September 28, 2023


Make Some Fun

U.S. Nationwide Qualifying Collection |

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Historical past: Starting with the 2019-20 season, U.S. Determine Skating debuted a national qualifying competitive pipeline for ice dance (in addition to singles and pairs). Whereas junior and senior groups qualify and compete on the annual U.S. Nationwide Championships, athletes on the juvenile, intermediate and novice degree will observe a a lot totally different path that culminates in a U.S. Ice Dance Closing (November) and for prime finishers, a Nationwide HIgh-Efficiency Improvement Workforce Camp (January).  The pipeline focuses on their imaginative and prescient: Determine. Develop. Promote. 

What’s the Nationwide Qualifying Collection (NQS)?

The Nationwide Qualifying Collection (NQS) is a sequence of official U.S. Determine Skating accepted competitions hosted individually by member golf equipment nationwide which can be held in a regular format and by which athletes earn a rating. They are going to earn a placement within the particular person competitors they enter, an general nationwide rating of their degree and a regional and sectional rating. The competitions are held between June 1 – September 24 and serve juvenile – senior opponents in singles, dance and pairs.

Key highlights:

  • Athletes should enter the NQS immediately with U.S. Determine Skating.
  • On account of restricted aggressive alternatives, ice dance athletes should not restricted and may register for as many official competitions as they select.
  • Solely the athlete or crew’s highest Whole Rating (TS) counts.
  • The highest six rating singles athletes in every part earn a bye to the Sectional Singles Closing.
  • The highest three rating dance or pairs groups nationwide earn a bye the U.S. Pairs or U.S. Dance Closing.
  • Athletes obtain an official ‘nationwide rating’ and a certificates and pin to acknowledge their achievement.
  • To maximise qualifying season readiness, athletes are inspired to make the most of non-NQS competitions to discover new materials, strive new components and acquire useful suggestions.

How Do I Register for the NQS?

Athletes enter the general NQS by logging onto U.S. Figure Skating’s Event Management System.  The deadline to register is Could 28, 2019.  From there, athletes enter any of the above competitions they select individually, by the entry deadline posted by the competitors host.  All NQS occasions are entered by way of EMS, as properly.

A present membership for the 2023-24 season is required to finish the EMS Collection Software (membership have to be totally processed with residence membership AND U.S. Determine Skating) and take part in accepted NQS Competitions.

All NQS occasions shall be performed in accordance with the foundations and procedures outlined within the NQS Participant Handbook.

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