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 […]

STAR 1-4 Event Official Pre-Course Requirements

Individuals pursuing the STAR 1-4 Event Official Pathway must complete the following prior to attending the STAR 1-4 Event Official Training (in-person or virtual). Code of Ethics: Officials (eLearning) STAR 1-5 Coach Assessor Training (eLearning)* or the STAR 1-4 Event Official Training (not yet available) STAR 1-4 Event Official Pre-Course Knowledge Check (Available on eLearning […]

Provincial Coach Accreditation for Sectional Championships

For the current 2021-2022 competitive season, the following NCCP statuses in the Locker will be accepted for accreditation purposes of pre-novice events at Sectional Championships: Provincial Coach in-training Provincial Coach trained Provincial Coach certified Regional Coach certified and completion completion of the multi-sport modules as listed on the Provincial Coach pathway. These temporary permissions are in place […]

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 […]

ISU Updates for the 2021-2022 Season

The ISU Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and Pairs are now available on the ISU website: Technical Panel Handbook Singles Skating 2021-2022 Technical Panel Handbook Pairs Skating 2021-2022 The ISU Technical Panel and Referee Handbooks for Synchronized Skating are now available on the ISU website: Technical Panel Handbook Synchronized Skating 2021-2022 Referee Handbook Synchronized Skating 2021-2022 ISU […]

Rule Book Updates Effective July 1st, 2021

The Skate Canada Rule Book has been updated for the 2021-2022 season. These rule updates include (but are not limited to): Competition Program Requirements Competitive: updated requirements for 2021-2022 season; age extensions for 2021-2022 season STAR: updated pattern dances Adult: updated pattern dances Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions Housekeeping Update to fall deductions for synchronized […]