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SCNS Annual General Meeting Information

Please find below the reports and Zoom invitation for the AGM Tuesday September 15th 8:00.

AGM Agenda 2020

AGM 2019 Minutes

Annual Report Chair’s & ED 2019 2020

Confirmation of Actions Taken by SCNS

Profit & Loss as of March 31 2020

Skater Develpment Report 2020

Governance Committee 2019-2020


Data Specialist Report


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Qualifying for Challenge Process for Junior and Senior Skaters

Due to the fact that Skate Canada Nova Scotia will not be hosting a traditional Sectional qualifying event for Challenge, please find attached the process for 2021 Challenge qualifying.

Videos must be received no later that September 25th and will be reviewed by a group of officials at the Senior level by both technical and judge persons.



Assessment Day Procedures

Four Assessment Days have been held over the summer and changes have been made as we learned from each one of them during these different times.

Please find attached the REVISED Assessment Day Procedures, it is important that this be given to the person responsible for coordinating your assessment day.

There will be a Zoom Meeting on Tuesday September 22nd at 8:00 for all Assessment Coordinators, information to be sent closer to the date on the Zoom Meeting.

As with our COVID world right now these procedures could possibly change as our season progresses.

Remember that the facility where your assessment day is being held has the final say as to how many persons can be in the building and should be consulted in your planning.

Looking forward to a great, but different skating season.

Assessment Day Procedures 2020 – 2021 as of September 2020



CanSkate Coaching Course

The only scheduled CanSkate Coach Course being held this summer in the Maritimes will be at the Pownal Sport Centre in Prince Edward Island August 28th to 30th  8:30 to 5:00.

Registration is $400.00 by August 10th and $450.00 after that.  Those wanting to take the course must be 16 years of age and passed at least 1 Junior Bronze/STAR 5 test

Here is the link to where anyone will need to create an account to register for the course: 

Please direct any questions to Kristen MacDonald

Annual General Meeting Information

On March 2nd an e-mail was sent regarding nominations for the 2020- 2022 Skate Canada Nova Scotia Board Positions for what we thought would be our Annual General Meeting on May 2nd.

SCNS are now putting out a second call for nominations, due August 25th

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is preparing to hold the Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday September 15th at 8:00.

Nomination Notice Forms 2020

Confirmation of Actions Taken by SCNS

Annual Report Chair’s & ED 2019 2020

AGM 2019 Minutes

Governance Committee AGM Report 2019-2020

Please watch for more information, but mark you calendar for Tuesday September 15th as we go virtual for the AGM.

Face Mask Information

FAQ masks mandatory indoor public places July 24

2020 Support4Sport Sport Nova Scotia Awards – Skating Nominees

Skate Canada Nova Scotia was very proud to nominate the following persons for the 2020 Support4Sport Sport Nova Scotia Awards:

Coach –  Charleen Cameron, You don’t necessarily have to go away to be successful. Charleen set out to make that point, creating a pair team that stays and trains in Nova Scotia — and the results are impressive. Gabrielle Levesque and Pier-Alexandre Hudon have earned two national bronze medals and placed 15th at Junior Worlds while training under coach Charleen. Now, five new young pair teams are training in Nova Scotia.

Official –  Gregor MacLean, A former successful skater, Gregor has been giving back to the skating community for more than 35 years at both the Provincial and National levels. He’s a national level referee and judge, provincial level technical controller & technical specialist, diamond & gold evaluator and data specialist. Gregor has officiated at many national competitions, used to name world and Olympic team members, as well as multiple Canada Games, where one of the most meaningful events for him is the Special Olympic category.

Volunteer – Rozanne Raine, Rozanne has been giving back to the skating community for the past 35 years.

All skating officials are volunteers and give their time for the training necessary to give even more time when test days and competitions happen. Rozanne is a gold evaluator and junior level judge doing almost every competition and test day that has been held in Nova Scotia this year. In addition, she has coordinated both the attendance of other officials at these events and their training.

Junior Female Athlete – Katelyn Li, Katelyn made huge strides in her skating development this past season. She was a double-winner at the Provincial Championships, winning both the U12 and Star 7 categories. Katelyn trains at the Mariposa East Skating Centre in Pictou County.

Junior Male Athlete – Leo Mont , Leo competed at the highest level for Pre Juvenile, attending the Skate Canada Nova Scotia Provincial Championships. He won in pre juvenile and Star 7 categories. Leo, who trains at the Bedford Skating Club, has shown tremendous growth in his skating development.

Senior Female Athlete – Cate McKee, Cate took her skating to a new level this past season. She came first out of 14 to win the Nova Scotia Pre Novice Sectional Championship, which gave her the opportunity to compete at the 2020 Challenge Competition in Edmonton. Cate’s score has gone from 79.56 to 93.54 in just three months — a huge accomplishment. Cate trains at the Dartmouth Skating Club.

Senior Male Athlete – Jacob Cote, Jacob is the Sectionals Pre Novice Men’s Champion, which gave him the opportunity to compete at the 2020 Challenge in Edmonton.  Jacob made tangible improvements in his skating. His score has gone from 79.65 to 85.83, a huge jump in just three months. Jacob trains at the Dartmouth Skating Club.

Sport Nova Scotia will not be able to  hold their regular Support4Sport Awards Banquet this year due to COVID.

All the nominees will have their awards mailed to them and be recognized in the yearly program.

This is a safe alternative while still recognizing all the wonderful people involved in our Nova Scotia sport community.



Updated COVID Response Plan for Skate Canada Nova Scotia

August 2020 UPDATE:

SCNS has received word from the Province regarding potential changes to the public health regulations as they relate to sport for the fall. Word from the province is, there will be no changes at this time. Given the overall epidemiology, the province will be keeping the current regulations in place. They will be reviewing these regulations again later in September to determine if any changes can be considered at that time.

SCNS realize that this was information that many would need as clubs and coaches prepare for the fall season. SCNS was disappointed as it was hoped that the numbers would be increased for sport as of September, but understand that the decision was made based on science and the best interest of all Nova Scotians.

If any clubs/coaches have questions about returning to the ice, please just ask. Clubs that are not active at this time, please include your facility as you make plans to return to the ice.


July 2020 UPDATE:

The rational for the updates are:

  • That 15 with social distancing seemed to be working well this week and 20 will allow for those who wish to increase their numbers of skaters and/or coaches to do so.

Please remember that the size of your arena or activity and you may wish to leave the number lower and that is fine.

  • As the Province has increased our bubble to Atlantic Canada from Nova Scotia, we are also following those guidelines

Changes are as follows:

  • Maximum 15  20 persons per session with social distancing.
  • No skaters, coaches, volunteers, or parents will participate in club activities/skating sessions if they or a member(s) or their household has travelled outside ofNova Scotia Atlantic Canada in the last 14 days.

If you have any questions at anytime, please just ask.




Return to Ice Information

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is very pleased that the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage have approved our Return to Ice documents and therefore we are happy that our skaters can begin to get back on the ice.

Below are all the documents that needed to be reviewed.

Please remember that all signatures on documents must be returned to Skate Canada Nova Scotia before skaters/coaches step on the ice.


Return to Skating Skate Canada May 11th 2020

SCNS COVID Response Plan June 1st 2020

Return to Ice Request June 1st 2020

Session Record



Skate Canada Nova Scotia would like to up date clubs and coaches on what is happening with the Return to Play in the Skating World in Nova Scotia.

SCNS has been in contact with Dr. Robert Strang and Skate Canada.

Dr Strang was very cautious as to the return to play and facilities being opened for sports other than those that opened this past Saturday.  He was very strong in his statement that 28 days is what at this point in time for the duration between opening up additional sports.  He did say that any team outdoor sports would be working on skill development rather than games this summer.  As this progresses, things are in an ever changing environment as we learn more.

Skate Canada today, spoke on the variety of restrictions and return to play across Canada………….we are very different and everything is still up in the air in so many different ways.  Skate Canada will be developing a waiver when clubs do open for COVID

While we are all hoping to get back on the ice as soon as possible the following things are out of our control:

  • In Nova Scotia we are still under the Emergency Act which limits any gathering to no more than 5 persons.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet is still in place.
  • All clubs will need to follow the guidelines that will be created for each individual facility as the floor plan of each facility is so different.


Ice Sports Meetings:

Brad Taylor who is on our Ice Sport Committee is dealing with the facilities as to what each facility has the capacity to do with respect to having people in their buildings.  This has ranged from quite ready to get going to may not be able to reopen until things are back to normal. As an Ice Sport Committee we are realizing that the numbers on the ice for all sports will possibly be much lower than what we are use to, and therefore much more costly for the skaters concerned.  Therefore, one of our investigations will be into lowering ice costs.  All this being said facilities will either need help from outside supports for finances,  guaranteed hours of ice usage for a determined fee or what is needed for reopening.  Michelle Aucoin, with the Province of Nova Scotia will be on our call on Friday.


We will continue to update as new information becomes available and/or is created.



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