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Terms used:

Base Level Technical Officials

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 Specialists

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

Evaluators

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 (effective September 1, 2017 the lowest test level assessed by evaluators is Senior Bronze) 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.

Judges

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.

Referees

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 Controllers

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 Specialists

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.

Purpose

The purpose of this guideline is to provide the recommended framework for consistent application for the honorarium paid to facilitators for the delivery of officials or other related training clinics and/or training sessions that are delivered in person or via video and/or conference call at the Section level.

Scope of Guideline

This guideline applies to the following group of contributors to the sport of figure skating: 

  • Technical Representatives,
  • Referees
  • Judges
  • Evaluators
  • Technical Controllers
  • Technical Specialists
  • Base Level Technical Officials
  • Data Specialists
  • Data Input Operators
  • Video Replay Operators
  • Clinic Facilitators

Guidelines

An Honoria is an ex gratia payment made to a person for their services in a volunteer capacity, or for services for which fees are not traditionally or legally required.

An honorarium is typically a payment made on a special or non-routine basis to an individual who is not an employee of Skate Canada or the Section, to recognize or acknowledge the contribution of gratuitous services to Skate Canada or the Section.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations state that all honoraria payments are considered taxable income under the Income Tax Act of Canada and are to be reported as “Employment income not reported on slips”.

Honoria amounts include preparation time and delivery of the session.

Training Type Honoraria Amount
Section Clinics and Seminars
Half day clinic (up to 4 hours) $100 / facilitator
Full day clinic $200 / facilitator
Two full days clinic $400 / facilitator
More than 2 full days $450 / facilitator
Marking of workbooks/exams $20 / workbook
Assessment of promotion packages $20 / package
Trial Judging Type Programs
Full day of Trial Judge Coordinator or similar activity (maximum 10 participants) $200/day to a maximum of $450
Reports written in support of trial judging program (in addition to the above activity) $20/report to a maximum of 20 reports
Skate Canada Technical Controller and Specialist Training
Fees are managed by Skate Canada