Sport Champion Award

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.

Selection Criteria

This award is bestowed upon a sponsor, supporter or partner who has demonstrated sustained commitment to advancing the sport of speed skating in Canada at the club, regional, provincial or national level. The individual or organization receiving this award is a champion for the power of sport in local communities and across the country.

A Sport Champion can be recognized for a number of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Sponsoring an athlete, club, PTSO or Speed Skating Canada
  • Providing cash or in-kind contributions to support speed skating events
  • Engaging in volunteerism within the speed skating community
  • Promoting our sport to new audiences (e.g., employees or the general public)
  • Elevating the athlete and/or spectator experience through innovative programming

For the 2020-2021 Awards Program, special consideration will be given to partners who helped facilitate a return to sport or the continued engagement of the speed skating community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Recipients

2020City of Sherbrooke (QC)
2019Red Deer Central Lions Club (AB)