Sponsors & Supporters
Alberta Figure Skating
Alberta Figure Skating Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that relies solely on donations, volunteer fundraising efforts and memberships to fund all of their programs, competitions and events. Thanks to the generosity of those who partner with AFSF, we are able to present about $50,000 in scholarships and awards every year to assist Alberta figure skaters. Because we are a non-profit organization that relies on donations and fundraising, we are unable to support skaters from outside of this province. We operate independently of Skate Canada and the Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section, though we work in partnership with them and other organizations to promote and encourage the development of skaters in this province.
For more information about Alberta Figure Skating Foundation, please visit
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.
For more information about Alberta Sport Connection, please visit
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides grants to remove financial barriers to sport. One of every three families in Canada report struggling with the costs of their children’s sports, and KidSport exists to bridge this gap so all kids can play. Through a confidential application process, families across the country apply for grants from their local KidSport chapter so their children can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport consists of a network of 11 provincial and territorial KidSport bodies and nearly 200 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 750,000 kids across the country have experienced the lifelong benefits of sport because of KidSport grants and your support.
KidSport believes in the value and benefit of kids playing organized sport and we know that sport will provide them with the opportunity to:
- Become physically active
- Improve their self-esteem and self-confidence
- Learn life-long skills
- Improve their academic performance
- Make new friends
- Share and celebrate their culture
- Contribute to a strong, healthy community
For more information about KidSport Alberta, please visit http://www.kidsportcanada.ca
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.
For more information about Special Olympics Alberta, please visit http://www.specialolympics.ca
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.