ISU Communication 2190

The ISU has replaced ISU Communication 2095 with ISU Communication 2190. Contents of Communication: Marking of GOE’s of Synchronized Skating Elements Referees, Judges and Technical Panel Deductions Judges – Adjustments to Grade of Execution (GOE) Judges – Program Component Criteria

Competitive Technical Requirements Guides

The Skate Canada Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance Competitive Technical Requirements Guides are now available. These guides provide a summary of technical requirements by category. Note that where Skate Canada has developed technical requirements different from the ISU, these will be included here. In addition, these documents contain links to ISU and Skate Canada rules […]

ISU Communication 2186

The ISU has replaced ISU Communication 2168 with ISU Communication 2186. Contents of Communication: Updated Scale of Values Updated Levels of Difficulty of Single/Pair Skating Elements (season 2018/19) Updated Guidelines for marking +GOE of Single/Pair Skating Elements (positive aspects) Updated Guidelines in establishing GOE for errors in Short Program and Free Skating All updates since […]

CanPowerSkate UPDATE

Skate Canada’s CanPowerSkate program has been revised to include the following: NCCP designation Alignment with LTAD Customized delivery options Increased focus on skill development for the Learn to Train stage of Hockey/Ringette We are currently working on finalizing all documentation and resources. For the 2018- 2019 season, clubs/skating schools may choose to offer the old […]

Competitions and Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions Rule Updates

The ISU approved rule updates at their recent Congress, June 4-8, 2018. Many of these have been incorporated into Skate Canada rules. In addition, and following an internal review, additional rule changes have been made. Below is a summary of these updates, all of which take effect July 1, 2018 Competitions Rule Throughout document: updated […]

SOCAN and Re:Sound Fee Increase

Re:Sound and SOCAN are separate organizations that represent different stakeholders in the music recording industry. Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights. SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the […]

ISU Q&A #2 – Ice Dance

The ISU has published a Question and Answer #2 resource that supports and provides updates to existing ISU Technical Communications for Ice Dance. This information is essential for all coaches, officials and athletes involved in Ice Dance categories. Please note that any reference to Novice Dance categories is not applicable to Skate Canada Novice Dance categories. ISU Communication 2179 […]

Respect in Sport – New Mandatory Requirement for All Skate Canada Professional Coaches

For the upcoming 2018-2019 registration season: According to the Professional Coach Membership Policy, to be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing, the following is required: Respect in Sport – Activity Leader Training (NEW – starting 2018-2019 registration) Must hold a valid first aid certificate Screening must be done through the company approved […]