2472 Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters:
A. Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters qualify for sectional championships by:
1. Placing in the top four at a regional championship;
2. Receiving an international bye (per rule 2473);
3. Having four or fewer entries in their event at a regional championship; B. For senior only
1. Having won the same senior event at a sectional championship the previous year;
a. All previous winners of a senior event at sectionals must compete at sectionals again to qualify for U.S. Figure Skating Championships unless otherwise qualified under rule 2517.
b. If any of the previous winners elect to enter the same event at a regional championship, they must place in the top four to qualify for the sectional championships.
However, these previous winners do not displace competitors who would have otherwise placed in the top four. In this situation, more than four competitors would qualify for the sectional championships.
2473 A competitor will automatically receive a bye to his/her sectional championship from the chair of the Competitions Committee if all of the criteria below are met:
A. The competitor is a member of the United States Figure Skating Team as
defined in ICR 4.01;
B. The competitor is assigned to and competes in a singles, pairs and/or ice
dance event in an international competition; and
C. The competition mentioned in (B) conflicts with the competitor’s regional