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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STAR 6 – Gold Update

Timelines (approx.): Spring 2019 – coach and official training available. Soft launch also available to skaters, coaches and officials once training complete, at the discretion of the Sections. September 1, 2019 – Full Launch of STAR 6- Gold Assessments Please note: as of August 31, 2019 the Sr. Bronze through Gold tests as they are […]

ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Communications

The following ISU Communications contain important technical information related to Synchronized Skating competitions. ISU Communication 2152: ISU Well Balanced Program content for 2018-2019 season ISU Communication 2159 Appendix A: Difficulty groups of Elements Appendix B: Difficulty groups of additional features ISU Communication 2170 Appendix A: Abbreviation of Elements and Additional Features Appendix B: Scale of Values […]