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Terms used:

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.

Challenge

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

Club

A not-for-profit organization that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs and is managed by a volunteer board of directors.

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. 

Qualifying Competitions

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

Qualifying Events

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

Section

As defined in Section 8.1 hereof [of the bylaws].

Sectionals

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

Skate Canada Challenge

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

Skating School

An organization other than a Club that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs.

The new coach accreditation policy allows Skate Canada Professional Coaches to experience the competitive field prior to achieving a full National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certification. Based on the relevant NCCP coach training and certification pathway, coaches with the proper credentials may be provided with the opportunity to coach their athletes at Skate Canada qualifying events.

Summary of Changes

Purpose   

Skate Canada and its Section Partners are committed to creating a safe competitive environment for athletes to reach optimal performance at the following qualifying events:

This policy governs the necessary requirements to obtain coach accreditation privileges at qualifying competitions hosted by Skate Canada and its Section Partners.

Accreditation Matrix

As per the NCCP pathways, coaches may obtain accreditation privileges provided the qualifications in the accreditation matrix below are valid at time of competition entry and on-site during the event. The Skate Canada qualifying events are categorized below as events 1-4.

The accreditation guidelines for all other Skate Canada sanctioned competitions (as applicable) are determined by the Sections.

 Additional Considerations

Other Events

Coaches who attend other competitive events not covered in the accreditation matrix, must satisfy the following requirements at time of competition entry and on-site during the following events:

(*) Chartered Professional Coach - ChPC designation with the Coaching Association of Canada.

Please contact your Section Office for information on upcoming NCCP courses in your area.