Outline of ACGM Events

Updated May 7, 2013

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Convention Package Pick-up and Delegate and Proxy Voting Registration

Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel
Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 15:00 to 19:30
Thursday,June 6, 2013: 14:00 to 19:30
Friday, June 7, 2013: 07:00 to 08:30 and 16:15 to 17:30
Saturday, June 8, 2013: 07:00 to 08:30

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Eastern Ontario Section hosted activity Dinner & Historic Tour of Ottawa**
Time: 16:00 – 22:30
Bus departs from the Delta Ottawa City Centre at 16:00
Cost: $75 all inclusive
Registration deadline is May 15, 2013

Join the Eastern Ontario Section for a night of fine French food and a historic tour of downtown Ottawa. The evening will begin with a wonderful seasonal French meal at the Brasserie Métropolitain Restaurant in historic Byward Market, home to one of Canada’s oldest local farmers market including artisans, boutiques and restaurants.

The evening will then continue with The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, a 90 minute lantern-lit walking tour of Ottawa ghost stories and the darker history featuring the haunting of the Bytown Museum, Fairmont Château Laurier, the Grant House and more.

**Tickets must be purchased through the Eastern Ontario Section office by completing the order form found in Members Only or for more information contact the Eastern Ontario section office by email at eos@bellnet.ca or by telephone at 613.925.1441.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Skate Canada Finance Overview Workshop
Presenters: Cheryl McEvoy, Chief Operating Officer and Bill Boland, Director - Finance
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel

This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the financial well-being of the Association.  Participants will have an opportunity to review the audited financial statements with the Association experts.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and receive first-hand explanations.  This workshop is open to all participants and pre-registration is not required.

CanSkate Live
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Location: Carleton University – Ice House
Bus departs from the hotel lobby at 14:45 sharp for non- NCC participants!

Back by popular demand; all ACGM & NCC participants will have an opportunity to come and watch the new CanSkate program in action with local skaters and coaches. This high-energy 45-minute session will be filled with action packed movement, upbeat music, colourful signage and much more. The perfect opportunity to see the new CanSkate program live awaits you!

Non-NCC participants will be bused to the Ice House at Carleton University.

Convention Opening – The Journey to 2014! *
Time: 19:30 – 23:00
Location: National Arts Centre
Buses will begin departing from the hotel lobby at 19:00
Cost: $20.00

The recent announcement that Ottawa will host the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships (Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships) in January 2014 provides an unprecedented opportunity to attend a rare Canadian heritage event in Canada’s capital. The first official Canadian Championships were held at Ottawa’s Minto Club in 1914 and now, 100 years later, the event will return to its roots.

In anticipation of this historic competition, this year’s ACGM Opening will launch the 100th celebrations on the rooftop of the National Art Centre. With a panoramic view of Parliament, the Chateau Laurier, downtown Ottawa and the Rideau Canal, the skating family will be the first to hear Skate Canada’s cross country plans to engage your club, your members and your community in the 100th celebrations. Meet and mingle with very special guests, enjoy cocktails and canapés and share in the glory of skating’s success.

Canada has provided leaders and innovators in the progression and advancement of skating both on and off the ice but at the core of our skating heritage is the passion to get out on the ice and skate. Whether it’s on the Rideau Canal or back in your own local rink, with your help, the journey to 2014 and beyond will be thrilling!

Join us at the Opening to find out more!

The cost for this event is $20 and tickets must be purchased by 16:30 ET, Friday, May 17, 2013.

Friday, June 7, 2013 (Revised)

ACGM Workshop Program
Time: 08:00 - 16:15
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel

Workshop Schedule & Descriptions

Although workshops are designed with clubs, sections and coaches in mind, participants are not limited to one stream. Select any of the workshops which are of interest to you.

08:00-09:30
MEET THE SKATE CANADA BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES
09:30-10:00
BREAK
 
Simultaneous Translation
English
English
English
French
10:00-11:30
Concussion Awareness
Social Media
The New CanSkate – Coaches Getting Organized
Positive and Fully Connected Focus Training for Skaters
Club Boards and Risk Management
11:30-13:00
LUNCH (on own)
13:00-14:30
Skate Canada Board Governance
Club Boards and Risk Management
Positive and Balanced Focus Training for Coaches, Parents, Officials & Club Volunteers
The New CanSkate – Clubs Getting Organized
CanSkate – Getting Organized
14:30-14:45
BREAK
14:45-16:15
Using Conflict to Benefit You and Your Skating Club
 
STARSkate – Revised Skating Skills and Pilot Update
Ice Dance: Extreme Make-Over
STARSkate – Revised Skating Skills and Pilot Update


Meet your Skate Canada Board Member Candidates
This is an opportunity to learn more about the candidates who are standing for election to the Skate Canada Board of Directors. All of the candidates will be present to speak to the delegates, to present their ideas for leading Skate Canada and to take your questions prior to the voting at the AGM.

Concussion Awareness – Presented by Dr. Kristian Goulet
With recent history demonstrating the potential serious and long-term impact of head injuries in sport, it is vital for those involved in ice sport to be aware of the adverse effects of concussions.  Dr. Kristian Goulet, the Medical Director for the Eastern Ontario Concussion Clinic and the Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinic of Ottawa, will review the causes, effects, management, treatment and prevention of sports-related head injury and concussion. Dr. Goulet has trained under some of the best in the concussion field at the Concussion Clinic at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard University. Dr. Goulet was also the Clinical Supervisor of the Concussion Education Program at the Sports Legacy Institute at Boston University and will discuss the effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (permanent brain damage linked to multiple concussions)

Social Media – Presented by Barb MacDonald and Emma Bowie
We live in a new media world where the news doesn’t stop at 6 p.m. anymore, and deadlines on stories run on a 24-hour clock. Welcome to the social media era!  As the world tries to keep up with technology, so do the media who lead the norm on the cycle of information. The introduction of such social media platforms as Twitter and Facebook allow people to stay informed 24-7. The quickly shifting way of traditional communication is becoming a second to the powerhouse that social media has become. Public, private and not-for-profit sectors are increasingly turning to social media as a new way of doing business and as a model for learning and collaboration within organizations. Learn how to manage your time and be as effective as possible while communicating your message clearly to the public.

The New CanSkate – Coaches Getting Organized – Presented by Monica Lockie, Meredith Warner and Donna King
With the soft-launch having taken place in September 2012, and over 2000 coaches having completed the CanSkate Coach Online Module the new CanSkate program is gaining momentum by the day!  Join us for a re-cap of season one and how our coaches are operating the new program, what they are learning and how our skaters are benefiting.  We will review tips and strategies on getting organized on the ice to prepare for the official launch across the country, as well as testimonials from those clubs and coaches who needed to see it to believe it. September 2014 here we come!

The New CanSkate – Clubs and Coaches Getting Organized - Presented by Joanne Godin (FRENCH)
With the soft-launch having taken place in September 2012, the new CanSkate program is gaining momentum by the day!  Join us for a re-cap of season one how our clubs are operating the new program, what they are learning and how our skaters are benefiting.  We will review tips and strategies on getting organized on and off the ice and getting ready for the big day when we officially launch CanSkate across the country, as well as testimonials from those clubs and coaches who needed to see it to believe it.  September 2014 here we come!.

Positive and Fully Connected Focus Training for Skaters – Presented by Dr. Terry Orlick
World-renowned sport psychologist Dr. Terry Orlick will present this workshop, centering on practical ways that coaches can teach skaters at different performance levels to focus in Positive and Fully Connected Ways for their training sessions and their competitions.  This includes helping your skaters develop and refine effective Pre-Practice and Pre-Competition Focusing Plans, Pre-Practice and Pre- Competition Refocusing Plans, within Practice and within Competition Focusing and Refocusing Plans and Focused Debriefs (Focused Performance Evaluations) to continue to draw out important lessons from practices and competitions for ongoing improvement. The goal of Fully Connected Focus training for skaters is to teach them essential focusing skills that are required to perform at or close to their potential on a consistent basis. The goal of Positive Focus training is to help skaters continue to believe in themselves and their capabilities and to keep the joy in the pursuit. Participants in this workshop will be given the opportunity to ask Terry specific questions related to this topic and to also share personal experiences and challenges.

Club Boards and Risk Management - Presented by Dina Bell-Laroche
This workshop is designed to share latest management practices in the areas of sport club governance, risk management, and management by values. Facilitated by Dina Bell-Laroche, a respected and well-known sport management consultant from the Sport Law & Strategy Group, participants will learn about some of the latest developments in managing risks, good governance, and a values-based approach to managing people in non-profit organizations.

The New CanSkate – Clubs Getting Organized - Presented by Monica Lockie, Meredith Warner and Donna King
With the soft-launch having taken place in September 2012, the new CanSkate program is gaining momentum by the day!  Join us for a re-cap of season one how our clubs are operating the new program, what they are learning and how our skaters are benefiting.  We will review tips and strategies on getting organized off the ice and getting ready for the big day when we officially launch CanSkate across the country, as well as testimonials from those clubs and coaches who needed to see it to believe it.  September 2014 here we come!

Positive and Balanced Focus Training For Coaches, Parents, Officials & Club Volunteers – Presented by Dr. Terry Orlick
Presented by world-renowned sport psychologist Dr. Terry Orlick, this workshop will center on YOU - on practical ways that you as coaches, parents, volunteers, officials and other members of the support staff can remain positive, avoid overload and keep some level of balance in your own lives.  This includes coming up with a personal plan to reduce the unnecessary stress (or energy drains) so that you are feeling Positive and Fully Connected.  You will be given an opportunity to share your individual and collective wisdom on how to enhance the quality, joyfulness and balance in your own life including how to deal more effectively with stress, pressure situations, distractions, juggling your skating commitments, professional and personal lives. This workshop will explore various coping mechanisms, focusing plans, recovery plans, personal success strategies, redefining priorities so that we keep the joy in the pursuit and we don’t lose ourselves or our greatest assets as a strong, knowledgeable and passionate skating community.

Skate Canada Board Governance – Presented by Don Cummings
A Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization on behalf of its stakeholders.  For a member-based organization like Skate Canada, this strategic direction and key governance related decisions need to be made with an understanding of the collective members’ perspectives.   The structure and process by which the Board obtains member insight and provides strategic direction to the Association is achieved through good governance structure and process.  Understanding these ideas and concepts is the key objective of the Governance Orientation Session.  Over the past several months, the Skate Canada Board has been working on examining and refining its current governance structure and processes.  This session will provide an opportunity to communicate with the Membership regarding how the Board is operating to fulfill its governance responsibilities and provide an opportunity to address questions relating to this work.

Using Conflict to Benefit You and Your Skating Club – Presented by Dr. Teresa Janz
Whether you are a club member, section board member or administrator, you work with all types of people. In the skating world this can include coaching staff, community members, volunteers, skaters and parents. Differences of opinion and conflicts are bound to happen. This workshop investigates conflict and “difficult personalities” to help you understand how you can use conflict to promote positive change.

There will be opportunities to:

·  explore typical barriers to resolving issues;

·  understand how to get to the root of the issues;

·  practice effective and active listening to enhance relationships and diffuse escalating emotion and;

·  practice assertive communication to get your point across respectfully.


Scenarios and role-plays from skating clubs will be used to enhance our understanding of how to respond to real situations.

STARSkate –Revised Skating Skills and Pilot Report – Presented by Monica Lockie and Dr. Patricia Chafe  / PRESENTED in FRENCH BY Joanne Godin
The new components of the STARSkate program’s Learn to Train phase continue to be piloted at several clubs across the country including new Pre-Preliminary Free Skating and Dance tests, and revised Preliminary and Junior Bronze tests PLUS the exciting competition pilot for these levels. Join us for an update how these pilots are progressing as well as more information on the revised Skating Skills Program.

Ice Dance – Extreme Make-Over – Presented by Allie Hann and Michael Coreno
Former ice dance national team and world competitors turned coaching duo, Michael Coreno and Allie Hann have been very active in promoting ice dance at the grass roots level.  They will relay their experiences with various initiatives they have been involved with over this past season, including Skate Canada’s pattern dance contemporary music pilot, the Skate Canada solo dance pilot project and one of their own initiatives called S.P.A.R.K!  Come and learn from these two very creative coaches how to encourage and promote ice dance in your club and section and to keep STARSkaters engaged with new and fun twists to traditional ice dance.  New information on Skate Canada’s contemporary music for pattern dances will also be presented.

Workshop Participants Contest
All ACGM or NCC workshop participants will have a chance to win two all-event tickets to the 2014 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, compliments of Skate Canada. A draw will be held on Saturday during the AGM.

Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet – You Must Remember This!*

Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Reception
19:30 – 23:00 Gala & Banquet
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel – Grand Ballroom
Cost: $85.00 (includes dinner)
Dress: Formal / Black tie optional

The skills that took all of our Legends to the top of their sport were identified and nurtured at the community rink and at the local skating club where coaches and volunteers passed along their passion for skating and inspired gangly beginners to dream of greatness.

At our Volunteer Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction we will celebrate the work of those volunteers and the undying spirit they have contributed to our sport. Each one has made a difference to the champions whose careers have produced some unforgettable performances.

Come as we share some of the greatest moments in skating with many of skating’s greatest ambassadors – our volunteers.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Annual General Meeting
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel – Grand Ballroom

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for members of the Association to participate in discussions surrounding rule amendments and to direct questions to appropriate stakeholders within the Association. The AGM provides delegates the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process of Skate Canada. Elections to the Skate Canada Board of Directors will take place during this meeting as well delegates will receive informative presentations relevant to the Association’s direction.  Come and participate in the AGM and help drive the future of our sport. This year’s AGM is a historic one as we will be celebrating the 100th Annual General Meeting of the Association. Come and be part as Skate Canada continues to make New History.

*These activities are not included in the convention packages and must be purchased separately. All convention and conference packages and social tickets must be purchased by 16:30 ET, Friday, May 17, 2013. No tickets or packages will be sold after this date.

Dine Around Opportunities
Participants will have an opportunity to spend Saturday afternoon and evening exploring Ottawa. If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience, a list with a variety of recommended dining locations and their websites has been compiled for you.

 

 
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