Very interesting debate going on here about what the upper age limit should be junior singles competitions.
So what should the upper age limit be? Currently, the upper limit is that the skater cannot have turned 19 before July 1. Is this too high? Or should the current rules be retained?
Please note that this poll is confined to junior singles. Completely different rules apply in pairs and ice dance where the current rule is that male skaters and ice dancers cannot have turned 21.
My view is that junior singles should mostly be confined to skaters who are not old enough to enter senior competitions. Nevertheless, there are some persuasive arguments for allowing some older skaters in on developmental grounds. Nevertheless, I think the current upper limit should come down by at least a couple of years.