Community Awards

The Gagné Family Award was established by John V. Sands, a national team speed skater who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. It was first presented in 1996 and honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community.

The Jean Grenier Award is bestowed upon an outstanding volunteer or administrator who has made invaluable contributions to the betterment of our sport. 

The Sport Champion Award was established in 2019 to help recognize and celebrate the valuable contributions that our partners – individuals and organizations that sponsor and support the sport of speed skating – make to help our sport thrive in Canada.

Generously sponsored by SSC’s longstanding partner, the Intact Insurance Club Excellence Award recognizes the contributions of local speed skating clubs to the development of our sport and the importance of grassroots programs to high-performance success.