Skate Canada

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Skate Canada
Skate Canada logo.svg
Sport Figure skating
Jurisdiction Canada
Affiliation International Skating Union
Headquarters261 – 1200 St. Laurent Blvd. Box 15, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3B8, CANADA
President Leanna Caron
Official website
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg

Skate Canada (Canadian French: Patinage Canada, lit. "Skating Canada") is the national governing body for figure skating in Canada, recognized by the International Skating Union and the Canadian Olympic Committee. It organizes the annual Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the fall Skate Canada International competition, other national and international skating competitions in Canada, and the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.



The organization was founded in 1887 as the Amateur Skating Association of Canada for speed and figure skating by Louis Rubenstein of Montreal's Victoria Skating Club. Later in 1914 it changed its name to the "The Figure Skating Department of the Amateur Skating Association of Canada". In 1939, it changed its name to the "Canadian Figure Skating Association" (CFSA). The current name of "Skate Canada" was adopted in 2000 for consistency with the names of other national sports organizations in Canada.

Skate Canada claims to be "the oldest and largest figure skating organization in the world". [1] The vast majority of members are not elite competitors, but recreational skaters.


Organizational structure

Skate Canada's headquarters are in Ottawa, Ontario. The organization also has 10 sectional offices which coordinate much of the local activity within their respective areas. [2]

Section nameAbbreviationOfficial website
British Columbia / YukonBC/YK website
Alberta / NWT / NunavutAB/NT/NU website
SaskatchewanSK website
ManitobaMB website
OntarioON website
QuebecQC website
New BrunswickNB website
Nova ScotiaNS website
Prince Edward IslandPE website
Newfoundland and LabradorNL website

Ontario formerly had four organisations, Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario, Western Ontario and Northern Ontario but they merged in 2017 to receive provincial funding.

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  1. "Skate Canada – About SC". Skate Canada. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. "Skate Canada – Skate Canada Sections". Skate Canada. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  3. Ferguson, Bob (2005). Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. p. 256. ISBN   1-55041-855-6.