Skate Ontario completed a comprehensive review of the competition structure in Ontario. The numbers have been collected from the Ontario qualifying systems, specifically from the summer, fall and 2017/18 STARSkate and club event registrations to date.
The purpose of the review and subsequent restructuring was to create a competition calendar that is aligned with the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway, creating meaningful competitive experiences for athletes at each developmental stage.
Through the review process Skate Ontario considered the following: athlete pathway(s), guiding principles for each developmental stage, roles and responsibilities of host clubs and Skate Ontario, data analysis of athlete participation, financial modelling, officials resourcing, number of events, locations, equipment resourcing, affordability, categories, multiple event series’, event schedules qualifying systems and the impacts of all these factors at a Provincial scope.
This document has information on the rationale for setting maximum registration numbers at competitions. It highlights the parameters that have been used to determine the maximum number of skates and corresponding maximum registration numbers for each category.Download