Figure Skating in Canada follows a Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model to help guide and shape programming in clubs and schools to direct the growth of all athletes through any age and stage of the development pathway. Programs designed and delivered by Skate Ontario clubs and schools follow modern principles of athlete development outlined in the LTAD. By providing step-by-step technical support and a customized performance and competition calendar, Skate Ontario ensures an optimal development pathway for athletes.