Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador Section Celebrates National Officials Day (April 15th)

Happy National Officials Day to all our Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador Volunteer Officials!

As judges, referees, data specialists, evaluators, technical specialists and controllers, our officials support the participation of all skaters through test days, competitions, monitoring sessions, workshops and much more!

Why does someone become an official? How do I start the training process? […]


Skate Canada Domestic Officials Committee has approved Tracy Hillyard’s promotion to Section Technical Specialist for Synchronized Skating as of February 3, 2012. Congratulations!

Skate Canada technical update

The free program requirements for STARSkate tests have been revised effective July 1, 2011. These changes were made to reflect the well balanced program criteria for competition. An overview of the changes is posted in Members Only under . Revised test sheets will be available online and for order in mid-June. No changes have been […]

Skate Canada technical updates

2011-2012 Singles, Pairs, Ice Dance Program Requirements are available in Members Only under <2011/2012 Singles, Pair and Dance Program Requirements>. Beginning July 1, 2011, a double Axel or triple jump may be included as an additional element in the Novice Men and Novice Women free programs. A Q&A is posted on this topic in Members […]

Judging at Regional events

2011 will see the introduction of Cumulative Points Calculation (CPC) judging at regionals. Due to the availability of officials, only junior bronze, senior bronze, skills, interpretive, pre-juvenile and juvenile categories will be judged by CPC using a technical judge Other categories require a full technical panel, or are not eligible to be judged under CPC, […]

Section data specialist to officiate at Canadians

Congratulations to Karen Hillyard who has been invited to officiate as a data specialist at the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships to be held in Victoria, BC January 21-23, 2011

Silver for Alex and Matthew at Junior Nationals; Joey 5th

Alex and Matthew skate at Junior Nationals (Skate Canada photo)

At the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships in London Ontario. Skate Newfoundland and Labrador was represented by Joey Russell in Senior Men. Joey skated a brilliant short programme on Friday scoring 74.04 to place 3rd, landing a clean triple axel. He placed 5th overall […]


The Skate Canada Officials Coordinating Committee has approved the appointment of Angela Clarke to the National Judge Clinic Leader List. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Erica Nixon upon her promotion to Section level Technical Specialist in Singles.

Would you like to become a Judge / Evaluator?

A Primary Evaluating Clinic is scheduled in St. John’s for September 25th (Friday evening) and September 26th (Saturday morning). See side bar “Judges & Evaluators” for prerequisites. Deadline is Monday, September 21st. To register, please contact

Technical panel passes

Congratulations to the following, who have passed Phase I of the Sectional level Technical Panel Training, completed this past weekend in Ottawa: Tracy Hillyard – Sychro; Rena Hutchings – Synchro; Erica Nixon – Singles.