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Sectionals Schedule

SCNS Fall Skate Information

Please find below the Fall Skate Announcement.

What –FALL SKATE 2019

When -NOVEMBER 23rd & 24th 2019

Where – Queens Place Liverpool



All entries must be done online beginning October 18th 2019 until October 25th 2019  at 11:00 pm with payment at the time of registration by visa or mastercard.

Entry fees are:      

STAR 2  to Gold/Pre Juvenile/Juvenile/Creative Improv/Special Olympic                                 $125.00 per skater

Second event      $80.00                                                                                                                                      

STAR 1               $80.00 per skater                                                                                                                                                  

Element Event         $40.00 per skater                                                                                                                                         

Team Event        $40.00 per team                                                                                                                                               


Online payment with visa and mastercard are accepted.

Late entries will not be accepted. 

There are no refunds after the closing date of registration. 

Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

If required, Planned Program Sheets are to be included at the time of registration.

2019 Fall Skate Announcement



STAR 6 – GOLD Process for Coach Assessor Promotion

Please find below, the process for coaches to become assessors for the STAR 6 to Gold Skills, that Skate Canada has recently introduced.

The process is very different from that, which coaches did for the STAR 1-5 several years ago.

The mentoring piece is a critical step in the adoption of the new skills and those who will be assessing them.

Test Chairs, please be mindful of seeing the Coach Assessor Designation, for any coach that is assessing STAR 6 to Gold Skills.

Process for Coach Assessor Skills Star 6 to Gold



Skate Canada Code of Ethics

SCNS would like to remind all clubs and coaches to insure that the entire Skate Canada Nova Scotia Family is aware of the Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics, which can be found at under policies and has been included below.

SCNS would advise coaches and clubs distribute this to all members and remind parents that by having a child registered with Skate Canada, they too are included in the Code of Ethics, as stated under the scope.



The purpose of Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics is to outline the organization’s expectations and guiding principles for appropriate decision making and behaviour.


This code of ethics applies to all skaters, officials, coaches, employees, board members, volunteers, alumni, and hall of fame members of Skate Canada and its affiliate organizations. This code of ethics also applies to parents and guardians who participate in and observe related activities.

Code of Ethics

A.    I will conduct myself in a manner that is of the highest standards, follows Skate Canada’s vision and mission, and is athlete-centered.

  1. I will treat all people with respect, dignity, and sportsmanship.
  2. I will act on the belief that the athlete as a person is more important than their success or my success in the sport.
  3. I will conduct myself professionally during all interactions in and surrounding Skate Canada activities.
  4. I will use positive discipline that includes setting fair rules, listening, problem-solving, encouraging, and being a good example. I will not use harmful methods such as but not limited to hitting, name-calling, yelling, or using insults, intimidation, or rejection.
  5. I will disclose any conflict of interest and not allow myself to be influenced in a way that could conflict with the best interest of the organization or the organization’s reputation.
  6. I will not engage in behaviour that is intended to wrongfully manipulate the outcome of a competition or test.
  7.  I will respect the coach/athlete relationship and will not solicit the athlete/s of another coach.
  8.  I will never engage in any exploitative, abusive, or corrupt relationships. I will always act in a kind and judicious manner.
  9. I will support an inclusive sport for all, regardless of race, ancestry, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by human rights legislation.
  10. I agree to follow the ISU’s Code of Ethics at all hosted and non-hosted ISU events.
  11. I agree to advocate and practice the principles of Safe Sport

B.    I will not participate in activities that are abusive or criminal. I will also not participate in activities that disrespect human rights or that risk the reputation of Skate Canada.

  1. I will adhere to all federal, provincial, municipal, and host country laws.
  2. I will notify Skate Canada if I face any new related criminal charges, ongoing criminal investigations, convictions, or bail conditions.
  3. I will not use my power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in sexual activity or to participate in unethical and/or criminal activities.
  4. I will not in any way behave sexually with children or youth. This includes but is not limited to the use of sexual jokes, language, and/or names; participation in sexual touching and/or exploitation; the use of, reference to, or participation in pornography.
  5. I will not participate in any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination, physical or verbal abuse, neglect, intimidation, or exploitation.
  6. I will not use technology or social media to disrespect or exploit others.
  7. I will not abuse or exploit children or youth in any way and will immediately report to the appropriate authorities and Skate Canada ( if I see or suspect anyone else doing so.
  8. I will not possess, use, or promote the use of illegal substances or performance enhancing drugs.

C.    I will follow all of Skate Canada’s bylaws, policies, and rules and commit to reading all amendments and updates at the time of registration and throughout the year.

D.    I will not attempt to cover up or conceal any conduct of an individual that is, or may be, in breach of this Code and will report any violations.

E.    I will fully cooperate with Skate Canada’s investigations.

F.    I understand that a violation of this Code on my part may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Skate Canada.

Sectionals Skaters List

SCNS Fall Skate – November 23rd-24th,2019

2019 FallSkate Announcement

NOVEMBER 23rd & 24th 2019

Queens Place Liverpool


All entries must be done online beginning October 18th 2019 until October 25th 2019  at 11:00 pm with payment at the time of registration by visa or mastercard.

Entry fees are:    

STAR 2  to Gold/Pre Juvenile/Juvenile/Creative Improv/Special Olympic – $125.00 per skater 

Second Event – $80.00

STAR 1 –  $80.00 per skater

Element Event – $40.00 per skater                                                                

Team Event – $40.00 per team


*Online payment with visa and mastercard are accepted.

*Late entries will not be accepted. 

*There are no refunds after the closing date of registration. 

*Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

*If required, Planned Program Sheets are to be included at the time of registration.


CanPower Coach Course – October 5th & 6th

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is very pleased to be offering a CanPower Coach Course October 5th & 6th in Amherst at the Amherst Stadium.

John Mattatall will be the facilitator for this very new and exciting CanPower Course, that unlike the old version will be recognize by the Coaching Association of Canada.

If you are interested please contact Jill Knowles asap,  because if the numbers are not strong  SCNS will be reaching out to the ringette and hockey communities on September 16th.

CanPowerSkate Coach Pathway

CanPower Registration Form

National Coaches Week – September 21th-29th


Sectionals Registration Information

Sectionals Schedule as of Oct 15

Skaters Entry List

The registration for Sectionals is now open on the Skate Canada New Brunswick website. Click here for more information.

Online Registration Form

Skaters from Nova Scotia are permitted to enter the following events:

  • Pre Juvenile singles, pairs & dance
  • Juvenile singles, pairs & dance
  • Pre Novice singles, pairs & dance
  • Novice singles pairs & dance
  • Junior singles, pairs & dance
  • Senior singles, pairs & dance

Skaters that are registered for Pre Juvenile and Juvenile are also permitted to register for STAR 7 or 9 as well.

Please direct all inquiries to the New Brunswick Section.

STAR Seminar – September 14th and 15th

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

Please inform Jill Knowles ( by September 6th., who will be attending from your club ( Executive Members, Coaches and Interested Persons ) and which day(s) they will be in attendance.

Officials will be contacted separately.  




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 STAR 6 – Gold

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 SKILLS (STAR 6 – Gold)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Classroom



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