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2019 Canada Games Information

In 225 days, the 2019 Canada Games will begin in Red Deer Alberta. 

Red Deer will be the home to athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers from across Canada for 2 weeks.

Figure Skating will take place the second week. Athletes will be chosen for the team after Challenge in December, but coaches and managers will be selected this summer.

Memo for Coach and Manager applications


Please find attached the job descriptions for both coaches and manager.

Job Description Coach

Job Description Manager

Deadline for applications is July 30th 2018.




Where:   St Margaret’s Centre Tantallon
When:   Saturday July 21st 2018 approx 12:00 to 4:00


Skate Canada Nova Scotia is pleased to offer a monitoring opportunity for skaters STAR 6 and above and Pre Juvenile and above as we prepare for the upcoming season. 

Officials will be reviewing programs and consulting with skaters and coaches on the strengths and work to be done on the program, feedback will be given. 

One program per skater will be monitored and only COMPLETED programs will be monitored. 

Coach attendance is mandatory with all skaters and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Cost: $35.00

Registration Form

Planned Program Sheet 

Please return the form, planned program sheet and cheque (payable to Skate Canada Nova Scotia) to by July 14th  or e-Payment:

5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor

Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

Fax 902-425-5606

E-Payment Instructions:

                                Name: Skate Canada Nova Scotia


                                Security Question: What day of the week is this monitoring being held?

                                Answer: Saturday

                                In the Message please include the Skater’s name as it appears on the application.

                                Please print or record the confirmation number for your records.


Any questions please call Jill Knowles 425-5454 ext 336 or e-mail



STAR Competition Program Requirements Guide for 2018-2019

2017-18 SCNS Awards

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Volunteer Award of Excellence:            

Donna Baker

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Volunteer Award:                                      

Denyse Neville

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Officials Award of Excellence:                 

Allison Scott

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Officials Award:                                         

Joseph Scott

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Volunteer Coach Award:                          

Adele Elliott

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Overlooked Person:                                  

Wayne Buttle

Skate Canada Nova Scotia CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award:          

Alyssa Cross

Skate Canada Nova Scotia STARSkate Athlete Award:              

Brook Pennington

Skate Canada Nova Scotia Program Assistant Award                  (Everyone Nominated):

Abby leavis

Bailey Pitman

Cassandra Mazzuca

Denise Huntley-Cameron

Devyn Browne

Elena Armas 

Georgia Murray

Grace Brannen

Jayden Palmer

Jenna Haverstock

Lorelei Morris

Lyndsey Torolacci

Myah CaCao Ewing

Randi Marie MacPhee

Rebecca Haliburton


Skate Canada Nova Scotia CanSkate Athlete Award                    (Everyone Nominated):

Ada-May Levy

Addi Casburn

Bella McLeod

Donovan Colan

Isabelle Curry

Jane Maloney

Jonathon Moravec

Joshua Anderson

Kali Fugger

Kenzie Benoit

Mya Hatter

Naomi Wambolt

Raleigh Peck

Rebekah Dickson

Sarah Murimboh

Shae Cooper



SCNS Boys Clinic with Dylan Moscovitch

National Champion and Olympic Medalist, Dylan Moscovitch is coming to town!

Dylan recently retired as a pair skater after attaining multiple National and International Medals, including 2014 Olympic Team Silver, Four Continents Silver & Bronze, Grand Prix Bronze and National Gold. 

 Dylan will be in town on Thursday June 14th and we shall be holding a session at the St Margaret’s Centre from 4:30 to 7:20 cost $40.00


WHERE: St Margaret’s Centre

WHEN: Thursday June 14th  

WHO: All boys who competed this season in STAR 2 and higher

COST: $40.00


Please return payment and application form by Friday June 8th.

NEW!!!! SCNS AGM and Celebration on Ice – Saturday, May 5th,2018

Come celebrate with us on May 5th at St Margaret’s Centre.

Awards AGM Schedule as of April 23rd

Minutes 2017

AGM Agenda 2018

SCNS Chair Report 2017-18

Executive Director’s Report 2017 2018

Year In Motion 2017 2018

2018 Coaching Report

Central Region 2017-2018

Governance Report 2017-2018

Awards Report -201718


Officials Chair Annual Report April 2018

Competition Committee Report 2018-2019 (April 24th 2018)

Words from the Highland Region

Proxy Form

Delegate Form



**For those of you who nominated persons for awards their notices will be going out via e-mail this week.

Nominating Report April 11th 2018

Below are the delegate and proxy forms, so that each club can be represented. The delegate and proxy form deadline is May 1st .

Delegate Form

Proxy Form


Coach Education Opportunities

May 5th & 6th – National ATTP Course in Dieppe, NB. Facilitator is Paul MacIntosh and room for registration still open

May 19th to 21st – Regional Coaching Course at Cole Harbour Place NS.  Cheryle Gaston Facilitator. Application early deadline Friday April 27th

June 1st & 2nd – Special Olympic Training (sport specific) in Dieppe, NB. Mario Richard is Facilitator

August 3rd, 4th & 5th – Club Coach-CanSkate in Quispamsis (Saint John). Kim MacVey & Cheryle Gaston co-facilitate. We have added a 3 hour sledge session to this. The fee for the session is included in CS course registration fee and a separate fee for any other coaches who are welcome to join. It is at end of Day 2 in course.

There will also be a CanPower in the late summer fall venue tbd.







Club Coach-CanSkate August 3rd, 4th & 5th in Quispamsis (Saint John). Kim MacVey & Cheryle Gaston co-facilitate. We have added a 3 hour sledge session to this. The fee for the session is included in CS course registration fee and a separate fee for any other coaches who are welcome to join. It is at end of Day 2 in course.

Updated AGM Schedule



SCNS is proud to acknowledge Patricia Chafe’s  latest accomplishment. 

Patricia, a member of the Sackville Skating Club, became a Coach and National Official with Skate Canada while achieving her PhD in Mathematics from Dalhousie University. She has been a Professor in the Mathematics Departments of several Universities across Canada and the story below takes it from there………………..

Patricia Chafe to Lead Own the Podium’s Winter Sport Program on Road to 2022

—Chafe to work with Canadian sport groups to chase goal of being a top winter sport nation—  

OTTAWA—Patricia Chafe, who has a track record of success working with a variety of winter and summer sport organizations, will take the reins of Own the Podium’s winter sport program in an effort to help Canada achieve its continued goal of being a top winter sport nation.

The newly-named director of winter sport brings two decades of management experience working at all levels in high performance sport. Her most recognizable accomplishments have come while serving two stints with Skate Canada in the roles of Chief Sport Officer (2013-17) and Director of Planning and Analysis (2002-05). Over the last year, Chafe also played a lead role in assisting many of Canada’s summer sports – women’s soccer, diving and athletics – for international success as a high-performance advisor on Own the Podium’s summer sport team.
“Patricia is a calm, confident leader whose business acumen and skillset bring immense value to our organization,” said Anne Merklinger, chief executive officer, Own the Podium. “Patricia understands the high-performance environment in Canada. She has longstanding relationships with our key sport and government partners and is a proven performer who knows what is required to help Canada’s winter sport organizations win more medals.”
As an integral part of Skate Canada’s medal-winning team, Chafe provided leadership and management to all departments within the sport division while assisting the chief executive officer in developing a long-term strategic performance plan that resulted in podium performances throughout the pathway. She was counted on for ensuring alignment in the delivery of the sport in Canada, which included establishing and maintaining a fully integrated podium pathway. Chafe provided a strong vision for the sport delivery from the grassroots to elite level that included training for coaches and officials, and event delivery.
Chafe ventured on her own (2005-13) to run a high-performance sport consulting business where she continued to have a positive impact on Canada’s skating community. During this time, she also provided analytical support for the development and implementation of a long-term athlete development model for national and provincial sport organizations while facilitating strategic planning for many of these governing bodies.
“Canada’s winter sport community has established a strong foundation of medal-winning success thanks to the vision and heavy lifting of our sport leaders throughout the country. Our record-setting performance in PyeongChang is proof of that,” said Chafe, who holds four university degrees including a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
“The world is not standing still and nor should Canada. We need to build on our past success to help our country achieve even greater goals moving forward.
“This as an incredible opportunity for me to take on the challenge of harnessing this energy with our partners and national sport organizations in an effort to create a positive environment for our athletes and coaches to deliver even more podium results, and further solidify Canada’s position as a top winter sport nation, in 2022 and beyond.”
In her new role, Chafe will immerse herself back into Canada’s winter high performance sport culture, working closely with Own the Podium’s sport advisors, technical specialists along with national sport organizations, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Sport Canada, Coaching Association of Canada and Canada’s network of Canadian Sport Institutes. As director of winter sport, Chafe will be responsible for bringing funding recommendations to the senior management team, leading annual reviews, and developing new policies and programs designed to achieve long-term excellence at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Working out of the Ottawa office, Chafe will transition into her new position within Own the Podium, April 30, 2018.
About Own the Podium
Own the Podium, a not-for-profit organization, prioritizes and determines investment strategies to national sport organizations in an effort to deliver more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. Own the Podium’s largest contributor of funding is the Government of Canada with additional funding provided by the Canadian Olympic Committee and its Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, along with the corporate community.
A national sport technical initiative, Own the Podium was created in 2005 to help Canada become the number one nation at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and to place in the top-three nations in the gold medal count at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Canada remains committed to being a world-leading winter sport nation. For a full summary of Own the Podium initiatives and programs, including a breakdown of support and services by sport, please visit us at on the Internet.
Chris Dornan  
Own the Podium                        
T: 403-620-8731


Congratulations – Queens County Blades

Congratulations to Queens County Blades and the volunteers of Queens County, who under the direction of Melissa Robinson, hosted the 2018 Atlantic Regional Synchronized Skating Championships. 

Emera Queens Place in Liverpool was a great venue, with wonderful staff. The Council and people of Queens County supported the event both financially and physically.

What a great success the event was and well worthy of recognition in the House of Assembly.


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