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Questions? Or if you would like to share ideas or hints, please let us know. (memberservice@skating-wos.on.ca)


NEW From Skate Canada - Test Chair Guidelines


Judges & Evaluators List for Test Chairs

The Section Evaluators list is available to our Club Test Chairs through the Western Ontario Section office. This list is for your Club's Test Chair's use ONLY for arranging test days. Please treat this information as confidential and respect our officials' privacy! Note that the list will be updated regularly throughout the year as promotions occur.

Please make every effort to invite different evaluators to your test sessions rather than using the same evaluator. Newly qualified evaluators as well as current evaluators need to remain consistent with the standards and this comes with experience. This is a challenge when the same evaluator goes to the same club every test day. Thanks for supporting our judging community!


Test Fee Increase as of October 1, 2015

On October 1, 2015, the fee for taking a Skate Canada test will be increasing to $12 per test (from the current fee of $10 per test). This fee increase is for all tests tried in Skate Canada clubs and skating schools.


Test Sheets on Skate Canada's Info Centre

All test sheets for Free Skate, Ice Dance, Skating Skills and Interpretive Skating are available on the Info Centre. STARSkate program information is now located in one convenient location on the Info Centre.


Planned Program Sheets Required for all Freeskate Tests

For all Skate Canada freeskate tests, skaters are requested to submit a completed Planned Program Sheet to the Test Chair prior to the test day.

On the test day, the Test Chair will forward the Planned Program Sheets to the evaluator(s) prior to the skater commencing the freeskate test.


Gold Test Report Form

Please submit every completed Gold Test passed by a skater in your club to the Section Office, using the Gold Test Report Form [fill and print PDF]. Requests for Gold Test Certificates should be sent directly to the Section Office and should be accompanied by a photocopy of the Test Summary Sheet.


Test Summary Sheets

The Section copy should be sent to the Section Office.


Test Day Emergencies

If an "emergency" situation arises at your test day and you require any type of support, please contact the WO Judges' Chair.


Dance Rules as Applied to Test Days


Thanks for Helping Promote Our Evaluators!!

Thank you for your ongoing assistance to our evaluators seeking promotion by letting them know of your test days, having extra test sheets available for them to use when trial judging, providing encouragement and making them feel welcome!

Codes Used in the WO Evaluators'/Judges' List

The following codes may help you understand the judging qualifications of our officials.

1. Codes for Evaluated test qualifications:

  • PRE - Preliminary
  • JB - Junior Bronze
  • JS - Junior Silver
  • GLD - Gold
  • DIA - Diamond Dances

2. Under Interpretive (INT), you will see “Y” which indicates they are qualified to evaluate all interpretive tests.

3. Codes for Judging (competitions) qualifications:

  • PRI - Primary
  • JUV - Juvenile
  • PN - Pre-Novice
  • NOV - Novice
  • JR - Junior
  • SR - Senior
  • CDN - Canadian
  • INT - International
  • ISU - International Skating Union

4. Codes for Referee levels:

  • IC - Interclub
  • SEC - Sectional Level
  • CDN - Canadian
  • INT - International
  • ISU - International Skating Union

Sample Forms for Your Test Day

With special thanks to Lori Mackey, Parkhill Silver Blades. These have been adapted from the forms she has used at her Club. They are available in Word so that you may download from here and adapt further to suit your needs.

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