WHO WE ARE
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. However, we go far beyond figure skating. As the largest learn-to-skate teaching organization in Canada, we are dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively.
- is designated by the ISU as the official sanctioning body of figure skating in Canada and oversees the rules and standards of the sport at the development, national and international levels of competition within Canada
- is the largest skating instruction organization in Canada. Each year, our learn-to-skate and skill-development programs help more than 130,000 skaters hone their on-ice skills. Those skills can be applied to figure, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or to enjoy gliding on a frozen pond.
- is comprised of 13 regional sections that are made up of over 1,200 skating clubs
- Skate Canada has over 5,500 member coaches who are NCCP qualified and actively coaching all levels of long term athlete development. Owns and produces top-level skating competitions including: Skate Canada International, Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, Skate Canada Challenge, Autumn Classic International and Skate Canada Adult Championships.
- provides performance and financial support to Canada’s Junior and Senior National Figure Skating Team athletes
- has a registered membership of over 180,000
- is supported by over 10,000 volunteers across our clubs and sections
- qualifies and appoints judges, referees and other officials in the sport of figure skating.
- has three National Performance Centres (Toronto, Calgary, Montreal) that focus on:
- Training and instruction for skaters and coaches
- Coach business and management development