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A step or sequence of steps in which the free foot passes the skating foot before is it placed on the ice, thereby bringing the new free foot off the ice trailing the new skating foot.


A type of Progressive skated in Open Hold by a couple on the same or opposite feet derived from a similar forward walking movement in some ballroom dances (e.g., steps 9-11 in the Blues and steps 16-19 in the Tango).

Public Accountant

Has the meaning attributed to it in the Act.

Qualifying Event

A qualifying event is any competition or any event that qualifies skaters to the sectional championships and higher. These include, without limitation, Sectional Championships, Skate Canada Challenge, Synchronized Regional Championships, Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships.

Ravensburger Waltz-type Three-turn

An inside three-turn with the free leg extended over the tracing and left behind during the turn.  After the completion of the turn, the free leg swings through in front of the tracing before being brought back beside the skating foot in time for the next step; e.g., man’s step 1 in Ravensburger Waltz). 


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.

Regional Synchronized Skating Championships

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



Includes (i) an individual who is registered by a Club or Skating School with Skate Canada and who is subject to all applicable rules, regulations and policies of Skate Canada but who is not a Member; and (ii) an individual who is engaged in any activity provided, sponsored, supported, sanctioned or recognized by Skate Canada and registered directly with Skate Canada but who is not a Member.

Registration Year

September 1 to August 31 of any given year.


In synchronized skating, the team shows a movement in a direction opposite to that of the initial direction.  The team must show a reverse of the first direction, before resuming the initial direction.

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