2016-17 Podium Tracker Program

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March 27, 2017: $45,000 available to Canadian speed skating clubs through the 2017 Intact Insurance Podium Tracker Program (read)

Intact Insurance and Speed Skating Canada enhance Podium Tracker Program to better benefit skating clubs (read)

Speed Skating Canada and Intact Insurance are pleased to announce the launch of the revised Intact Insurance Podium Tracker program. Starting in January, 2017, we will be accepting applications for $5,000 grants and the grand prize of one (1) $10,000 grant. Successful grant recipients will be announced in early Spring 2017. Clubs are invited to submit their application, indicating their request for financial assistance for the 2017-18 season.

Be sure to cheer your Canadian National team throughout the duration of the 2016-17 season. Every time a member of the National Speed Skating Team wins an individual medal during the 2016-17 World Cup or World Championship, Intact Insurance will add $1,000 to the overall Podium Tracker Grant Budget.

Track Canada's results:
Short Track: World Cups | World Championships
Long Track: World Cups | World Championships (Single Distance, Sprint, Allround)

Key dates to remember:
•    Launch date: January 10, 2017
•    Application due date: March 31, 2017
•    Announcement of Grant Recipients: early spring, 2017

Since the start of the program in 2010-2011, Intact Insurance donated a total of $285,000:

2015-2016: $70,000 (Details)
2014-2015: $42,000
2013-2014: $23,000
2012-2013: $43,000
2011-2012: $50,000
2010-2011: $57,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Why have the parameters of the Podium Tracker Program changed?
The foundation of the Program remains the same; Intact Insurance will award $1,000 every time a member of the National Speed Skating Team wins an individual medal during the 2016-17 World Cup or World Championship. These dollars will be pooled into the overall Podium Tracker grant budget and the total budget will be determined at the end of the 2016-17 season, based on results. Clubs are required to submit their application in order to be eligible for these funds. Click the following link to complete your application by visiting the Speed Skating Canada website here. 

Who is eligible?
All Clubs in Canada are eligible. Your Club must be in good standing and not have any outstanding payments due to Speed Skating Canada in order for your application to be reviewed.

What is the total amount of grant dollars being awarded?
The total Podium Tracker grant budget will be based on the results of the National Team in 2016-17.

What are the key timelines?
Launch date: January 10, 2017
Application due date: March 31, 2017
Announcement of Grant Recipients: early spring, 2017

Who do I contact if I have any further questions or difficulties with the application?
If you have read all the information on our Podium Tracker Program and have additional questions, you may contact Danielle Gelineau, Program Services Coordinator at dgelineau@speedskating.ca.

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