Skate Canada Nova Scotia was very proud to nominate the following persons for the 2020 Support4Sport Sport Nova Scotia Awards:
Coach – Charleen Cameron, You don’t necessarily have to go away to be successful. Charleen set out to make that point, creating a pair team that stays and trains in Nova Scotia — and the results are impressive. Gabrielle Levesque and Pier-Alexandre Hudon have earned two national bronze medals and placed 15th at Junior Worlds while training under coach Charleen. Now, five new young pair teams are training in Nova Scotia.
Official – Gregor MacLean, A former successful skater, Gregor has been giving back to the skating community for more than 35 years at both the Provincial and National levels. He’s a national level referee and judge, provincial level technical controller & technical specialist, diamond & gold evaluator and data specialist. Gregor has officiated at many national competitions, used to name world and Olympic team members, as well as multiple Canada Games, where one of the most meaningful events for him is the Special Olympic category.
Volunteer – Rozanne Raine, Rozanne has been giving back to the skating community for the past 35 years.
All skating officials are volunteers and give their time for the training necessary to give even more time when test days and competitions happen. Rozanne is a gold evaluator and junior level judge doing almost every competition and test day that has been held in Nova Scotia this year. In addition, she has coordinated both the attendance of other officials at these events and their training.
Junior Female Athlete – Katelyn Li, Katelyn made huge strides in her skating development this past season. She was a double-winner at the Provincial Championships, winning both the U12 and Star 7 categories. Katelyn trains at the Mariposa East Skating Centre in Pictou County.
Junior Male Athlete – Leo Mont , Leo competed at the highest level for Pre Juvenile, attending the Skate Canada Nova Scotia Provincial Championships. He won in pre juvenile and Star 7 categories. Leo, who trains at the Bedford Skating Club, has shown tremendous growth in his skating development.
Senior Female Athlete – Cate McKee, Cate took her skating to a new level this past season. She came first out of 14 to win the Nova Scotia Pre Novice Sectional Championship, which gave her the opportunity to compete at the 2020 Challenge Competition in Edmonton. Cate’s score has gone from 79.56 to 93.54 in just three months — a huge accomplishment. Cate trains at the Dartmouth Skating Club.
Senior Male Athlete – Jacob Cote, Jacob is the Sectionals Pre Novice Men’s Champion, which gave him the opportunity to compete at the 2020 Challenge in Edmonton. Jacob made tangible improvements in his skating. His score has gone from 79.65 to 85.83, a huge jump in just three months. Jacob trains at the Dartmouth Skating Club.
Sport Nova Scotia will not be able to hold their regular Support4Sport Awards Banquet this year due to COVID.
All the nominees will have their awards mailed to them and be recognized in the yearly program.
This is a safe alternative while still recognizing all the wonderful people involved in our Nova Scotia sport community.