As a part of our Skate to Win strategy, and with an objective to provide incentive to raise the bar of performance and scoring throughout the high performance athlete pathway, Skate Canada will embark on a new National Ranking strategy for the 2016/17 season.
This program will allow all athletes participating in the High Performance pathway, from Pre-Novice to Senior, to have a national ranking, regardless of whether they progress through the competitive qualifying system or not. Below, you will find the ranking procedures.
There will be two rankings published for each discipline: National Ranking and NextGen Rankings.
Ranking List of each discipline, regardless of level competed (Junior and Senior only). Score used in calculation is the total competition score. Only Junior and Senior scores will be considered.
Next Gen Ranking
Ranking List of each discipline, regardless of level competed (Pre-Novice and Novice only). Score used in calculation is the total competition score. Only Pre-Novice and Novice scores will be considered, and skaters will be grouped into the NextGen Ranking based on the level that they competed at Sectionals in the current year.
Calculation Principles for National and Next Gen Rankings:
Scores will be grouped into 3 categories and will be factored according to the following principles:
- Category A: Scores achieved at any ISU Championship event. Factor of 1.2. (Ex. A score of 200 points achieved at the ISU World Championships will have a factored total of 240 points.)
- Category B: Scores achieved at the Skate Canada Challenge, Canadian Tire National Skating Championships or any International event that was assigned by Skate Canada. Factor of 1. (Ex. A score of 200 points achieved at the Skate Canada Challenge will receive a factored total of 200 points.)
- Category C: Scores achieved at a Skate Canada Sectionals event. Factor of 0.8. (Ex. A score of 200 points achieved at a Skate Canada Sectionals event will have a factored total of 160 points.)
Scores remain valid for 365 days.
The total ranking points will, then, be calculated through the formula:
Ranking Points = Sum of top 3 qualifying scores AFTER factoring.