Terms used:

Attitude

A position in which the free leg is bent, and brought up, out and behind at a ninety-degree angle to the leg of the skating foot.

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.

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.

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.

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 who 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].

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.

Qualifying Competition

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.

Referee

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.

Registrants

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.

Section

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

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 Specialist

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.

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Section CanSkate Award

The purpose of the Skate Canada Section CanSkate Athlete Award is to recognize skaters who have shown enthusiasm and dedication to the CanSkate program throughout the skating season.  

Skate Canada reserves the right to invite the section winner from the host section to the Skate Canada Ice Summit to accept the award on behalf of the ten section winners.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten Sections who meets the following criteria:

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in CanSkate for the current registration year
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and improve skills
  • Is cooperative
  • Participates fully 

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination: February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section STARSkate Athlete Award

The purpose of the Skate Canada Section STAR Athlete Award is to recognize skaters who have demonstrated determination and commitment to the STAR program. Recipients of this award have displayed passion for the sport and have achieved success throughout the season, not only within the STAR assessing/testing system but also with personal skill development and growth.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten sections. Skate Canada reserves the right to invite the section winner from the host section to the Skate Canada Ice Summit to accept the award on behalf of the ten section winners.

Criteria

The winner of this award must not have registered or competed in a CompetitiveSkate (Pre-Novice or higher) category at a Sectional qualifying competition in the current skating season.  The winner should also reflect the essence of the STAR program, including:

  • Participation
  • Achievement
  • Personal success
  • Displaying spirit and passion for the sport
  • Striving for new goals
  • Achieving balance within skating and in other areas of life
  • Giving back to the sport by assisting at club level (program assistant, volunteering for club events, etc.)

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination: February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten sections. Skate Canada reserves the right to invite the section winner from the host section to the Skate Canada Ice Summit to accept the award on behalf of the ten section winners.

Criteria

  • An individual skater who is under the age of 16 as of July 1 of the current competitive season OR a pairs or ice dance team under the age of 18 as of July 1 of the current competitive season
  • An individual, pairs, or ice dance team who exhibits spirit, dedication, determination or other favorable qualities
  • A minimum pre-novice competitor with a top-ten finish at the Sectional level in the current competitive season
  • A positive role model for other athletes
  • An individual, pairs or ice dance team who combines off-ice and on-ice training in order to meet his/her/their competitive goals 

Each Section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination : February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section Program Assistant Award

The purpose of the Skate Canada Section Program Assistant Award is to recognize dedicated and passionate program assistants who continuously share Skate Canada’s vision with all participants of the program. This award is presented to individuals who are not only great assets to the coaching team on the ice, but also show their commitment off the ice by providing support and assistance to the club and its registrants.

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten sections who meets the following criteria:

Criteria

A currently active program assistant who:

  • Has made a significant contribution to his/her club by having assisted skaters, coaches and/or the club executive with programming both on and off the ice
  • Is an excellent role model who inspires others to embrace the joy of skating
  • Displays a potential for a long-term commitment to the sport of figure skating in the community in a coaching or volunteer role

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination : February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section Officials Award

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten sections who meets the following criteria:

Criteria

  • A Skate Canada technical representative, evaluator, judge, referee, technical controller, technical specialist or data specialist who is currently registered with Skate Canada
  • Active at the Section level or lower for at least five years
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of Skate Canada rules, policies, philosophies and programs
  • Is keen to share accurate information with other officials, athletes, coaches, parents and administrators with the interest/intent of developing figure skating and figure skaters in Canada
  • An individual who has given quality service to the Section and the organization in general

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination : February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section Volunteer Coach Award

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten sections. It will be given to a professional coach who has contributed to the coaching community through volunteer efforts at the club, region, section or national level. The focus of this award is on volunteer contributions made by professional coaches to the sport of skating.

Criteria

  • A registered Skate Canada professional coach in good standing with a minimum NCCP status of Club Coach (CanSkate) Certified or Regional Coach (STAR) Certified
  • An individual who contributes volunteer time in addition to professional coaching time at the club, region, section or national level
  • A professional coach who inspires others to embrace the joy of skating
  • A professional coach who has demonstrated commitment to the development of the sport of skating

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination : February 14

The link to the nomination form is be available here.

Section Volunteer Award

This award will be presented to one person in each of the ten Sections who meets the following criteria:

Criteria

  • Active and currently registered adult volunteer whose club and/or region efforts have produced specific, positive results in his/her section
  • An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport and its participants
  • An individual who is an exemplary role model for other volunteers, skaters and/or coaches
  • Has a minimum of five years of volunteer work in the sport of skating
  • Shows an awareness and interest in the future direction of the sport 

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination : February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.

Section Volunteer Award of Excellence

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

  • Active and currently registered adult volunteer whose efforts have produced specific, positive results in his/her section
  • An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport and its participants
  • An individual who is an exemplary role model for other volunteers, skaters and/or coaches
  • Has a minimum of ten years volunteer work in the sport of skating
  • Shows an awareness and interest in the future direction of the sport

Each section will use its own selection process and will select one winner.

Deadline for nomination: February 14

The link to the nomination form is available here.