- About Us
The Cambridge Skating Club is a sanctioned club and proud member of Skate Canada, the largest skating body in the world and the national governing body for the sport of skating in Canada.
Skate Canada is divided into 13 Sections and our Club falls under the Western Ontario Section (WOS). Within WOS, there are regional divisions that govern local clubs in the area. CSC is in the Grand River Region. The Club is a not for profit organization serving the city of Cambridge(formerly Galt) since 1951.
As a member of Skate Canada, the CSC is bound by the rules, regulations and policies of Skate Canada. In accordance with the Club’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Club is run by a dedicated Board of Directors. The Board consists of volunteers elected from the club membership and 1 representative from the coaching team. The Board meets on a regular basis to discuss club management.
Our Annual General Meeting is held each year in the spring (in conjunction with the Annual Awards) to elect officers to the Board, hear reports on club programs and answer questions from the general membership. Any adult member or parent of a member is eligible to run for a position on the Board.
The Grand River Skating Council oversees 9 member clubs in this area. They are: Ayr Figure Skating Club, Cambridge Skating Club, Elmira Figure Skating Club, Guelph Figure Skating Club, Hespeler Skating Club, KW Skating Club, New Hamburg Skating Club, Preston Figure Skating Club and Wellesley Skating Club.
The Grand River Skating Council reports to Skate Canada Western Ontario Section and Skate Canada. As a member of the Grand River Skating Council Cambridge Skating Club has a voice at Council and is able to network with the clubs in the region. Providing the club rep attends most Grand River meetings, a $100 grant is made available yearly to each club for administrative/skating related expenses.
As a member each club also has the opportunity to send volunteers to 2 competitions the Grand River Region must host each year. A portion of the profits made from the competitions are given back to each club who participates on a proportional basis.