Provincial Coach Update – November 2021

The following is a brief description and the updated projected timeline of availability for the Provincial Coach pathway components: Descriptions: Pre-Course Modules: The pre-course modules will consist of technical content in the form of videos from established coaches on identified elements within the Train-to-Train stage of development. Candidates will work through the videos and record […]

National Skater Survey on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Skating

Two national research surveys on equity, diversity, and inclusion experiences in skating are being undertaken by lead researcher Dr. Tina Chen (Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba), with research support by the Centre for Social Sciences Research and Policy at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the surveys is: to document the experiences of all […]

Virtual/On-Line Coaching Overview

Delivery Guidelines Introduction: Skate Canada continuously evolves the coaching practice in support of skater development and to enhance overall sport participation. A recent survey to coaches indicated that virtual/on-line training this past season benefitted the overall fitness growth of skaters and better prepared them for on-ice training demands. While it is a personal decision and […]

Officials Screening

As of September 1, 2021 all officials must be in good standing prior to attendance at their first assessment day or competition.  This includes having completed the NEW: Screening requirement – screening done through the company approved by Skate Canada and must show a status of “Clear”.  Refer to the eligibility to officiate for the […]

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 […]