Competitive Skate


CanSkate or Test skaters who show potential as competitive skaters can move into Competitive Skate. Competitive Skate incorporates a series of tests and other training opportunities to help competitors with potential to advance from provincial to national championships and beyond.

Skaters can take tests in Competitive Skate in Singles, Pairs and Ice Dancing and by doing so, become eligible to compete in events referred to as Qualifying Events. Rules related to Competitive Skate at the Junior and Senior levels are established by the International Skating Union (ISU) and incorporated into Skate Canada rules.

As much as possible, these same rules are applied to the Juvenile, Pre-Novice and Novice levels for consistency. All programming decisions in Competitive Skate are based on the Figure Skating Athlete Development Model.

Benefits of Participating in Competitive Skate

Skaters enrolled in Competitive Skate learn a variety of life skills as they progress up the competitive ladder. These include goal setting, focus, ability to deal with success/failure, time management and principles of fair play and sportsmanship. In addition to the benefits outlined above, participants in Skate Canada Competitive Skate receive:

  • access to provincial and national funding programs (as applicable).
  • the opportunity to be selected to Skate Canada's National Team, Junior National Team, or Synchronized Skating National Team.
  • the opportunity to compete at Bank of Montreal Sectional, Challenge, Junior Nationals and/or Canadian Championships opportunity and potential to be selected to represent Canada internationally at one of more than 30 competitions each year.
  • access to sport science services.
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