AFSF Awards and Sponsorships
Alberta Junior Development Team
AFSF provides financial support to the Alberta Junior Development Team on an annual basis. Funding from our organization is specifically directed to the Junior Development Team Spring Clinic. The Junior Team is selected each year based on the results from the BMO Skate Canada: Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Sectional in the Pre-juvenile to Pre-Novice events for ladies, men, dance and pairs.
Clinics and seminars
Alberta skating clubs with active AFSF memberships are welcome to apply for funding to assist with the cost of hosting clinics and seminars. Clinics for skaters, coaches, evaluators and judges are all eligible for this funding.
AFSF is proud to support the efforts of individual clubs seeking to enrich the development of figure skating within Alberta. Educational initiatives are strongly encouraged. All clinic proposals are reviewed for approval by the AFSF Board of Directors. Click here for more information and an application form. Deadlines are April 15 and September 15 each year.
Dennis McFarlane Award
Dennis was a national competitior in singles, pairs and dance. He reached the highest level available in the International Skating Union (ISU) when he achieved success as a World and Olympic judge and referee in all three skating disciplines.
After leaving the international judging world, Dennis continued to judge and monitor skaters in the Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section. Dennis truly loved the sport of figure skating and was also working to make it better for skaters and officials.
The Dennis McFarlane Award is presented annually to the highest placing pre-novice ladies skater representing Alberta at a National Event. Click here to see a list of Award recipients.
Pat Sprague Award
Pat was a long-time figure skating organizer and volunteer, as well as the dedicated mother of two skaters. For 20 years she acted as chairwoman of the Wild Rose Figure Skating Competition. Pat was also a board member and chairwoman of the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation. She was widely known for her genuine and well-rounded respect for the sport.
The Pat Sprague Award is presented annually to the highest placed Alberta Synchronized Skating team at the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships (festival or competitive). Click here to see a list of Award recipients.
This award was created to recognize the previous year's Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section award recipienct of the Wayne Feil Memorial Evaluator Judges Award. Volunteer evaluators and judges contribute countless hours each season and provide valuable feedback to skaters in all disciplines. Their devotion helps all skaters in this province as they work towards their goals and to achieving their full potential in the sport of figure skating.
Cherniawski Family STARSkate Award
The Cherniowski Family STARSkate Award is presented to the highest placting Triathlon ladies from Alberta at the Skate Canada Alberta/NWT/Nunavut STARSkate Championships in Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. Click here to see a list of Award recipients.
Triple/Quadruple Gold Award
These awards recognize skaters who have achieved their gold test level in any three or four of the Skate Canada figure skating disciplines - freeskate, skills, dance or interpretive. ASFS has long supported skaters who demonstrate a commitment to completing their figure skating test levels. We applaud these skaters for their effort and dedication to their sport.
A skater can apply for either the Triple or Quadruple Gold Award (not both) through AFSF. In order to qualify, a skater must be a member of AFSF in good standing for one full year. We accept applications from skaters who have passed their most recent gold test within two years. Click here for the Triple/Quad Gold application form.
Plaques are presented to the recipients at the Skate Canada: Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section AGM/Awards Banquet, held every spring. Click here to see a list of Award recipients.
AFSF Summer Assistance
The Alberta Figure Skating Foundation provides funding to qualified skaters who participate in a summer school skating program within Alberta and plan on representing this province in the upcoming skating season.
To be considered for summer assistance, skaters must be AFSF members in good standing by December 31 of the year preceding the application year. Successful applicants must also be active members in the year of application. Skaters must have completed the STAR 5 program before applying.
All eligible skaters will recieve an application by email. Completed applications must be received by the stated deadline. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
The number of skaters approved for funding and the dollar value of each scholarship, is determined on an annual basis. Eligible expenses include ice fees, on-ice group training sessions and off-ice activities that enhance a skater's on-ice performance. (for example, fitness, jump class, ballet, etc.)
Applicants can only receive assistance 3 times within a 5 year period. All recipients are required to volunteer a specific number of hours at the Wild Rose Invitational Competition. See application form for details.