Purchasing Skates: We recommend you speak to your coach before purchasing your skates to ensure you have all the necessary information before visiting a recommended retailer.
Proper Fit of Skates: Skates should fit snugly and you should avoid trying to buy skates in a size the skater will grow into. When trying on skates, it is important to check the following things:
Skates should not bend or crease at the ankle when a skater bends their knees and ankles. If the skates do this, they are not strong enough for the skater.
When a skater ties up their skates halfway and bends their knees and ankles, they should still be able to wiggle their toes and fit a pencil down the back of their ankle.
Skates should fit snugly and may feel stiff or uncomfortable but should not be extremely painful.
Lacing Skates: Skates should be laced loosely over the toe and front of the boot, but snugly over the ankles. Be sure the tongue is centred and pulled all the way up. Laces should be hooked securely with sufficient tension to permit one finger down at the back of the boot. Laces should be long enough to go through all eyelets and be tied in a double bow. Never wrap laces around the top of the boot!
Please Accept Skate Canada's Code of Ethics to Register
The purpose of Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics is to outline the organization’s expectations and
guiding principles for appropriate decision making and behaviour.
This code of ethics applies to all skaters, officials, coaches, employees, board members, volunteers, alumni, and hall of fame
members of Skate Canada and its affiliate organizations. This code of ethics also applies to parents
and guardians who participate in and observe related activities.
Code of Ethics
I will conduct myself in a manner that is of the highest standards, follows Skate Canada’s
vision and mission, and is athlete-centered.
I will treat all people with respect, dignity, and sportsmanship.
I will act on the belief that the athlete as a person
is more important than their success or my success in the sport.
I will conduct myself professionally during all interactions in and surrounding Skate
I will use positive discipline that includes setting fair rules, listening,
problem-solving, encouraging, and being a good example. I will not use harmful methods
such as but not limited to hitting, name-calling, yelling, or using insults,
intimidation, or rejection.
I will disclose any conflict of interest and not allow myself to be influenced in a way
that could conflict with the best interest of the organization or the organization’s
I will not engage in behaviour that is intended to wrongfully manipulate the outcome of
a competition or test.
I will respect the coach/athlete relationship and will not solicit the athlete/s of
I will never engage in any exploitative, abusive, or corrupt relationships. I will
always act in a kind and judicious manner.
I will support an inclusive sport for all, regardless of race, ancestry, colour, ethnic
origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, marital status, family status, disability or any other ground of discrimination
prohibited by human rights legislation.
I agree to advocate and practice the principles of Safe Sport.
I will not participate in activities that are abusive or criminal. I will also not participate
in activities that disrespect human rights or that risk the reputation of Skate Canada.
I will adhere to all federal, provincial, municipal, and host country laws.
I will notify Skate Canada if I face any new related criminal charges, ongoing criminal
investigations, convictions, or bail conditions.
I will not use my power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in
sexual activity or to participate in unethical and/or criminal activities.
I will not in any way behave sexually with children or youth. This includes but is not
limited to the use of sexual jokes, language, and/or names; participation in sexual
touching and/or exploitation; the use of, reference to, or participation in pornography.
I will not participate in any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination, physical or
verbal abuse, neglect, intimidation, or exploitation.
I will not use technology or social media to disrespect or exploit others.
I will not abuse or exploit children or youth in any way and will immediately report to
the appropriate authorities and Skate Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) if I
see or suspect anyone else doing so.
I will not possess, use, or promote the use of illegal substances or performance
I will follow all of Skate Canada’s bylaws, policies, and rules and commit to reading all
amendments and updates at the time of registration and throughout the year.
I will not attempt to cover up or conceal any conduct of an individual that is, or may be, in
breach of this Code and will report any violations.
I will fully cooperate with Skate Canada’s investigations.
I understand that a violation of this Code on my part may be subject to disciplinary action up
to and including expulsion from Skate Canada.
The above commitments constitute Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics