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Officials Certification

 

Start your journey to becoming a speed skating official! Many officials start with no training as a club volunteer or being informally mentored by a Certified Official in one of many positions: referee, starter, meet coordinator/competitors steward, recorder, timer, place judge, lap counter, heat box steward (clerk of the course) announcer, track steward or other volunteer roles. 

The officials' accreditation system used in speed skating is jointly administered by Manitoba Speed Skating (Level 1 - 2) and Speed Skating Canada (Level 3 - 5). 

Certification includes five levels for referees and three levels for competition stewards, meet coordinators, timers, finish line judges, announcers and recorders. 



Officials Pathway


 

Level 1

Introduction to officiating through various streams including competition referee, starter, competition steward, meet coordinator, timer, finish judge, announcer and record. 

  1. Level 1 Officials Clinic 

  2. Assist in a position at a minimum of 2 events (at least one must be MSSA-sanctioned)

  3. Submission of an online upgrade request to office@mbspeedskating.ca by March 31 annually. 

Level 1 Form



Level 2 

Intermediate knowledge of stream including assistance at non-sanctioned local, sanctioned region/provincial and sanctioned national competitions 

  1. Level 2 Clinic (meet coordinator, recorder, timer, judge, announcer, referee, starter)

  2. Chief in a position at a minimum of 2 MSSA sanctioned competitions

  3. Assist in a position at a minimum of 2 SSC sanctioned competitions 

  4. Submission of a request to office@mbspeedskating.ca with a performance evaluation form by March 31 annually. 

 

Level 2 Forms



Level 3B (Official/Referee/Starter)

  1. Level 3 Clinic (meet coordinator, recorder, referee, starter)

  2. Chief in a position at a minimum of 3 MSSA sanctioned competitions

  3. Assist in a minimum of 3 SSC sanctioned national/international competitions

  4. Submission of upgrade request by email to office@mbspeedskating.ca before submission to Speed Skating Canada by April 15 annually

 

Level 3A (Referee/Starter)

Advanced knowledge of stream including assistance at non-sanctioned local, sanctioned regional/provincial and sanctioned national competitions. 

  1. Instruct a Level 1 Officials Clinic (referees only) 

  2. Chief in a position at a minimum of 3 SSC sanctioned competitions

  3. Assist in a minimum of 3 SSC sanctioned national/international competitions 

  4. Submission of upgrade supported by 2 performance evaluation forms request by email to office@mbspeedskating.ca before submission to Speed Skating Canada by April 15 annually

All applicants must complete Speed Skating Canada's requirements for Level 3 Officials

 

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