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Update Skate CanadaJune 12,2020 Update Skate Canada                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Return to Play Protocols – Update to Levels Permitted
Skate Ontario is pleased to announce that effective Monday, June 29, 2020, the permitted levels of training as part of our Return to Play Protocols, will be expanded to include the following:
  • STAR 1-4 – all disciplines
  • CanPowerSkate
  • SYS – Beginner levels and higher
As well, according to Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics Ontario, all Special Olympics activities remain suspended until July 31, 2020.
Skate Ontario will be posting an updated version of the Return to Play protocols with these changes reflected in the coming days.




June 10,2020 Update Skate Canada


  • Effective June 10, 2020: Where permitted in Ontario.


  • Competitive Skate – Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior – Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance. 


  • STARSkate – STAR 5 to Gold, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and Adult – Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance. 


  • SynchroSkate – Novice, Intermediate, Open, Adult, Junior and Senior.


  • Please note, CanSkate, CanPowerSkate, STAR 1-4 and SynchroSkate athletes outside of the levels listed above should not be skating at this time.


  • Special Olympics programming will not begin before June 30, 2020. Further information about this will be communicated by Special Olympics Ontario.


  • No Assessment Days will be scheduled before August 15th.


  • Skate Canada coaches may resume teaching lessons to hockey players, provided they have a current Skate Canada membership.


  • Limitation on size of training groups: As of 12:01am June 12, 2020 no more than 10 people are permitted in a gathering.


To view the updated SkateCanada Return to Play Protocols as of June 10, 2020, please click here.
Please note – the Daily Health Screening Questionnaire and Session Participation and Health Screening Tracking Template have also been updated as of June 10, 2020.
Finally, we have also created an information sheet for coaches/skaters/parents – Training Plan: Return to the Ice. This document includes some helpful tips and resources to consider before and after returning to the ice. Skaters have been off the ice for an extended period of time so adequate preparation for returning to skating along with a slow and gradual return to the ice is very important.
Please continue to check the Skate Ontario COVID-19 page on our website dedicated to resources, communication and Return to Play information.


Covid 19  UPDATE 8.0 April 26 4:25 pm 



Covid 19  UPDATE 8.0 April 26 4:25 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  • FHFSC has begun processing credits for all season 4 program sessions that were cancelled due to Covid 19 and Arena Closures. These should be completed by May 2,2020 and will be shown in your account.


  • Monthly Club Contests have been added to help keep our club friendships close. During these times when skating has been taken off ice and also when we are back in the arena our coaches want to keep the fun going, so join our contests and reach out to your friends at the club to join in! Go to the Monthly Club Contest tab under Events on our website. 


  • Larry Grossman Arena will be closed until FURTHER NOTICE. Management with the city of Toronto has not confirmed a reopening date of the arena. 



  •  The health and safety of our members and community is our top priority.

                      We will continue to provide updates as soon as they come in.

                 If you have any questions, please contact the  office,            




Dear Clubs and Skating Schools,

In recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has brought Skate Canada and many other organizations into unchartered territory. As always, Skate Canada’s focus is the health and safety of our members, registrants and staff.

We have been proactive in taking measures to prepare and keep our community informed as the pandemic has progressed and will continue to provide updates as we navigate our way through this situation. Due to the fluidity of COVID-19, Skate Canada has created a dedicated webpage as a primary resource for our members and registrants.

We wanted to provide Skate Canada clubs and skating schools with some important information and clarifications:

What constitutes a Skate Canada sanctioned activity and program?

Skate Canada sanctioned activities and programs can include, but are not limited to:

  • CanSkate
  • STAR 1-5
  • CanPowerSkate
  • All other club/school programming
  • Competitions, camps or seminars
  • Skating carnivals
  • Ice shows

Please be advised that if these activities are held during the suspended period, they will not be covered under Skate Canada insurance policies.

Administrative duties carried out by clubs, schools and sections are still permitted. Administrative duties can include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering emails and phone calls
  • Preparing administrative materials
  • Organizing individual and group progress sheets and report cards
  • E-learning courses
  • Other online or virtual tasks

Skate Canada activities held online or virtually, following social/physical distancing guidelines established by the provincial and federal governments, are permitted. If you are unsure if your activity is permitted, please contact us at or 1-888-747-2372.

Private rinks in my area are still operating. Can we book the ice for Skate Canada activities?

All Skate Canada sanctioned activities are suspended until further notice. If Skate Canada members or registrants choose to continue skating and offer lessons/programing, they are choosing to ignore Skate Canada’s direction and will not be covered under Skate Canada insurance policies. We highly recommend any such events and activities be cancelled immediately and our skating community follow social distancing and other guidelines emphasized by the provincial and federal governments and local public health authorities.

How are clubs/skating schools going to host their AGMs if they cannot gather in person?

Clubs and skating schools are encouraged to hold their AGM virtually/online. There are many virtual meeting platforms available. Webex is offering free services on their platform (up to 100 participants) to help organizations get through this difficult time.

For online voting, Skate Canada uses Simply Voting. Simply Voting is a web-based online voting system that will help you manage your elections easily and securely. However, there are many other platforms available that offer similar services and we encourage our clubs and skating schools to explore options.

Is there business interruption insurance for clubs/schools due to COVID-19? 

Business interruption coverage does not cover interruptions caused by COVID-19.  Business interruption coverage is when the suspension is caused by a direct physical loss, damage, or destruction to the property.

The Government of Canada has launched a COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support for Canadians and businesses. You can find more information about this program here.

It is more important than ever that you stay informed. Skate Canada shares all of its information on the dedicated COVID-19 webpage and we encourage you to review the information regularly. We continue to face these challenges together, and we want to thank all of you for your dedication, patience and understanding as we work collectively through this unprecedented time.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at or 1-888-747-2372.