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About Us

Markham Skating Club is a non-profit agency sanctioned by Skate Canada, which is the national governing body for skating in Canada. You may contact us here: CONTACT US

 

History

Markham Skating Club (MSC) was sanctioned in 1964 by the Canadian Figure Skating Association. From its first days, the club’s home has been the Markham Village Arena. The first volunteers started the ball rolling in 1963 with a survey distributed through local schools to determine whether there was sufficient community interest to start a skating club. It turned out there was, and so they did. More than 50 years later, the MSC is going strong with a membership of over 500 families.

Our first Carnival (Ice Show) program cover on the left; on the right - our 50th Anniversary show in 2014.


Volunteer Executive Board Members 

The Markham Skating Club’s Board of Directors governs the overall MSC business. This group of volunteers meets once a month, but between meetings, they map out and oversee not just the on-ice skating programs, but also coordinate all special events, the bi-annual Ice Show and everything else that makes MSC the club you know. At least one of these people is at the arena each day we are in session, so please introduce yourself! We are a small group, but we are always looking for additional people willing to join the board, bring new ideas, pitch in and have some fun. We have a lot of Members to serve; the more volunteers we have to help, the better.

To send a message to a member of the board you can do so by emailing info@markhamskatingclub.com.

Shawna Sheldon

President

Sylvia Sicuso

Vice-President & Communications Coordinator

Cathy Manion

Treasurer, and Office & Coach Liaison

Karen Cheah

Secretary

Tammy Dawson

Test Chair

Jen Hayward

Registration Coordinator

Stephanie Lai

Competition Coordinator

May Lam

Program Coordinator

Susan Wood

Special Events Coordinator

Jackie Macdonald-Bartkiw

Director at Large

Maggie Waddington

Property Manager


Markham Skating Club is volunteer-run, which means we can always use your assistance. You don’t have to make a major time commitment either – even a few hours of your time can make a huge difference to our skaters.

How?

  • Contact the Board of Directors to have your say and have your ideas implemented!
  • Call the office at 905-472-6982, or send an email to info@markhamskatingclub.com.
  • Please watch your email for opportunities to help out.

Fundraising

Since the Markham Skating Club is a non-profit organization, we rely on fundraising events to help make ends meet and keep our fees as low as possible. Keep an eye out for MSC items for sale in the lobby – from lip balm to skating bags, apparel to equipment -- making your purchases from us directly affects the bottom line. Let us know if you have any other fundraising ideas or connections for Corporate Sponsorships!