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US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series

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Solo Ice Dancers Can Compete In US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Series

US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series provides a way for solo ice dancers to compete at and qualify for the National Solo Dance Championships.

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Solo Ice Dancing Is Now a Qualifying Figure Skating Event:

US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series provides a way for solo ice dancers to compete at and qualify for the National Solo Dance Championships.

Goal:

The goal of solo ice dancing series is to provide figure skaters a chance to qualify for a national event by participating in a series of solo ice dance competitions. Also, another purpose of the series is to keep figure skaters in the sport.

How Participants Qualify For the National Solo Ice Dance Championships:

Skaters placing in the top six from each section, after competing in at least two non-qualifying ice dancing events that are part of the series, at each level, receive an invitation that informs them that they have qualified to advance and compete at the National Solo Ice Dance Championships.

Fill-Up Rule:

Some sections will not have six skaters who qualify at certain levels. When that happens, skaters that did not place in the top six in other sections, will be invited to participate so that at least eighteen ice dancers can compete in each category at the National Solo Championships.

Levels:

The ice dance levels in the National Solo Competition Series are:
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Pre-Silver
  • Silver
  • Pre-Gold
  • Gold

Dances:

The pattern ice dances that go with certain ice dance levels are the dances that are skated. For example, the pre-gold level includes dances from the pre-gold ice dance test.

Boys and Men Against Girls and Women:

Skaters of all ages and genders compete against one another. Participants do the required steps of the ice dance that goes with their gender.

Judging:

The 6.0 judging system, rather than the ISU Judging System for Figure Skating, is used at US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series.

More Information About US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series:

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