Skate Ontario is a unique body which was incorporated in 1982 as the sole Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) recognized by the Ontario Government for figure skating in the Province of Ontario. Through the four Ontario Skate Canada member Sections we provide developmental and competitive opportunities for approximately 75,000 members including competitive, recreational and Special Olympic skaters as well as coaches and officials.
As a corporation, Skate Ontario is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of an elected President and the four Ontario Skate Canada Section Chairs who act as officers of the corporation and who are responsible for strategic planning. In addition, appointed committees and committee chairs who report to the Board are responsible for the implementation of programs and the conduct of events.
Skate Ontario is an organization dedicated to the principle of enabling every citizen in the Province of Ontario to participate in skating throughout his/her lifetime for fun, fitness and/or achievement. This is accomplished through the implementation of programs and events in all communities throughout the Province.
We are very grateful for the generous support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as well as our valued corporate sponsors Best Western. We are also proud members of True Sport as well as Sport4Ontario.
In addition to overseeing Skate Canada program delivery within the Province through the Skate Canada member Sections, Skate Ontario is responsible for the following:
- Selection of the Ontario figure skating team for Canada Winter Games
- Staging Camp for Canada Winter Games
- Figure skating events at Ontario Winter Games
- Skate Ontario Championships
- Skate Ontario Super Series
- Skate Ontario Adult Invitational
- Provincial Training Camp
- Identification of athletes for Quest for Gold funding
- Nominations for Ontario Sports Awards
- High performance athlete monitoring
- Coaches development
- Officials development
Skate Ontario Board of Directors
President Karen Butcher
Director Andrea Derby
Director Sharon Bollenbach
Director Glenn Fortin
Director Sheilagh McCaskill
Director Therese Bilsborough
Director Brent Brandham
Director Migan Megardichian
Director Mary-Rose Weir
Skate Ontario Operating Committees
2605 Skymark Avenue, Unit 100
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4L5
For general inquiries, please call the Skate Ontario office at 905-212-9991
Office hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Visit the Skate Ontario Contact List