We’re proud to be affiliated with numerous partners and corporate sponsors, whose generous contributions to our organization help ensure growth at the grassroots level and unmatched success on the global stage.
Speed Skating Canada’s corporate sponsors and suppliers play a vital role in supporting athletes of all ages and skill levels. Thanks to the help of these caring companies, we can deliver quality programs to introduce speed skating to all Canadians, train top-notch coaches and officials, and provide support to our high performances athletes as they strive to reach the Olympic podium.
ABOUT Intact insurance
Intact Insurance is Canada’s largest home, auto and business insurance company, the choice of more than four million consumers. Its coast-to-coast presence and its strong relationship with insurance brokers mean the company can provide the outstanding service, comfort and continuity customers deserve. Intact Insurance is a member company of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada and a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America.
About Descente Ltd.
Founded in 1935, Descente Ltd. is a global supplier of performance-based athletic apparel. Descente stands for performance and excellence. From award winning designs, to conception, we incorporate cutting edge technology, fabric, quality and a fit that is second to none. For over 50 years, Descente has led the winter sports industry in expertise, functionality and innovation and outfitted millions of athletes.
Auclair is a global leader and marketer of sport and fashion gloves since its inception in 1945. We engineer and manufacture high quality performance, sports and casual gloves and mitts. Our products are known around the world for their quality, performance and fit. Our product lines are proudly designed and developed at our global headquarters based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with manufacturing taking place on three continents.
Speed Skating Canada’s funding and sport partners are integral in helping our organization achieve its strategic and performance objectives. The funding, leadership and technical support offered by these partners allow our skaters to work alongside world-class coaches and staff, in the very best training facilities, and achieve success on the Olympic stage.
About Sport Canada
As the single largest investor in Canada’s amateur sport system, the Government of Canada plays an important role in this system. Through Sport Canada, it develops programs and policies to help the sport system meet the needs of Canadians. Sport Canada provides leadership and funding which enables Canadians to progress from early sport experiences to high performance excellence.
About the Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of Canada’s Olympic movement, the Canadian Olympic Committee works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games.
About Own the Podium
Own the Podium, a not-for-profit organization, prioritizes and determines investment strategies to national sport organizations in an effort to deliver more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. Own the Podium’s largest contributor of funding is the Government of Canada with additional funding provided by the Canadian Olympic Committee/Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee/Paralympic Foundation of Canada, along with the corporate community.
About the International Skating Union
The International Skating Union (ISU), founded in 1892, is the oldest governing international winter sport federation and the exclusive international sport federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) administering the sports of Figure Skating, Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating worldwide. The objectives of the ISU are to regulate, govern, promote and develop its sports on the basis of friendship and mutual understanding between athletes.
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.
About the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary provides world-leading Olympic and Paralympic training environments to elite athletes and coaches across Alberta. With the support of our partners, our team of experts deliver sport science and medicine, coaching and the Game Plan program to Power Podium Performances and help Canada win more medals.
About the Calgary Olympic Oval
The Olympic Oval is a legacy facility of the 1988 Olympic Games. It is a place where Olympic dreams come true and athletes are put in a position to achieve their personal best. An important and integral part of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology; the Oval is a speed-skating facility, a research facility for UCalgary kinesiology scholars, a training facility for varsity athletes and a public facility to serve the University community.
About the Institut national du sport du Québec
By focusing on science, innovation and technology, INS Québec represents the “ingenuity behind the performance” by offering cutting-edge solutions driven by a team of experts and partners to push each of our athletes to their limits. INS Québec provides scientific, medical and professional services, and is active across Quebec thanks to its network of 8 regional multisport training centres, 18 single-sport training centres and its Olympic Park Complex, which is home to 10 high-performance training groups.
About the City of Montreal
Montréal is the largest French-speaking city in North America, and it is distinguished by its exceptional cultural vitality and creative forces recognized around the globe. It is developing a little more each day into a contemporary, inclusive and dynamic city in economic, cultural and social terms. Montreal is recognized for the quality and variety of its events and its urban animation. These events improve the quality of life, generate social and economic benefits and promote the city.
About the CEntre de glace intact assurance
Officially opened in August 2021, the Centre de glaces Intact Assurance features the only indoor ice oval in Eastern Canada. This state-of-the-art venue – which is home to one of Canada’s long track speed skating training centres – welcomed over 350,000 visitors in its first year of operations and successfully hosted the first-ever joint Canadian Speed Skating Championships in October 2022 and the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in December 2022.
We’re looking for partners who can help all Canadians race on ice and power Olympians to the podium!
A partnership with Speed Skating Canada integrates your company at every level of Canada’s most successful Olympic sport: from grassroots programs that reach every province and territory, to medal performances on the world stage. Our unparalleled legacy of performance at the Olympic Games has produced 70 Canadian medals and inspired the dreams of young athletes from coast to coast.
Our Olympic success begins at the grassroots level and within community rinks across the country. With over 12,000 active members and a network of more than 150 local clubs, Speed Skating Canada has nationwide reach. Our sport’s visibility is amplified online and at events, with over 2.8 million social media impressions, 1.2 million television viewers, 300,000 website visits and 10,000 in-person spectators each year.
We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive and supportive community for anyone wanting to pursue their personal development as an athlete, official, coach, volunteer, parent or administrator. And we love to bring partners into this fold, including them in our journey by providing athlete access, unique experiences and inspiration aplenty.
To learn more about opportunities to partner with us in the relentless pursuit of excellence, please contact Nicole Espenant.