Who We Are

Skate Ontario is a proud member of…

True Sport

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Our Partners

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 the Sport Alliance of Ontario as well as Sport4Ontario.

Our Initiatives

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
  • Trillium STARSkate Championships
  • Ontario Trillium Cup
  • Provincial Training Camp
  • Identification of athletes for Quest for Gold funding
  • Nominations for Ontario Sports Awards
  • High performance athlete monitoring
  • Coaches development
  • Officials development

2014-2015 Board of Directors

President Wendy St. Denis president@skateontario.org
Past President Janet Balkwill pastpresident@skateontario.org
Vice President (NOS Chair) Traci Fong nos@skateontario.org
Director (COS Chair) Paul Cotter cos@skateontario.org
Director (EOS Chair) Gloria Brighten eos@skateontario.org
Director (WOS Chair) Brenda VanEngelen wos@skateontario.org

Committee Chairs and Coordinators

Competitions Coordinator Susan Fisher competitions@skateontario.org
Programs Coordinator Susanne Morgan programs@skateontario.org
Public Relations Coordinator Sean McKinnon publicrelations@skateontario.org
Technical Committee Chair Marion Dyke technical@skateontario.org

Skate Ontario Resource Personnel

Executive Director Tracey McCague-McElrea tracey@skateontario.org
Technical Director Scott Rachuk technicaldirector@skateontario.org
Tel: 647-822-4048
Administrative Assistant Cindy Wrong administrativeassistant@skateontario.org
Tel: 647-822-2877
Bookkeeper Michelle Ross

Mailing Address

Skate Ontario
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 103
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1Y8