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525 Skate Canada Challenge

  1. STRUCTURE OF SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE
    1. GROUPING OF THE SECTIONS FOR SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE: For the purpose of holding qualifying events for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the Sections of the Association shall be grouped into one division for Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior.
    2. MANDATORY EVENTS: The following events are mandatory for Skate Canada Challenge competitions provided that the number of skaters entered in the event exceeds the maximum quota to progress onto the applicable Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Pair and Ice Dance in each of four classes – Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior.
    3. CONDUCT OF CHALLENGE EVENTS: All events shall be conducted in the same manner as the event in the Canadian Figure Skating Championships event to which they correspond.
    4. DRAW FOR SUBSEQUENT START OF AN EVENT: Competitors will be assigned to skate the second and any subsequent program at the Skate Canada Challenge 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.
  2. REGISTRATION AND PRACTICE ICE: Paragraph 520 8 (i) and (j) applies.
  3. SELECTION OF ENTRIES FROM SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE
    1. FINAL RESULT: The final result in each Skate Canada Challenge event shall determine the competitors eligible to enter the equivalent Canadian Figure Skating Championship event as follows.
      1. NOVICE: The Skate Canada Novice Challenge is entitled to enter the top 18
        placed singles in each of the Men’s and Women’s events, 12 placed Pair and 15 placed Ice Dance competitors, which include any byes awarded in each respective event at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in the same skating season.
      2. JUNIOR: The Skate Canada Junior Challenge is entitled to enter the top 18 placed singles in each of the Men’s and Women’s events, 12 placed Pair and 15 placed Ice Dance competitors, which include any byes awarded in each respective event, at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in the same skating season.
      3. SENIOR:
        • SENIOR SINGLES: The maximum number of competitors in the Senior singles events shall be 18. Such entries shall be filled in accordance with subsection (e) below.
        • SENIOR PAIR: The maximum number of competitors in the Senior Pairs event shall be 12. Such entries shall be filled in accordance with subsection (e) below.
        • SENIOR ICE DANCE: The maximum number of competitors in the Senior Dance events shall be 15. Such entries shall be filled in accordance with subsection (e) below.
    2. DETERMINING SENIOR ENTRIES: The Senior events at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships shall be filled in accordance with the following priority until such time as the maximum number of competitors for the relevant event has been reached:
      1. firstly, those competitors who have received an automatic or individual bye; and
      2. the balance of the entries shall be determined in accordance with the results of the Skate Canada Senior Challenge event, as applicable.
    3. ALTERNATES: The entry with the next highest score from the applicable Challenge event may replace an entrant at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships who has withdrawn before the start of an event. 
    4. NORMAL QUOTA AT THE CANADIAN FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS NOT
      EXCEEDED: When the normal quota at The Canadian Figure Skating Championships is not exceeded (i.e. 18 for Singles, 12 for Pair and 15 for Ice Dance) after the total number of eligible entries from the Skate Canada Challenge are combined, that event will be held, but may not be compulsory at the Skate Canada Challenge even if the maximum event quota at one of the Skate Canada Challenge is exceeded.
    5. FILING OF ENTRIES: Entries from the Skate Canada Challenge must be filed by the General Chair of the Organizing Committee or his/her nominee.
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