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SCNS Questionnaire


 As our new skating season is getting under way, Skate Canada Nova Scotia would like to make every effort possible to make this the best skating season for your club and its members.

We have created a short questionnaire for you to complete, but please remember that at anytime we are available to help you with your challenges and celebrate your successes.

You can share this with your members as the more opinions we get, the better we will be able to serve our membership.

Click here for questionnaire



Sectionals Information and Schedule

Schedule as of October 10th 2018


Planned Program Sheets are due to Skate Canada Nova Scotia by Friday October 19th

This is a fillable document, so please do so or scan and send it……………….NO Photos from phones will be accepted!

Planned Program Sheet




SCNS Fall Skate

Fall Announcement 2018-2019 as of Sept 24

NOVEMBER 17th & 18th 2018

Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive Liverpool

 All entries must be done online

beginning October 9th 2018 until October 19th 2018  at 11:00 pm

with payment at the time of registration.



Become A STAR 1-4 Judge

Become A Data Specialist

2019 Sectionals Information

2019 Sectional Announcement as of September 11th

Schedule   (as of October 10th)


Registration will be available at September 15th to 25th 2018.

STAR 7 & 9 will be available only to those who register for Pre Juvenile & Juvenile events.

Synchro Skating Team Opportunity

Canada Games Announcement

Skate Canada Nova Scotia and the Canada Games Selection Committee are excited to announce the selection of 2019 Canada Games Coaches and Manager. 

Coaches will be John Mattatall and Tom Jackson, who bring extensive Canada Games and National experience to our skaters. 

John competed in the 1999 Canada Games and was the coach for the 2015 Games in Prince George. 

Tom was a coach for the 2003, 2007 and  2011 Canada Games Teams.

Jill Knowles has been selected as Manager, she has two decades of managing skating teams including the 2003 & 2007 Canada Games Teams.

Special Olympic Coach and all skaters will be chosen later this fall.

The committee would like to thank all who expressed interest in the positions.

Updated Events Information

Please find below the up to date listing of the events for our skating community this season.

Club Day this year has been replaced by workshops for Test Chairs and those hosting competitions.

Qualifying for the Atlantic Canada Skating Championships will take place at the Robert McCall Memorial Competition February 1st to 3rd in Dartmouth, for Novice and Pre Novice skaters, YES Novice is once again included in the competition.

For Pre Juvenile, Juvenile, STAR 5, 6, 8, 10, and Gold qualifying will the place at the Provincial STARSkate Championships February 23rd and 24th in Bridgewater

On November 24th at the Pictou Wellness Centre & 25th in the Central Region, we will have the pleasure of Skate Canada persons providing workshops on CanSkate and maximizing that program in your club.  With the option of 2 days in different parts of the province it is hoped that ALL clubs can attend one session.  This will be of great benefit to coaches  and those skaters thinking about becoming coaches.

The Wall of Fame this season will be for skaters achieving  +3 to +5 on elements in competition.  Please let me know when this occurs for your skaters so that I can keep the list current.

Also we are always looking for those skaters that have completed GOLD tests to be recognized on the website.



Coach Professional Development

Please find attached a list of great professional development opportunities for coaches of any sport, but many very relevant to skating.

Opportunities are being held throughout the province, both in person and online for some.

Take advantage of these great sessions and collect some PD points along the way.

“We now have both the FALL Coach Professional Development opportunity schedule as well as the COACHES WEEK (September 22-30th) schedule and all events are open for registration.

 All of these opportunities are completely free of charge and there is a mix of opportunities offered in each region as well as within Halifax in person, live streamed and via webinar!  

This is the most we’ve ever offered our coaches so I ask that you assist us by letting your coaches know about it.”

Registration for all events is done online using the CAC Locker calendar at  

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