The 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games Figure Skating competition will be taking place on the Millennium Place Powerade Arena. On-site parking is available, with lots of seating for spectators in the arena bleachers.
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Figure skating schedule
Figure skating overview / rules
Figure skating is a sport where performers complete a series of complicated ice skating maneuvers timed to a music track. Judges score based on criteria such as jump elements, turns, glides and other sequences.
The Special Olympics Canada Figure Skating rules are based upon the Skate Canada CanSkate and STAR programs. ISU or the SC rules shall be employed except when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Canada Sports Rules. In such cases, the Official Special Olympics Canada Figure Skating Rules shall apply.
Figure skaters compete at various levels (1-6) from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national and international competitions. Each level increases in duration of the program and by difficulty in the elements (jumps, pins, glides and spirals).
Events in which skaters can compete include:
- Singles: free skate program varying in length and elements based on skill level
- Dance (solo and pairs): skater(s) perform set pattern dances as per SOC schedule
There will be over 10 Special Olympics athletes representing 2 Alberta affiliates competing in the 2023 Winter Games.