Congratulations to the 2021 Toller Cranston Award Winners!
For a figure skater who strove to embody the best of his sport and serve as a positive role model for other aspiring skaters, the Toller Cranston Memorial Fund is a glowing tribute to his achievements.
From passionate displays on ice to artistic innovation and risk taking accomplishments, Cranston helped shape the future of figure skating in Canada. In fact, his penchant for using his entire body to express his interpretation of the music and his pure love and joy in stretching the limits of what the body can do on ice, he brought tremendous esteem to men’s figure skating and inspired future generations of figure skating.
A highly emotional and emotive skater, Cranston won the 1976 Olympic Bronze medal. A source of inspiration, his legacy lives on in the Toller Cranston Memorial Fund, which provides financial support to young skaters who live up to his ideals both on and off ice, and brings acclaim to promising young Canadian figure skaters.
These amazing and promising Next Gen skaters, chosen this year by Skate Canada display the best of Toller’s gifts to figure skating, namely courage, creativity, and expression.
The Canadian Olympic Foundation, along with Skate Canada, is proud to announce the 2021 Toller Cranston Memorial Fund Athlete Award winners:
|Kaiya Ruiter||Junior Women||AB/NT/NU|
|Corey Circelli||Junior Men||ON|
|Wesley Chiu||Junior Men||BC/YK|
|Natalie D’Allessandro||Junior Dance||ON|
|Bruce Waddell||Junior Dance||ON|
|Miku Makita||Junior Dance||BC/YK|
|Tyler Gunara||Junior Dance||BC/YK|
The Toller Cranston Awards are funded entirely through donor generosity.
Thank you to our fantastic supporters and congratulations to these exceptional athletes!