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National Qualifying Series Update

  • There are 20 competitions designated as National Qualifying Series (NQS) in singles, pairs, and ice dance, from juvenile to senior. These competitions will take place from late July to early October, the competition list can be found here.

  • To enhance preparedness during the qualifying season, athletes are encouraged to participate in non-NQS competitions (i.e. nonqualifying), where they can explore new material, attempt new elements, and receive valuable feedback through critiques. To find competitive opportunities, please click here.

  • NEW: For the 2023-24 season, singles athletes are allowed to register for and compete at a maximum of three (3) approved NQS competitions during the designated registration phases. Starting May 15th at 12:00 p.m. ET, singles athletes may register for ONE (1) approved NQS competition via EMS. Pairs and ice dance teams do not have a registration maximum. The NQS Series Application will open on July 5th (updated from May 1st) to accommodate membership renewal and club changes. This is separate from phased registration and must be completed before the athlete/team's first NQS competition.

    • Note, nonqualifying competition registration (i.e. pre-juvenile/below, excel, showcase) will be offered separately and WILL NOT include juvenile through senior events for the NQS approved disciplines. Nonqualifying registration timelines and events offered are at the full discretion of the local organizing committee. Check here for updates!

  • For detailed information, please refer to the NQS handbook, available here.

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