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Competitions

2016/2017 BC/Yukon Calendar of Events

Each Coach will provide the necessary information to their skaters related to Competitions.  Registration for competitions are now online and can be found through the Skate Canada BC/YT web site.

The schedule will usually come out about two to three weeks before the competition and will be posted on the Club bulletin board. Plan to be there an hour before your skater’s event to be prepared and warmed up, and also in case the competition is running a bit quicker than planned.

Within the category the skater enters, there will probably be several other skaters also competing. There will be a draw to fairly determine the order that the skaters will compete. If there are many skaters competing in the same category, they will likely be divided into flights or groups. In a qualifying event, the top skaters will advance to a final.

You will compete against other skaters of approximately similar experience. You may or may not be competing against skaters of similar age. The basic separation is by test level. This means you will be competing against other skaters who have tested no further than you have.

When you arrive at the rink, check the skating order posted and check in at registration. This is when you hand in your music tapes &/or CDs. Your coach will be waiting for you when its time to get ready for your event. Make sure you know when to meet up with your coach.

Each flight has the opportunity to warm up for 3-6 minutes before they compete. Following the warm-up, skaters will perform their program in the order drawn. A panel of judges will mark each performance and accountants will tabulate and post the results for everyone to see. The marking system can be found on the Skate Canada BC/YT web site 

Remember you are skating for fun, so go out there, show off a little, and enjoy the experience. Do your best job and strive to better your last performance. Try to skate against yourself, not other skaters. You can’t control what other skaters do.  Every time you go out on the ice strive to do even that little bit better than you did last time. If you do that, the medals will take care of themselves. If you can come off the ice feeling good about your performance, knowing that you’ve done your best job, then you should be happy.

Usually it takes at least half an hour to an hour for the results to be posted.  You will find them posted in the same place where the skating orders were. The result sheet shows your final position. 

If you are in the top 3 positions, you will receive a medal. With the lower levels (CanSkate solo – Junior Bronze) you may receive ribbons for up to 6th place. There will be an award ceremony scheduled periodically during the competition.  Sometimes there are official pictures so be prepared to be dressed in your skating outfit and in skates.  Smile and enjoy the moment.  Celebrate yours’ and your competitors’ achievements. 

Before you leave the arena, PICK UP YOUR TAPES &/OR CDS!

Competition Checklist:

Both your skates
Your outfit
Spare set of tights
Extra hair items
Makeup you need
Comb, brush, spray
Sweater or warm-up jacket Inhaler (if needed)
Your music (labeled, rewound & tested)
Skate guards and covers
Emergency bag (screws, laces, band aids etc)
Camera (no flash)
Your Skate Canada # & Club # (1000646)
Video Camera
Know your event & time
Directions to the rink

http://www.skatinginbc.com/competitions.

Campbell River Skating Club