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Professional Coach Membership Policy

Type: Membership
Name: Professional Coach Membership Policy
Authority: Board of Directors
Policy Number:
Date Approved: May 2016
Date Revised: 

Current Reference: Standards for Professional Coaches Policy, Registration of Professional Coaches Policy, Screening for Professional Coaches Policy, Coach Registration Prerequisites

Future Reference: Professional Coach Membership Procedure

Effective: 2016-2017 Registration Year

Purpose: Skate Canada is committed to creating a safe environment both on and off the ice in which everyone of this organization are treated with respect and dignity. Skate Canada Professional Coaches are responsible and accountable for creating a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect.


Individuals as listed in Section 1 of the Professional Coach Membership Procedure will comply with the requirements as defined in items (1) and (2):

(1) Registered: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach, full payment is required of all registration fees and insurance premiums as determined annually by Skate Canada.

(2) In Good Standing: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing, the following is required:

  • Must hold a valid first aid certificate 
  • Screening must be done through the company approved by Skate Canada and must show a status of “Clear”
  • Must hold a NCCP status of CanSkate In-training or higher or must be a CanPowerSkate Coach 
  • Have an active NCCP certified status in the CAC Locker (Effective: January 1, 2018)
  • Have agreed to the Coaches’ Code of Ethics

Professional Coach Membership Privileges:

In addition to the rights afforded to Registered Professional Coaches in Good Standing as articulated in the Skate Canada Bylaws, all Registered Professional Coaches in Good Standing are given the following privileges:

  • Permission to use the Skate Canada logo in professional material (including but not limited to resumes, business cards, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Permission to coach on Skate Canada ice
  • Subject to the additional provisions of the Coach Accreditation Policy, permission to coach at Skate Canada sanctioned competitions


Due to the position of trust, failure to comply with the Skate Canada Professional Coach Membership Policy and the associated Procedure may result in disciplinary action such as limitation of privileges and/or termination of the Skate Canada Professional Coach Membership. A penalty fee may also apply.


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