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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 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].

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.

Registration Year

September 1 to August 31 of any given year.

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.

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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 ***NOTE: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.***

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

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

Deadline for nomination: February 14

 

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:

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

Deadline for nomination: February 14

 

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

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

Deadline for nomination : February 14

 

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:

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

Deadline for nomination : February 14

 

Section Officials Award

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

Criteria

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

Deadline for nomination : February 14

 

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

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

Deadline for nomination : February 14

 

Section Volunteer Award

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

Criteria

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

Deadline for nomination : February 14

 

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

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

Deadline for nomination: February 14