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520 Sectional Championships

        1. JUVENILE EVENTS: Juvenile events shall consist of the four disciplines and specifications set forth below:
          1. JUVENILE WOMEN’S SINGLES AND JUVENILE MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS: These competitions shall consist of a free skating program to music of 2.5 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The composition of the free skating program and the requirements for a well balanced program shall be as communicated each season.
          2. JUVENILE PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS: This competition shall consist of a free skating program to music of 2.5 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The composition of the free skating program and the requirements for a well balanced program shall be as communicated each season.
          3. JUVENILE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: This competition will consist of two parts:
            PATTERN DANCES: Two of the four dances listed below shall be which shall be as communicated each season listed below shall be skated in the order listed:
            Year 1* (2015‐2016) ‐ Willow Waltz and Foxtrot
            Year 2 *(2016‐2017) –Ten‐Fox and European

            *Note: Dances will be selected from annually rotating groups.
            FREE DANCE: A free dance to music of 2.0 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season.
        2. PRE-NOVICE EVENTS
          1. PRE-NOVICE WOMEN’S SINGLES & PRE-NOVICE MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP: These competitions shall consist of two parts:
            1. SHORT PROGRAM: A short program to music which shall not exceed 2 minutes, 30 seconds in duration containing the group of elements announced by Skate Canada for the current season.
            2. FREE PROGRAM: A free skating program to music of 3.0 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season.
          2. PRE-NOVICE PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP: This competition will consist of two parts:
            1. SHORT PROGRAM: A short program to music which shall not exceed 2 minutes, 40 50 seconds in duration containing the group of elements announced by Skate Canada for the current season.
            2. FREE PROGRAM: A free skating program to music of 3.0 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season.
          3. PRE-NOVICE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP: This competition will consist of two parts:
            1. PATTERN DANCES: Two of the four dances  which shall be as communicated each season listed below shall be drawn for each qualifying event and skated in the order listed.                                                      Year 1 *(2015 2016) Harris Tango, Rocker Foxtrot, Blues and Starlight           Year 2 *(2016-2017) Harris Tango, Rocker Foxtrot, Paso and Starlight*Note: Dances will be selected from annually rotating groups.
              1. FREE DANCE: A free dance to music of 2.5 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season.
          4. NOVICE EVENTS
            1. NOVICE WOMEN SINGLES & NOVICE MEN SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: These competitions shall consist of two parts:
              1. SHORT PROGRAM: A short program to music which shall not exceed 2 minutes, 30 seconds in duration containing the group of elements announced by Skate Canada for the current season.
              2. FREE PROGRAM: A free skating program to music. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season. The length of the program is as follows:

                Women: 3.0 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds)

                Men: 3.5 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds)
            2. NOVICE PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts:
              1. SHORT PROGRAM: A short program to music which shall not exceed 2 minutes, 40 50 seconds in duration containing the group of elements announced by Skate Canada for the current season.
              2. FREE PROGRAM: A free skating program to music of 3.5 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each season.
            3. NOVICE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts:
              1. PATTERN DANCES: Two of the four dances which shall be as communicated each season shall be drawn for each qualifying event and skated in the order as listed Year 1 - 2015-2016 – Starlight Waltz, Cha Cha Congelado, Argentine Tango, Silver Samba Year 2 - 2014-2015 – Paso Doble, Blues, Westminster Waltz, Quickstep
                1. FREE DANCE: A free dance to music of 3.0 minutes (+ or – 10 seconds) in
                  duration. The requirements for this program shall be as communicated each
                  season.
            4. JUNIOR EVENTS
              1. JUNIOR WOMEN’S SINGLES & JUNIOR MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: These competitions shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT PROGRAM
                2. FREE PROGRAM
              2. JUNIOR PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT PROGRAM
                2. FREE PROGRAM
              3. JUNIOR DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT DANCE
                2. FREE DANCE
            5. SENIOR EVENTS
              1. SENIOR WOMEN’S SINGLES AND MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: These competitions shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT PROGRAM
                2. FREE PROGRAM
              2. SENIOR PAIR SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT PROGRAM
                2. FREE PROGRAM
              3. SENIOR ICE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF CANADA: This competition shall consist of two parts as defined by the ISU:
                1. SHORT DANCE
                2. FREE DANCE
            6. OTHER EVENTS: Details of any other Sectional events shall be included in the announcement.
            7. ELIMINATION OF SKATE CANADA SECTIONALS COMPETITORS
              1. NON-QUALIFYING SECTIONAL EVENTS: In events which do not qualify competitors for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships events, competitors may be eliminated at any stage of the competition in accordance with regulations set forth by the Skate Canada Sectionals Committee in the announcement of the championships.
              2. SECTIONAL QUALIFYING EVENTS: In events which qualify competitors for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Sub-Sectional competitions may be held to reduce the number of competitors in a Sectional event. Where the number of skaters warrants, the qualifying events for the Sectionals may be based on either combined events identical to the respective Sectional events or on free skate programs only.
            8. ENTRIES
              1. MANDATORY EVENTS: The following events are mandatory for all Skate Canada Sectionals: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Pair, Mixed Dance in each of the four classes - Senior, Junior, Novice, Pre-Novice.
              2. NATURE OF OTHER EVENTS: Other events may be added at the discretion of the Skate Canada Sectionals Committee.
              3. CLOSING DATE FOR SECTIONALS: The closing date for entries for all events at a Skate Canada Sectionals shall be as prescribed from time to time by the relevant Section Executive. For Test Qualification requirements see paragraph 510.
              4. ELIGIBILITY OF ALL ENTRIES MUST BE VERIFIED BY THE SECTION: The host Section/Club must verify the eligibility of all competitors according to Rule 5401 and submit the names and registration numbers of all competitors entering the Canadian Figure Skating Championships qualifying events to the National Office of the Association immediately after the closing date of entries and no later than October 3rd or the next business day following that date.
              5. INELIGIBLE SKATERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE: The National Office will attest the eligibility of such entrants and the referee of the specific qualifying event will not permit a skater to compete unless such evidence is produced.
              6. RESTRICTION OF ENTRIES: Entries may be restricted with the approval of the Board of Directors of the relevant Section for events other than Skate Canada national events including the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Skate Canada Challenge, Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships and any other events designated by Skate Canada as a Skate Canada national event. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for competitions that qualify skaters or teams for Skate Canada national events, entries may be restricted but only on the following basis:
                1. A Section may, subject to the approval of Skate Canada as outlined below, institute minimum technical score requirements for entry into such events;
                2. Such minimum technical scores shall be proposed by a Section to the Skate Canada CEO on or before July 15 in each year for the following year together with a list of competitions where the skaters may obtain such score; and
                3. Such minimum technical scores and list of competitions shall be reviewed by the Skate Canada national office on or before July 31 of such year;
                4. The purpose of the review is to ensure in the sole discretion of Skate Canada the scores are reasonable and that skaters have a reasonable opportunity to obtain such scores; and
                5. The Skate Canada CEO will advise the relevant Section on or before July 31 of the relevant year whether the proposal by the Section to restrict entries is approved.
              7. ENTRY FEES: The entry fees, if any, for the Skate Canada Sectionals and other Section sponsored competitions shall be set by the Section.
              8. NO COMPETITION IN JUNIOR OR SENIOR EVENTS: If there is no competition in any Senior or Junior Sectional event and the previous winner has entered he shall retain the title, otherwise the title shall be declared vacant.
              9. REGISTRATION: Unless otherwise listed in the event announcement competitors must register for the competition before their official practice session immediately prior to the first portion of their event. This rule is applicable to all qualifying events including Regional/Sub-Sectional, Sectional, Skate Canada Challenge & Canadian Figure Skating Championships.
              10. 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 Challenge & Canadian Figure Skating Championships.
            9. DRAW FOR SUBSEQUENT START OF AN EVENT: Competitors will be assigned to skate the second and any subsequent program at the Skate Canada Sectionals 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.
            10. SELECTION OF ENTRIES FROM SKATE CANADA SECTIONALS TO SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE

a. NORMAL QUOTA OF ENTRIES

Selection of Entries from Skate Canada Sectionals to Skate Canada Challenge is as follows:

Section

BC/YK

AB/NT/NU

SK

MB

ON

QC

NB

PE

NS

NL

Number of Entries from Skate Canada Sectionals to Skate Canada Challenge – Pre-Novice and Novice

4

4

3

3

16

8

3

3

3

3

Number of Entries from Skate Canada Sectionals to Skate Canada Challenge – Junior and Senior

3

3

2

2

15

8

2

2

2

2

The normal quota of entries will be reviewed on a periodic basis.

Each entry that meets the requirements in regulation 520 (10)(b)(i), may be selected to represent the Section in the respective Skate Canada Challenge, but the selection of fewer than the normal quota of entries shall be at the discretion of the Section Executive.

b. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRIES FROM SKATE CANADA SECTIONALS

          i. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SCORES: Competitors must also meet a                     minimum qualifying score according to the guidelines announced annually             by the High Performance Development Committee on or before July 1. In the         case that a section has no competitors who have met the minimum score             guidelines for a given category, the section has the right to enter one                   competitor in the category.

c. BYED SKATERS: Those who have been granted byes through Sectional qualifying events (see Byes Policy in Policies and Procedures) may enter their Skate Canada Challenge event as applicable without further qualification.

d. RE-ALLOCATION OF UNUSED SECTION QUOTA ENTRIES: In the event that one or more sections does not use one or more of its quota entries for any reason, some unused quota entries may be reallocated according to the Challenge Entries Procedure.

e. FILLING OF WARMUP GROUPS: If after the entries are confirmed in 520 (10.)(a), (c) and (d), there remain warmup groups that are not filled, additional entries will be invited according to the Challenge Entry Procedures.

f. ALTERNATES: In the case of withdrawal of an entry before the start of the first official practice, an alternate entry will be invited according to the Challenge Entry Procedures.

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