Photos and Notes From “Skate with the Greats” Event June 15, 2024

A group of skaters on the ice surface, gathered for a photo with Elaine Chuli
Skaters from the 11:30 to 12:15 Skate with the Greats session pose for a photo with Elaine Chuli

On June 15, 2024, 71 skaters hit the ice during on-ice sessions with Waterford’s Elaine Chuli, currently a goaltender with the Montreal team of the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Thank you to everyone who came out and made the Skate with the Greats event at Waterford Tricenturena such a success!

A group of people on the ice with Elaine Chuli
Participants from the 12:15 to 1:00 on-ice session with Elaine Chuli.
Elaine Chuli signs memorabilia at a table
Elaine also took the time to sign photos, jerseys, sticks, and memorabilia.

An event of this nature would not be successful without the contributions of people and organizations. The Sports Hall would like to thank (in no particular order):

  • Holly VanNetten, who served as a skate patroller
  • Elaine and her family, for setting up a great display of helmets, jerseys, etc.
  • Our Sports Hall volunteers at the event, Jean Montgomery, Heather King, Sandy Smith, and Lisa Timpf
  • Lori Roloson, for her opening remarks
  • The Roloson family, for designating the Sports Hall as a venue for in memoriam donations for Donald Roloson. The generous donations made in memoriam funded the Skate with the Greats event, enabling the Sports Hall to offer this event free of charge
  • Waterford Tim Hortons for donating coffee, hot chocolate, and Timbits
  • Springview Farm Golf Course, for donating bags of chips
  • Norfolk County, for allowing us to partner with their Community Days event
  • All of the participants and parents, for making it such a pleasant and fun
    Two participants with Elaine
    Two participants meet Elaine while waiting to get onto the ice.


  • Those who made donations at the event to support the Sports Hall
  • And, of course, Elaine herself for being willing to participate in the event so that fans could meet her in person

A copy of the group photos will be sent to the email address of whoever registered the participants in the day’s event. If you don’t receive a photo by June 21, 2024, please contact us at