Section Awards – Athletes


COVID Hero Awards Recognition

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut wishes to recognize the many skaters, coaches, officials and volunteers whose incredible efforts at the Club, Region and Section levels made skating, in its various forms, possible this season.

A club/skating school may submit up to 5 nominations to be recognized.

Deadline for nominations –  March 15, 2021 at midnight

COVID Hero Awards Criteria and Submission Overview

Click here for COVID Hero Award nomination form

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.
Deadline for nominations –  March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for CanSkate Athlete nomination form.

STARSkate 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 STARSkate testing system but also with personal skill development and growth. 
Deadline for nominations –  March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for STARSkate Athlete nomination form.

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.
Deadline for nominations –  March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for Program Assistant nomination form.

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.
Deadline for nominations –  March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for CompetitiveSkate nomination form.

Jamie Salé 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.

Overview of Award criteria
Deadline for nominations – March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for Special Olympics Skater nomination form.

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.

Overview of Award criteria
Deadline for nominations – March 15, 2021 at midnight

Click here for Spirit and Passion nomination form.

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

Click here for Gateway SC Post Secondary Bursary nomination form

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. 

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. 

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.

Overview of the Award criteria
Note: This award is not accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 season.

Section Athlete 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 Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships.

Jesse Smith Memorial Award – $225.00
Presented annually to the highest placing Pre-Juvenile U11 Man at the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships.

Shantell Hale Award – $250.00 each
Presented annually to the highest placing Juvenile U12 Women and Juvenile U14 Women at the Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut 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.


Questions? Contact the Section Office:
info@skateabnwtnun.ca
1-(866)-294-0663