Two coaches from Burlington and an official from Oakville have been recognized by Skate Canada for their efforts towards figure skating.
Receiving the Skate Canada Competitive Coach Award of Excellence were Anne Schelter and Shelley Simonton Barnett of the Burlington Skating Centre. Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award
Jo-Anne Phelps of Skate Oakville was presented with the Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award, which recognizes one’s volunteer work in precision skating.
Skate Canada honoured 22 award winners at its recent Annual Convention and General Meeting (ACGM) and National Coaches’ Conference (NCC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The winners were presented their awards by various Canadian champions, including World Champions and Olympic silver medallists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, two-time world medallists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Canadian champion Nam Nguyen, Canadian champion Gabrielle Daleman, and team co-captain of World Synchronized Skating Champions, Burlington’s Nexxice, Lee Chandler.
The Skate Canada National Awards Program honours dedicated members of the skating community who have donated their time to help contribute to improving the quality of skating in Canada.