What is the Invitational Series?
The SCICA Invitational Series is comprised of a series of events open to standard track singles skaters from Pre-Preliminary through Senior, Adult singles and pairs (Bronze – Gold, Masters), Juvenile through Senior pairs, and Juvenile through Senior partnered free dance. The series culminates with the Invitational Series Final.
Skaters accumulate points based on their standings in each event. Points from their top 3 events are added together, and the top 15 skaters in each division will be invited to the Series Final in September.
harris with trophy
pairs with trophy
adult bronze podium
Interclub Invitational Series Rules
2023 12th Annual Southern California Interclub Invitational Series
Qualifying events: All open competitions hosted by Southern California Interclub Association member clubs between October 30, 2022 and September 17, 2023. Divisions included are freeskating events Pre-Preliminary through Senior, Adult singles and pairs (Bronze – Gold, Masters), Pre-Juvenile through Senior Pairs, Juvenile through Senior free dance.
Adult skaters will be combined by level (no separate age divisions). Masters divisions will be Int/Nov and Jr/Sr.
The Invitational Series is open to all skaters in freeskating, pairs and free dance events. Initial rounds only will be used for points in competitions with a final round. If short programs and freeskating are separate events, only freeskating events will be used in determining the skater's score. In combined events, the combined result will be used. Should a skater compete in the short program but does not complete the freeskating portion of combined events, no points will be earned. The number of skaters in any event will be the number of skaters with a final placement.
Bonus points plus number of skaters; 1 less point for each lower placement:
Example - 14 skaters in the event:
1 50 + 14 = 64
2 45 + 13 = 58
3 40 + 12 = 52
4 35 + 11 = 46
5 30 + 10 = 40
6 25 + 9 = 34
7 20 + 8 = 28
8 15 + 7 = 22
9 10 + 6 = 16
10 5 + 5 = 10
11 0 + 4 = 4
12 0 + 3 = 3
13 0 + 2 = 2
14 0 + 1 = 1
Skaters who compete in different divisions during the season will not carry points from one division to another. However, skaters who compete in the 57th Annual Arrowhead Open will earn scores and those scores will carry over to the first level they compete in the 2023 season.
Singles events: Skaters shall compete in at least 3 events to qualify. Top 3 scoring events will be considered if skater competes in more than 3 events. The top 15 skaters in each division will be invited to the Invitational Series Final. If there are ties at 15th place, all tied skaters will be invited. If 15 skaters do not qualify with 3 events, skaters with 2 events will be invited next (minimum of 2 events to qualify).
Pairs and Dance events:
Pairs who compete in at least 1 qualifying event will be invited to the Final.
Dance couples must submit a request to the Chair of the Interclub Board of Directors to participate in the Series Final no later than July 31. While this submission is a prerequisite, making a submission does not guarantee that the Board will offer any Dance events at the Series Final. The Board has sole and final discretion as to whether it is feasible to offer Dance events at the Series Final.
Additional entries may be invited at the option of the Interclub Association. Such entries may include current National Medalists or other high-level skaters presently training in the local area.
Invitations will be sent after Golden West to the top qualifiers. Skaters have until the Friday following to enter (via EntryEeze). Skaters in competitions after Golden West (Pasadena Open) who earn a score equal or higher than a 15th place qualifier will be invited as a 'wild card' entry. These entries will not affect the invitation to skaters previously invited. Those skaters will have until the Tuesday following to enter.
Current standings will be posted on the Southern California Interclub website and updated as soon as possible after each event.
2023 SCICA Invitational Series Champions
Photo credit: Cynthia Slawter Photography
The Kennard Taylor Award
The Kennard Taylor Award is given each year for the Most Outstanding Performance at the Southern California InterClub Association Invitational Series. This year's recipient is Rachel Samiri, All Year FSC. Photo: Cynthia Slawter Photography
Rachel Samiri All Year FSC