Terms used:

Event

The name given to a group of skaters entered in a category.  There may be one event per category or several events per category depending on the number of total entries.  Each event is independent of the other events within the category. 

The following describes the process Skate Canada will undertake in the selection of athletes who will represent Canada at the following ISU Championships:

2018 ISU Four Continents Championships

2018 ISU World Championships

2018 ISU World Junior Championships

The Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee will nominate to the CEO the selection of athletes at the conclusion of the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Vancouver, BC in January 2018. The CEO will immediately present to the Board of Directors the list of provisional nominations for ratification. In the event that the Board of Directors does not ratify the nominations, the Board will delegate the final approval to the Athlete Selection Resolution Working Group. The Board will immediately submit comments to the Athlete Selection Resolution Working Group who will hold the final decision in resolving the conflict between the nominations and the Board of Director’s comments. The Athlete Selection Resolution Working Group will consist of the Chair of the High Performance Development Committee, the High Performance Director (HPD) for Four Continents and World Championships and Next Gen Director for Junior World Championships and President or designate (as determined by the President).

2018 ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy (March 19-25, 2018)

Pursuant to ISU rules and regulations, Skate Canada is entitled to a maximum of the following entries. 

Men - 2 entries

Ladies - 3 entries

Pairs - 3 entries

Dance - 3 entries

The process described above will be followed however it is possible that not all athlete entries will be named until the conclusion of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. With the ISU point and qualifying system in place at the 2018 ISU World Championships, and its impact on entries to various 2019 ISU Championships, the decision as to the athletes to be named must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • ISU Minimum Technical Score (Appendix i)
  • Age requirements as per ISU Rule 108: "Skaters may compete who have reached at least the age of fifteen (15) before July 1st preceding the event (July 1, 2017)"

And will then take into account, in no specific order, the following criteria:

  • Placement at the 2018 Canadian Championships
  • Placement at the 2018 ISU Four Continents Championships (if required)
  • Placement at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
  • Qualifying for the 2017/18 ISU Grand Prix Final
  • Results and scores from the 2016-2017 and / or the 2017-2018 ISU Grand Prix Series, Senior International events and / or ISU Grand Prix Final.
  • Top 10 placement at the 2017 ISU World Championships
  • Top 10 placement at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the specific discipline
  • Demonstration of technical and component scores for a potential top 10 world placement in the specific discipline.

Skaters who did not compete at the 2018 Canadian Championships or internationally during the 2017-2018 season may be selected to the 2018 ISU World Championship Team based on the following criteria:

  • Medalist from the 2017 ISU World Championships
  • Medalist from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the specific discipline
  • Medalist from the 2016/17 ISU Grand Prix Final

2018 ISU Four Continents Championships - Taipei City, TPE (January 22-27, 2018)

Pursuant to ISU rules and regulations, Skate Canada is entitled to a maximum of the following entries.

Men - 3 entries

Ladies - 3 entries

Pairs - 3 entries

Dance - 3 entries

With the ISU point and qualifying system in place, athlete selection will be based on the following eligibility requirements:

  • ISU Minimum Technical Score (Appendix i)
  • Age requirements as per ISU Rule 108: "Skaters may compete who have reached at least the age of fifteen (15) before July 1st preceding the event (July 1, 2017)”

And will then take into account, in no specific order, the following criteria:

  • Placement at the 2018 Canadian Championships
  • Qualifying for the 2017/18 ISU Grand Prix Final
  • Results and scores from the 2016-2017 and/or 2017-2018 ISU Grand Prix Series, Senior International events and / or ISU Grand Prix Final.
  • Placement / performance at the 2017 ISU World Championships and 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Demonstration of technical and component scores for a potential top 10 world placement in the specific discipline.

Skaters who did not compete at the 2018 Canadian Championships or internationally during the 2017-2018 season may be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Medalist from the 2017 ISU World Championships
  • Medalist from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the specific discipline
  • Medalist from the 2016/17 ISU Grand Prix Final

2018 ISU World Junior Championships - Sofia, Bulgaria (March 5-11, 2018)

Pursuant to ISU rules and regulations Skate Canada is entitled to a maximum of the following entries.

Men - 2 entries

Ladies - 1 entry

Pairs - 2 entries

Dance - 2 entries

With the ISU point system in place at the ISU Junior World Championships, which determines the number of entries a country will have at the following ISU World Junior Championships, and the number of entries for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Series and its impact on future entries, the decision as to the athletes to be named must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • ISU Minimum Technical Score (Appendix i)
  • Age requirements as per ISU Rule 108: “Skaters may compete who have met the following age requirements before July 1st preceding the event (July 1, 2017)”:
    • Has reached at least the age of thirteen (13);
    • Has not reached the age of nineteen (19) for Ladies and Men in singles competition; and
    • Has not reached the age of nineteen (19) for Ladies and the age of twentyone (21) for Men in Pair Skating and Ice Dance competition.

And will then take into account, in no specific order, the following criteria:

  • Results, scores and skills performed versus age of eligible athletes / teams at the 2017-2018 ISU Junior Grand Prix Series and Final
  • Skater / team’s performances trends over the previous 2 years based on total and technical scores achieved.
  • Skaters / team’s with a top 10 and medal results at the 2017 World Junior Championships of skaters that are age eligible.
  • Results, scores and skills performed versus age of eligible athletes / teams at the 2018 Canadian Championships. Athletes may be considered from Junior, or Senior categories.

Appendix i

Minimum Technical Scores (ISU Communication No. 2103)

Skaters/couples participating in the following 2018 ISU Championships, must have reached in an ISU recognized Senior International Competition (as per Article 38, paragraph 7 and Rule 107, paragraphs 1 to 9) during the ongoing season (2017/18) or immediately preceding season (2016/17) the applicable minimum Technical Scores (both for SP/SD and FS/FD) as follows:

ISU World Championships 2018:
Men SP              34.00 points                     FS 64.00 points
Ladies SP           27.00 points                     FS 47.00 points
Pairs SP             25.00 points                     FS 43.00 points
Ice Dance SD     29.00 points                     FD 39.00 points

ISU Four Continents Championships 2018:
Men SP             25.00 points                     FS 45.00 points
Ladies SP          20.00 points                     FS 36.00 points
Pairs SP            20.00 points                     FS 36.00 points
Ice Dance SD    19.00 points                     FD 29.00 points

Skaters/couples participating in the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships, must have reached in an ISU recognized Junior International Competition (as per Article 38, paragraph 7 and Rule 107, paragraphs 1 to 9) during the ongoing season (2017/18) or immediately preceding season (2016/17) the applicable minimum Technical Scores (both for SP/SD and FS/FD) as follows:

ISU World Junior Championships 2018:
Men SP                20.00 points                        FS 42.00 points
Ladies SP             20.00 points                        FS 35.00 points
Pairs SP               20.00 points                        FS 30.00 points
Ice Dance SD       18.00 points                        FD 28.00 points

The minimum Technical Scores can be reached in either the same or in two different ISU recognized International Competition.

The Minimum Technical Score must be reached 21 (twenty-one) days before the first day (first official practice day) of the Championships concerned (same as entry deadline).

**The ISU Council reserves the right to slightly re-adjust the Minimum Total Technical Scores if it became evident that the number of entries would be significantly higher or lower than expected. Skate Canada Board of Directors would therefore reserve the right to revisit athlete selection if the Minimum Total Technical score is adjusted and impacts prior selections.