Terms used:

Board

The board of Directors of Skate Canada.

Canadian Figure Skating Championships

A championship that qualifies athletes toward and including, but not limited to, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the Olympic Winter Games.

Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships

A championship that qualifies athletes toward the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Challenge

A championship that qualifies athletes toward and including, but not limited to, the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

Event

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. 

Events

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. 

International Skating Union

The International Skating Union (ISU) is the exclusive international sport federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee administering the sports of Figure Skating and Speed Skating throughout the world. The ISU is composed of a number of national associations called ISU Members that administer ISU sports at the national level and recognize that all international matters are under the sole jurisdiction and control of the ISU.

Skate Canada Challenge

A championship that qualifies athletes toward and including, but not limited to, the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

This guide is designed for easy access by athletes, coaches, officials, and event technicians to resources specific to all Skate Canada categories. Below you will find links to the following:

Skate Canada Rules

Skate Canada Rules define the control and delivery of domestic sanctioned competitions held in Canada.

Competitions

Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions

Competition Program Requirements - Competitive

Competition Program Requirements - STAR

Competition Program Requirements - Adult

Skate Canada and ISU Technical Documents and Forms

Includes reference documents that define the standards for these categories. These documents are available in the Skate Canada Materials Catalogue with links below leading to those locations.

Competitive Singles

Singles is defined as all Men's and Women's categories Pre-Juvenile to Senior.

Skate Canada Singles Technical Documents

ISU Singles Technical Documents 

Competitive Pairs

Pairs is defined as all categories Pre-Juvenile to Senior. 

Skate Canada Pairs Technical Documents

ISU Pairs Technical Documents

Competitive Ice Dance 

Ice Dance is defined as all categories Pre-Juvenile to Senior. 

Skate Canada Ice Dance Technical Documents

ISU Ice Dance Technical Documents

Synchronized Skating 

Synchronized skating is defined as all categories Pre-Juvenile to Senior. 

Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Documents

ISU Synchronized Skating Documents

STAR

 

STAR is defined as all categories that receive a ranking.

Skate Canada STAR Documents

STAR Assess to Standard is defined as the categories that are not ranked but are based on a national standard of assessment.

Skate Canada STAR Assess to Standard Documents

Synchronized Skating Assess to Standard is defined as the categories that are not ranked but are based on a national standard of assessment.

Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Assess to Standard Documents

Adult

Adult is defined as all categories for athletes competing who are above the age of 18 and no longer entering STAR categories.

Skate Canada Adult Documents 

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is defined as all categories as set within figure skating by Special Olympics Canada.

Skate Canada Special Olympics Documents 

Event Resources

Posted to the Skate Canada Notice Board for events hosted by Skate Canada. Reference material for individuals attending in an accredited capacity. 

Autumn Classic International

Skate Canada Challenge

Canadian Figure Skating Championships

Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships