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    I dunno, we only have one ice surface, and we were able to build in an hour of practice at noon. It all depends on how big your competition is. We ran a test session on Friday morning, had afternoon practice ice and started competition events around 5 p.m. or so. There was early practice ice on Saturday, and more at the noon hour, but none Saturday evening because the competition ran fairly late. Some practice ice Sunday morning, events until about noon.

    I live in a part of the country where rinks are quite far apart. We all run at least some practice ice with our competitions because there's no place else to go.

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    It's only for qualifying competition like sectionals ,the challenge and nationals that you can only do official practices,

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    In Canada it's also at non-qualifying adult events - Nationals definitely, and some of the regional events as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarice View Post
    I dunno, we only have one ice surface, and we were able to build in an hour of practice at noon.
    Yes, we had a small group of officials and a few practices were scheduled mid-day so we could feed them and they got a little break from judging.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdpair
    It's only for qualifying competition like sectionals ,the challenge and nationals that you can only do official practices,
    We don't have that rule in the US. Unofficial practice ice can be arranged anywhere, anytime. The only stipulation, is that once the 1st warmup group has taken to the ice at the start of a qualifying event, no one in registered in that event can skate on any other ice surface, regardless of start order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
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    We don't have that rule in the US. Unofficial practice ice can be arranged anywhere, anytime. The only stipulation, is that once the 1st warmup group has taken to the ice at the start of a qualifying event, no one in registered in that event can skate on any other ice surface, regardless of start order.
    I thought that was the case. For Regionals last year, the rink had enough time for official practice ice, but unofficial practice ice was slim pickings. The club provided a list of rinks that opened extra freestyle sessions. And yes, at a competition last year, a skater was disqualified because she was skating on another practice session after her event had begun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    We don't have that rule in the US. Unofficial practice ice can be arranged anywhere, anytime. The only stipulation, is that once the 1st warmup group has taken to the ice at the start of a qualifying event, no one in registered in that event can skate on any other ice surface, regardless of start order.
    And a skater can be disqualified for violating this rule. I saw it happen last fall at Regionals, where, in a multi-surface facility, a skater who drew a late start order in a large group, used open practice ice on another surface to "warm-up" while the earlier flights in her group were competing. Apprently the coach thought no one would notice, but, of course, somebody did, and the skater, while initially allowed to compete, was eventually disqualified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    We don't have that rule in the US. Unofficial practice ice can be arranged anywhere, anytime. The only stipulation, is that once the 1st warmup group has taken to the ice at the start of a qualifying event, no one in registered in that event can skate on any other ice surface, regardless of start order.
    And a skater can be disqualified for violating this rule. I saw it happen last fall at Regionals, where, in a multi-surface facility, a skater who drew a late start order in a large group, used open practice ice on another surface to "warm-up" while the earlier flights in her group were competing. Apprently the coach thought no one would notice, but, of course, somebody did, and the skater, while initially allowed to compete, was eventually disqualified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaphyre14 View Post
    Apprently the coach thought no one would notice, but, of course, somebody did, and the skater, while initially allowed to compete, was eventually disqualified.
    Really? They thought no one would notice? Or they were unaware of the rule? (which still isn't an excuse of course...)

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