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1.0 SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1.1 ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT

  1. AUTHORITY FOR PLANNING AND CONDUCT DELEGATED TO THE SECTION: Full authority over the planning, organization for and conduct of the Championships is delegated to the Section, except for those matters specifically given to the Technical Representative. The Section may delegate all or any part of its authority and responsibility as necessary, so long as detailed guidelines and limits are specified. (Rule 7401 (1)(a))
  2. SECTIONALS MUST BE HELD PRIOR TO: Sectional Championships shall be held annually for at least the obligatory events and shall be completed no later than the first Sunday following November 30th of the current skating year. (Rule 7401 (1)(b))
  3. SECTIONAL RULES ALSO APPLY TO SUB-SECTIONAL OR OTHER ELIMINATION ROUND: Rules governing Sectional Championship events shall also apply to any sub-sectional or other sectional elimination rounds unless otherwise stated in the sectional announcement. (Rule 7401 (1)(c))
  4. SPECIFICATIONS FOR EVENTS: If there are four or fewer entries in any Sectional competition, the Section Executive may dispense with the competition and approve the entry of the competitors to the Skate Canada Challenge competition of the same category (if applicable). (Rule 7401 (1)(d))
  5. USE OF UNDERSIZED RINK: The use of any undersized rink for Sectional Championships may be approved by the Section Executive.
  6. SANCTION: The host club shall obtain a sanction for Sectional Championships.
  7. MAILING OF ANNOUNCEMENT: The announcement of the Sectional Championships shall be mailed to all clubs and skating schools in the Section not later than six weeks before the date of the first event.

 

1.2 PRIZES

The prizes for Sectional Championships shall be the official Sectional medals. For details see the Association “Catalogue of Supplies”. Prizes shall be presented to the top three places in each event. In the case of only two entries, each entry shall be awarded a prize. In the case of only one entry in an event an exhibition skate shall be performed but no prize shall be awarded.

 

1.3 REPORTS

  1. SUMMARY OF RESULTS (PROTOCOL) See Regulation B-1.14 above. Copies of the “Protocol” for each event shall be distributed by the host within two weeks after the completion of the Championships to the following:
    1. one copy to each of the referees and assistant referees;
    2. one copy to the Skate Canada National Office. (Regulation change approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012, effective immediately.)
  2. REFEREE’S REPORT: See Judges and Referees Reporting Procedures in Policies and Procedures

 

2.0 SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE COMPETITIONS

2.1 AWARD OF COMPETITIONS

  1. SELECTION OF HOST CLUB: The host club shall be selected by the Section Executive of the Section in which the competition will be held, subject to the approval of the Events Management Committee.
  2. SCHEDULING OF THE CHALLENGE COMPETITIONS:
  3. SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE COMPETITIONS MUST BE HELD ON OR PRIOR TO DECEMBER 15TH EACH YEAR: The Challenge competitions shall be held annually for the obligatory events and shall be completed on or before the 15th of December of the current skating year.
  4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COMPETITION: The locations and dates of the competitions will be announced at the Annual General Meeting.

 

2.2 ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT (Rule 7404 (1))

  1. COORDINATION AND CONTROL: The principle agencies for coordination and control of the Skate Canada Western or Eastern Challenges shall be:
    1. Skate Canada;
    2. The Host Section, within whose boundaries the Skate Canada Western or Eastern Challenge is being held;
    3. The Technical Representative assigned to the event;
    4. The respective Skate Canada Western or Eastern Challenge Organizing Committee;
    5. The Skate Canada National Office acting on behalf of the Association.
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE: The terms of reference for these agencies relative to the Skate Canada Western or Eastern Challenges shall be as detailed in the applicable Event Guide. In addition, the duties of the Technical Representative can be found in Policies and Procedures.

 

2.3 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Rule 7404 (2))

  1. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF HOST SECTION: The host section assumes responsibility for the financial operation of the championships.
  2. NET PROFIT: The net profit generated by the competition is accruable to the host section and host club.
  3. FORMULA FOR LOSS: Should a loss occur this will be shared on a formula which will be approved by the Board of Directors from time to time.
  4. APPROVAL OF BUDGET AND AUDITED STATEMENT: Skate Canada will approve the initial budget. The audited final financial statement will be forwarded within sixty days of completion of the event to the Chair of the Host Section, with copies to the President/Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer.

 

2.4 ENTRIES

  1. FILING OF ENTRIES: Entries shall be filed by the Section Chair based on the Sectional Championships. They should normally be sent to the applicable Western or Eastern Challenge Competition Organizing Committee by courier service or special delivery complete with entry fees, within 24 hours of completion of the Sectional Championships. If sent by mail, they shall be acceptable if postmarked by the second day following completion of such Sectional Championships.
  2. ENTRIES FOR SKATERS WITH BYES: Entries for ‘byed’ skaters. It is the responsibility of any skaters granted byes through Sectionals to complete their own entry forms and to forward these directly to the applicable Organizing Committee complete with entry fee by courier, special delivery or first class mail to arrive within 24 hours of completion of the appropriate Sectional Championships.
  3. ENTRY FEES: The entry fees for Challenge Competitions shall be as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time.
  4. MUSIC REGISTRATION: Regulation 3.4 (4) below shall apply.

 

2.5 PRIZES

For all Challenge events the Association’s standard medal shall be awarded to winners of first, second and third places, subject to regulation C-1.5 B -1.2 above.

 

2.6 REPORTS

  1. SUMMARY OF RESULTS (PROTOCOL): See Regulation B-2.6 1.14 above.
  2. (Regulation change approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012, effective immediately.)
  3. TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE, REFEREES AND JUDGES REPORTS: See Judges and Referees Reporting Procedures in Policies and Procedures.
  4. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE’S REPORT: A final report on behalf of the Organizing Committee shall be submitted by the General Chair to the President/Chairman of the Board, with copies to the Chair of the Host Section and the Chief Executive Officer within 90 days of the completion of the competition.
  5. FINANCIAL REPORT: Final Financial Statement as per regulation 2.3 (4) above.

 

3.0 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

3.1 AWARD OF CHAMPIONSHIPS

  1. APPLICATION TO HOST: Clubs desiring to assist the Association in the conduct of the Canadian Championships shall forward a letter of interest in hosting to the Skate Canada President/Chairman of the Board with a copy to the Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors shall consider these applications in the determination of the site of the Championships for the second season following the Annual General Meeting.
  2. COMPLETION DATE FOR THE CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Championships shall be completed no later than the first Sunday following January 31st of the current skating year. The dates of the Championships shall be announced to all clubs not later than the July 1st preceding the Championships. (Rule 7408 (3))

 

3.2 ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT (Rule 7408 (1))

  1. COORDINATION AND CONTROL: The principle agencies for coordination and control of the Canadian Championships shall be:
    1. Skate Canada;
    2. The Technical Representative assigned to the event;
    3. The Canadians Organizing Committee;
    4. Skate Canada National Office acting on behalf of the Association.
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE: The terms of reference for these agencies relative to the Canadian Championships shall be as detailed in the applicable Event Guide. In addition, the duties of the Technical Representative are set out in Policies and Procedures.

 

3.3 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Rule 7408 (2))

  1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL OPERATION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Association will enter into an agreement with the Organizing Committee for the Championships to ensure that, of the net profit, twenty-five percent is returned to the Organizing Committee for distribution to host clubs/Section and seventy-five percent is retained by the Association. The Association assumes responsibility for the financial operation of the championships.
  2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOST COMMITTEE: The Organizing Committee will forward to the Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer within 60 days of completion of the Championships:
    1. the audited financial statement;
    2. all monies on hand;
    3. list of receivables and payables.
  3. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ASSOCIATION: Within 60 days of receipt of the audited financial statement and monies, the Association will forward to the Organizing Committee the host’s share of profits, together with the consolidated financial statement for the Championships.

 

3.4 ENTRIES

  1. FILING OF ENTRIES: All entries shall be filed by the Chair of the Skate Canada Challenge Organizing Committee. They shall normally be forwarded to the Canadians Organizing Committee by courier or special delivery. If sent by mail they shall be acceptable if postmarked by the second day following completion of the Challenge competition.
  2. ENTRIES FOR SKATERS WITH BYES: Any Senior, Junior or Novice competitors with byes through Skate Canada Challenge competitions (see Byes Policy in Policies and Procedures) shall file their entries directly within the same time limits. It is the individual responsibility of byed skaters to complete and forward their own entry forms.
  3. ENTRY FEE: See notice board.
  4. MUSIC REGISTRATION
    1. FAILURE TO FOLLOW SPECIFICATIONS REGARDING MUSIC: If a competitor in the Canadian Championships refuses to follow the directions of the Organizing Committee regarding the handling of his music, his entry in all events shall be cancelled.
    2. LABELLING OF CASSETTES: The cassettes shall be clearly marked with the competitor’s name, event and music playing time.
    3. MUSIC CLEARANCE: Competitors who have music composed especially for their program either wholly or in part, shall be responsible for obtaining a written release from the composer for the use of such music on radio and television and shall submit a copy of this release to the Chief Executive Officer at least ninety days before the first date of the competition where the music is to be used.
    4. MUSIC RUNNING TIME MUST BE INDICATED: All cassettes must show the exact running time of the music (not skating time) which shall be certified to by the competitor and by the coach, when submitted at the time of registration.

 

3.5 METHOD OF MARKING

The open method of marking shall be used for all Canadian events.

 

3.6 PRIZES

  1. MEDALS: For all Canadian events the Association’s standard medal shall be awarded to winners of first, second and third places subject to regulation C-1.5 B -1.2 above.
  2. TROPHIES AND AWARDS
    1. CUSTODY OF TROPHIES: The Association challenge cups or trophies shall be in the custody of the respective trustees at all times.
    2. PERMANENT DISPLAY OF TROPHIES: The Association challenge cups or trophies shall be on permanent display in the Association National Office.
    3. CHALLENGE CUPS AND TROPHIES: The following challenge cups or trophies may be competed for at the Canadian Championships:
      1. The Minto Challenge Cup, presented in 1905 by His Excellency the Earl of Minto and Governor-General of Canada, the winner of which shall hold the title “Gentleman Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      2. The Devonshire Cup, presented in 1920 by His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. etc., Governor-General of Canada, the winner of which shall hold the title “Lady Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      3. The Minto Challenge Cups, presented in 1905 by Her Excellency the Countess of Minto, the winners of which shall hold the title “Pair Skating Champions of Canada”.
      4. The Garden Cups, presented in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Garden and Miss Janet E. Garden, the winners of which shall hold the title “Skating Champions of Canada in Fours”.
      5. The Gregory Cups, presented in 1950 by Mr. Norman V.S. Gregory, Montreal. The winning couple shall hold the title “Ice Dance Champions of Canada”.
      6. The Howard Trophy, presented in 1933 by Mr. Allan E. Howard, Montreal, the winner of which shall hold the title “Junior Gentleman Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      7. The Howard Trophy, presented in 1933 by Mr. Allan E. Howard, Montreal, the winner of which shall hold the title “Junior Lady Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      8. The Dysart Cups, presented in 1938 by Mr. A.L. Dysart, Winnipeg, the winners of which shall hold the title “Junior Pair Skating Champions of Canada”.
      9. The Stephens-McLaughlin Trophy presented in 1953 by Mr. E.R.S. McLaughlin and Mr. Nigel Stephens, the winning couple shall hold the title “Junior Ice Dance Champions of Canada”.
      10. The F. Herbert Crispo Memorial Trophy, presented in 1962 by Mrs. F. Herbert Crispo, the winner of which shall hold the title “Novice Gentleman Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      11. The McKechnie Trophy, presented in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. James A. McKechnie, the winner of which shall hold the title “Novice Lady Figure Skating Champion of Canada”.
      12. The Charles H. Cumming Trophy, presented in 1965 by the Canadian Figure Skating Association, the winners of which shall hold the title “Novice Pair Skating Champions of Canada”.
      13. The Granville Mayall Memorial Trophy, presented in 1965 by the Canadian Figure Skating Association, the winners of which shall hold the title “Novice Ice Dance Champions of Canada”.
      14. The Champions’ Pins presented annually since 1978 by the Canadian Figure Skating Association to the Champions in each senior event.

 

3.7 REPORTS

  1. SUMMARY OF RESULTS (PROTOCOL): See Regulation B-2.6 1.14 above. (Regulation change approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012, effective immediately.)
  2. TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVES’, JUDGES’ AND REFEREES’ REPORTS: See Judges and Referees Reporting Procedures in Policies and Procedures.
  3. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE’S REPORT: A final report on behalf of the Organizing Committee shall be submitted by the General Chair to the President/Chairman of the Board with copies to the Chief Executive Officer within 90 days of the completion of the Championships.
  4. FINANCIAL REPORT: Final Financial Statement as per regulation 3.3 above.

 

4.0 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS

4.1 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Rule 7411 (1))

  1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL OPERATION OF SKATE CANADA COMPETITION: The Association will enter into an agreement with the Organizing committee for the Skate Canada Competition to ensure that, of the net profit, twenty-five percent is returned to the Organizing Committee and seventy-five percent is retained by the Association. The Association assumes responsibility for the financial operation of the competition.
  2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOST COMMITTEE: The Organizing Committee will forward to the Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer within 60 days of completion of the competition:
    1. the audited financial statement;
    2. all monies on hand;
    3. list of receivables and payables.
  3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION: Within 60 days of receipt of the audited financial statement and monies, the Association will forward to the Organizing Committee the host’s share of profits, together with the consolidated financial statement for the competition.

 

4.2 OFFICIALS

  1. SELECTION OF OFFICIALS: In consultation with the Chair of the Skate Canada International Judges Sub-Committee, the Officials Coordinating Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors the judges and referees who are to represent the Association at International Competitions and Championships, from the list of those approved by the ISU. The judges and referees for these events shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. (Rule 7412 (1))
  2. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE: For an International Competition, the Technical Representative shall be an ISU Championship Referee or Judge in either category.
  3. DETERMINING THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE: The Technical Representative must be recommended by the Officials Coordinating Committee for approval by the Board of Directors at least twelve months prior to the holding of the event.

 

4.3 REPORTS

  1. COMPETITOR’S REPORT
    1. SKATERS REPORT ON THE COMPETITION: Skaters representing the Association in International Competitions shall appoint a spokesperson from among themselves whose duty shall be to file a report on the competitions with the President/Chairman of the Board of the Association within three weeks of the date of return of the team.
    2. PURPOSE OF REPORT: The purpose of this report shall be to give the Board of Directors the competitors’ viewpoint of the competitions and to provide an official channel through which the competitors may submit suggestions for future competitions.
  2. TEAM LEADER’S REPORT: Each team leader shall file a report on the International competition with the President/Chairman of the Board of the Association within three weeks of the date of the return of the team.
  3. TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVES: JUDGES’ AND REFEREES’ REPORTS: For International competitions hosted in Canada, the Technical Representative, all Canadian referees 
  4. and judges will submit reports as indicated in the Judges and Referees Reporting Procedures in Policies and Procedures.
  5. SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL REPORT: For Skate Canada International Competitions, the General Chair will submit a final report on behalf of the Organizing Committee to the President/Chairman of the Board with copies to the Chief Executive Officer within 90 days of the completion of the competition.
  6. ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT: For ISU Championships held in Canada, the General Chair will submit a final report on behalf of the Organizing Committee to the President/Chairman of the Board with a copy to the Chief Executive Officer within 90 days of the completion of the championships.
  7. FINANCIAL REPORT: Final Financial Statement as per regulation 4.1 (2) (a) above. 
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