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A - Synchronized Skating Program - Overview

All technical requirements for, regulations related to and format of Skate Canada qualifying competitions and championships shall be published annually in a communication approved by the Skate Canada Board of Directors.

1.0 QUALIFICATIONS TO COMPETE IN QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS


1.1 ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE (Rule 6401)

Entrants in Synchronized Skating Qualifying Competitions and Championships shall:

 

  1. ELIGIBLE PERSON STATUS, ASSOCIATE MEMBER, CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP, ANTI-DOPING: see Rule 5401 (1) to (4).
  2. FOREIGN MEMBERS PARTICIPATING ON CANADIAN TEAMS: In accordance with ISU Rule 109 (d), the Association Board of Directors may permit foreign members to participate on a Canadian team.
  3. ELIGIBILITY FOR EVENT: Synchronized skaters must meet the criteria as defined in Rule 6403 for the event in which they are entered.
  4. TEAMS REPRESENTING THE ASSOCIATION AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS: Rule 5401 (3) Canadian Citizenship, Rule 5401 (4) Anti-Doping and Rule 6401 (2) Foreign Members Participating on Canadian Teams also apply to teams representing the Association at International competitions.

 


1.2 ELIGIBILITY & SPONSORSHIP FOR SYNCHRONIZED SKATING TEAMS (Rule 6402)

  1. LOCAL SPONSORSHIP: Clubs are permitted to seek local sponsorship to help defray expenses for Synchronized Skating teams provided that, in doing so, they conform with the provisions Section 2100 and ‘Skate Canada Skater Trust Program Guidelines’ authorized by the Board of Directors from time to time.
  2. NATURE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Synchronized Skating teams must observe the rules governing eligibility. Financial assistance must only cover the actual expense incurred. Skaters must not receive any funds directly.


2.0 NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS


2.1 NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS (Rule 6501)

 

  1. BEGINNER I EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Beginner I teams consist of eight to sixteen skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 2 minutes, 10 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  2. BEGINNER II EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Beginner II teams consist of eight to sixteen skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 2 minutes, 40 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  3. ELEMENTARY EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Elementary teams consist of eight to sixteen skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 2 minutes, 40 seconds in duration . Music may contain vocals.
  4. JUVENILE EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Juvenile teams consist of eight to sixteen skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 3minutes, 10 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  5. PRE-NOVICE EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Pre-Novice teams consist of eight to sixteen skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 3minutes, 10 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  6. ADULT SYS CLASS I EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Adult Class I teams consist of eight to twenty skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 3minutes, 40 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  7. ADULT SYS CLASS II EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Adult Class II teams consist of eight to twenty skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 3minutes, 40 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.
  8. ADULT SYS CLASS III EVENTS:
    1. NUMBER OF SKATERS: Adult Class III teams consist of eight to twenty skaters.
    2. FREE PROGRAM: The team shall perform a free skating program to music of a maximum 3minutes, 40 seconds in duration. Music may contain vocals.

(Amendment passed at the 2013 AGM, effective July 1, 2013)

 

2.2 OTHER NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS (Rule 6502)

Refer to Event Management Rules and Handbook for information on Club, Interclub and Invitational Synchronized Skating Competitions.


3.0 QUALIFICATIONS TO COMPETE IN NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS


3.1 ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE (Rule 6601)

 

  1. GENERAL:
    1. Rule 4706 and Rule 6402 apply.
    2. FOREIGN SKATERS ON NON-QUALIFYING TEAMS: Foreign members in good standing with their own national association may be permitted to enter non-qualifying synchronized skating competitions. The organizing committee of a non-qualifying event may request the permission of the Skate Canada Skating Programs Committee to waive eligibility requirements for USFSA or other foreign teams wishing to compete in their event.

 


3.2 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY (Rule 6602)

 

  1. AGE PREREQUISITES: The age requirements for Synchronized Skating team members participating in non-qualifying events are as follows:
    1. BEGINNER I: No age limit (recommend skaters working on CanSkate Stage 4 or higher).
    2. BEGINNER II: Skaters must not have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    3. ELEMENTARY: Skaters must not have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    4. JUVENILE: Skaters must not have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    5. PRE-NOVICE: Skaters must not have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters must have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    6. ADULT SYS CLASS I: Skaters must have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    7. ADULT SYS CLASS II: Skaters must have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters must have reached the age of 25 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
    8. ADULT SYS CLASS III: Skaters must have reached the age of 19 25 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 50% of the skaters must have reached the age of 35 as of July 1st preceding the competition.
  2. OTHER NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS AGE PREREQUISITES: For competitions conducted under the auspices of the respective Section, the age qualifications shall be set by the Section. 

 

(Amendment passed at the 2013 AGM, effective July 1, 2013)


3.3 SYNCHRONIZED SKATING TEAM REGISTRATION

Clubs will be required to submit their synchronized team registrations to the Skate Canada National Office by November 1. Once registered, teams will not be permitted to change their category during the membership year.

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