Ways In Which We Raise Funds:
Sponsorship Program: Gold, Silver and Bronze Level Sponsorships are available from $149.00 – $499.00
As a Sponsor you will be permanently identified as a Sponsor on our two large Club banners which are prominently displayed at every practice session and every speed skating Meet attended in the Province.
Shown on our Sponsor Page as a Sponsor on the Oakville Speed Skating Website.
As a Gold Sponsor your Company Logo or Family Name will be put on a Safety Protective Mat used at every Club Practice and Club Competition.
Please View our Oakville Speed Skating Club Sponsorship Brochure for further details. 2016-2017 Sponsorship Program
Poinsettia Fundraiser: Every November we hold our Poinsettia Fundraiser. Members are encouraged to purchase Beautiful Poinsettia plants through our Club and the Club received a percentage of the money from each plant sold.
Skate A Thon: The Club holds a Skate A Thon during regular skating practice. Skaters skate a maximum of 100 laps and members are encourage to go and get sponsorship money for each lap they skate. The Club will provide forms for members to use, and prizes will be available for the top 3 members who collect the most funds.
Club Gear: Show your pride for the Oakville speed Skating Club with branded “spirit gear”! Printed on high quality products, most of our designs can be customized with your name, Speed Skating Canada Racing Number, etc., etc. When you purchase any products via the link below, our Club earns 15% of the purchase. We put this right back into our Club. Here is the link to order: http://www.zazzle.ca/collections/oakville_speed_skating_club-119710381677888211
Why We Need To Fundraise:
Offset the high cost of ice time purchased from the Town of Oakville which amounts to approximately $60,000, or well in excess of $2,000 per week. Currently the Club’s fee based revenue and skate rental revenue essentially goes to just cover the cost of the purchase of ice from the Town of Oakville. Approximately 95% of the Club’s entire budget goes toward the purchase of ice. Sponsorship funds and member fundraising are needed to cover the additional costs facing the Club, of which less than 1% goes toward administrative expenses.
Continue to provide a reasonably priced non-traditional ice based alternative sport for the residents of Oakville.
Provide financial assistance, when needed, to all families regardless of their economic situation.
Due to the fact that competitions are all over the Province of Ontario, travelling expenses are incurred by our volunteer coaches. Sponsorship Funds will directly offset travel costs and direct out-of-pocket costs of the volunteer coaches for the benefit of the entire membership.
Specialized and costly equipment such as jigs, stones, blade benders, and blade rockering equipment to keep Club speed skating blades in optimal shape. Sponsorship funds will go towards these equipment upgrades and new specialized equipment for the use of the entire membership. The Club has a large inventory of rental skates that requires constant turnovers.
Provide some financial assistance to skaters who qualify to travel to Competitions outside the Province.
To help offset other expenses incurred by the Club:
- Town Room Rental Fees – small office and room for Protective Safety Mats at Arena
- Ontario Speed Skating Association Fees – determined by the number of Registered Club Membership
- Liability Insurance and property insurance
- Website expenses
- A limited inventory of Club Skin Suits and Specialized CSA Speed Skating Racing Helmets to be borrowed when attending competitions.
- Club Fun Activities Throughout the Season the Club holds a number of fun activities for members – Recognition of Personal Milestone Achievements; Club Mini Meets with awards, Christmas Party, Awards Night and Banquet Dinner.
Provide some assistance to Coaches and Volunteer Officials to pay for certification and training
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR CLUB