The Skate Canada NextGen Team and program was created to support the operations of Skate Canada’s high-performance development system. The purpose is to ensure athletes and coaches advance at their maximum potential through development and training opportunities, in order to be the best in the World and Olympic Games. The program is delivered in partnership with the skater’s respective Skate Canada Sections (PSO), Own The Podium, and the Canadian Sport Institutes.
Selected skaters and their respective coaches are provided essential support to further their athletic goals, while identifying and supporting the development of the skills necessary to be the best in the World within a Canadian environment.
The Youth Olympic games (YOG) were created in 2007 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a new elite sporting competition for young people with both summer and winter editions.
These exciting new events offer a unique opportunity to showcase the sporting superstars of tomorrow and reach out to young people – both in the host country and around the world.
As a major global event that brings the youth of the world together, the YOG offer a unique opportunity to inspire young people to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values.
Skate Canada supports Youth Olympic Games as an excellent development opportunity for some of its NextGen athletes.
DATES: 09 – 22 January 2020
LOCATION: Lausanne Switzerland