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2206 - Sanctions for Skaters

  1. DEFINITION: A sanction is an approval by the Association of a skating competition, event or activity. There are four types of sanctions:
    1. to hold, or participate in, a competition;
    2. to participate in an exhibition or carnival;
    3. to hold an exhibition or carnival;
    4. for a media appearance or appearance for a commercial venture.
  2. PENALTIES:
    1. CLUBS AND SKATING SCHOOLS: Any club or skating school failing to abide by the rules and regulations pertaining to sanctions will be subject to the disciplinary action set for in the Complaints, Suspension and Expulsion Policy by-law, which may include loss of membership in the Association.
    2. ELIGIBLE PERSONS: Any eligible person failing to abide by the rules and regulations on sanctions will be subject to the disciplinary action set for in the Complaints, Suspension and Expulsion Policy by-law, which may include loss of membership in the Association.
  3. ISSUANCE OF SANCTIONS: The authority for issuing sanctions is as follows:
    1. All sanctions involving National Team Member Skaters are approved by the Skate Canada National Office. 
    2. All sanctions for a media appearance or appearance for a commercial venture are approved by the Skate Canada National Office.
    3. All sanctions to hold, or participate in, a competition, exhibition, or carnival, above Section level and outside the geographic boundaries of the Section, are approved by the Skate Canada National Office.
    4. A sanction may be issued on behalf of Skate Canada by a Section Chair for skating competitions, events or activities below Section level and within the geographical boundaries of the Section.
  4. SANCTIONS FOR HOLDING OR PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIONS: See Rule 7303.
  5. OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES REQUIRING SANCTION:
    1. Any event, carnival or exhibition, whether open to the public or to club members only, requires a sanction if an admission fee is charged, participants include eligible and/or ineligible persons, or if some financial benefit accrues to the organizers and/or participants.
    2. If there is no paid admission, no one is in receipt of any financial gain and only eligible and/or restricted persons are involved, then no sanction is necessary. 
    3. If both eligible and ineligible persons are to participate together in any event, carnival or exhibition, a sanction must be obtained.
    4. The Association reserves the right to require a sanction for any event regardless of the above, when, in its opinion, such action is necessary to protect the eligibility of its members and the interests of skating.
    5. The Association reserves the right to refuse any application for a sanction which it deems would not be in the best interests of the Association. This action shall be at the discretion of the Skate Canada Executive Committee.
    6. The Association reserves the right to cancel any sanction at any time for what it considers to be just cause. The cancellation will not take place until the parties concerned have been granted a hearing. When a sanction is refused or cancelled, the fee paid shall be refunded to the person who made the application.
    7. The Association may sanction participation of its members in events not sanctioned, controlled or sponsored by the Association.
  6. APPLICATION FOR SANCTION: The application for a sanction shall be made on the Association’s sanction application form and accompanied with the applicable fee. Such application form and fee shall be as prescribed by the Skate Canada Board of Directors. (See Skate Canada Policies and Procedures.) 
  7. TIME LIMIT OF SANCTIONS:
    1. All sanctions are valid for a specified performance or appearance only.
    2. Where a carnival or exhibition is being repeated on the same ice, the sanction may cover all performances given over a period of seven consecutive days (Sundays included). A new sanction will be required for any extension beyond the seven days.
  8. MEDIA APPEARANCES AND COMMERCIAL VENTURES DEFINED:
    1. MEDIA APPEARANCES: Media appearances are defined as appearances on television, radio, film or other publicity channels.
    2. COMMERCIAL VENTURES: Commercial ventures are defined as any activity or appearance made on behalf of a commercial organization whose motivation for such activity or appearance is financial gain.
  9. UNITED STATES CLUBS PRODUCING A CARNIVAL IN CANADA:
    1. A sanction may be issued for a club of the USFSA to sponsor, conduct or produce a carnival in a city or town in Canada where no Skate Canada club is located close enough to sponsor the event.
    2. Skate Canada clubs nearest to the rink where the carnival is to be held must be notified of the application by the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and with their approval, the Skate Canada Executive Committee may approve the sanction.
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