New Athlete Impact Award introduced to honour a community champion who positively influences those around them both on and off ice
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Members of the Canadian speed skating community have until May 30 to submit their nominations for the 2021-2022 Speed Skating Canada Awards Program.
The SSC Awards Program recognizes the incredible contributions and achievements of our sport’s most dedicated and deserving stakeholders – including athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, partners and more. Each year, members of the Canadian speed skating community are invited to submit nominations of deserving individuals. The nominations process is designed to attract a diverse and broad range of eligible nominees, and to be simple enough that anyone can submit a name for consideration.
Nominations are being accepted for over a dozen different awards, including the Speed Skating Canada Hall of Fame and the Intact Insurance Club Excellence Award, which distributes $20,000 in grants to clubs undertaking grassroots initiatives that aligns with SSC’s strategic objectives. This year will also see the introduction of the new Athlete Impact Award for Community Champion of the Year, which recognizes an athlete’s contributions to sport and the broader community, in alignment with Speed Skating Canada’s values.
The complete list of Speed Skating Canada awards can be found below:
- Athlete Awards
- Coach Awards
- Official Awards
- Community Awards
Nominations for our annual awards program can be completed using this online form and must be submitted before May 30, 2022. Please take the time to read through the each of the award descriptions, which provide an overview of the applicable eligibility and selection criteria. You can also consult the Information Package.
Speed Skating Canada recognizes that COVID-19 was still prevalent during the 2021-22 season and will take this key factor into account when evaluating awards nominations. Please be sure to include an overview of any unique ways the nominee has helped the speed skating community overcome the ongoing challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic in your submission.
This year’s recipients will be unveiled to the speed skating community and general public virtually over the summer. Awards will be presented in-person to recipients during ceremonies at the nearest international event hosted by Speed Skating Canada during the 2022-23 season.
If you have any questions about the SSC Awards Program, please contact Amra Kubat.