What is the Invitational Series
The SCICA Invitational Series is comprised of a series of events open skaters from Pre-Preliminary through Senior, Adult singles and pairs (Bronze – Gold, Masters), Pre-Juvenile through Senior Pairs, Juvenile through Senior free dance. The series culminates with the SCICA Series Invitational.
Skaters accumulate points based on their standings in each event. Points from their top 3 events are added together, and the top 12 skaters in each division will be invited to the Series Final in September.
After Adult Mid-Winter Warm-up
Qualifying events: All open competitions hosted by Southern California Interclub Association member clubs between October 28, 2019 and September 21, 2020.
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 54th Annual Arrowhead Open will earn scores and those scores will carry over to the first level they compete in the 2020 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: Teams who compete in at least 1 qualifying event will be invited to the 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 follwoing Friday to enter (via EntryEeze).
Wildcards: 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.
The 10th Annual Southern California Interclub Invitational Series Final will be held on September 26 and 27 at Paramount Iceland. All events will be judged IJS; there will be live scoring and a "Kiss and Cry" area for the skaters to await their results. Winners are invited to participate in the Parade of Champions and be part of the Champions Photo.
2019 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 Joon Soo Kim, Los Angeles FSC. Photo: Cynthia Slawter Photography