2017 Ice Summit Event Details and Descriptions

Please note that tickets for all social functions*(indicated by an asterisk) are not included in the conference packages and must be purchased separately. All conference packages and social tickets must be purchased by midnight ET, Sunday, May 28, 2017. No social tickets or packages will be sold after this date.

Conference Package Pick-up

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Thursday, June 1: 17:00 – 20:00
Friday, June 2: 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday, June 3: 07:00 – 17:30
Sunday, June 4: 07:00 – 09:00

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
Friday, June 2: 07:30 – 09:30

Friday Workshop Program

Featuring world class presenters – more to come!

Brian Orser, World / Olympic Coach
Shae Zukiwsky, World Renowned Choreographer/National Coach

Time: 07:30 – 17:00
Location: Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd, Ottawa
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are included
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided to/from the venue

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet*
Time: 18:30 – 19:00 Reception
19:00 – 22:00 Gala & Banquet
Location: Main Ballroom 118, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Fee: $95.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal/Black tie optional

Always a highlight of the Skate Canada Ice Summit, the Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our skaters, volunteers, officials and coaches who made a difference in 2016-2017. Come hear their inspiring stories and help us recognize these amazing individuals!

Tickets must be purchased by midnight ET, Monday, May 22, 2017.

Saturday Workshop Program

Time: 08:30 – 17:15
Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

Workshops are designed for club volunteers, coaches & choreographers, officials and section volunteers and staff. Select any of the workshops in each timeslot which are of interest to you!

Safe Sport Plenary Workshop: Special guest speaker, Sheldon Kennedy
Time: 08:30 – 10:30
Location: Ballroom 118, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

This session will begin with a screening of SWIFT CURRENT a documentary about Sheldon Kennedy, the National Hockey League player whose self-destructive behaviour finally made sense when he came out to the world as a survivor of sex abuse at the hands of Graham James, his coach with the Swift Current Broncos. SWIFT CURRENT is a devastating portrait of a man who struggles to come to terms with his brutal childhood trauma, and a startling depiction of sexual abuse’s long-term impact. Following the movie will be a keynote address by Sheldon himself. Sheldon’s impactful story and belief in creating and supporting safe sporting environments for children reinforces the importance of Skate Canada’s Safe Sport initiative.

Skate Canada Financial Update
Time: 10:30-11:30
Location: Ballroom 118, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

This Q & A session will be an opportunity for an open and transparent discussion regarding the financial health of Skate Canada. We look forward to sharing the audited financial statements for 2016-2017, discussing the budget development process, and outlining the work of the Finance & Enterprise Risk Management Committee during the past season. Bring your enthusiasm for financial queries!

Important Note:  Given the outcome of the nomination process, the candidates for election to the Skate Canada Board of Directors will be acclaimed and the Meet the Candidates session has been replaced by the Finance Update session above.

Workshop Participants Contest
All workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held during the Annual General Meeting.

Brewery Tour* (Limited space available)
Time: 18:30 – 22:15
Location: Various Ottawa Breweries (bus departs from the Courtyard Marriott Ottawa East)
Fee: $85.00 plus tax (includes 2 sample boards, appetizer and main course)

Jump on a bus with Brew Donkey Tours as you visit two Ottawa brew pubs and their brew house, enjoy two sample boards, some appetizers and a main course. Don’t be disappointed! Register early as space is limited.

Tickets must be purchased by midnight ET, Monday, May 22, 2017.

Annual General Meeting

Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Ballroom 106, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Members of Skate Canada to participate in discussions surrounding bylaw amendments and contribute to Skate Canada’s decision-making process by voting in the elections for the Skate Canada Board of Directors.

To ensure the highest level of participation, Skate Canada will live-stream the AGM on the Internet. Members who have registered to attend the AGM remotely and have identified that they will be voting will be able to participate in the meeting and cast their votes via the Internet. More information on how to register to attend the meeting and on how to cast your vote electronically will follow.

Coaches are reminded that recent changes to Skate Canada’s bylaws now provide all Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches with the right to vote during the AGM.