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1.0 REGIONAL SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

1.1 ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT (Rule 7701 (1))

  1. REGIONALS: Regional Synchronized Skating Championships are the qualifying competitions for the National Synchronized Skating Championships.
  2. DATES AND LOCATION FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The dates and host section of the regional events shall be the authority of Skate Canada.
  3. AUTHORITY FOR PLANNING AND CONDUCT OF REGIONALS DELEGATED TO THE HOST SECTION: Full authority over the planning, organization for and conduct of the Championships is delegated to the host Section, except for those matters specifically given to the Technical Representative and Skate Canada. The host Section may delegate all or any part of its authority and responsibility as necessary, so long as detailed guidelines and limits are specified.
  4. REGIONALS MUST BE HELD ANNUALLY: Regional Synchronized Skating Championships shall be held annually for at least the obligatory events.
  5. SANCTION: The host club shall obtain a sanction for Regional Synchronized Skating Championships. (See Rule 7303)
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SYNCHRONIZED S REGIONALS: The announcement of the Regional Synchronized Skating Championships shall be distributed to all clubs in the Section belonging to the defined regional event not later than six weeks before the date of the first event. See previous Rule 5106.
  7. FILLING MAXIMUM EVENT QUOTA AT REGIONALS: If the maximum quota in the Junior or Senior category at a Regional Synchronized Skating Championship is not filled due to insufficient entries, that event may be held, but will not be mandatory.

 

1.2 ICE RESURFACING

It is recommended that the ice be resurfaced after every six (6) teams for the Short Program and after every five (5) (or six in the case of a tie) for the Free Skating Program.

 

1.3 PRIZES

The prizes for Regional Synchronized Skating Championships shall be the official Skate Canada Synchronized Skating medals. For details see the Association ‘Catalogue of Supplies’.

 

1.4 REPORTS

  1. SUMMARY OF RESULTS (PROTOCOL): See Regulation B-2.6 above.

(Regulation change approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012, effective immediately.)

 

2.0 SYNCHRONIZED NATIONALS

2.1 AWARD OF CHAMPIONSHIPS

  1. APPLICATION TO HOST: Clubs desiring to assist the Association in the conduct of the Synchronized Nationals shall forward a letter of interest in hosting to the President/Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors shall consider these applications in the determination of the site of the Championships for the second season following the Annual General Meeting.

 

2.2 ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT (Rule 7706 (1))

  1. COORDINATION AND CONTROL: The principal agencies for coordination and control of the Synchronized Nationals shall be:
    1. Skate Canada;
    2. The Skate Canada Skating Programs Committee and Technical Representative assigned to the event;
    3. The Synchronized Nationals Organizing Committee;
    4. The Skate Canada National Office acting on behalf of the Association.
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE: The terms of reference of these agencies relative to the Synchronized Nationals shall be as detailed in the Synchronized Competitions Manual. In addition, the duties of the Technical Representative are as set out in Policies and Procedures.

 

2.3 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Rule 7706 (2))

  1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL OPERATION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Association will enter into an agreement with the Organizing Committee for the Synchronized Nationals to ensure that, of the net profit, twenty-five percent is returned to the Organizing Committee for distribution to host clubs and seventy-five percent is retained by the Association. The Association assumes responsibility for the financial operation of the championships.
  2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOST COMMITTEE: The Organizing Committee will forward to the Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer within 60 days of completion of the championships:
    1. the audited financial statement;
    2. all monies on hand;
    3. list of receivables and payables.
  3. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ASSOCIATION: Within 60 days of receipt of the audited financial statement and monies, the Association will forward to the Organizing Committee the host’s share of profits, together with the consolidated financial statement for the championships.

 

2.4 ENTRIES FOR SYNCHRONIZED NATIONALS

  1. ENTRY FEE: There is an entry fee for Synchronized Nationals. See Notice Board.
  2. MUSIC REGISTRATION:
    1. FAILURE TO FOLLOW SPECIFICATIONS REGARDING MUSIC: If a team in the Synchronized Nationals refuses to follow the directions of the Organizing Committee regarding the handling of its music, its entry in all events shall be cancelled.
    2. LABELLING OF CASSETTES: The cassettes shall be clearly marked with the team name, event and music playing time.
    3. MUSIC CLEARANCE: Teams who have music composed especially for their program either wholly or in part, shall be responsible for obtaining a written release from the composer for the use of such music on radio and television and shall submit a copy of this release to the Chief Executive Officer at least ninety days before the first date of the competition where the music is to be used.
    4. MUSIC RUNNING TIME MUST BE INDICATED: All cassettes must show the exact running time of the music (not skating time) which shall be certified to by the team captain and by the coach, when submitted at the time of registration.

 

2.5 ICE RESURFACING

It is recommended that the ice be resurfaced after every six (6) teams for the Short Program and after every five (5) (or six in the case of a tie) for the Free Skating Program.

 

2.6 PRIZES

  1. MEDALS: The prizes for the Synchronized Nationals shall be the official Skate Canada Synchronized Skating medals. For details see the Association ‘Catalogue of Supplies’.
  2. SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHALLENGE CUPS AND TROPHIES:
    1. CUSTODY OF TROPHIES: The Association synchronized skating challenge cups or trophies shall be in the custody of the respective trustees at all times.
    2. PERMANENT DISPLAY OF TROPHIES: The Association synchronized skating challenge cups or trophies shall be on permanent display in the Association’s National Office
    3. CHALLENGE CUPS AND TROPHIES: The following challenge cups or trophies may be competed for at the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships:
      1. The Elizabeth Swan Memorial Trophy, presented in 1988 by the Canadian Figure Skating Association, the winners of which shall hold the title “Senior Synchronized Skating Champions of Canada”.
      2. The Whitby Crystal Trophy, presented in 1988 by the Whitby Figure Skating Club, the winners of which shall hold the title “Junior Synchronized Skating Champions of Canada”.
      3. The Ilderton Winter Club Trophy, presented in 1988 by the Ilderton Winter Club, the winners of which shall hold the title “Novice Synchronized Skating Champions of Canada”.
      4. The Marjorie Black Memorial Trophy, presented in 2011 by the Western Ontario Section, the winners of which shall hold the title “Open Synchronized Skating Champions of Canada”.
      5. The London Skating Club Synchronicity Trophy, presented in 2011 by the London Skating Club, the winners of which shall hold the title of “Intermediate Synchronized Skating Champions of Canada”.

 

2.7 REPORTS

  1. SUMMARY OF RESULTS (PROTOCOL): See Regulation B-2.6 above.
  2. TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVES’, JUDGES’ AND REFEREES’ REPORTS: See Judges and Referees Reporting Procedures in Policies and Procedures
  3. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE’S REPORT: A final report on behalf of the Organizing Committee for the Synchronized Nationals shall be submitted by the General Chair to the President/Chairman of the Board with copies to the Chief Executive Officer within 90 days of the completion of the Championships.
  4. FINANCIAL REPORT: Final Financial Statement as per regulation 2.3 above.

(Regulation change approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012, effective immediately.)

 

3.0 INTERNATIONAL SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

3.1 OFFICIALS (Rule 7711)

  1. DETERMINING ASSIGNMENTS FOR OFFICIALS: For International Competitions, the Technical Representative and the Canadian judges shall be recommended by the International Judges Sub Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The Technical Representative together with the Chair of the Skate Canada International Judges Subcommittee shall create the working assignments.
  2. SIZE OF JUDGING PANELS: Nine judges shall be used in all initial and final rounds at major International Competitions 
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