NON-CANADIAN CITIZENS ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE AND REPRESENT CANADA
In order to be eligible to compete in a Skate Canada qualifying or championship competition and/or represent Canada in Competition during the 2013-2014 season, you must present a letter of permission from the Skate Canada National Office when you register for entry into the 2013 qualifying and championship competition season.
Please complete one of the following applications and forward it to the attention of Celina Stipanic, Athlete Manager postmarked by no later than September 9, 2013.
SINGLES: NON-CANADIAN CITIZEN APPLICATION
PAIRS & DANCE: NON-CANADIAN CITIZEN APPLICATION
If the applicant is approved, Skate Canada will forward the applicant a letter of permission by mid-October 2013. Also applications will not be considered complete until Skate Canada receives all required or subsequently requested information or documentation.
A copy of the approval letter must be included with your registration each and every time you enter a Skate Canada competition.
Skate Canada strongly encourages you to read and understand Skate Canada Rule 5401 and ISU Rule 109 because the responsibility for complying with the rules rests solely with the applicant.
Skate Canada Rule 5401
| 5401 ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE
Entrants in Canadian Championship events, or qualifying events for Canadian Championships shall:
- ELIGIBLE PERSON STATUS: Be eligible persons as defined in Section 2100.
- ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Be Associate members in good standing of the Association.
- CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP: Be Canadian citizens within the meaning of the Citizenship Act, RSC 1985. If the individual is not a Canadian citizen, such individual must have permanent resident status and have resided in Canada for at least one year prior to the date of the Championships they wish to enter. Also, if the entrant is of legal age, the entrant must file a declaration to indicate that he intends in good faith to become a Canadian citizen. If the entrant is an alien minor, he and the living parents (or guardians if both parents are deceased) must have also filed a sworn statement with the Chief Executive Officer of Skate Canada that said minor intends to become a citizen as soon as legally possible.In the case of a pair or an ice dance couple, at least one partner must be a Canadian citizen. The other partner may be a citizen or resident of a country of any other ISU Member and need not reside in Canada.
- ANTI-DOPING POLICY AND DOPING CONTROL POLICY: Agree to be subject to Association rules and regulations regarding doping controls, on an announced or unannounced basis, as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time. Such rules and regulations shall be entitled “Skate Canada Anti-Doping Policy and Doping Control Program” and shall be made available to potential entrants upon request to their Section or the National Office. (See Skate Canada Policies and Procedures.)
| 6401 ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE
Entrants in Synchronized Skating Qualifying Competitions and Championships shall:
- ELIGIBLE PERSON STATUS, ASSOCIATE MEMBER, CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP, ANTI-DOPING: see Rule 5401 (1) to (4).
- FOREIGN MEMBERS PARTICIPATING ON CANADIAN TEAMS: In accordance with ISU Rule 109 (d), the Association Board of Directors may permit foreign members to participate on a Canadian team.
- ELIGIBILITY FOR EVENT: Synchronized skaters must meet the criteria as defined in Rule 6403 for the event in which they are entered.
- TEAMS REPRESENTING THE ASSOCIATION AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS: Rule 5401 (3) Canadian Citizenship, Rule 5401 (4) Anti-Doping and Rule 6401 (2) Foreign Members Participating on Canadian Teams also apply to teams representing the Association at International competitions.
ISU Rule 109
| ISU RULE 109
- Participation in Competitions The International Competitions, listed in Rule 107, paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 organized by Members, may be entered only by competitors who belong to a Member and for whom the entry can be made only through the respective Members. For participation in the Olympic Winter Games, Rule 126 applies.
- a) In principle, a Skater may compete only as a member of the Member of the country of which he is a citizen;
b) a Skater may compete for the Member of the country of which he is not a citizen if he fulfils the following conditions:
- i) he has resided for at least one year in that country and has been permitted to compete for that Member by the National Association of the country of which he is a citizen, or he has resided for at least one year in that country and he (or his parents if he is not of age) has applied for citizenship in that country;
- ii) before July 1st immediately prior to his first International Competition as a member of the Member, he has not competed in any International Competition or ISU Championship for another Member during the twelve (12) preceding months;
- iii) before July 1st immediately prior to his first ISU Championship as a member of the Member, he has not competed in any International Competition or ISU Championship for another Member during the twenty-four (24) preceding months;
- iv) Any denial of a request for permit by the Member submitted in accordance with sub-paragraph (i) above may be the subject of a request to the Council by the involved Skater or any involved Member for exceptional permission as provided in paragraph 5 of this Rule;
c) in the case of a pair or an ice dance couple, one partner at least must be a citizen of the country of the Member for which the pair or dance couple competes. The other partner may be a citizen or resident of a country of any other Member. The residence and permit requirements and the waiting periods stated above in paragraph 2.b, (i), (ii), and (iii) and in paragraph 3 do not apply to such partner. However, if such partner has already represented another Member, regardless of the discipline, the permit from the Member the Skater represented is required and the waiting period 12 months from the day of the last competition in which the Skater represented another Member applies;
d) in the case of Synchronized Skating Teams, up to 25% of a team may be from a foreign Member, if so permitted by the National Association of the country of which the Skater is a citizen, but such Skaters shall only represent one Member in the course of the same year (July 1-June 30). Restrictions specified in paragraph 2 b) do not apply.
- If a Skater, who has already represented one Member in an International Competition or ISU Championship, intends to compete in the future for another Member, regardless of the grounds on which the possibility of such change is based, such Skater shall be subject to the waiting periods set forth in subparagraphs 2 b), (ii) and (iii) above.
- In the course of the same year (July 1st–June 30th) a Skater may skate in competitions and exhibitions for only one and the same Member or affiliated club.
- Exceptions to paragraphs 2 & 3 of this Rule may be granted by the Council of the ISU, which may also enter a competitor for an event (see also Rule 115, paragraph 5 and Rules 130 and 131). A competitor nominated by the ISU does not count in the quota of the country of his citizenship or residence.
The Council may also reject an application from a Member for a permission that a Skater who has or had foreign citizenship may compete for that Member, although the formalities and requirements stated in this Rule have been met, if in the opinion of the Council granting such application would be contrary to the purpose and spirit of the Rule. (e.g. in case that a Member tries to “import” several athletes with foreign citizenship, in particular when such athletes should form a new national team of such Member or its substantial part);
- In exceptional cases, the Council of the ISU may permit eligible persons to take part in competitions in countries in which there is no Member.
- All relevant procedures such as the procedure to apply for Clearance Certificates if necessary, applicable deadlines etc, implementing this Rule 109 are published in an ISU Communication.