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Terms used:

Base Level Technical Official

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for accurate technical panel process and for authorizing, correcting, deleting and adding elements to the list of elements performed during an event. The BLTO assists with the identification of elements in competition. The BLTO also assists with the identification of falls and illegal elements where appropriate to the level. The BLTO is qualified to act on a panel at or below a specified level of competition in singles only and can only be assigned to events where elements can be called no higher than base level.

Data Specialist

An individual sixteen years of age or older who has been trained and appointed to calculate the results of sanctioned figure skating competitions.

Evaluator

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for assessing tests in the STARSkate program.  Evaluators are qualified to assess tests at or below a specified level in one or more of the STARSkate program disciplines.

Judge

An individual sixteen years of age or older who has been trained and appointed to officiate at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.

Referee

A referee of an event within a competition is an experienced judge who has received further training to conduct an event and monitor the performance of the panel of judges. Referees are qualified to referee or judge at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.

Technical Controller

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for accurate technical panel process and authorizes, corrects, deletes and adds elements to the list of elements performed during an event. Technical controllers are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.

Technical Specialist

An individual sixteen years of age or older who identifies elements and levels of difficulty of elements in competition. The technical specialist also identifies falls and illegal elements. Technical specialists are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.

Domestic Officials

Judge Pathways - Singles, Pairs & Ice Dance

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure.

 Challenge Judge Pathway

Judge Pathways - Synchronized Skating

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

Base Level Technical Official Pathway

For more details on the pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

Technical Controller Pathways

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

 

Technical Specialist Pathways

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

Evaluator Pathways

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

Referee Pathways

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure

Data Specialist Pathways

For more details on each pathway please refer to the Officials Appointment and Qualification Procedure