

The Ice Summit will feature 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 annual Skate Canada Awards Banquet.

Attending 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 welcoming you to Moncton as we Inspire Joy 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

Le Pays de la Sangouine (Friday)

$85
  • 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 Atlantic Time (AT), Sunday, March 15, 2020.

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 Atlantic Time (AT), Sunday, March 15, 2020.

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 Atlantic Time (AT), Sunday, March 15, 2020.


Important Information

Early bird deadline:  online registration must be completed and received by the National Service Centre prior to 23:59 Atlantic Time (AT), Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Social function tickets:  All social function tickets must be purchased by 23:59 Atlantic Time (AT), Thursday, May 21, 2020. 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 must pick up their convention accreditation badge 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 30, 2020 at 10:30, Atlantic Time (AT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 09:30(AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 09:30(AT) Saturday, May 30, 2020. 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 09:30(AT) Saturday, May 30, 2020. 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 09:30(AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

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Thursday Workshop Program

Featuring world class presenters!

On-site registration at the arena will be available from 08:00 – 10:00.

Time: Workshops: 08:50 – 15:45
Location: Superior Propane Centre, 55 Russ Howard Dr, Moncton, NB E1C 0L7
Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch and a light afternoon snack are included
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided to and from the venue; Bus departs hotel at 08:00

On and off ice workshops at the Superior Propane Centre will offer a wide variety of practical information in the following key areas:

Here is our stellar line-up of presenters – more to come!

Ralph Burghart

World-Olympic Coach
Skating Technician

Keegan Messing

World-Olympic Athlete
Skating Technician

Julie Marcotte

World Renowned Choreographer
Skating Technician

Hugo Chouinard

World Renowned Musical Designer & Sport Expert
Founder – Studio Unisons

Andrea Derby

ISU Judge & Technical Controller
2010 Olympic Judge

Karen Howard

ISU Judge & Referee
2014 Olympic Judge

Sheila Thelen

PSA Master Rated Coach
President, Champion Harness/Spinner/Cords/Seminars

The detailed schedule and workshop descriptions will follow in March. Don’t miss out – register today!

Welcome Reception and Meet the Candidates

Time: 20:00 – 22:30
Location: Ballroom, Delta Hotels Beausejour
Cost: Included with conference package (includes hors d’oeuvres)
Dress: Business casual

This function is included with your conference package.

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 Workshop Program

Time: 09:00- 16:00
Location: Delta Hotels Beausejour

Workshops are designed for club volunteers, coaches & choreographers, officials and section volunteers and staff.

Here is our stellar line-up of presenters – more to come!

Keynote Speaker

Henry Burris

“Unlocking Your True Potential Lies In Your Smile”
Tenacious Champion & Achievement Coach

S.M.I.L.E
Time: 9:00 – 10:15
Henry provides a forward path with his S.M.I.L.E. steps that any individual or organization can use. Burris’s S.M.I.L.E. Success Program builds on a physical action; supported with an mnemonic acronym and a push for greater personal accountability. This program serves to change the way an individual or team can reset goal focus, better attitudes and create success.

Burris explains his belief that the true place to find happiness is within. From the moment we are born we are filled with the desire to achieve. We continue to work through setbacks, and in the end our S.M.I.L.E. prevails.

Hugo Chouinard

World Renowned Musical Designer & Sport Expert
Founder – Studio Unisons

Dr. David Scott

University of New Brunswick
Associate Professor Faculty of Kinesiology & Montreal Canadians Sport Psychologist

The detailed schedule and workshop descriptions will follow in March. Don’t miss out – register today!

Workshop Participants Contest
All workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2021 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held during the Annual General Meeting.

Social Evening: “Le Pays de la Sagouine”*

Time: 16:45 – 22:00
Location: Le Pays de la Sagouine
Cost: $85.00 plus tax
Dress: Casual, weather-appropriate

Come and join us in picturesque Bouctouche for a fun Acadian evening! Walking on the winding wooden footbridge that leads to Île-aux-Puces, we will enter the world of le Pays de la Sagouine.

Characters in period costume give life and to the work of Antonine Maillet and provide the ultimate Acadian experience: theater, comedy, music and Acadian food await! The energy, the colorful accent and the warm welcome of the people will make you feel part of the family!

Dress casually and bring your good cheer!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 Atlantic Time (AT), Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Annual General Meeting

Time: 10:30 – 14:30(pending the agenda)
Location: Ballroom, Delta Hotels Beausejour

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.

Awards Banquet*

Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Ballroom, Delta Hotels Beausejour
Cost: $100.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal/Black tie optional

Always a highlight of the Ice Summit, we will close out the conference with the Skate Canada 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 2019-2020. Come hear their inspiring stories and help us recognize these amazing individuals!

*Tickets must be purchased by 23:59 Atlantic Time, Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Participant Check-in

Delta Hotels Beausejour

Wednesday, May 27: 17:00 – 21:00
Thursday, May 28: 15:00 – 20:00
Friday, May 29: 07:00 – 17:00
Saturday, May 30: 08:30 – 09:30

Superior Propane Centre

Thursday, May 28: 08:00 – 10:00

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 Atlantic Time (ET), Thursday, May 21, 2020. No social tickets will be sold after this date.

Early Bird deadline to purchase conference packages is 23:59 Atlantic Time (ET), March 15, 2020.

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 2020 Skate Canada Ice Summit will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick at the Delta Hotels Beausejour from Thursday, May 28 to Saturday, May 30.

The hotel will be the Delta Hotels Beausejour, 750 Main St, Moncton, NB and participants can now make guest room reservations by visiting the following link:

Reserve Now

Room rates start at $199 for single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees.

Room availability and the group rate availability within the Skate Canada room block at the Delta Hotels Beausejour 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 17, 2020 in order to qualify for the Skate Canada group rate.

The Delta Hotels Beausejour has parking available for $15 per day or valet parking for $18.95 per day.

Ground Transportation

The cost for a taxi from the Greater Moncton International Airport to the Delta Hotels Beausejour is approximately $20.

Live streaming will be available to the following sessions during the 2020 Ice Summit:

Annual General Meeting

  • 10:30 – 14:30 (AT) Saturday, May 30, 2020

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

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

The 107th Annual General Meeting of Skate Canada will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, beginning at 10:30 Atlantic Time (AT) at the Delta Hotels Beausejour, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Final Member voting and observer registration closes on-site at 09:30(AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Delta.

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 30, 2020.

On behalf of Skate Canada President, Leanna Caron, we look forward to seeing you in Moncton at the 2020 Skate 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 30, 2020 at 10:30 (AT) all observers and voting delegates must declare their intention to attend and if applicable vote prior to 09:30 (AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Delegates: Skate Canada Professional Coaches, club delegates and skating school administrators must declare their voting intention prior to 09:30 (AT) Saturday, May 30, 2020. 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 09:30 (AT) Saturday, May 30, 2020. 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 09:30 (AT) on Saturday, May 30

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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 30, 2020 from 10:30– 14:30 Atlantic Time (AT)

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 09:30 (AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020
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 09:30 (AT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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.