OTTAWA, ON: Thursday evening, Skate Canada honoured 16 award winners during the 2020 Skate Canada Virtual Awards Celebration. Unfortunately, the 2020 Ice Summit was cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but the show must go on!
The first edition of the Skate Canada Virtual Awards Celebration was streamed live on Skate Canada’s YouTube channel and was hosted by Skate Canada Digital Host and former national team member, Elladj Baldé. He was joined by the 2020 Canadian National Champions – Roman Sadovsky (men), Emily Bausback (women), Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro (pairs), Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier (ice dance), and Dana Malowany (synchronized skating, Les Suprêmes team captain).
The Skate Canada Awards program honours dedicated members of the skating community who have donated their time to help contribute to improving the quality of skating in Canada.
The 2019-2020 recipients were:
Skate Canada Officials Award of Excellence
Skate Canada Club Coach Award of Excellence
Skate Canada Competitive Coach Award of Excellence
Carol Lane, Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Skate Canada Event Volunteer Award of Excellence
Elizabeth Swan Memoria Award
Billie Mitchell Award
Skate Canada also presents a volunteer award to one member of each of the Skate Canada sections. The following exceptional volunteers were awarded the 2019-2020 Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award of Excellence:
British Columbia/Yukon Section
New Brunswick Section
Nova Scotia Section
Prince Edward Island Section
Newfoundland and Labrador Section
Shelley Ann O’Brien
Skate Canada congratulates all award winners, nominees and countless invaluable volunteers! The Virtual Awards Celebration is available to watch on Skate Canada’s YouTube Channel.