On March 11, 2022, it was announced that Skate Ontario had been granted over $600,000 by the Government of Ontario to distribute to all member clubs and skating schools. This funding was meant to help maximize efforts in Ontario clubs and skating schools to rebound to skating in full force into the upcoming skating season.
All Skate Ontario member clubs and skating schools in good standing with Skate Ontario and Skate Canada were eligible to apply as long as all 2021/2022 fees were remitted and that the mandatory Tier 1 questions were answered on the application. Funding applications were accepted until May 1, 2022.
Skate Ontario was thrilled to receive a total of 265 clubs/skating schools applications.
All of the applications were reviewed by a Grant Committee consisting of internal and external committee members. Grant amounts awarded ranged from $1,175 to $6,100. Congratulations to the 253 clubs/skating schools that received funding from this grant to continue recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as we gear up for the 2022-2023 skating season. Skate Ontario will work with the recipients to ensure the commitments made in the application process are accessible.