Pairs: Group 1 Lift

The Pairs Technical Requirement Guide and Quick Reference Guide have been updated to reflect the revised ISU definition of a Group 1 Lift. Group 1 Lift – New hold variations allowed: Lift where Lady’s head remains up and she is lower than the man’s shoulder. Possible grips are Hand to Armpit, Hand to Arm, Hand […]

STAR 1-5 Update

The following provides an update for the STAR 1-5 program and STAR 1-5 Coach Assessor Training. STAR 1-5 Program Update The STAR 1-5 program has been updated to include the disciplines of Synchronized Skating (Synchro) and Artistic. A STAR 1-5 Guide has been created on the Info Centre for easy access to all materials and resources […]

Synchro Coach Mentorship Initiative

In partnership with Patinage Québec and Skate Ontario, Skate Canada is pleased to announce a new mentorship initiative to support synchronized skating coaches that are interested in expanding their technical and tactical skills set this season. Together, we will facilitate the mentee-mentor coach connections and technical development opportunities across Canada. A total of nine mentor […]

Terminology Change

As Skate Canada works to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in our sport, we have begun to identify items that need corrective action. We will be changing our terminology for the steps currently identified as a Mohawk and Choctaw for all domestic applications. This revision works toward the decolonizing of our terminology and aligns with […]

NCCP Provincial Coach Update October 2020

Thank you for your patience as we continue to revise the Provincial Coach pathway. This update will provide the following information: Phase out date of workbooks and certification portfolios Outline the new Provincial Coach Pathway Equivalency plan for coaches who are partially through the Provincial Coach pathway Transitional plan for coaches who are partially through […]

Virtual Assessment Pilot Project

Skate Canada is piloting virtual assessments of the STAR 6 – Gold structure. Clubs and/or skating schools that have been directly affected due to the current pandemic, as well as clubs and/or skating schools that are geographically challenged due to their remote location will have priority in this pilot. The goal is to create recommendations […]