INSPIRING EVERYONE TO
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF SKATING
SKATE CANADA WILL BE A LEADER IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY SKATING PROGRAMS AND CONTINUOUSLY DEVELOP CHAMPIONS
A not-for-profit organization, Skate Canada is the oldest and largest figure skating organization in the world and is recognized by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as the governing body for the sport of figure skating in Canada.
As the largest learn-to-skate teaching organization in Canada, we are dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively.
The Amateur Skating Association of Canada was formed in 1887 and by 1914 a separate organization for figure skating had been established. This was known as the Figure Skating Department of the Amateur Skating Association of Canada and the initial members were Ottawa’s Minto Club and the Earl Grey Club in Montreal. The first official annual figure skating championships of Canada were held in the same year under the new organization.
Louis Rubenstein was the first president, a position he held until 1930. The department became known as the Canadian Figure Skating Association (CFSA) in 1939 and in 1947 the CFSA joined the International Skating Union and dropped its membership in the Amateur Skating Association of Canada. In 1947 the CFSA national office was set up in Ottawa by Charles H. Cumming, the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer. The office was run on a volunteer basis until 1958 when Cumming became the first full-time employee of the CFSA.
In 2000 the organization changed its name to Skate Canada.
Skate Canada is a proud supporter of True Sport!
True Sport is a Canadian organization that is working to ensure a positive, meaningful and enriching experience for all who participate in sport. Skate Canada has always striven to create a positive sport environment for its members built on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Skate Canada is proud to support the True Sport movement and the principles of True Sport:
For more information on True Sport and to become a supporter of the True Sport movement, visit www.truesportpur.ca.