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The Results system combines a development program awarding medals at Levels of Performance with Championship results

 

Competition Levels

Results are produced at each level of performance and medals awarded accordingly. Typically, skaters are divided according to gender and age. This allows skaters to develop within the sport. So, beginners can compete at their level at the same event as elite performers.

Championship Results

The Championship results are calculated by comparing a one minute performance score for each skater at each age category. Skaters can be at different levels. The one minute score is used because the higher levels of skating have longer programs. It is not fair to compare a skater with a one minute program at level one with a skater with a two minute program at level 3. The one minute score is then the same for everyone. So, a skater with a 2 minute programme will have their skating score divided by 2 to achieve a one minute world ranking and championship score.

Additional Disability Specific Events

In addition, Inclusive Skating may run several sets of results depending on rules of the competition and the type of impairment.

For example a skater could have:

1) Skating result – everyone can get this – including the able bodied skaters and skaters who do not have a classification. No impaiarment compensation is added.

2) Inclusive Skating result – all impairments combined and impairment compensation added.

3) Inclusive Skating for Paralympics result – where the impairment meets the classification defined by IS for Paralympics. Skaters who did not meet the classification will be excluded from this result. Skaters are divided according to different classes based on the need and type of Facilitation required:

4) Deaf Result – where the impairment meets the classification defined by Deaflympics. All skaters who do not meet the definition of deafness defined by Deaflympics are excluded from this result

5) Visually Impaired  result – where the impairment meets the definition of the Blind Sports Associations and again all the skaters who do not meet the definitions defined by the Blind Sports Associations are excluded. These are currently B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5.

6) Inclusive Skating for Genes result – where the impairment meets the definition of having a genetic condition or is presumed to do so.

7) Special Olympics result – where the impairment meets the classification defined by Special Olympics. Skaters who did not meet the Special O classification will be excluded from this result.

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