Juvenile (all disciplines) & Pre-Juvenile (Pairs) Age Extensions 2021-2022 Season

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed on daily training, Skate Canada is extending the upper age of the following categories for the 2021-2022 season only: Juvenile Singles U15: must not have reached the age of 15 by July 1st preceding the competition. Pre-Juvenile Pairs: must not have reached the age of 15 […]

NCCP Deadlines during COVID – Update

Due to the continuing challenges COVID-19 is presenting, all deadlines associated with NCCP certifications for CanSkate, CanPowerSkate and Regional have been extended until December 31, 2021 for those who are unable to access ice or skaters to complete their portfolio requirements.   Certified Portfolios Submissions will continue to be accepted during COVID through the eLearning […]

First Aid Expiry during COVID – Update

To accommodate the various phased-in approaches across the country, Skate Canada is providing a further extension for coaches to update their first aid requirements. Coaches whose first aid certificates expired during COVID-19 (after March 2020) will have an extension period until June 30, 2021 to update Skate Canada with a valid first aid certificate. Extension […]

Coach Eligibility Tool

Coaches must be in good standing prior to instructing at a club or skating school. All club and skating school administrators have access to the Coach Eligibility Tool through the Membership Site.  In addition to the Coach Eligibility Tool, a coach’s NCCP status must be verified by following the onscreen instructions from the coach eligibility screen. From 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 […]

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 […]