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Discipline classes04.Jan.2005



To make races interesting and balanced you can divide racers into different classes. All the classes are optional and the organizer decides the existing discipline classes for the competition.

It is important that racers are not competing in an incorrect class since rankings are created for each class. I.e. if you are older than 17 you should of course not compete in the –17 class. It is good if the competitions stick to these classes. If not the world ranking will translate junior results depending on the upper age limit. If class cannot be translated correctly it will not be counted into the World Ranking.

Age = Current year – Birth year.
Age is decided depending on birth year and not the specific birth date.
The year you have your 17:th birthday you are counted as having age 17.
The year you have your 18:th birthday you are counted as having age 18.

Age	Class
45-	Legends (Men/Women)
Open	Pro (Men/Women)
Open	Pro-Open (Men/Women) (Pro and Am mixed but listed separately)
Open	Open (Men/Women) (Pro and Am mixed)
Open	Am (Men/Women)
-17	Junior (boys/girls)
-14	Boys/girls
-11	Kids
Note! You cannot have a Pro class without having an Am class. If there are not enough skaters for making a separate Pro and Am class it will be treated as one single Open class. Enough skaters for a Pro class are minimum 8. Enough skaters for an Am class are minimum 8. Even if the competition or a specific discipline is announced as Open it can turn into a Pro-Open. This happens if more than 8 Pros enter the discipline. Then the World Ranking will list and count Pro and Am points for each group separately. Pro or Am status for racers should be known in advance.
If there are no pros at all in an Open class it turns into an Am class.

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