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Return to Play – Reopening of the Province

February 05, 2021

Skate Ontario and regions across the province are eagerly awaiting news from the government as we approach the end of the current lockdown order. We would like to remind the skating community that the safety and well-being of our stakeholder groups remains our number one priority and we are committed to communicating any information immediately as […]

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Events Update – February 5, 2021

February 05, 2021

Skate ON Synchronized Skating Video Element Performance Opportunity Registration for the Skate ON Synchronized Skating Video Element Performance Opportunity is now open! This Element Performance Opportunity is open to all synchronized skating teams across Ontario and all sections across Canada. Registration will close on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:59pm ET. Registration will include: Step 1: Register and pay on Uplifter […]

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Last Chance to Register for By-Law Workshop

February 01, 2021

There are two remaining workshops that our not-for-profit skating clubs can register to attend on the topic of By-Laws. The workshop outlines legislative changes which effect club By-Laws, and discusses updates to consider to align with current not-for-profit and sport sector standards. In addition to the workshops, Skate Ontario has created the By-Law Resource and By-Law Template […]

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Events Update – January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Skate Ontario Pre-Novice & Novice Sectional Championships Update In light of the cancellation of the 2021 Skate Canada Cup, interruptions to training and in consultation with our coaches, Skate Ontario has made the decision to cancel 2021 Skate Ontario Pre-Novice & Novice Sectional Championships. Full refunds will be processed by Friday, January 29, 2021. Skate […]

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Synchronized Skating Update

January 25, 2021

Synchronized Skating Video Element Performance Opportunity After consulting with our Synchro Community, we are happy to announce that we will be moving forward with our first Skate ON-Synchronized Skating Video Element Performance Opportunity in place of the originally communicated Video Monitoring Opportunity in February. We appreciate the feedback we have received from our coaches and […]

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Coach/Skater Educational Opportunities Series – February Sessions Announced!

January 20, 2021

Directly from your feedback, we have created a series of web-based educational opportunities for Skate Ontario skaters and coaches and new this month, officials! All levels and disciplines of skaters, coaches and officials are welcome. Each month, we are offering a different set of 45 – 60 minute sessions. Monthly opportunities are available “a la […]

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That’s a Wrap on #Challenge21!

January 19, 2021

The 2021 Skate Canada Challenge virtual event concluded last weekend and we want to congratulate each and every one of the 68 Ontario entries and their coaches. After a season filled with uncertainties, we want to commend all of the athletes, coaches, parents, officials and volunteers for persevering and helping to make these events a […]

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Skate Ontario Update – Insurance, Assessment Days & Return to Play

January 15, 2021

Ontario entered into a State of Emergency on January 14 , 2021 and as per the government announcement, Ontario will remain under a stay-at-home order for 28 days. Full information can be found here. Insurance Insurance coverage when ice is rented by Coaches When renting ice and providing lessons for skaters outside of the regularly scheduled […]

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Taking Your Skating Club or School to The Next Business Level – A Conversation with National Bank

January 08, 2021

In this interactive, informative and exclusive session, Skate Ontario’s Champion Partner, National Bank will be discussing business strategies and solutions aimed at the owners of Skate Ontario’s Skating Schools. The lessons will also be helpful to Skate Ontario Club boards and administrators who are encouraged to register and participate in this session. National Bank’s experts, […]

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Sample Position Description for Officers and Directors Resource

January 07, 2021

Last season, Skate Ontario released the Volunteer Toolkit for our member Clubs and Skating Schools to utilize in an effort to assist with the acquisition and retainment of volunteers for their organizations. The toolkit focused on the “4 – R’s System” (Recruit, Retain, Recognize and Relate). To further develop the toolkit, Skate Ontario has developed […]

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