Club/Skating School Assistance Grant Program

The purpose of these grants is to provide funding that will support skating clubs/schools across the province in sustaining their organizations and preparing for when we are able to return to skating safely.

With support from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Skate Ontario provided this opportunity for member clubs/skating schools to apply for a grant to help off-set some of the financial burden brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant amounts had the opportunity to range from $250.00 to $5000.00. Amounts awarded were determined based the rankings of applications received and the total amount available. Priority was given to applicants that demonstrate the greatest need for financial support to return to viable operations in the coming season.

Clubs/skating schools supported by this funding were also to demonstrate expenses and/or losses incurred directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This could include increases in programming costs such as participants withdrawing from existing programs, increased expenses due to PPE, lower ratios of participants per program and/or facility. Clubs/Skating Schools that have chosen to run operating deficits in an effort to maintain programming fees for participants were also eligible for funding.

The deadline for this initiative was on May 24, 2021. Please see below for the list of clubs and skating schools who successfully applied for and received a grant.


Club/Skating School Grant Amount
Cannington Figure Skating Club
$1,000.00
Char-Lan Skating Club
$2,000.00
Ilderton Skating Club
$1,000.00
Kenora Skating Academy
$1,800.00
Prescott Figure Skating Club Inc
$2,000.00
Stirling Figure Skating Club
$1,000.00
White Swan FSC
$599.00
York Simcoe Synchronized Skating School
$727.00
Sapling Skating School
$4,000.00
Copper Cliff Skating Club
$2,750.00
Gloucester Skating Club
$2,750.00
Hamilton Skating Club
$2,750.00
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club
$2,750.00
Lindsay Skating Club
$2,750.00
London Skating Club
$2,750.00
Rideau Skating Club
$2,750.00
Skate Brockville
$2,750.00
Guelph Skating Club
$2,950.00
Mississauga Figure Skating Club
$2,950.00
Newmarket Figure Skating Club
$2,950.00
Skate Lasalle
$2,950.00
South Dumfries Figure Skating Club
$2,950.00
Border Skating Club
$3,150.00
Bowmanville Figure Skating Club
$3,150.00
Clarence Creek Skating Club (CPACC)
$3,150.00
Skate Canada Brampton Chinguacousy
$3,150.00
Belmont Skating Club
$3,700.00
Chapleau Figure Skating Club
$3,700.00
Drayton & District Figure Skating Club
$3,700.00
Embrun Skating Club
$3,700.00
Hilltop Skating Club
$4,200.00
Niagara Falls Skating Academy
$4,200.00
Northern Lights School of Skating
$4,200.00
Huntsville SC
$4,700.00
Leaside Skating Club
$4,700.00
Skate Keewatin
$4,700.00
Lake Superior Figure Skating Club
$5,000.00
Morrisburg & District Skating Club
$5,000.00
North Bay Skating Club
$5,000.00
North Toronto Skating Club
$5,000.00