Sectionals Competition Qualifying Structure 2019/2020 Season

Sectionals Competition Qualifying Structure 2019/2020 Season

For the 2019/20 season, Skate Ontario will be using a qualifying structure for entry into the 2020 Skate Canada – Skate Ontario Sectionals championship. The Sectionals Series is for athletes eligible to qualify for Sectionals who are competing in pre-novice, novice, junior and senior, in the men, women, pair and ice dance categories. Final participant numbers for each category are noted below.

Athletes will qualify using the following criteria:

  1. Skate Ontario will be offering Sectionals Series events between July 25, 2019 and October 20, 2019. Athletes must register for the Sectionals Series with Skate Ontario for their Sectionals Series scores to be tracked and listed in the ranking order. Registration will open on May 24, 2019 and close at 3:00 pm EST on August 19, 2019. Please use the following link to access the registration form HERE.
  2. The best overall score from each athlete and/or team will be used in the final ranking order to qualify for the Skate Canada – Skate Ontario Sectionals championships. Overall score is the combined short and free program total score from the same event.
  3. Only Skate Ontario Sectionals Series scores will qualify an athlete and/or team for a ranking position.
  4. There is no maximum number of events an athlete can enter in the Sectionals Series. The best overall score will be used in the ranking order.
  5. If an athlete and/or team is assigned to a provincial travel team by Skate Ontario or a North American Cup event by Skate Canada, the score from the selected event can be used as their Sectional qualifying score.

2019 Skate Ontario Sectionals Championships Maximum Entry Numbers

The maximum number of entries per category for the 2020 Skate Canada – Skate Ontario Sectionals championships will be as follows:

Women Singles:         

  • Senior – Maximum of 24 entries
  • Junior – Maximum of 48 entries
  • Novice – Maximum of 60 entries
  • Pre-Novice – Maximum of 60 entries

Men Singles:

  • Senior – Maximum of 24 entries
  • Junior – Maximum of 48 entries
  • Novice – Maximum of 60 entries
  • Pre-Novice – Maximum of 60 entries

Sectional Minimum Score:

Skate Ontario will be implementing a Sectional Minimum Score (SMS) for the junior and senior women and men’s categories. The SMS is the benchmark Technical Element Score (TES) for the free program that must be met or exceeded in order to enter Sectionals. The SMS must be achieved at one of the four Sectionals Series events in the current year.

Junior Women SMS – 24.00
Junior Men SMS – 26.00

Senior Women SMS – 30.00
Senior Men SMS – 36.00

For questions please contact Patricia Glenwright.

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