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Medical Volunteers Needed for National Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary - Feb 21-23

The 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships is being held in Calgary, Alberta from February 21-23, 2020 at WinSport. This exciting event will welcome nearly 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country. Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories.

Medical Volunteers are required for rinkside coverage of practice and competition rinks as well as the medical treatment room providing care (initial assessment and minor treatment) for acute issues that may arise during the course of the event as well as medical issues that may occur on ice. Care is for accredited event participants only and we are not responsible for spectator medical care.

Physicians (Sport Medicine, Emergency, Orthopedics, Family Physicians), Physiotherapists (SPC Certificate and up needed for rinkside coverage), Certified Athletic Therapists, Paramedics (BLS/ALS), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Nurses (preferably ER/ICU) with sport experience and prior sport event coverage are sought. All medical volunteers must have CPR and first responder training and certification. Medical Volunteers will be scheduled for multiple shifts (approx. 6 hrs. each) during the 3-day event – mornings, afternoons and evenings. Volunteers will be provided with a Uniform Jacket, meal tickets during shifts and all medical / treatment supplies will be provided by Skate Canada.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to apply online via the online volunteer application:

The online volunteer application and all volunteer information regarding the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships is available here on the Skate Canada event registration site or by following this link: https://registration.skatecanada.ca/pages/volunteers/volunteer-opportunities/


The medical volunteer application form can be accessed through clicking the “Medical Volunteer” button below the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships image on that screen.

1. Prior to filling out the form, you will need to create an “account” the first time you log into the system. Please take note of your email address and password to register for subsequent events with Skate Canada.
2. Once you have logged in with your account, you will need to click on Volunteer Opportunities and then select the “Medical Volunteer” button below the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships image.
3. Please ensure to complete all mandatory fields identified by * on both your account information and the medical volunteer application form (this includes an accreditation photo). Once you have completed the online application form, a “Registration Invoice” receipt screen will appear. You will also receive a copy of this form by email. Please do not send/or reply to this email as it is an auto generated email.
4. Following the volunteer application form being submitted and once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a separate email invitation from BackCheck to login in and complete your volunteer criminal records check online. All applicable fees will be covered by Skate Canada.

Have issues or questions regarding registering as a volunteer? Please click the “How to Register” link for assistance.

If volunteers have any additional questions or run into any further issues they can email eventsinfo@skatecanada.ca for assistance.

We are looking forward to a great event here in Calgary and look forward to creating a top-notch medical team for our Canadian Figure Skaters. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Ryan Shields, at ryanshields19@gmail.com or the Chief Therapist (CT), Amy Bauerle, at amy.m.bauerle@gmail.com.