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2205 - Performing and Sponsorship

  1. REQUIREMENTS TO REMAIN ELIGIBLE: Eligible persons may perform for compensation in ice shows and exhibitions, may seek sponsorship and use their name, picture or personal appearance to advertise commercial products, services or enterprises for compensation and remain eligible persons if they conform with the following:
    1. PRIOR APPROVAL BY SKATE CANADA: Eligible persons shall obtain prior approval via the Skate Canada National Office of any agreement. Following review, the Association shall reject, or may require modification to, agreements considered to be not in the best interest of the eligible person or the Association or which might adversely affect the Association Marketing Program. All negotiations on agreements shall be directly between the sponsor and the eligible person. 
    2. MONEYS EARNED: Eligible persons shall ensure that all moneys earned for performing or sponsorship are handled in a manner as directed by the Board of Directors. A Service Fee may be charged by the Association for such service. 
    3. DISPLAY OF ADVERTISING: Eligible persons shall abide, in relation to International Competitions, ISU Championships and the Olympic Games, by the provisions of ISU Regulations, Canadian Olympic Association and International Olympic Association in effect from time to time regarding the display of advertising. In addition, eligible persons shall abide, in relation to qualifying events leading to and including the Canadian Championships with the following: 
      1. the display of any product, logo, service or enterprise name, any trademark, or any other kind of advertising, is not permitted:
        1. on the person, clothing or equipment of skaters while competing, while in the “kiss and cry” area, and during the award ceremonies, except the trademarks of the producers of the boots and blades which are inserted on such equipment;
        2. on the person or clothing of officials and coaches while appearing in the ice rink during the period when competitive events are taking place on the ice.
      2. Except as specified in (A) above, skaters may display on their persons, clothing and equipment not more than two (2) trademarks which must be dignified and no larger than thirty (30) square centimeters for any commercial product, service or enterprise. One trademark of the clothing supplier may also be displayed, not larger than thirteen (13) square centimeters. 
    4. COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY PRIOR TO AND DURING COMPETITION: desist from any commercial activity for two weeks prior to and during the Canadian Championships, the World Championships and the Olympic Games, except as authorized by Skate Canada. Commercial activities mean any personal appearances, skating exhibitions, and promotional activities on behalf of a sponsor. 
    5. CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TERMINOLOGY: Throughout the above, the term Canadian Championships applies to both the figure skating and synchronized skating disciplines.
  2. DIRECT COMPENSATION: Notwithstanding the provisions of (1) above, eligible persons may accept direct compensation for performing in ice shows and exhibitions, and for personal appearances sanctioned by the Association under the provisions of Sanctions Rule 2206 to limits prescribed by the Board of Directors. (See Skate Canada Policies and Procedures) or, in the case of ISU sanctioned events and exhibition tours to limits prescribed by the ISU.
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