Have you thought about becoming a Judge/Evaluator?
Judge/Evaluators are perhaps the best known officials. They are usually former skaters, who have had a positive experience and wish to help others attain their goals. For skaters who are continuing their education or have career goals outside skating, this is a great way to stay involved in the sport. You will meet many people with similar interests and backgrounds and develop a whole new network of friends. Judging and Evaluating is fun and rewarding.
What can Clubs do to help recruit more Judges/Evaluators?
Speak to :
- Senior skaters in your club who may appear interested.
- Former skaters who are no longer part of your club may have an interest.
- Former skaters who are in or have completed college or university.
- Parents from your club that may have been former skaters.
- Former or retired coaches.
Clubs are encouraged to take an active role to recruit judges/evaluators.
What is a Judge?
A Judge is an individual, sixteen years of age or older, who has been trained and certified to assess competitive tests and judge at competitions. Judges are qualified to officiate at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, dance or synchronized skating.
What is an Evaluator?
An Evaluator is an individual, sixteen years of age or older, who has been trained and certified to assess tests in the STARSkate program. Evaluators are qualified to assess tests at or below a specified level in one or more of the STARSkate disciplines: freeskate, dance, skating skills, interpretive.
Prerequisites to become a trained Judge/Evaluator:
Age: 16 years or older
Skating Background: Any two of Junior Bronze Freeskate / Skills / Dance OR Any one of Senior Bronze Freeskate / Skills / Dance OR Any one higher Test.
Clinic: Successful Completion of Primary Judge/Evaluator Clinic
Skill Identification: included in Clinic
Practical: See Skate Canada Web site – Members Only â€“ Main Menu â€“ Officials.
How to become a Judge/Evaluator:
To apply for Judging and Evaluating in Newfoundland and Labrador, please e-mail the following information to Pat Clarke, Judge/Evaluator Chair : Name, Skate Canada Number, Mailing Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number, Date of Birth, Affiliated Club, and Skating Levels Passed: Freeskate, Dance, Skating Skills, Competitive, Other.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: You must be 16 years of age or older at the time of your first Judge/Evaluator Promotion, but you may begin training prior to that date. The first Clinic is the Primary Judges Training Clinic. For further information contact Carolyn Sullivan, Judge/Evaluator Chair.