Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
As members of a national sport organization, we all have a responsibility in our respective roles to help each of our members attain their own level of personal excellence. This document — Skate Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Model
— is meant to assist in this regard by presenting the “big picture” of figure skating in Canada. It is a tool for coaches, clubs, volunteers, officials, professional staff, facility managers, and parents/guardians. It is meant to serve as a guide to assist skaters from their entry into the sport until they choose to leave it, at which point it is hoped that they will have learned all that they can from this wonderful sport in which we are all involved.