Events Update – March 31, 2021

Parent /Guardian Performance Opportunity Format Survey (Spring-Summer): Pre-Juvenile to Senior Skaters

Skate Ontario has created a survey that is designed to gather and measure interest for various event and performance formats we may offer over the next few months for Pre-Juvenile to Senior skaters. Parent/guardian input is an essential component of our planning process. We have received feedback from coaches and now we would like feedback from parents and guardians.

Given the uncertainty with COVID-19, we are currently exploring the option of any in-person spring and summer events to be run as a hub format as was done for the Skate Ontario Sectional Championships and Skate Canada Challenge. A hub is essentially a filming location for skaters. Skaters will perform on-site at the event venue. Multiple filming hubs will be organized by Skate Ontario based on the Provincial Health Unit boundaries and where these regions are in the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework. Skaters will not be requested to travel in and out of red or grey zones.

Each hub location will have an Ice Level Referee and a Skate Ontario representative. Each program will be filmed by a Skate Ontario videographer and sent to Skate Ontario directly. The programs will be compiled and subsequently judges remotely by Skate Ontario officials to determine results.

Skaters will be assigned to a hub based on their primary training location and will not be permitted to change groups or video locations.

Please note, we are currently finalizing the qualifying process for Skate Ontario Sectional Championships, more details will be released in the upcoming weeks.

We kindly ask that you complete and submit this survey by April 7, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

Please find survey here.

Reminder! 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships Local Organizing Committee Applications

Skate Ontario is thrilled that the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships is coming to Hamilton, ON at the First Ontario Centre from April 7-9, 2022. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of the 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships Local Organizing Committee.

Local Organizing Committee Application may be found here.

Please note that the deadline to apply is April 6, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

Skate ON ON Video Element Performance Opportunities for Pre-Juvenile – Senior Skaters

Skate ON Video Element Performance Opportunity #1 registration will open on April 1, 2021 at 4:00pm ET and will close on April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

Please click here for more information.

Skate ON Video Element Performance Opportunity #2 registration will open on May 3, 2021 at 4:00pm ET and will close on May 23, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

Please click here for more information.

Skaters and teams can select from three different element challenges. Skaters have the option of completing one, two or three of the element challenges.

Following filming requirements, skaters and teams will submit the completed challenges on a single video to Skate Ontario by the posted deadline. Skaters will receive a Skater Detail sheet (report card with element levels and GOEs). Skaters will also be ranked in each of the element challenges in which they choose to participate. This is not intended as a program opportunity. Skaters are encouraged to complete each element challenge separately.

Bring ON the Fun!

Has your skater registered for Bring ON the Fun! yet?

The Bring ON the Fun! series is a two-month Skate Ontario supported Performance & Development Opportunity (PDO) and an off and on-ice Event Video Performance Opportunity. It focuses on providing team-based, fun experiences for skaters, clubs, and individuals.

With COVID-19 restrictions impacting training schedules, we have created an accessible Bring ON the Fun Home Edition! There are 3 different opportunities:

  • Social Media Challenges
  • Off – Ice Challenges
  • On – Ice Challenges

Click here to find out about the list of different challenges you can submit and register today!

Participate for your chance to win weekly prizes! 

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