Often people ask what can I do to help?


We are now asking what would you like to do to help?


On April 7th, 8th and 9th at the East  Hants Sportsplex we will be hosting the World’s Finest Chocolate Atlantic Canada Skating Championships, where over 200 skaters from the 4 Atlantic Provinces have qualified to compete.


There are many things that need to be done and as always many hands make light work. Sometimes we don’t know those hidden volunteers within clubs who would like to experience something different or those who have been out of skating for awhile and are missing it.


It would be great if you could circulate this e-mail to those members in your club or others that you think might be interested in giving us a hand, we and  the skaters thank you!


Here are the areas that we need to cover to make this competition happen and a brief description.


Chairperson: coordinates the Leads of the various committees with help from Skate Canada Nova Scotia


Ceremonies Lead:  is present for the Welcoming Ceremony, where the skater’s oath and official’s oaths are read, Section Chairs welcome the skating community and World’s Finest Chocolate Representative speaks, held around noon on April 8th  and Medal Presentations which happen during the floods and at the end of the day 4 Saturday and 3 Sunday. Always a great experience to help with medals as they are placed around the necks of deserving skaters.


Hospitality Lead:  to coordinate the food and beverages that are brought in for the officials and schedule people to be in the hospitality room. Our officials are a great group of people and always love the people who are keeping them fed.


Ice Captain Lead:  to schedule the ice captains, ice captains check the skaters in on their arrival, tell them if the competition is on time or delayed open the gates as they come on and off the ice let the officials know if there are any issues with the skaters that could impact the competition. Ice Captains are needed from Friday noon to 9:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This is the place for you if you want to see what happens behind the stands as skaters get ready to compete.


Registration Lead: scheduling persons to work at the registration table.  The registration table is responsible for  accepting the skater’s music and planned program sheets, putting the music in skating order in the baskets, giving each skater when they register their gift, chocolate bar and a program.  Then when the skaters are finished giving the music and program sheets back to the skater.  Fabulous spot to be as you get to welcome all the excited skaters from across Atlantic Canada to the competition.


Music & Announcers Lead: scheduling persons for announcing and the playing of music at practises and during competition.  Great place to be as you see all the skaters perform.


Program & Advertising Lead: Soliciting advertising for the program either by financial payment or in kind and putting together the program with help from Skate Canada Nova Scotia.   This can either be a single person or committee.


Runners Lead: scheduling the runners (approx. 2 per shift) runners take the music from registration to the music and announcer, running results from the officials stand to the Data Control Room, posting results



HOURLY VOLUNTEERS:  if any of the above areas interest you and would like to give just a few hours on the weekend of the competition, please just send a message to skatecanadans@sportnovascotia.ca with the day, time and area you would like to volunteer in


If anyone has any questions regarding any of these volunteer positions or the competition itself please do not hesitate to send an email to  skatecanadans@sportnovascotia.ca.