Dec 4, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020
PURPOSE OF THE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, training time has been interrupted and competitions across the country have been cancelled or altered to adhere with health care authority guidelines. With the changes made to qualifying events including the 2021 Saskatchewan Sectional Championships, Pre-Juvenile to Novice skaters and their coaches require a performance opportunity to align with the new competition format for the 2020/2021 skating season.
This Performance Opportunity will be held concurrently with the 2021 Sectional Championships for Junior and Senior skaters. A separate Sectional Championships will be held for Pre-Juvenile to Novice skaters pending approval by the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority (date and location TBD). Skate Canada is also proposing a Junior Canadian National Championships for Pre-Novice and Novice skaters in Spring 2021 (name, date and location TBD) – more information regarding this event and the qualification process are yet to be announced.
RULES & ELIGIBILITY
Skaters participating in the 2020 Saskatchewan Performance Opportunity will be performing for feedback only. There will be no rankings or awards. Skaters are to follow the Skate Canada Competition Rules applicable to the level of competition they will be performing for feedback, unless otherwise stated in this announcement. All amendments or technical changes made by the International Skating Union or Skate Canada will be in effect.
Athletes must be eligible skaters as defined in the Skate Canada Rule Book and be registered in good standing with a Skate Canada affiliated club or skating school in Saskatchewan. Skaters must register for the same level they intend to enter for the 2021 Sectional Championships being held later in the skating season for Pre-Juvenile to Novice categories.
The competition will be conducted in compliance with the Government of Saskatchewan, Public Health, Skate Canada and the Section return to skating guidelines.
CLOSING DATE OF REGISTRATION
Registration must be received by 12:00 PM (SK) on Friday, November 6th, 2020. Test qualifications are as of October 2nd, 2020. All age qualifications are as of July 1st, 2020.
LATE REGISTRATION will not be accepted under any circumstances. No exceptions.
REGISTRATION FEES (see note below)
Pre-Juvenile & Juvenile Categories $50.00/entry
Pre-Novice & Novice Categories (Short and Free) $50.00/entry
*Entry fees and events being offered are subject to change at the discretion of the Skate Canada – Saskatchewan Board of Directors. Any changes will be communicated as soon as possible in an amendment to the announcement.
Coaches must be a minimum of:
- Regional Coach Certified for Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile
- Regional Coach certified AND completion of the multi-sport modules as listed on the Provincial Coach pathway for Pre-Novice
- National Certified for Novice, June and Senior
Coaches mus be a current professional coaching member of Skate Canada in good standing.
If you are not at the NCCP certification level required, you must receive permission from the Section Office. All requests (emailed to [email protected]) must be received on or before 12:00 PM (Noon) CST on Friday, November 27th, 2020.
If you are not list on the coaches’ list above, please contact the Section Office at [email protected] to receive accreditation for the Performance Opportunity/Sectionals on or before 12:00 PM (Noon) CST on Friday, November 27th, 2020.
Coaches must register in person at the competition venue. Due to physical distancing requirements – one (1) coach per entry will be accredited. Only one (1) person
will be allowed at ice level – determined by the skater/team.