We are pleased to announce the Skate Ontario – Rebound to Skating 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 is providing 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.

Timelines:
  • Applications must be submitted online by the link provided by 11:59pm EST Monday May 24, 2021.
  • Successful applicants will be advised by Monday June 21, 2021
  • Payments will be issued by cheque on or before June 30, 2021.

Grant Details

Grant amounts will range from $250.00 to $5000.00.   Amounts awarded will be determined based the rankings of applications received and the total amount available. Priority will be 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 will need 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 may also be eligible for funding.  

Eligibility
  • The club/skating school must be a member in good standing with Skate Canada and Skate Ontario, including remittance of all 20/21 fees.
  • The club/skating school must demonstrate clear financial need as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on club operations.
  • The club/skating school must commit to obtaining the status “CanSkate Excellence -Engaged” as prescribed in Skate Ontario’s CanSkate Excellence Recognition Program by November 30, 2021. Full details of the CanSkate Excellence Engaged status requirements can be found here  * Clubs/Skating Schools that do not traditionally offer CanSkate programming may still be considered for a grant award.
Supplementary Documentation Required

For Clubs/skating schools with a fiscal year ending in January, February or March:
  • Financial Statements for the 2020 Fiscal year and draft statements for the 2021 fiscal year. (Balance Sheet and Income Statement)

For Clubs/skating schools with fiscal year ending in months between April and December
  • Financial Statements for the 2020 fiscal year.
  • Interim financial statements at March 31/21
Eligible Expenses

Receipts, invoices and other supporting documentation must be kept by the club/skating school. Copies of supporting documentation must be submitted upon request of Skate Ontario.

Eligible expenses include but may not be limited to:
  • Purchase of PPE for volunteers, coaches, board of directors, participants
  • Purchase of cleaning supplies
  • Purchase of training aids to support programs to operate safely.
  • Training for volunteers, staff, coaches to address an impact of COVID-19
  • Increase expense related to marketing programs
  • Increased operating expenses – i.e. Ice Time
  • Loss of income du

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. Supplementary Documentation Required- For Clubs/skating schools with a fiscal year ending in January, February or March

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* 3. Supplementary Documentation Required- For Clubs/skating schools with fiscal year ending in months between April and December

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* 4. Supplementary Documentation Acknowledgement

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* 5. Please select the status of your club/skating school as of April 2021:

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* 6. Please check off the months you were able to operate since March 2020 (full or partial)

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* 7. Please select all impacts that apply to your club/skating school as a result of COVID-19:

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* 8. Please explain all impacts that apply to your club/skating school as a result of COVID-19:

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* 9. Please describe in 150 words or less how your club has been impacted by COVID 19:

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* 10. Please indicate the total dollars you are requesting from this grant program (maximum of $5000)

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* 11. Please select from the options below the expenses/losses your club/skating school has incurred directly related to COVID-19 since March,2020 and provide the amount:

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* 12. Acknowledgement – By submitting this application, you acknowledge that:

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* 13. Name of Authorized Signatory

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