Funding for young athletes

You may have heard that figure skating is an expensive sport, but there are many ways for parents to offset the cost! Below are links to organizations that offer funding for young athletes so they can reach their full potential. 

Some funding sources have specific requirements for income or athlete level, so be sure to read thoroughly before applying. 

Alberta Figure Skating Foundation:

http://www.albertafigureskatingfoundation.ca/

  • Discounted rates at AFSF sponsored clinics

  • Access to sponsorships and clinics

  • Summer Skating Assistance opportunity

KidSport:

http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/lethbridge-taber/

Jumpstart:

http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html

Athlete Resources

All sports require athletes to be mentally and physically strong, not just skating. 

Here are some resources that any athlete can benefit from:

https://sportpsychologyforcoaches.ca/

http://lethbridgesportcouncil.ca/

How do skaters like Patrick Chan or Kaetlyn Osmond make it to the top? Check out Skate Canada's Long-Term Athlete Development model for information on how to build an Olympian.