CanPowerSkate Coach Update (NCCP)

CanPowerSkate is a Skate Canada program that has catered to the hockey and ringette market since 1986. From 1986 – 2017 the CanPowerSkate Coach Pathway was recognized and affiliated through Skate Canada only. The previous CanPowerSkate course was not recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC), National Coach Certification Program (NCCP). With the recent […]

Code of Ethics Online Module – Effective September 10, 2018

In efforts to strengthen our safe sport program, we have developed a short e-learning module to help coaches better understand the Code of Ethics. Effective September 10, 2018, coaches who have not yet viewed/updated the Code of Ethics for the 2018/2019 registration year will be required to complete this module. The module will provide example […]

Skate Canada and Ottawa’s Capital Pride Parade

On Sunday August 26, Skate Canada will participate in Ottawa’s Capital Pride Parade. This is the second year the organization will walk in the parade, demonstrating its support of our LGBTQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, two-spirit) registrants and members.  Diversity, inclusion, and safe sport practices are important to Skate Canada and we welcome […]

Clubs and Skating Schools! 2018-2019 Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2018-2019 season is now open! Be sure to register your organization and registrants through the Membership Site > Org Management. Skate Canada clubs and skating schools may now proceed to: Registering your club or skating school: Org Management > Organization Membership Registering your skaters, officials, Board members and on-ice volunteers: Org Management […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]