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Skate With Us National Contest

Skate Canada is thrilled to announce the Skate With Us National Contest. The Skate With Us National Contest is all about why you skate with us – no matter how you skate! It is an opportunity to showcase the amazing talent we have in the skating community.

To enter the contest, participants are asked to submit videos in one of three categories:

Skate Canada’s Got Talent: Share your off-ice talents. This could be anything from musical talent, to dance skills, to magic – anything you want to show off!

Skate With Us: Share your personal stories and experiences with skating.  Maybe it is to tell the concept behind this year’s program, or how you learned a new skill, how you just mastered skating backwards or even how skating has become part of your identity. No matter if you skate alone, or with a team, or even if you just skate outdoors for fun, we want to hear why you love to skate!

Club & Skating Schools: Showcase something special about your club/school. It could be something the club/school does really well, a best-in-class practice, or something that is totally unique to the club/school or something that the club/school are particularly proud of.

To enter participants are asked to upload their videos to YouTube and then fill out the submission form.

All videos must meet the following requirements:

  • Video must be four (4) minutes or less in length;
  • Video must be in English and/or French;
  • Video file size must be no greater than 1 GB; and
  • Video must comply with the YouTube Community Guidelines;
  • Please see the for more information.

Entries will be vying for cash prizes and tickets to the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships! Participants could also have their videos shown at Skate Canada live events and on digital platforms.


Category Prizes
Skate Canada’s Got Talent First Place: Two all-event tickets to the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships plus a $2000 CAD travel voucher

Second Place: $1000 CAD

Third Place: $500 CAD

Skate With Us First Place: $5000 CAD

Second Place: $1000 CAD

Third Place: $500 CAD

Club & Skating Schools First Place: $5000 CAD

Second Place: $1000 CAD

Third Place: $500 CAD


Videos will be judged based on whether they demonstrate creativity, an understanding of theme, overall presentation, and technical quality. The top three videos in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and the top three finalists in each category will be announced in January 2023. Videos will be judged by using the following criteria:

  • 30% Creativity
  • 30% Understanding of the theme
  • 20% Overall presentation
  • 20% Technical quality

The top three videos in each category will be published on skatewithus.ca and individuals will be able to vote for their favourite videos. People will be invited to vote a maximum of once per day. The winning videos will be decided by public vote and announced in February 2023. The deadline to enter the contest is December 31, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

Good luck to all the participants, we are looking forward to celebrating the talent we have in our community!

To enter the contest and for full contest rules and regulations, please visit skatewithus.ca.

Skate Canada Invites All Canadians to #SkateWithUs This Season

OTTAWA, ON: (September 8, 2022) – The skating season is officially upon us and Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast are invited to register for a skating program at their local Skate Canada club or skating school. With a wide range of programs being offered, skaters of all ages and abilities can learn various skills at their own pace. 

Skate Canada currently offers three programs: CanSkate for beginners of any age, STAR 1-5 as an introduction to figure skating and PowerSkate for the enhancement of skating skills for hockey and ringette players.  

As the best learn to skate program in the country, CanSkate is geared towards beginners of all ages including children, adults, newcomers and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or wish to skate for recreation, CanSkate will help you reach your goals. Join the millions of Canadians, including world and Olympic figure skating champions, Olympic speed skaters, and National Hockey League stars, that have taken their first steps on the ice through the CanSkate program.   

Further skating opportunities include:  

  • Synchronized Skating – for those looking to develop skills and participate in skating as a team  
  • Adaptive Skating – options are available within all our programs for the development of skating skills. Contact your local club for details.  
  • Adult Skating – options are available by contacting your local skating club for details and availability.  

All Skate Canada member coaches hold National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) status, first aid and valid police clearance checks. Quality instruction is available at all 1,200 member clubs and skating schools across the country.  

To learn more about skating programs near you, please contact your nearest club using Skate Canada’s Find a Club feature. We are excited for you to #SkateWithUs this coming season! 

You may….Skate alone. Skate in pairs. Skate with a Team. Skate with hundreds. Skate for fun. Skate to win. Skate to travel. Skate to exercise. Skate to excel. Skate to relax. But you’ll always… #SkateWithUs.