TESTS & COMPETITIONS

Athletes enter competitions/championships based on their current skills level and age (your age as at 1 July the preceding year). The official skating season follows the Northern Hemisphere season, starting on 1 July and ending on the 30 of June. In order to improve skating levels TESTS are performed at regular intervals.

Competitions / Championships

Here follows a broad definition of the events and who can participate in Competitions / Championships:

ALL SKATERS - No requirements

  1. Annual FUN SKATE EVENTS (but not limited to):

  • Winter on Ice in June / July

  • Christmas on Ice in December

ELIGIBLE SKATERS ONLY - Few Requirements (see the competition announcement)

  1. Annual PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    • All eligible skaters, even skaters with no Skating levels

  2. Annual INTER PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    • Only skaters whom have met specific Skating Level and Age requirements can skate FOR the GNFSA and compete in either Division A & Division B competitive streams.

  3. Annual NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    • Only skaters whom have specific Skating Level and Age requirements AND have scored a MINUMUM REQUIRED SCORE at an PROVINCIAL or INTER PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP or STAR TEST can RESPRESENT the GNFSA.

  4. INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION

    • Only skaters whom have skated at the National Championship AND have obtained the minimum INTERNATIONAL selection score, will be eligible for selections to compete at an international competition

TESTS

SKATING SKILLS TESTS:

Skaters must obtain various skating levels to compete at the competitions mentioned above. These tests are conducted when enough skaters have been identified by their coaches to undergo, following which a date is set and official judging takes place. Please take note of the required dress code for this event.

STAR TESTS:

Skaters try to qualify for the National Championships (or International Participation) by trying to obtain the minimum qualifying score to represent the province. These scores can be obtained at a Provincial or Inter Provincial Championship or if so required at a STAR TEST, a test specifically set up to the requirements of an official competition.