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620 Synchronized Regional Competitions

  1. NOVICE EVENTS: All specifications shall be identical to the corresponding events in Novice at the Synchronized Skating National Championships held in the same skating year.
  2. INTERMEDIATE EVENTS: All specifications shall be identical to the corresponding events in Intermediate at the Synchronized Skating National Championships held in the same skating year.
  3. OPEN EVENTS: All specifications shall be identical to the corresponding events in Open at the Synchronized Skating National Championships held in the same skating year.
  4. JUNIOR EVENTS: All specifications shall be identical to the corresponding events in Junior at the Synchronized Skating National Championships held in the same skating year.
  5. SENIOR EVENTS: All specifications shall be identical to the corresponding events in Senior at the Synchronized Skating National Championships held in the same skating year.
  6. OTHER EVENTS: Details of any other Regional events shall be included in the announcement.
  7. ENTRIES: There are no qualifying events for Regional competitions.
  8. STRUCTURE OF REGIONAL EVENTS: A Regional competition will be held for each of the following groups of Sections:

    Atlantic: NB, PE, NS, NF
    Quebec: QC
    Ontario: NO, WO, CO, EO
    Prairie: MB, SK,
    Mountain: AB/NWT-NT, BC/YT


  9. COMPOSITION OF QUALIFYING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Synchronized Skating consists of:
    1. SHORT PROGRAM: Junior and Senior teams shall perform a short program to music (with required elements)
    2. FREE SKATING PROGRAM: Free skating program to music (skating of unspecified movements for a specified period of time to music chosen by the team). Senior and Junior qualifying competitors shall perform a free skating program in addition to a short program. All other competitions shall consist of a free program only.
  10. MANDATORY EVENTS: Novice, Intermediate, Open, Junior and Senior events are obligatory for all Regional Championships.
  11. PRACTICE ICE: Upon registration or attendance at an officially scheduled practice session competitors are not permitted to skate on ice other than the official practice or competition ice as scheduled for the event. Violators of this rule shall be subject to suspension from the competition in question. This rule is applicable to all qualifying events including Regional/Sub- Sectional, Sectional, Skate Canada Western or Eastern Challenge Competitions, Junior National Championships & Canadian Championships.
  12. WARM-UPS
    1. SHORT PROGRAM: Each team shall be allowed one minute of warm-up on the competition ice surface immediately prior to its performance
    2. FREE SKATING PROGRAM: Each team shall be allowed a maximum of one minute warmup time on the competition ice surface immediately prior to its performance.
    3. TIMING OF THE WARM-UP: Timing of the one minute warm-up will begin when the team is announced.
  13. ICE RESURFACING: It is recommended that the ice be resurfaced after every six teams for the short program and after every five (or six in the case of a tie) for the free skating program.
  14. SELECTION OF ENTRIES FROM REGIONALS: Selection of entries from Regional Synchronized Skating Championships to Synchronized Nationals Qualifying Rounds is as follows:
    1. The final result in each Regional event shall determine the competitors eligible to enter the equivalent National qualifying competition.
    2. NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE, OPEN, JUNIOR AND SENIOR: Teams that place 1st in Novice, Intermediate, Open, Junior and Senior categories at Regional qualifying events may be selected to represent the Section in the respective National qualifying competition.
    3. ADDITIONAL ENTRIES BASED ON REGISTERED ASSOCIATE MEMBERS IN SECTION: For every 15,000 registered associate members in the Region, an additional team may be entered into each category at the National qualifying event. The number of sustaining members shall be determined by the membership year September 1 to August 31 of the year preceding the National qualifying event.
    4. Teams placing in the top five at the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will earn their Region an additional entry (or entries) into the respective category at the National qualifying round the following year.
    5. ALTERNATES: The next placed entry in each Regional event may be nominated as an alternate entry and may replace an entrant who has withdrawn before the start of the event.
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