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615 Team Composition Requirements for Competing

  1. TEAMS MAY CONSIST OF MEMBERS FROM DIFFERENT CLUBS: Clubs may join together to form a synchronized skating team if there is not a sufficient number of skaters from one club to make a team.
  2. TEAMS MUST REPRESENT AT LEAST ONE CLUB: A team must represent at least one Skate Canada club and, to enter Synchronized Skating Championships and Competitions, shall be registered with the Association as required in the Skate Canada Policies and Procedures and the Technical Handbook.
  3. SKATERS MAY SKATE WITH MORE THAN ONE TEAM/CLUB: A skater may skate with as many clubs as he/she wishes but can only represent one club in the same event.
  4. TEAMS MAY ENTER MORE THAN ONE EVENT: A club may enter teams in more than one event category provided that for each additional event category entered, there is a minimum change in 50% of skaters, they use different music and skate a different routine. When calculating the 50%, the number is including alternates.
  5. GENDER OF TEAM MEMBERS: Teams may be comprised of women and men.
  6. NO SUBSTITUTION OF REGISTERED TEAM MEMBERS: Only those skaters whose names are listed on the team registration form for the Regional Championships will be allowed to skate in the National Synchronized Skating Championships as applicable. No substitution or addition shall be allowed.
  7. ALTERNATES: Each team may have up to four alternates listed on the event team roster.
  8. CALCULATION OF AGE QUOTAS: Synchronized Skating team composition shall be as follows with respect to the percentages of skaters meeting age requirements (including alternates):

Example: Novice –Skaters must have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition. 75% of skaters must not have reached the age of 15, and up to 25% must not have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Total number of team members (includings alternates) 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Maximum number of skaters age 15-19 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Number of skaters age 10-14 9 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15
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