Types of Officials

Officials are valued members of the Association. They are volunteers who donate their time, knowledge and expertise to assist in the development of our athletes. In figure skating there are many different categories of officials – evaluators, technical controllers, technical specialists, judges, referees, and data specialists each with a specific job to do.

Skate Canada officials must be at least 16 years old, meet certain criteria and complete certain task and activities to become qualified. Activities include:

– Clinics and seminars,
– Skill and Knowledge Assessments and Exams,
– Trial officiating,
– and actual officiating

The training Skate Canada provides to its officials is held in high regard around the world. Officials are required to attend clinics, write examinations and complete practical assignments. As their knowledge and experience increases, officials qualify to officiate higher levels of competition.