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Zoom Meeting Tuesday Jan 19, 2021 at 8pm

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is looking forward to connecting with everyone on Tuesday at 8:00 pm, please see the information on how to connect below.

Please find the Bylaws that will be voted on for your review by clicking here.


The agenda is as follows:


  •             Confirmation of Quorum
  •             Introductions
  •             Current Restrictions
  •             Bylaw vote
  •             Awards & Celebration on Ice
  •             Assessment Days
  •             Team Challenges
  •             Skater Development
  •             Club Calls
  •            Competitions
  •            Question & Answers



Skate Canada Nova Scotia is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Skate Canada Nova Scotia Town Hall & Special Meeting

Time: Jan 19, 2021 08:00 PM Halifax


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COVID Updates

SCNS would like to echo what Dr Strang said today, that we need to appreciate the fact that our skaters are allowed to be on the ice to practice and increase their skill development.

At this point in time, no events or competitions are allowed. This means, for us, no ice shows, assessment days or competitions until that restriction is lifted.

The Province of Nova Scotia’s announcement of December 16th remains in effect; the total number of people on the ice is 25 without social distancing and only 1 group.

The number of 25 would include all skaters, coaches and program assistants and is consistent with all previous regulations

No spectators in the arenas.

Please contact your facility with regards to parents bringing their skater into the arena and putting their skates on.

There were changes in today’s announcement to rotational workers:

Starting Friday, Jan. 15, testing will be mandatory for rotational workers who work outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The details of all regulations by the Province can be found at 

We will continue to keep you informed of any updates as they become available. 



Coaches – Professional Development Info

There have been many challenges during this season due to covid.

One thing that is still possible is to get some Professional Development points that are required to be an active Skate Canada Coach in Good Standing.


How to Earn Professional Development Points (see the Skate Canada site for more details)

Events that are organized by CAC, PT/CR, Skate Canada and Skate Canada Sections will earn PD points.


  • NCCP Events                  
  • 5 points per event                                              
  • No maximum points


  • Sport-Specific Non-NCCP Events  
  • 1 point per hour (max. 3 points per event)              
  • No maximum


  • Multi-Sport Non-NCCP Events    
  •  1 point per hour (max. 3 points per event)             
  •  up to 50% of required points


  • Active Coaching                  
  • 1 point per year                                        
  •  3 points per cycle


  • Self-directed Learning    
  •  1 point per hour                                          
  • 3 points per cycle


There are several ways to obtain these, NCCP Multi Sport Courses, Atlantic Podium Performance Webinar Series, the Coaching Association of Canada and Skate Canada on-line learning.

Virtual courses can be registered through 

  • Plan a Practice February 8th & 9th virtual
  • Teaching and Learning February 4th & 5th virtual
  • Design a Basic Sport Program March 4th & 5th virtual
  • Advanced Practice Planning  February 23rd & 24th virtual
  • Prevention and Recovery  February 18th & 19th virtual
  • Developing Athletic Abilities  February 16th & 17th virtual


Atlantic Podium Performance Series  register through

  • Jan 13,     Is Lack of a Nutrition Strategy Resulting in Poor Performance?
  • Jan 26,     The Transgender Experience Part 2
  • Feb 10,     The Business of Coaching
  • Feb 23,     Grief and Processing Due to COVID


SCNS ZOOM Town Hall Meeting

Join us on Tuesday January 19th at 8:00 pm for a ZOOM Town Hall Meeting?


Please reply to an e-mail that was sent to clubs. SCNS would like to know who will be attending from your club as their e-mail is required so that zoom information can be forwarded.


Skate Canada Nova Scotia will be holding a special meeting to deal with the following:


  • Bylaw adoption
  • Club numbers
  • Competitions
  • Assessment Days
  • The COVID Effect
  • Awards


If there are any other topics that you would like covered please send them and they will be added to the agenda, all questions topics are welcome.


The Bylaws can be obtained by clicking Skate Canada Nova Scotia Section Bylaws 29 Sep 2020 . Hopefully, you have an ample chance to go through them.  They have been created and vetted by the Skate Canada Nova Scotia Board and Sport Nova Scotia. Upon the approval of the member clubs they will be submitted to the Registry of Joint Stocks for their acceptance or revisions.


In advance of the meeting could you please submit your club numbers in CanSkate, CanPower, Synchro and STAR/Competitive and if you have a waiting list for any of these programs. Send information to :



January Team Challenge 2021

January 2021 Team Challenge Event

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is excited to present the  January Team Challenge, submissions due February 2nd.

The  response for the October and November Team Challenges was great, despite many clubs having limited access to ice in late November.

SCNS is looking forward to seeing our talented skaters from throughout the province.

Six different events are:

OPTION 1 : Toe Loop, Salchow, Loop

OPTION 2 : Flip, Lutz, Single Single Combination

OPTION 3 : Axel, Double Salchow, Double Toe Loop

OPTION 4 : Double Loop , Double Flip, Double Double Combo

OPTION 5 : Forward Upright Spin, Sit Spin, Camel Spin

OPTION 6 : Combination Spin, Flying Spin, Upright Spin with variation




Covid19 Update……December 2020

December 16th  the Provincial Government announced updated Public Health regulations. 

As the regulations relate to Skate Canada Nova Scotia clubs, effective December  21st ,skaters will be able to be on the ice in one group of up to 25 without social distancing.

No spectators in the arenas as of Monday until January 11th  

The number of 25 would include all skaters, coaches and program assistants and is consistent with all previous regulations. For CanSkate Sessions this means that 2 groups of 25 may be on the ice as long as each group is social distanced from the other.

It’s important to note that these new regulations will apply to the entire Province.

These regulations will be in effect until January 11, 2021.

The details of the December 16th announcement by the Province can be found at  

We will continue to keep you informed of any updates as they become available. 



November Team Challenge

The November Team Challenge was once again a great success despite the arenas in HRM being closed down before the end of the month.

In October 9 clubs participated which grew to 11 clubs in November. 

Skaters from across the province have been having fun with creative team names and attire and our officials are enjoying watching all the teams as they are missing the rinks too.

All skaters receive a ribbon and they are awarded as  the team, which is assessed as a whole.

Awards are: Amazingly Awesome, Beautifully Brilliant and Consistently Classy and have been awarded to everything from waltz jumps to double axels, sit spins to spirals.

Watch for the January Team Challenge……..coming out soon.


Blue Diamonds


Lightening Fast

Powderpuff Girls

Santa’s Workshop

Shelburne 2

Shelburne Team 1


Team Jessica

Triple Treat




Covid19 Updated Information November 24, 2020

Please see below regarding the new restrictions as of Thursday November 26th due to COVID.

Today the Province announced further changes to Public Health Regulations related to COVID-19.  These changes are applicable to the zone of Western and Central Halifax Reginal Municipality (HRM), which is defined as HRM from Hubbard’s to (and including) Porters Lake and the communities up to Elmsdale and Mount Uniacke/Hants County including businesses.  As it relates to sport, the Province will be shutting down all sport activity in this area beginning on Thursday, November 26th for a period of two weeks, ending on Thursday December 10th.  At that time the Province will be re-evaluating the epidemiology and determining next steps.

During this time period people residing in the impacted zone will not be permitted to travel outside the zone to take part in any sport activities. This would include anyone residing in the zone who may participate on a team/group that is outside the zone.  For those living outside of the impacted zone, sport activities can continue while continuing to pay close attention to the public health guidelines.  However, you should not leave your zone for a sport activity, so for example if you live in Cape Breton you should not travel to the South Shore for a sport activity.  Complete information on the provincial zones can be found on the Nova Scotia government website.

A map of the impacted zone can be found here.

We will continue to provide any updates as soon as we receive them.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information please feel free to contact me.

COVID-19 Media Announcement Nov 24

SCNS COVID Response Plan October 4th 2020_ (002)


Competition Schedule 2021

After careful consideration with the safety of all members being our priority Skate Canada Nova Scotia would like to announce the following changes to the competition schedule for 2021.  These changes are subject to change keeping in line with the provincial COVID guidelines as we move forward.


In order to be able to offer competitions they will need to be very different this year. 


  • We will have  very limited spectators with specific guidelines on entry and exit of the facility. 
  • Skaters will be admitted into the arena 30 minutes prior to their warm up groups, will remain together and exit in the same group 10 minutes following the end of their group.
  • There will be no medal presentations and results will be online and medals mailed following the competition.


More details will be communicated in the New Year, please read the announcements and schedules very carefully for complete instructions.


  • STAR 1-3 scheduled for January 16th is cancelled
  • Robert McCall Memorial February 6th & 7th  hosted by St Margaret’s Bay SC open to Nova Scotia skaters only, Pre Juvenile to Senior, STAR 5 to Gold singles, pairs and dance. (This competition will be the qualifier for Junior Canadians in the categories of Pre Novice and Novice.)
  • SCNS Provincials will be held March 6th & 7th in Amherst for Pre Juvenile to Senior, STAR 5 to Gold singles, pairs and dance.
  • STAR 2-4 Sackville March 14th  hosted by the Sackville SC


To manage the numbers and social distancing Star 1 will not be offered this year.


  • Regional Synchro is cancelled and will be held in PEI 2022


  • Atlantic Canada Skating Championships are cancelled and will be held in Newfoundland 2022.


Next week a survey will be sent out to our coaches to poll interest in competitions for the 2021 months so that we can gauge what the interest is by our skaters and their families in competition.

Thank you everyone for your understanding during these everchanging times.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Section Office.



November Team Challenge

We are excited to present the  November Team Challenge (there will not be a December one due to the Holidays).

NOVEMBER 2020 Team Challenge Event

Skate Canada Nova Scotia was thrilled with the response for the October Team Challenge. There was 78 teams in total representing 9 different clubs.

The October Challenges were assessed on Sunday by our officials and ribbons will be sent out shortly to all skaters through their clubs/coaches.


There are 2 examples of well done submissions below.

When sending in your videos, there are 2 acceptable options.

As in Option #3 Dartmouth The STARBursts all skaters are on the same session and do the elements one after the other.

Option #3 Dartmouth The STARBursts

In Option#5 Halivali Team #1 skaters are on different sessions and they are combined into 1 video submission.

Option #5 Halivali Team


Six different events are:

OPTION 1                                      

Waltz Jump 

Upright spin 

Forward spiral  


OPTION 2                                    


 sit spin                                              

Backward Spiral                       




Camel Spin

Step sequence ½ice


OPTION 4                                                                           

Double Salchow                                                           

Combination spin (no CCoSp)                   

Spiral Sequence (F and B)                                          



Double Flip

Change Combination spin

360  Field Move



Double Toe Combination

Flying Spin

Choreo Sequence



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