Section Awards - Athletes

CanSkate Athlete Award

This award recognizes skaters who have shown enthusiasm and dedication to the CanSkate program throughout the skating season. Through their participation in the program, recipients of this award have demonstrated the talent and desire needed to find continued success on and off the ice.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the nine Skate AB|NT|NU Regions with an overall Section Winner selected by the Skate AB|NT|NU Awards Selection Committee. The Award will be presented to the Section winner at the Section Annual Awards Banquet.

Nominations are now closed.

STAR Athlete Award

This award recognizes skaters who have demonstrated determination and commitment to the STARSkate program. Recipients of this award have displayed passion for the sport and have achieved success throughout the season, not only within the STAR testing system but also with personal skill development and growth.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the nine Skate AB|NT|NU Regions with an overall Section Winner selected by the Skate AB|NT|NU Awards Selection Committee. The Award will be presented to the Section winner at the Section Annual Awards Banquet.

Nominations are now closed.

Program Assistant Award

This award recognizes dedicated and passionate Program Assistants who continuously share Skate Canada’s vision with all participants of the program. This award is presented to individuals who are not only great assets to the coaching team on the ice, but also show their commitment off the ice by providing support and assistance to the club and their members.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the nine Skate AB|NT|NU Regions with an overall Section Winner selected by the Skate AB|NT|NU Awards Selection Committee. The Award will be presented to the Section winner at the Section Annual Awards Banquet.

Nominations are now closed.

Podium Pathway Athlete Award (formerly CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award)

This award recognizes individual skaters or a pair or ice dance team that exhibits spirit, dedication, and determination, and is a positive role model for other athletes.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the nine Skate AB|NT|NU Regions with an overall Section Winner selected by the Skate AB|NT|NU Awards Selection Committee. The Award will be presented to the Section winner at the Section Annual Awards Banquet.

Nominations are now closed.

Synchronized Skating Leadership Award

This is a new award for the Section, being presented for the first time at the 2023 Awards Banquet.

The Section award is presented to a synchronized skater who has demonstrated determination and commitment to the sport of synchronized skating. Recipients of this award should display passion for the sport, personal skill development and consistently contribute to the culture and/or success of the team(s).

Nominations are now closed.

Special Olympics Skater Achievement Award

This award recognizes the dedication and achievements of Special Olympics skaters within the Section. The recipient will be selected for their commitment, passion and spirit.

Nominations are now closed.

Spirit & Passion of Skating Award, AdultSkate Award

This award will be presented to a skater that is passionate about the sport of figure skating, and through their enthusiasm, motivates and encourages other adults to follow their dreams. This skater is also a positive role model to skaters of all ages and demonstrates that the dream to skate, or continue to skate, is possible.

Nominations are now closed.

Creating the Edge for Life, AdultSkate Award

This award is presented to an adult skater who pushes themselves towards new goals, continues to challenge their ability, and raise the standard in Adult Skating. This adult displays good sportsmanship and inspires skaters of all ages and levels to continue developing their own skating abilities.

Nominations are now closed.


Gateway Skating Club Post-Secondary Bursary

This award was created to celebrate the Gateway Skating Club’s 50 year anniversary in 2014 as a registered club with Skate Canada. The purpose of the award is to encourage skaters to continue competing while pursuing post-secondary education, keeping with the principles of Canadian Sport for Life.

Overview of Award criteria

Nominations are now closed.

Sectional Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is  given to an athlete/team who has achieved success over several competitive seasons. This athlete/team through their body of work, demonstrates a dedication to the sport, works hard to perfect their skill and has represented their club proudly within the Section.

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Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2023 at 11:59pm

Barbara Graham International Award

This award is given to an athlete or team who has reached greatness at the Provincial and National level and is  focused on achieving excellence at the International level. The athlete or athletes represent the best in sportsmanship, dedication to their sport and are role models for all skaters.

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Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2023 at 11:59pm

National Athlete Impact Award

This award will recognize a National Team or Nextgen athlete (in any discipline) who demonstrates exceptional behavior, leadership or a performance that inspires and galvanizes their teammates, the skating community or the public. This individual must have competed at an international event that season and demonstrated the Skate Canada values of excellence, integrity, collaboration and/or innovation.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

  • A National Team or NextGen athlete in any discipline
  • Demonstrated exceptional behavior, leadership or a performance that inspires and galvanizes their teammates, the skating community or the public.
  • Must have competed at an international event that season
  • Embodies and exemplifies Skate Canada values of integrity, collaboration, excellence and innovation

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit. Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. The Skate Canada President, chair of the High Performance Development Committee, Senior Director Performance Excellence, High Performance Director and NextGen Director will select the winner.

Criteria and Nomination form: https://forms.office.com/r/FkLAxashh6

Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2023, 9:55pm MT

Athlete Bursary Awards

Winnie Silverthorne Award – $1000.00 total
Presented annually to a skater or team that placed highest at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and is recommended by the Athlete Development Committee.

Kurt Browning Award – $500.00
Presented annually to the highest placing Junior Women at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

Brian Pockar Award – $500.00
Presented annually to the highest placing Juvenile Man (U12 or U14) at the Skate AB/NT/NU Sectional Championships.

Jesse Smith Memorial Award – $225.00
Presented annually to the highest placing Pre-Juvenile U11 Man at the Skate AB/NT/NU Sectional Championships.

Shantell Hale Award – $250.00 each
Presented annually to the highest placing Juvenile U12 Women and Juvenile U14 Women at the Skate: AB/NT/NU Sectional Championships.

Barbara Graham Award – $1000.00 total
Presented annually to the highest placing Pre-Novice or Novice pair or dance team at Skate Canada Challenge or the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

Pat Fischer Award – $500.00 
Presented annually to the highest placing Pre-Novice Man at Skate Canada Challenge.

Sue Cutmore Memorial Spirit Award – $500.00 each
Presented annually to the top placing STAR 5 U10 and U13 Girls at the Skate AB I NT I NU StarSkate Championships.


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