Alberta Sport Connection
Alberta Sport Connection, previously the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife, was incorporated in 1994 under the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation Act with the Government of Alberta as the sole shareholder.  Its mission is, “To facilitate and enhance Albertans’ activities, lifestyles and legacies through the development of active partnerships in sport, recreation, active living, and parks and wildlife programs.” ASRPWF provides Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut with annual support through its Association Development Grant Program, as well as additional support through grants for a variety of initiatives.
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Special Olympics Alberta
Special Olympics Alberta offers sports programs in more than 100 communities around the province for Albertans with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics promotes an active lifestyle and better quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities through their participation in sport. Since Special Olympics Alberta was founded in 1980, it has grown from an organization with only a few dozen athletes, to one in which approximately 3,000 athletes compete in 18 official sports, including figure skating.
Special Olympics Alberta is an accredited chapter of Special Olympics Canada. Through Special Olympics, athletes develop sport skills, social skills, and self-esteem which assist them in becoming actively involved in recreational, educational and employment opportunities in their communities.
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KidSport Alberta
KidSport Alberta believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. This is done by:
  • Raising funds to provide sport opportunities for kids facing financial barriers.
  • Promoting the KidSport mission to other community agencies with a view to creating strategic alliances to support sport participation and physical activity opportunities for kids.
  • Advocating the importance of all kids having access to sport programs and advocate the value and benefit of kids playing sport in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness.

In 2011, KidSport provided funding of over $30,000 to 183 figure skaters in Alberta!

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Pockar Foundation
The Pockar Foundation provides support annually for the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Brian Pockar Male Seminar. Recently, the Brian Pockar Male Seminar has expanded to include the Mini-Male Seminar. In addition, the Brian Pockar Award is presented annually at the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Awards Banquet to the Juvenile Men’s Champion at the Sectional Championships.
Alberta Lottery Fund
The Alberta Lottery Fund uses gaming revenues to benefit thousands of volunteer initiatives across the province every year. From skating rinks and health care facilities, to playgrounds, roads and marching bands, the Alberta Lottery Fund helps to enhance and improve Alberta’s communities. Through the Alberta Lottery Fund, Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut received a Community Initiatives Program Grant to assist with the cost of purchasing live streaming equipment.