2020 Sask Skate Cancelled
The Covid-19 virus continues to have a significant impact on skaters, coaches, clubs and volunteers in our Section but also across Canada. In times of so many unknowns and uncertainties the skating community has been showing their creativity and resourcefulness to stay connected where possible and to do our part in ensuring we follow the recommendations and protocols put in place by our health authorities to protect each other and practice physical distancing measures. We are all anxiously waiting for when we can return to the rink and start the new season.
The Skate Canada – Saskatchewan Board of Directors met on May 6th, 2020 and made a difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Sask Skate competition originally scheduled for October 9th – 11th, 2020 in Regina. Several factors have contributed to this decision however, the health and safety of our skaters continues to be and will remain to be our utmost priority and focus during these times.
As a result, the Section is currently working on plans to hold a simulation for all Sectional competitors within the recommendations and guidelines of the provincial government, local health authority and facility. Updates will be provided along with the 2020/2021 competition schedule as soon as the details have been finalized.
Additionally, in response to Covid-19 and the uncertainty regarding a formal start date to the 2020/2021 competitive season, it was announced on April 24th, 2020 that Skate Canada will not be sanctioning the National Summer Series which typically runs in July and August. Additionally, in an effort to reduce potential obstacles related to competitive participation as the season unfolds, the Challenge Minimum Score requirement will be removed for the upcoming competitive season. As clarification, some Sections may still be running summer competitions this season however they will not be sanctioned as part of the Skate Canada National Summer Series.
Additional information, online resources
- Skate Canada Update to Competitions: https://skatecanada.ca/covid-19-response/
- Province of Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
Skate Canada – Saskatchewan Chairperson