$20,000 in grants from Intact Insurance available to clubs undertaking grassroots development initiatives
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Members of the Canadian speed skating community have until July 31, 2023 to submit their nominations for the 2022-23 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, Community Champion of the Year and the Intact Insurance Club Excellence Award, which distributes $20,000 in grants to clubs undertaking grassroots initiatives that aligns with the objectives and priority areas identified in SSC’s 2023-27 Strategic Plan.
The complete list of Speed Skating Canada awards can be found below:
- Athlete Awards
Nominations can be submitted using this online form before the deadline of July 31, 2023. Before submitting a nomination, please consult the award descriptions found on our website to ensure the nominee meets the eligibility and selection criteria. For reference, a list of previous recipients for each award can also be found on on the awards pages.
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 2023-24 season. For select award recipients – as detailed in the Awards Information Package – SSC will cover travel, accommodation and ticket costs to attend the event closest to the city where they reside.