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SCNS Marketing and Publicity Committee

Can you navigate the maze of online marketing like Tessa and Scott can twizzle to Moulin Rouge?

Does your writing make people smile like Kaetlyn Osmond when she won the Gold Medal at the 2018 World Championships?

Do your photographs capture the blistering speed of Kurt Browning’s footwork?

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is seeking new people and new skills to add to the Marketing and Publicity Committee. We need parents, skaters, officials and coaches from across the province. Join us to help modernize communication with our membership.

Your commitment: 4 to 6 meetings a year and about 5 hours work a month.

Please email tuttle@chebucto.ca for more information.

Fall Presentation by Skate Canada

As summer has finally arrived in Nova Scotia we are busy with fall planning.

We are very pleased to have Monica Lockie, the  Skating Development Director from Skate Canada, coming to Nova Scotia September 14th & 15th to review the STAR 1 – 5 program and educate us on the new STAR 6 to Gold, that is implemented as of September 1st 2019.

Saturday’s STAR 1 -5 will be for Coaches and Club Executives and Sunday for Coaches and Officials.

A rough schedule is provided below in assisting all clubs in the scheduling of their ice time for that weekend to enable, coaches and  club executives to attend these very important 2 days of learning.

 

What : STAR 1-5 Program

When: Saturday September 14th

Where: East Hants Sportsplex

Who: All Club Executives and Coaches

 

9:30 – 9:50 am Sign in

10:00 – 12:00  Classroom time: STAR 1-5 check in, programing, training vs testing, yearly planning

12:-00  – 1:00  pm Lunch

1:00 – 2:50 pm – Ice Time

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Classroom Assessing  – Continuum of Development

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Q & A/ wrap up

 

What: STAR 6 to Gold

When: Sunday September 15th

Where: East Hants Sportsplex

Who: All Coaches and Officials

 

8:30 – 8:50 am Sign-in/registration

9:00 – 10:30 am Classroom

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 12:00 Classroom

11:30 am: Q & A period

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:50 pm On Ice

3:00 – 3:30 pm Classroom

 

 

 

 

REMINDER – Monitoring Session

2019-2020 Synchro Requirement Information

 

Pre-Juvenile – Adult 2019-20 Synchronized Skating Domestic Requirements

Below are the Beginner 1 to Elementary, and at STAR 1 – 3 competitions a synchro element event will be held for

BEGINNER I  – teams may consist of 4 to 8 skaters (no music or program required, no age restrictions,  elements will be skated one at a time)

                        Linear element (block)

                        Linear element (line)

                        Intersection element

                        Rotating element (circle or wheel)

 

Assessed to Standard Synchronized Skating

Assessment criteria and minimum element considerations are detailed in the Synchro Assessed to Standard Guide

 

Beginner I

Teams consist of eight to16 skaters

Age: At least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 12 before July 1 preceding the competition

The team will perform a free skating program to music a maximum of two minutes ten seconds in length

A well-balanced Beginner I SYS program contains:

Linear element (block)

Linear element (line)

Intersection element

Rotating element (choice of circle or wheel)

 

Beginner II

Teams consist of eight to16 skaters

Age: Skaters must not have reached the age of 12 before July 1 preceding the competition and at least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 10 before July 1 preceding the competition

The team shall perform a free skating program to music a maximum of two minutes forty seconds in length

A well-balanced Beginner II SYS program contains:

Pivoting element (block)

Linear element (line)

Intersection element

Rotating element (wheel)

Rotating element (circle)

 

Elementary

Teams consist of eight to16 skaters

Age: Skaters must not have reached the age of 15 before July 1 preceding the competition

The team shall perform a free skating program to music a maximum of two minutes forty seconds in length

A well-balanced Elementary SYS program contains:

Pivoting element (block)

Linear element (line)

Intersection element

Rotating element (circle)

Rotating element (wheel)

 

CanSkate/CanPower Coach Courses Offered

CanSkate Coach Information

PEI will be hosting the CanSkate Course in August on the traditional weekend August 3rd to 5th

Deadline for registration is July 14th.

Pre -Requisites:

  • Skate Canada member
  • 16 years of age
  • Passed one complete STAR 5 Assessment or Junior Bronze Test

 

Nova Scotia will be hosting a CanPower Course in Amherst October 5th & 6th

Registration will take place in August

Pre- Requisites:

  • Skate Canada member
  • 16 years of age
  • CanSkate or higher Skate Canada
  • Community Sport Coach Hockey
  • Community Sport Coach Ringette
  • Must wear hockey skates

 

Summer Monitoring Session – July 19th

“MONITORING OPPORTUNITY”

 Where: St Margaret’s Centre Tantallon

When: Friday July 19th  2018 approx 1:00 to 5:00

Cost: $45.00

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.

July 19th Monitoring Form

Planned-Program-Sheet NS

Please return the form to skatecanadans@sportnovascotia.ca by July 12th:                                                                                            

E-Payment Instructions:

  • Name: Skate Canada Nova Scotia
  • E-mail skatecanadanovascotia@gmail.com
  • Security Question: What day of the week is this monitoring being held?             
  • Answer: Friday
  • 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.

 

Revised 2019-2020 List of Events

Calendar of Events 2019 2020 as of June 19

IMPORTANT – NEW CHANGES FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

 

2019-20 CHANGES IMPLEMENTED BY Skate Canada NS

  •  Criteria for the Wall of Fame 2019 – 2020 Season; a skater must attain a +4 or +5
  •  Credit card will be the only form of payment accepted for competition registration.
  •  Planned program sheets must be completed at the time of registration through Uplifter.  Categories requiring planned program sheets are Pre Juvenile to Senior and STAR 5 to Gold.
  •   The implementation of the Star 6 to Gold program will result in the removal of the Interpretive categories.  Skate Canada Nova Scotia Competition Committee has approved the addition of the Creative Improv events for the FallSkate and Provincial Star & Synchro competitions. Check the technical package located at info.skatecanada.ca for criteria for those events.
  • Qualifying for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships will be held at the 2020 Provincial Star and Synchro Championships in Amherst February 22nd & 23rd, 2020 for all categories, including Pre Novice and Novice singles.

 

CHALLENGE TEAM SELECTION:

  •  To be eligible for Challenge Team consideration, if no other skater(s) has met minimum score set by Skate Canada, a skater(s) must have reached 90% of the Skate Canada minimum score.
  •   To be eligible for Challenge Team consideration the following jumps must have been attempted at Sectionals:

Pre Novice – double axel in either the short or free programs

Novice – double axel in both the short & free programs and at least 1 triple jump in either  program

Junior– double axel in both the short and free programs and at least 2 different triple jumps in either program

Senior – double axel in both the short and free programs and at least 3 different triple jumps in either program

Support4Sport Sport NS Awards

After a very successful Support4Sport Sport Nova Scotia Awards dinner honouring our athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and those who make a difference in our sport community.

We were very proud to nominate the winner of the Sport Makes a Difference Award, the Town of Amherst.

Below is a picture of the display they have created in Amherst to celebrate the award with their residents.

 

Our other awards recipients that we are so proud of are:

Volunteer – Jodi Matlock

Coach – John Mattatall

Official – Ross Ashbourne

Junior Female Athlete – Cate McKee

Junior Male Athlete – Cameron Boulter

Senior Female Athlete – Alyssa Cross

Senior Male Athlete – Jacob Cote

Team – Jailyn Elliott and Dawson Munroe

Sponsor – Eastlink Community TV

SCNS Award Winners 2018-19

2019 CanSkater Award

List of Winners

2019 Program Assistant Award

List of Winners

2019 Volunteer Coach Award                     

John Mattatall              

2019 Coach Award of Excellence                            

Charleen Cameron             

2019 Section Volunteer Award                  

Jodi Matlock – Mariposa East Skating School

2019 Volunteer Award of Excellence                      

Terry Ackles – Dalhousie Kings Skating Club

2019 Section Official Award                        

Jessica White – Amherst Skating Club

2019 CompetitiveSkate Award                  

Alyssa Cross – Halifax Skating Club

2019 STARSkater Award                               

Caroline Mayo – Dartmouth Skating Club 

2019 Overlooked Person                              

Janey Smith-Clattenburg – Queens County Blades

2019 Section Chair’s Award                         

Bill  Schurman – Town of Amherst

 

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