COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

Clubs/Skating Schools

As of May 8, 2020, clubs/coaches may be eligible for the following programs:

All clubs have the option to hold a virtual/on-line AGM. Clubs will need to ensure that all aspects of their virtual AGM follow the process laid out in their by-laws, ensuring members have opportunity to contribute to the discussion on agenda items.

Clubs have a 15-month window to host your AGM from their last meeting. If that window  fall within the state of emergency in Ontario, the club will have an extension of 90 days from the date the state of emergency is lifted by the province.

  • For example: Skate Ontario held our 2019 AGM on Saturday June 15, 2019. We must hold our 2020 AGM before September 15, 2020. Should the state of emergency be in effect until September 30, 2020; Skate Ontario will have until December 29, 2020 to host our AGM should we wish.

Clubs and schools are to contact Skate Canada at info@skatecanada.ca for the most up to date information on participant fees.

The lifting of the suspension of Skate Canada activities means that where municipal and provincial regulations and local public health guidelines permit, Skate Canada sanctioned activities may begin across the country. For skating to resume, Skate Canada Sections, clubs and skating schools must have the permission of the jurisdiction they are located in. This means that all members and registrants must follow the precautions outlined by their provincial and municipal governments and their local venue operators.

Skate Canada sanctioned activities are any programs delivered by Skate Ontario clubs and coaches. This would include training and/or competitions in Competitive Skate, STARSkate, Collegiate Skate, SynchroSkate, AdultSkate, Special Olympics and the delivery of the programs – CanSkate and CanPowerSkate.

Events

To view the schedule, please click here.

Currently, there are some holes in the calendar that are directly related to COVID-19 disruptions, as many municipalities are unable to confirm ice allocations at this time. In the Events Calendar and Opportunity Charts, holes in the schedule, impacted by COVID, will be identified and labelled as ‘COVID’ where the host club would be listed.

At this time, we are waiting for more information from the provincial government regarding Return to Play frameworks. We will send updates about this program when we can.

Yes.  Skate Ontario will make “Go or No-Go” decisions on whether or not an event will run 10-12 weeks prior to the scheduled event date.

We have consulted with coaches to identify an appropriate training period to allow skaters to train and be prepared to safely compete. Skate Ontario and our LOCs will require a few weeks to prepare for registration and event planning.  It is also understood that circumstances may dictate other changes may be required to be made in that window.

Skate Ontario is currently examining the impact of COVID-19 on the Qualifying Structure for both the Sectional and Provincial Championships. We will be providing updates about the qualification process for the Sectional Series and the Super Series as the details become finalized.

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions