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530 Canadian Figure Skating Championships

  1. CONDUCT OF SENIOR SINGLES SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CANADA

    Senior Championship Singles events will be conducted as follows at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships:
    1. SEGMENTS: The Senior singles event shall consist of a short program of a maximum of 2 minutes, 50 seconds containing the elements to music as published annually and a free program of 4 minutes, 30 seconds (+ or – 10 seconds) to music for men and 4 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) to music for women. The requirements for this free skating program are published annually.
    2. STARTING ORDER – SHORT PROGRAM: The manner in which competitors will be assigned to skate the short program of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be as follows:
      1. Senior competitors receiving a bye to the short program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the previous Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships. The highest placed competitor from the previous Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be last to skate, the second highest placed competitor shall be second last to skate, and so on.
      2. Next, byed competitors that do not have a final placement from the preceding Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be assigned by a random draw. These competitors shall skate prior to those listed in (i) above and following those listed in (iii) below.
      3. The remaining competitors will be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the Skate Canada Challenge competition in the same competitive season.
      4. In the case that the Skate Canada Challenge event is optional and some competitors elect not to compete and are therefore not ranked coming into the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, a random draw will be conducted to determine the start order of all competitors except the byed competitors.
      5. If two or more competitors are tied in the assignment of (i) and (iii) above, a random draw between the tied competitors will be conducted to determine the starting order.
  2. CONDUCT OF THE SENIOR PAIR SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA

    The Senior Championship Pair event will be conducted as follows at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships:
    1. SEGMENTS: The Senior pair event shall consist of a short program of a maximum of 2 minutes, 50 seconds containing the elements to music as published annually and a free program of 4 minutes, 30 seconds (+ or – 10 seconds) to music. The requirements for this free skating program are published annually.
    2. STARTING ORDER – SHORT PROGRAM: The manner in which competitors will be assigned to skate the short program of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be as follows:
      1. Senior competitors receiving a bye to the short program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the previous Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships. The highest placed competitors from the previous Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be last to skate, the second highest placed competitors shall be second last to skate, and so on.
      2. Next, byed competitors that do not have a final placement from the preceding Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be assigned by a random draw. These competitors shall skate prior to those listed in (i) above and following those listed in (iii) below.
      3. The remaining competitors will be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the Skate Canada Challenge competition in the same competitive season.
      4. In the case that the Skate Canada Challenge event is optional and some competitors elect not to compete and are therefore not ranked coming into the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, a random draw will be conducted to determine the start order of all competitors except the byed competitors.
      5. If two or more competitors are tied in the assignment of (i) and (iii) above, a random draw between the tied competitors will be conducted to determine the starting order.
  3. CONDUCT OF THE SENIOR ICE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA

    The Senior Championship Ice Dance event will be conducted as follows at the Canadian Figure
    Skating Championships:
    1. SEGMENTS: The senior dance event shall consist of a short dance of a maximum of 2 minutes, 50 seconds (+ or – 10 seconds) containing the elements to music as published annually and a free dance of 4 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) to music. The requirements are published annually.
    2. STARTING ORDER – SHORT DANCE: The manner in which competitors will be assigned to skate the short dance of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be as follows:
      1. Senior competitors receiving a bye to the Short Dance segment at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the previous Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships. The highest placed couple from the previous Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be last to skate, the second highest placed competitor shall be second last to skate, and so on.
      2. Next, byed competitors that do not have a final placement from the preceding Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be assigned by a random draw. These competitors shall skate prior to those listed in (i) above and following those listed in (iii) below.
      3. The remaining competitors will be assigned in reverse order according to their final placement at the Skate Canada Challenge competition in the same competitive season.
      4. In the case that the Skate Canada Challenge event is optional and some competitors elect not to compete and are therefore not ranked coming into the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, a random draw will be conducted to determine the start order of all competitors except the byed competitors.
      5. If two or more competitors are tied in the assignment of (i) and (iii) above, a random draw between the tied competitors will be conducted to determine the skating order.
    3. STARTING ORDER – FREE DANCE: Competitors may be assigned to skate the free dance of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in reverse order according to each couple’s combined result after the previous segment. The specific method of conducting and timing of the draw will be determined and communicated in the event announcement.
  4. NO COMPETITION FOR A SENIOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    If there is no competition for a Senior Canadian Figure Skating Championship event the most recently declared Champion or Champions shall retain the title if he, she or they have entered the event, otherwise the title shall be declared vacant.
  5. RESTRICTIONS TO ENTRY:
    1. COMPETING IN THE SAME EVENT DISCIPLINE: No one shall compete in the same discipline (singles, pair, ice dance) in the same event (Novice) at Canadians more than three times.
    2. WINNER OF AN EVENT DISCIPLINE (NOVICE): The winner or the winning pair or ice dance couple of an event discipline shall not be eligible for the same event discipline again.
    3. ONE OF A SENIOR PAIR OR ICE DANCE COUPLE COMPETING IN JUNIOR COMPETITION IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS: One of a pair or ice dance couple placing first, second or third in a Senior Canadian event discipline shall not enter the same event discipline in the Junior Canadian Championships with a different partner in a subsequent year.
  6. REGISTRATION & PRACTICE ICE: Paragraph 520 8 (i) and (j) applies.
  7. DRAW FOR SUBSEQUENT START OF AN EVENT (NOVICE AND JUNIOR): Competitors will be assigned to skate the second and any subsequent program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in reverse order according to each competitor’s placement in the short program. The specific method of conducting and timing of the draw will be determined and communicated in the event announcement.
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