The rules that govern Skate Canada Qualifying Competitions are part of the Competitions Rule (section 2 and sections 5 through 13). These rules will be revised for the new season to support the new competition calendar.
The following is a summary of the drafted updates that will be published at the end of June.
Summary of Qualifying Competitions, Categories and Dates:
|Competition||Disciplines||Categories||Approximate Competition Dates|
|Challenge – Junior & Senior||Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance||Junior and Senior||End of November, early December|
|Challenge – Pre-Novice & Nov||Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance||Pre-Novice and Novice||End of January|
|Canadian Figure Skating Championships – Junior & Senior||Singles, Pairs, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating||Junior and Senior||Middle of January|
|Canadian Figure Skating Championships – Novice||Singles, Pairs, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating||Novice||End of February|
|Canada Cup||Synchronized Skating||Intermediate and Open||End of February|
Selection to Challenge, Canadian Figure Skating Championships or Canada Cup
- The Section/Region may choose to hold two Sectional/Regional Championships and/or hold the Sectional/Regional Championships in conjunction with an invitational event.
- If there are fewer entries than the normal quota of entries to the applicable Challenge, Canadian Figure Skating Championships or the Canada Cup in any Sectional/Regional competition, the Section/Region may dispense with the competition and approve the entry of the competitors to the applicable Challenge, Canadian Figure Skating Championships or the Canada Cup of the same Category (if applicable).
Normal Quota of Entries:
- Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance: No changes, current quotas are available in Competitions Rule
- Synchronized Skating – Quotas will no longer be calculated each season. Using the historical quotas, entry numbers and quotas in other disciplines the following are the new quotas.
Selection of entries from Regional Synchronized Skating Championships to the applicable Canadian Figure Skating Championships or Canada Cup is as follows:
|Novice, Intermediate, Open||3||1||6||5||1|
|Junior and Senior||2||1||5||4||1|
The normal quota of entries will be reviewed on a periodic basis.