Officials

Pathway


A step by step guide to developing skills on your officiating journey

Upcoming Events

Find out what's next in workshops and sessions

Development

Become a certified official or show recognition to an official

Resources


Get program plans, certifications, and find governing rules

Officials Pathway

Level 1

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

1

Level 2

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

2

Level 3B-A

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

3

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Official Development

official certification

The officials accreditation system used in speed skating is jointly administered by BC Speed Skating (Level 1-2) and Speed Skating Canada (Level 3-5). Certification includes five (5) levels for referees and three (3) levels for competition stewards, meet coordinators, timers, finish line judges, announcers, and recorders.

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION

All officials have a place to participate in running a competition.  BC Speed Skating recognizes community sport officials such as young officials to provincial officials. 

Upgrading certification

Resources

Most officials will start their officiating journey as a  club volunteer (no formal training required), 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, and other volunteer roles (runner, water buckets, gatekeeper, hospitality etc.).