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2017 National Summer Series

Objectives

The intent of the Skate Canada National Summer Series is to raise the level of skating across the country by rewarding consistent performances and by providing an opportunity for skaters from each part of the country to compete against each other. 

Overview

The Skate Canada National Summer Series (NSS) will include all disciplines from Pre-Novice to Senior.  Skaters wishing to participate in the National Summer Series must compete in two (2) approved events.  Should a skater/team wish to participate in more than two (2) events, they must declare those two (2) events that they wish to include in their NSS ranking by July 1, 2017.  Should events not be declared, the first two events will be counted towards the skater’s ranking.  The scores from each of the skater/team’s two (2) events will be used to generate categorical rankings.  Category ranking lists will be updated and released weekly until the conclusion of the Series on August 20, 2017, and will be calculated using the total competition score.

Skate Canada National Summer Series Rewards

At the conclusion of the Series, those skaters who have achieved top overall placements in the Series will be rewarded as follows:

  • Pre-Novice to Novice categories:
    • a bye through to the Skate Canada Challenge
    • NSS rankings will be used to award Wild Card positions to Challenge, with the top ranked skater/team who has not qualified to the Challenge following Sectionals being awarded the first Wild Card spot, and so on;
    • included as members of the identified NextGen athlete pool for the season;
    • A development opportunity for some Novice skaters will take place during Skate Canada Autumn Classic International;
    • Selection will be based on technical skills performed during the competitions at a reasonable quality for the skill type and discipline versus the number of years the skater is eligible to compete at the Junior level.
    • Skaters should be striving to achieve the following selection guidelines:

MEN

Jr Eligible Years

Skill Level in Free Program

2 or less #

5 different triples, 6 triples in the free, at least one triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo with a GOE of -1.9 or higher. With regards to spins and steps, three must receive a positive GOE.

3 to 5 #

4 different triples and 5 triples in the free with a GOE of -1.9 or higher.  A strong attempt at a triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo which is at least under rotated.  With regards to spins and steps, two must receive a positive GOE.

6 or more #

3 different triples and 4 triples in the free with a GOE of -1.9 or higher.  A strong attempt at a triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo which is at least under rotated.  With regards to spins and steps, two must receive a positive GOE.

# as of July 1, 2018

          LADIES

Jr Eligible Years

Skill Level in Free Program

2 or less #

4 different triples, 5 triples in the free, at least one triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo with a GOE of -1.9 or higher.  With regards to spins and steps, three must receive a positive GOE.

3 to 5 #

3 different triples and 4 triples in the free with a GOE of -1.9 or higher.  A strong attempt at a triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo which is at least under rotated.  With regards to spins and steps, two must receive a positive GOE.

6 or more #

2 different triples and 3 triples in the free with a GOE of -1.9 or higher.  A strong attempt at a 3rd different triple and triple + triple or double Axel + triple combo which is at least under rotated.  With regards to spins and steps, two must receive a positive GOE.

# as of July 1, 2018

            PAIRS

Jr Eligible Years

Skill Level in Short and Free Program

2 or less #

In the free program, achieve 2 of the 4 following elements with a GOE of -1.9 or higher: 1 triple twist, double Axel, 1 triple jump, 1 throw triple jump.  During the competition, a majority of spins, steps, jumps, throws, lifts and death spirals must receive a positive GOE.

3 or more #

In the free program, achieve 1 of the 4 following elements: 1 triple twist, Double Axel, 1 triple jump, 1 throw triple jump.  During the competition, a majority of spins, steps, jumps, throws, lifts and death spirals must receive a positive GOE.

# combined years eligible as of July 1, 2018

          ICE DANCE

Jr Eligible Years

Skill Level in Short and Free Program

2 or less #

Achieve the following executed elements: 1 step sequences at a minimum Level 3, another step at a minimum Level 2, Twizzles Level 4 and an average GOE for all technical elements of +0.50 or higher

3 or more #

Achieve the following executed elements: 2 step sequences at a minimum Level 2, Twizzles Level 3 and an average GOE for all technical elements of +0.25 or higher

# combined years eligible as of July 1, 2018

  • Junior and Senior categories:
    • a bye through to the Skate Canada Challenge,
    • NSS rankings will be used to award Wild Card positions to Challenge, with the top ranked skater/team who has not qualified to the Challenge following Sectionals being awarded the first Wild Card spot, and so on.
    • if meeting the NextGen age/score benchmarks:
        • included as members of the identified NextGen athlete pool for the season, and
        • Individualized development support for the athlete(s) prior to Challenge.
    • will be considered for entry into the Autumn Classic International event, should they have achieved a benchmark score in the NSS events (Junior Worlds technical qualifying scores for Junior categories; Four Continents technical qualifying scores for Senior categories).

Skaters achieving the following placements in the Series will be eligible for the above mentioned opportunities:

 

Men

Ladies

Pairs

Ice Dance

Pre-Novice

Top 10

Top 10

Top 5

Top 5

Novice

Top 10

Top 10

Top 5

Top 5

Junior

Top 5

Top 5

Top 5

Top 5

Senior

Top 3

Top 3

Top 3

Top 3

Further details on byes through to Challenge can be found in the Byes Policy section of this document.

Note: Those skaters who have received International assignments prior to July 1, 2017 will be excluded from the NSS rankings.  Any skater who receives an International assignment following July 1, 2017 will remain in the NSS rankings, and additional byes to Challenge will not be awarded.

Competition Details

The list of approved Canadian competitions is as follows:

  • BC/YK: BC Summer Skate
  • AB/NT/NU: Wild Rose
  • ON: Summer Skate
  • ON: Minto Summer Skate
  • QC: Quebec Summer Skate

Participant Details

Entry into any of the Skate Canada National Summer Series approved events results in a skater/team being entered into the NSS.  An additional charge of $20 has been included into the entry fee of these competitions and covers the costs associated with running the NSS.  

The form to declared which two (2) events are to be used for scoring if a skater/team is participating in more than two (2) events can be found here.

Bye Policy

Skate Canada National Summer Series Byed Athletes: Competitors who register for an event(s) at the Sectionals Competition and who in the same competitive season have placed in the top of the Skate Canada National Summer Series, shall be granted an automatic entry into the Challenge Competition for the event discipline in which such competitor competed in the Skate Canada National Summer Series.

  1. In the case of Pre-Novice and Novice Singles events, the top 10 individuals in the Skate Canada Summer Series shall receive byes through to the Challenge Competition.
  2. In the case of Pre-Novice and Novice Pairs and Ice Dance events, the top 5 teams in the Skate Canada Summer Series shall receive byes through to the Challenge Competition.
  3. In the case of all Junior events, the top 5 individuals and teams in the Skate Canada Summer Series, who have not been assigned by Skate Canada to a Junior Grand Prix or International event for the current competitive season, will receive byes through to the Challenge Competition.
  4. In the case of all Senior events, the top 3 individuals and teams in the Skate Canada Summer Series, who have not been assigned by Skate Canada to a Junior Grand Prix or International event for the current competitive season, will receive byes through to the Challenge Competition.

To ensure continued excellence, those skaters receiving byes through to the Challenge Competition from the Skate Canada National Summer Series will be expected to compete at a Sectionals Competition to retain their bye; however, placement in the Sectionals Competition will not affect the status of the bye.

 

 

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