The past can inspire and encourage the future.

Debbi Wilkes, Chair of the Skate Canada Alumni Committee

Welcome to the Skate Canada Alumni blog!

Looking back over our skating careers, it has been an honour to represent Canada on the international stage.  Now as members of the Alumni Committee, we feel privileged to be giving back.  Serving on the 2017-2018 Alumni Committee are Denise Benning, Ann Shaw, Nicholas Young, Barry Soper, Emery Leger, Frances McLellan, Sheri Moir and me, who together combine nearly 300 amazing years of skating experience as competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers!

The committee’s goal is to develop initiatives which highlight the tremendous history of our alumni and the success they have achieved.  By creating innovative opportunities to build long-term engagement with our alumni we plan to celebrate them at all levels of skating – national, provincial and regional.

During our skating careers, we’ve been privileged to make friends across Canada and around the world enjoying the common experiences and stories we all share. But events are few and far between with rare occasions to renew and resume our friendships.

Here in our blog, our goal is to help us reconnect by offering news, opinions, stories and activities featuring our alumni and focusing on how important they are to the past, present and future of skating in Canada.

Enjoy the First Edition!

2017-2018 Alumni Committee