Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member of Skate Canada, does that make me a member of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation?

No, Skate Canada and the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation are completely separate entities.  Although we sponsor certain Skate AB-NWT/Nunavut events (STARskate and Sectionals) we operate as an independent organization.  By sponsoring these events, we support Alberta skaters by subsidizing ice costs which in turn maintains affordable registration fees for families.

How do I become a member of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation?

Registration runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
You can register online here.

My son/daughter achieved their Triple/Quad Gold, why haven't they received an award?

You must be a member of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation and you must apply for it using the form from our website. Please ensure you are using a CURRENT form.

Do we have to be a member to apply for the Triple/Quad Gold awards?

Yes, you must be a member the year before you apply and have a current membership in the year applying for the award.
For example:  If you are applying for Triple Quad/Gold Awards in 2019, you must have been a member in 2018 AND you have to renew your membership after January 1, 2019 in order to qualify.  You have 4 years to apply and must do so using the most current form found on our website here.
 

Do we have to be a member to apply for Summer Assistance?

Yes, you must be a member the year before you apply and have a current membership in the year applying for the award.
For example:  If you are applying for summer assistance for 2019 (application deadline is April 15, 2019), you must have been a member in 2018 (you can sign up before December 31, 2018) AND you have to renew your membership after January 1, 2019 in order to receive the summer assistance.  Please ensure you are using the most current form.  Forms can be found here.

Is the Wild Rose Invitational a Skate AB/NWT-Nunavut event?

No!  The Wild Rose Invitational Competition is an event that is planned and executed by the Foundation.  We also provide the volunteers to run the event.  The Wild Rose Invitational is sanctioned by Skate Canada and is part of the National Summer Series. 

How can the Foundation help with financial assistance through fundraising?

The Alberta Figure Skating Foundation holds several bingos each year as well as a casino every 4 years.  Contact us for more information regarding volunteering opportunities for our bingos and casinos.