The Skate Canada Board of Directors has recently approved regulation changes for the Preliminary Free Skate test program length. The program duration for the test is set to align with the STAR event program times. As a result of this alignment the implementation will be in two steps with the full change implemented July 1, 2016.
Step 1. As of July 1, 2015 the duration of the Preliminary Free Skate program for test purposes may be 1:30 or 2:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds).
Step 2. As of July 1, 2016 the duration of the Preliminary Free Skate program will be 2:00 minutes (+/- 10 seconds).