Achievement Awards

Skate Canada Achievement Awards

National Achievement Awards 

  • Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award
  • Skate Canada Club Coach Award of Excellence
  • Skate Canada Officials Award of Excellence
  • Skate Canada Competitive Coach/Choreographer Award of Excellence

Nomination Forms 

Manitoba Section Achievement Award

  • Skate Canada Section CanSkate Athlete Award
  • Skate Canada Section STARSkate Athlete Award
  • Skate Canada Section CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award
  • Skate Canada Section Officials Award
  • Skate Canada Section Program Assistant Award
  • Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award
  • Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award of Excellence 
  • Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award

Nomination Forms 

2020 Ian Carmichael Memorial Award

The Ian Carmichael Award is open to skaters or ex-skaters who are continuing in the sport as an Official and/or Coach.

Ian Carmichael was a competitive skater in Manitoba who progressed into the judging ranks following his skating career. Dedicated to the sport he loved, he soon advanced to the Gold Test level and traveled the province, judging competitions and tests. A dentist by profession, Ian was always concerned with self-improvement and continued to study and upgrade, both professionally and within the sport until just prior to his tragic death in 1992.

Ian made a most generous bequest to the Manitoba Section, Skate Canada. The Board of Directors recommended that a monetary Award be made annually using the interest from this money.

The recipient should be an individual who is showing commitment and dedication, both to the sport of figure skating and to further education.


The Recipient should be:

1) A skater or ex-skater in any discipline between the ages of 16 and 25 years, who has achieved at least their 2nd Figure, Junior Bronze Free, Junior Bronze Dance.

2) Is continuing in the sport as a judge, data specialist or coach and has attained any of the following minimum levels:
a) Judge, Assessor or Technical Team Member
b) Data Specialist: Level 1
c) Coach: Regional Coach

3) Is currently attending and is seriously pursuing a post-secondary education (at least 3 credits).

4) Has contributed significantly to the sport of figure skating in Manitoba for at least two years.

Nominations may come from any member of the Manitoba Section, Board of Directors or
Skate Canada member clubs.

Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline is Thursday February 13, 2020

Award will be presented at the Skate Canada Manitoba Awards Evening on Saturday April 25, 2020



The purpose of the Skate Canada Manitoba SYNCHROSkate Athlete Award is to recognize skaters who reflect the essence of the SYNCHROSkate program, which includes both team and individual achievements.

This award will be presented at the 2020 Skate Canada Manitoba Awards evening – April 25, 2020 in Brandon.

The recipient of this award will have displayed dedication and commitment to their team(s) through participation in all team activities.  They will have achieved personal success in skill development through perseverance while maintaining a balance in all areas of life.  The athlete will have displayed leadership abilities through their demonstration of sportsmanship, team spirit, and giving back to the sport.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday February 13, 2020

Click on the button below for the nomination form

Nomination Form



The Manitoba Grassroots Bursary Trust is now accepting nominaions for this skating season’s Follow Your Dreams Award. 
The $250 award falls outside the constituted guidelines of the bursary trust and is offered by the Barber Family. Reta Barber was the founder of the Grassroots Bursary Trust, and her son Miles Barber continues to serve as a trustee to this day.
Previous winners include Sadie Graetz in 2019, and Jade Pilat and Emmet Dewar in 2018.
The following is the award’s criteria:
(a) The Award is open to all CanSkate and STARSkaters.
(b) Skaters shall have competed for at least one year.
(c) Recipient(s) of this Award shall not be eligible to receive or already receiving a bursary from the Trust.
(d) Recipient(s) shall bring something unique to skating in Manitoba.
(e) Recipient(s) cannot have won the (Follow Your Dreams) award previously.
(f) Skaters must be nominated for this award to the Board by a Trustee, a fellow skater, a   coach, a judge, or other skating official. 
(g) Skaters must be members in good standing with a Skate Canada Manitoba member club.
There is no obligation for this award to be made every year.
Nominations shall include a short biography, including the skater’s name, address and Club, as well as a video of the potential award recipients for trustees to review.  The video should be no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating why the skater should win the award.

Deadline to apply is Monday March 9, 2020
For further information and/or instructions as to where to send the nomination and video, contact:
Lorne Edwards, Chairman
Skate Canada Manitoba Grassroots Bursary Trust