About the foundation

The Karlis Skrastins Foundation was established on 29 June 2015 in order to keep memories of Karlis Skrastins in the Latvian society by constructing a monument devoted to Karlis Skrastins.

The founders of the foundation and its board members are Atis Skarstins [Atis Skrastiņš], Arturs Irbe [Artūrs Irbe], Oskars Bartulis [Oskars Bārtulis] and Janis Mednis [Jānis Mednis] being the author of the idea of the monument. All the foundation members work as volunteers without financial remuneration.



Jānis Mednis Fotogrāfs

Jānis Mednis

Chairman of the Board of the Karlis Skrastins Foundation and author of the idea of the monument.

Photographer and cultural and social project manager.

Arturs Irbe

Latvian hockey player and world renown goalkeeper.

He represented the Latvian team at the World Cups and Olympic Games as a hockey player and coach.

Has played in the NHL since 1991 and worked at the trade union since 2002 until the end of his career in 2005. Works as a coach assistant at NHL clubs Capital and Sabres 8.

Long-time member of the Karlis Skrastins’s [Kārlis Skrastiņš] group in the Latvian team, he has met Karlis [Kārlis] at various NHL venues.

Worked at the charity movement projects devoted to Latvia, Viegli and 1836 Foundations.

Oskars Bartulis

A professional Latvian hockey goalkeeper.

Currently, he continues organising a hockey camp for children launched together with Karlis [Kārlis] and has opened his own children hockey club BHC 37.

Has played in various professional youth and adult hockey leagues (CHL, AHL, NHL, KHL) and currently continues playing at the KHL.

In 2010, together with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) that he represents played during the Winter Classic and reached the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

He represented the Latvian hockey team in 2 Olympic Games and 3 World Cups.

Atis Skrastins

Karlis Skrastins’s [Kārlis Skrastiņš] brother, acted as President of the Latvian Triathlon Federation for many years.

In 2009, the got the Iron Man title in triathlon.