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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is proud to name Uplifter Inc. as its preferred partner for skating club management systems. Through this partnership, Uplifter technology platforms will play a strong role in implementing Skate Canada’s programs throughout its national network of skating clubs and schools.

“Uplifter has been providing valuable business solutions to over 150 of our clubs for the past two years,” explains Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “Their proven, leading-edge web-based technologies align with our organization’s core mandate by making it easier for Skate Canada clubs, coaches and skaters to engage Canadians in the sport of skating. As an official preferred partner, we’re looking forward to having more of our over 1,500 clubs experiencing the benefits of the Uplifter services.”

Founded in 2013 by Jackie Kwan, Bryce Thomas and Al Nasturzio, Uplifter Inc. is one of Canada’s newest and fastest-growing technology start-ups. Uplifter’s web-based club management SaaS system provides sport associations and clubs with advanced online registration, class management and athlete development tracking tools that automate club operations, enhance the visibility of club financials, elevate the skill development of athletes, and foster a stronger club community.

“Uplifter was born out of the desire to elevate the confidence and capabilities of athletes of all ages,” comments Bryce Thomas, Uplifter co-founder and CMO. “Through our ongoing partnership with Skate Canada, we are thrilled to put that passion and expertise into action and to help boost the success of our Canadian skaters from coast to coast.”

Uplifter’s bilingual club management technologies have already been implemented by some of Skate Canada’s largest and smallest skating clubs and schools across the country, including Skate Canada’s new National Performance Centres, Skate Vancouver (BC), Yellowknife Skating Club (NT), Ice Palace FSC (AB), Skate Winnipeg (MB), Skate Saskatoon (SK), Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club (ON), CPA Beaufort (QC), Dieppe Gold Blades (NB), Halifax Skating Club (NS), Sherwood Parkdale Skating Club (PEI), and Prince of Wales Skating Club (NL).

For more information on Uplifter Inc. and the Uplifter Club Management Technologies, visit



Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. Over 125 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 130,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.

As one of Canada’s most successful governing sport bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa, marketing headquarters in Toronto and high performance facilities in Toronto and Calgary.


For Information:

Emma Bowie
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547