2018 Section ACGM Workshop & Keynote Presentation

Workshop: Club Board Effectiveness 101
Presenters: Norm Proft, Kelly Havixbeck

Strategic planning is perceived as boring, unnecessary or even intimidating. Why not make it fun? Join us for this interactive workshop where we will help you think about strategic planning differently. Effective strategic planning focuses the energy, resources and time of everyone in your club/skating school to create the best skating environment for your customers.

We encourage club board memebers, coaches, administrators and those assisting in the clubs and skating schools to attend. Oh, and did we mention there will be prizes?!

Norm Proft, Bio
As a lifelong participant, Norm has worn many hats in our sport. Currently Skate Canada’s Competition Services Director, he is a former member of Canada’s National Team and former Junior Men’s Champion of Canada. As a coach, he had the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s best coaches, serving as assistant to both Richard Gauthier and Manon Perron. He currently dedicates countless hours at competitions as a tech rep, qualified technical controller, technical specialist and STAR 1 – 5 official. Finally, as a proud skating parent, Norm also happily serves as a volunteer within his home club.

Kelly Havixbeck, Bio
Figure skating has always been a part of Kelly’s life. Starting to figure skate at a young age, she is a former member of Canada’s Junior National Team and former competitive ice dancer. Kelly has proudly been working with Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut since 2003 and is currently the Member Services Manager. Outside of work in the Section office, Kelly enjoys volunteering her time as a technical specialist and data input operator. Her son also has a passion for being on the ice, as he enjoys the sport of speed skating, where Kelly proudly volunteers to serve on the Board for the Edmonton Speed Skating Association.

Keynote Presentation: Journey, Experiences and Benefits of Physical Literacy in Sport and Life
Presenter: Grace Dafoe

Every individual embarks on a physical literacy journey. By developing physical literacy across the lifespan, individuals empower themselves to be better at work, better at physical activities and sport, have better mental health and happiness, and better engage with their community.

Join us to hear how understanding the importance of physical literacy and the benefits it can provide to enhance the athlete experience for all ages and skill levels. How can skating and club programming philosophy contribute to the physical literacy of a child, ensuring their positive sporting experience?

Grace Dafoe, past figure skater, presently a Canadian Skeleton Athlete and physical literacy advocate will share her inspiring journey of exploration of physical literacy and its application to sport and life.

Click here to read about Grace Dafoe

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