The name given to a group of skaters entered in a category. There may be one event per category or several events per category depending on the number of total entries. Each event is independent of the other events within the category.
The name for each level of competition within a discipline. Examples of categories are STAR 1, STAR 2, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, etc.
September 1 to August 31 of any given year.
- General Information
- Administrator Management
- Reporting Your Organization's Groups
- Insurance Information
- Test Information
- Purchasing Skate Canada Program Material
This article explains how to operate a Skate Canada club/skating school. It includes all of the tasks that must be completed on a yearly basis by the club/skating school administrator.
Club and Skating School Minimum Operating Standards
Clubs and Skating schools must adhere to the Club and Skating School Minimum Operating Standards Policy set by Skate Canada in order to remain in good standing.
The Membership Site is the portal through which a club or skating school interacts with Skate Canada to accomplish administrative functions. All instructions on navigating the Membership Site can be found on the site itself.
The definition is included within the Skate Canada Bylaws.
The definition is included within the Skate Canada Bylaws.
The home organization of a registrant is the Skate Canada club or skating school through which he/she registers with Skate Canada. A registrant may participate in programming at more than one club or skating school, but can only have one home organization per registration year. The first organization to enroll a registrant will be considered by Skate Canada as their home organization.
Skate Canada Number
Every Skate Canada registrant and coach is assigned a unique 10-character Skate Canada number which remains with that person for his/her lifetime. Returning registrants and coaches should reference their original Skate Canada numbers when corresponding with Skate Canada.
Club and Skating School Contact Information
Skate Canada Contact Information
Contact information for Skate Canada can be found on the Skate Canada website.
A club administrator performs the administrative functions at the club; this includes tasks related to registration, test days, and invoicing. A club administrator can be a paid employee of the club and is not necessarily a Skate Canada registrant.
Administrative Access to The Membership Site
Skate Canada’s registration year begins on September 1 and runs until August 31. All registration related tasks are performed via the Membership Site. The Skate Canada Membership Site begins accepting registrations for the upcoming year approximately one to two weeks prior to the start of the new registration year. Clubs and skating schools will be notified by e-mail of the exact date that registration opens.
Clubs and skating schools must register their organizations annually through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management ˃ Organization Membership.
Clubs and skating schools must register their skaters, officials, board members and on-ice volunteers annually through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management ˃ Enroll Registrants.
Administrators can also confirm and download registrations for any given year on the Completed Registrations page by following the on-screen instructions.
Home Organization Transfers
A registrant may change his/her home organization after having enrolled with a club or skating school for the current registration year, subject to the provisions of the Skate Canada Home Organization Policy.
There are two different procedures for handling home organization transfers. The procedure to be used depends on whether the registrant to be transferred is already registered with Skate Canada.
- Full name
- Skate Canada number
- Previous and new home club or skating school
These individuals will then be added to the registrant listing of your club or skating school within the Membership Site. Once the names are available within your listing, they may be registered as usual.
Skater Program Affiliation
It is important that Skate Canada has up-to-date information on the program affiliation of all registrants. This information is essential to our sport in many different ways:
- Through participation rates, we can monitor the effectiveness of our programs
- To help Sections complete funding grant applications
Once individuals are registered, their program affiliations should be reported to Skate Canada through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management > Completed Registrations.
Collection and Privacy of Registrant/Coach Information
Skate Canada understands that privacy is important and we are committed to delivering quality services to everyone by improving and strengthening our privacy program in order to remain a leader in the sports world.
For transparency and openness with our registrants, members, and all other stakeholders, a notice of collection must be present wherever private information is collected. The statement reflects existing data sharing practices between clubs, schools, and Skate Canada.
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Club and skating school fees are listed in the Membership Site at point of registration.
Re:Sound and SOCAN Information
Re:Sound and SOCAN are separate organizations that represent different stakeholders in the music recording industry.
- Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights.
- SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers.
All Skate Canada clubs and skating schools are required to pay an annual fee at time of registration to Skate Canada that is then remitted to each of the above organizations. This fee covers regular club sessions throughout the registration year.
Additionally, clubs and skating schools must remit fees directly to Re:Sound and SOCAN if they have held additional events during a particular year.
- SOCAN: remittance is required for all ice shows and competitions. To remit, please refer to the SOCAN web page outlining tariffs when submitting payment for ice shows and competitions. Ice shows are governed by tariff 11A and competitions by tariff 9.
Reporting Your Organization's Groups
Board of Directors
Once board members are registered, they should be reported to Skate Canada through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management > Group Management.
Synchro teams must be reported to Skate Canada through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management > Group Management.
Please report only the following information:
- skaters (must be current registrants)
- primary contact of the team (team manager)
- skating category
Participant Accident Insurance
Skate Canada registrants who are enrolled in the registration year in which they are participating in a Skate Canada program are covered by participant accident insurance. All club board members and on-ice volunteers are also covered by this insurance as long as they register with Skate Canada. Off-ice volunteers do not have to register and are covered by this insurance as long as they do not step on the ice.
Only clubs and skating schools that are registered and operate in accordance with Skate Canada rules, that offer only Skate Canada programs and that register all participants (if applicable) are covered by liability insurance.
Important note: Club board members and skating school administrators could be held personally liable should an incident occur if their club or skating school is operating a Skate Canada program with unregistered participants/coaches on the ice. It is the responsibility of the club board and skating school administrators to ensure that all professional coaches are in good standing prior to stepping on the ice. It should also be verified that all registrants have been enrolled with Skate Canada before taking part in any Skate Canada programs offered on club or skating school ice.
In addition to mandatory purchasing of liability insurance, Skate Canada clubs and skating school may choose to purchase additional coverage for items not covered by liability insurance. Appropriate links can be found within the Membership Site through Org Management > Insurance Management. Note that different provinces have different additional insurance options:
- British Columbia
- All other provinces
For answers to frequently asked general insurance questions that are not addressed above, please see our Insurance and Safe Sport FAQ.
Reporting an Incident
To report any incident to Skate Canada that involves the health and/or safety of program participants, please access the form through the Membership Site.
Accessing Registrant’s Test Records
Club administrators may view personal achievements (e.g., skater test records) for currently enrolled Skate Canada registrants via the Membership Site’s Completed Registrations page and following the on-screen instructions.
Submitting Test Results
Test chairs who have administrative access can submit test results online through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management > Submit Skating Test Results. Please do not submit the paper test summary sheets for tests that are submitted online as doing so will result in duplicate records and duplicate invoices.
Clubs and skating schools that choose not to submit test results online may continue to submit paper Test Summary Sheets to Skate Canada along with a club or skating school cheque for total fees. Test Summary sheets can be downloaded through Org Management > Submit Skating Test Results
Note that tests requiring additional fees (e.g., challenge tests, test taken by coaches, etc.) cannot be submitted through the online test entry tool. For these tests, please submit paper test summary sheets by mail.
Test Fee Information
Test fee information can be found on the Membership Site through Org Management > Submit Skating Test Results.
Invoices are sent electronically to clubs and skating schools on a monthly basis for all registrations completed within the previous month.
Club and skating schools can review the registrants associated with each invoice, once received, through the Membership Site by clicking on Org Management > Registrant Listings by Invoice.
The Refund Policy can be found on the Membership Site.
Coaches must be registered and in good standing in order to instruct Skate Canada club or skating school programming. Details can be found in the Professional Coach Membership Procedure.
Clubs and skating schools must confirm whether a coach is registered in good standing through the Membership Site's coach directory found under Coach Eligibility.
Coaches Who Wish to Compete
In order for a registered coach to compete, he/she must also be enrolled as a registrant with Skate Canada through a club or skating school as per Competitions rule.
Note that a registered Skate Canada Professional Coach is eligible to skate and try Skate Canada tests without having to register as a registrant.
Coaches Who Wish to Serve on a Club's Board of Directors
In order for a registered coach to serve on a club board, he/she does NOT need to be enrolled as a registrant with Skate Canada.
Note that ALL club board members must be reported to Skate Canada (see Reporting Your Organization's Groups).
Coaches Who Wish to Officiate
In order for a registered coach to officiate, he/she does NOT need to be enrolled as a registrant with Skate Canada.
Purchasing Skate Canada Program Material
Program material can be purchased through the online store within the Membership Site. Access to the online store is available to coaches and club/skating school administrators. Payment options are listed within the online store.