Safe Sport

The Olympic Oval believes in the power a positive sports environment has. This is why it has committed to Safe Sport. All coaches are certified in the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program.

The Responsible Coaching Movement is a call to action for sports organizations and coaches to maximize the positive benefits of sport through values-based and principle-driven coaching. Responsible Coaching Movement

What is the Oval doing to commit to Safe Sport?

Education and Prevention

Education and Prevention

Education and Prevention

First and foremost, the Oval recognizes that to create a safe space for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and additional staff, we as a team need to be on the same page. We want to encourage good sportsmanship, work ethic, and emotional and physical development which is why we have been working with Safe Sport Canada to do our part.

Respect in Sport Leaders

Coach participation

Respect in Sport Leaders

All coaches, as well as activity leaders, have completed the Respect in Sport program. This program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

CCES True Sport Clean

Athlete participation

CCES True Sport Clean

Every season our Oval skaters are required to take the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) True Sport Clean. True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles.

“We place a very high bar on ensuring that all athletes, coaches and staff, officials and volunteers feel emotionally, psychologically and physically safe and supported. We are dedicated to creating that environment from the moment they arrive, during each visit to the Oval, and after they leave the Oval, so much so that they always want to return.

Peter McCrory

Director, Olympic Oval