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Act

The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act S.C. 2009, c.23 including the regulations made pursuant to the Act, and any statute or regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to time.

Active Officials

An official who has officiated a minimum of one event within the past 24 months.

Board

The board of Directors of Skate Canada.

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.

Competitive Season

July 1 - June 30 of any given year

Data Specialist

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

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.

Director

An individual elected or appointed to serve on the Board pursuant to this Bylaw.

Evaluator

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for evaluating assessments in the STAR 6-Gold structure.  Evaluators are qualified to assess in one or more disciplines.

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. 

Good Standing

A person who has paid all dues outstanding to Skate Canada, a Club, or a Skating School (as applicable) and whom the Board has not declared not to be in good standing and in the case of Members, a Member whose Membership has not been terminated pursuant to Article 3 hereof [of the bylaws].

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.

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.

Member

Each person that meets the requirements of any of the three Member classes as defined in Article 3 hereof [of the bylaws] and that has been duly admitted as a member of Skate Canada.

 

Officer

The President and such other officers as the Board may determine by Ordinary Resolution.

President

The president of Skate Canada. The President is the chair of the Board.

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.

Regional Synchronized Skating Championships

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

 

Section

An organization incorporated or organized in a particular province or territory (and in some cases, a combination thereof) strategically aligned with Skate Canada, that may receive funds from provincial or territorial Governmental Authorities and be subject to applicable sport recognition programs and transfer payment arrangements. Each Section is held to the governance and operating requirements of their respective province and / or territory(ies) and is responsible for skating in their respective jurisdictions.

Skate Canada Challenge

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

Skate Canada Coach

A skating expert with the required National Coaching Certification Program qualifications to provide a remunerated service at Skate Canada sanctioned clubs and skating schools, both on- and off-ice. These individuals shall have registered, provided full payment and have met all professional coach registration requirements as set annually by Skate Canada.

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.

National Club/School Award 

This award will be presented to one club or school that demonstrates exceptional performance, exemplifies Skate Canada values, maintains or increases its registration, meets or exceeds all program delivery standards, demonstrates strong collaboration among its volunteers, coaches and administrators, employs innovative marketing and social media strategies and cultivates a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.  

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

This award will be presented to one club or school at the Skate Canada Ice Summit.  Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year.  The Skate Canada President, chair of the Program Development Committee, Senior Manager Coaching, Senior Manager Skating Programs and Corporate Services Director will select the winner.

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/13AWNciQii

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

 National Grassroots & STAR Pathway Coach Award

The purpose of the National Grassroots & STAR Pathway Coach Award is to recognize dedication and success in coaching foundational learn to skate and learn to figure skate programs. The recipient will be selected based on their outstanding contributions to our sport   and to the well-being of skaters participating in Skate Canada programming, specifically in the FUNdamental, Learn to Train and Active for Life, Long-Term Development (LTD) stages.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to the nomination.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit.  Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. The winner will be selected by a panel that consists of the Skate Canada President, the Chair of the Coaches Committee, the Senior Manager of Coaching, and the Coach Development Coordinator.

 

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/8Rvz1kGCpG

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023 

National Podium Pathway Coach Award

The purpose of the National Podium Pathway Coach Award is to recognize the dedication and success in coaching competitive and high performance figure skating programs. The recipient will be selected based on their outstanding contributions to our sport and the well-being of skaters participating in Skate Canada programming, specifically in the Train to Train, Train to Compete, and Train to Win Long-Term Development (LTD) stages.   

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to the nomination.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit.  Skate Canada reserves the right to not present an award in any given year. The winner will be selected by a panel which consists of the Skate Canada President, Chair of the Coaches Committee, and the Senior Manager of Coaching.

 

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/F0DjB08DVg

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

 National Grassroots Official Award

 Active officials (judges, referees, technical controllers, technical specialists and data specialists) who have only been active at the section level or lower (or regional level or lower for synchronized skating) are eligible. Nominations should be made by officials, coaches, team managers, or any member of the Skate Canada Board of Directors, Section Board of Directors, Section Judge/Evaluator Chairs, or Section Data Specialist Chairs.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit.  Skate Canada reserves the right to not present an award in any given year. The Skate Canada President, chair of the OJET Committee, and Senior Manager Performance Excellence and Officials will select the winner.

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/WK0a4Krd9d

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

National Official Award

Active officials (technical representatives, judges, referees, technical controllers, technical specialists and data specialists) are eligible for this award. Nominations should be made by officials, coaches, team managers, or any member of the Skate Canada Board of Directors, Section Board of Directors, Section Judge/Evaluator Chairs or Section Data Specialist Chairs.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

*National events include Skate Canada Challenges, Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and Novice Canadian Championships/ Skate Canada Cup, and the Regional Synchronized Skating Championships.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit.  Skate Canada reserves the right to not present an award in any given year. The Skate Canada President, chair of the Officials Assignment and Promotion Committee, staff lead of the Officials Assignment and Promotion Committee will select the winner.

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/HynnJ2Y116

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

National Event Volunteer Award

The purpose of the National Event Volunteer Award is to recognize the dedication and achievements of the volunteer in this category. The recipient will be selected for his/her unique advancement and outstanding contributions to our sport in the successful execution of an international or domestic event hosted by Skate Canada during the past year. 

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

*National events include Skate Canada Challenges, Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and Novice Canadian Championships/ Skate Canada Cup. 

Nominations may be submitted by the Local Organizing Committee and any volunteer of an international or domestic event hosted by Skate Canada as well as the Skate Canada Organizing Committee event execution staff.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit. Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. The winner will be selected by a panel which consists of the Skate Canada President, Senior Director Events and Production Services, Event Manager, and Event Volunteer Program Coordinator. 

 

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/Rg8Vvj31PG

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

National Operational Committee Member Award

This award will recognize a current Operational Committee Member who reinforces and embodies Skate Canada’s values and provides exemplary service to the organization.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit. Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. The Skate Canada President, Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer, Senior Director Operations, Senior Director Events and Production Services, and Senior Director Performance Excellence will select the winner.

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/WTkJKKWVX7

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

National Athlete Impact Award

This award will recognize a National Team or Nextgen athlete (in any discipline) who demonstrates exceptional behavior, leadership or a performance that inspires and galvanizes their teammates, the skating community or the public. This individual must have competed at an international event that season and demonstrated the Skate Canada values of excellence, integrity, collaboration and/or innovation.

Criteria

Nominees must meet the minimum criteria defined below and must consent to their nomination.

This award will be presented to one person at the Skate Canada Ice Summit. Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. The Skate Canada President, chair of the High Performance Development Committee, Senior Director Performance Excellence, High Performance Director and NextGen Director will select the winner.

Nomination form available here:  https://forms.office.com/r/FkLAxashh6

Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2023

National Volunteer Award

This award will be presented at the Skate Canada Ice Summit to one person from each of the ten Sections who meets the following criteria:

Criteria

Contact your section for nomination forms and deadlines.  Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.