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Advancement

Qualifying advancement (regional/sectional challenge to finals) will be updated weekly throughout October 2019. All advancing athletes will receive an email with instruction from U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters no later than the Tuesday following their respective challenge. All questions should be directed to events@usfigureskating.org


ADVANCEMENT TO

SECTIONAL SINGLES FINAL

 

A. Top six skaters in their section, in their level, at the National Qualifying Series

 

B.Top four at a Regional Singles Challenge

 

C. For junior or senior events, any Team USA skater, defined in ICR 3.04, who has been assigned to an international competition, and competes in that event; regardless of whether it conflicts with their Regional Singles Challenge

 

D. Having four or fewer entries in any singles event at a Regional Singles Challenge or having 12 or fewer entries in all Regional Singles Challenges within their section

 

E. Having won the U.S. Championships at the junior level in the previous season, if competing at the junior level this season

 

F. Having won the Sectional Singles Final (2019 Sectional Figure Skating Championships) at the senior level the previous season

 

NOTE: competitors qualifying under (A) or (C) through (F) have the choice to compete at their Regional Singles Challenge but do not lose their bye to the Sectional Singles Final, regardless of placement, nor displace a skater who would have placed in the top four at the Regional Singles Challenge if said skater had not competed. Intent to compete is collected at the time of qualifying registration and confirmed upon bye notification (email from U.S. Figure Skating HQ). 

ADVANCEMENT TO

U.S. Pairs/Dance Final(s)

 

A. Placing in the top three, of all teams nationwide, in their level, at the National Qualifying Series

 

B. Placing in the top five at a Sectional Ice Dance or Pairs Challenge

 

C. For junior or senior events, any Team USA team, defined in ICR 3.04, who has been assigned to an international competition, and competes in that event; regardless of whether it conflicts with their Sectional Challenge

 

D. For junior or senior events, having five or fewer entries in their event at a Sectional Ice Dance or Pairs Challenge, or 15 or fewer entries in their event in all Sectional Challenges nationwide (note: juvenile - novice teams will compete at their Sectional Challenges if there are at least TWO competitors)

 

E. Having won the U.S. Championships at the junior level in the previous season, if competing at the junior level this season

 

F. Having won the U.S. Ice Dance or Pairs Final (2019 Sectional Figure Skating Championships) at the senior level the previous season

 

NOTE: competitors qualifying under (A) or (C) through (F) have the choice to compete at their Sectional Ice Dance or Pairs Challenge but do not lose their bye to the U.S. Ice Dance or Pairs Final, regardless of placement, nor displace a team who would have placed in the top five at the Sectional Challenge if said team had not competed. Intent to compete is collected at the time of qualifying registration and confirmed upon bye notification (email from U.S. Figure Skating HQ). 

ADVANCEMENT TO

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS

(JUNIOR + SENIOR)

JUNIOR SINGLES

A. Placing in the top 4 in junior at their respective Sectional Singles Final;  

 

B. Placing in the top 2 in novice at their respective Sectional Singles Final;

 

C. EARNING A BYE:

For qualifying to compete in the same event at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; ▪ As a member of the United States Figure Skating Team who meets the approved criteria per rule 2511. Competitors qualifying under this subparagraph (3) have the choice to compete at their Sectional Singles Final but do not lose their bye to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, regardless of placement, nor displace a skater who would have placed in the top four at the Sectional Singles Final if said skater had not competed. At such final the top four places plus the byed competitor(s) will advance to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

SENIOR SINGLES

A. Meeting the minimum technical score required per rule 2505

(Men: 92.00, Ladies: 75.00) 

 

B. Placing in the top 4 in senior at their respective Sectional Singles Final;  

 

C. EARNING A BYE:

For placing in the top five in the same event at last year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ▪ For winning a medal in the same event at the most recent World Championships and most recent Olympic Winter Games; ▪ For qualifying to compete in the same event at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final or Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; ▪ As a member of the United States Figure Skating Team who meets the approved criteria per rule 2511. Competitors qualifying under this subparagraph (2) have the choice to compete at their Sectional Singles Final but do not lose their bye to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, regardless of placement, nor displace a skater who would have placed in the top four at the Sectional Singles Final if said skater had not competed. At such final the top four places plus the byed competitor(s) will advance to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, provided that all meet the minimum technical score per rule 2505.

JUNIOR PAIRS + DANCE

A. Placing in the top 12 in junior at their respective U.S. Pairs or U.S. Ice Dance Final;  

 

B. EARNING A BYE:

For qualifying to compete in the same event at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; ▪ As a member of the United States Figure Skating Team who meets the approved criteria per rule 2511. Teams qualifying under this subparagraph (2) have the choice to compete at the U.S. Pairs Final or U.S. Ice Dance Final but do not lose their bye to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, regardless of placement, nor displace a team who would have placed in the top 12 at the Final if said team had not competed. At such final the top 12 places plus the byed competitor(s) will advance to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

SENIOR PAIRS AND ICE DANCE

A. Meeting the minimum technical score required per rule 2505

(Pairs: 68.00, Ice Dance: 65.00) 

 

B. Placing in the top 12 in senior at their respective Final; 

 

C. EARNING A BYE:

For placing in the top five in the same event at last year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ▪ For winning a medal in the same event at the most recent World Championships and most recent Olympic Winter Games; ▪ For qualifying to compete in the same event at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final or Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; ▪ As a member of the United States Figure Skating Team who meets the approved criteria per rule 2511. Competitors qualifying under this subparagraph (2) have the choice to compete at their Final but do not lose their bye to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, regardless of placement, nor displace a skater who would have placed in the top four at the Final if said skater had not competed. At such final the top four places plus the byed competitor(s) will advance to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, provided that all meet the minimum technical score per rule 2505.