We are very excited to announce that the Legends Freestyle Classic, which will highlight the pro freestyle skaters 50 years of age and older, is back! Take a moment and think about what those words represent.
Legends – When we hear the word legends, we think of someone who has left their mark not only on society but who has set a high standard to which we all hope to attain.
Classic – The dictionary says that the word classic is an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality.
This new event will honour and showcase those freestyle legends that have paved the way for the sport of freestyle skating, and who still skate whenever they get the chance. Imagine how exciting it will be for those up and coming freestyle skaters to not only meet, but to be able to skate with their idols. Trophies will be presented with the World Champion Freestyle Legend being announced.
Pro freestyle skaters 50 years of age and older wishing to compete in this event must fill out the registration form found on our web site and pay a $30 Entry Fee (Canadian Funds) when checking in at the contest. A skater may either pay $40 and enter the Pro Division with the younger pro skaters or they can enter the Legends Freestyle Classic, but they cannot enter both.
The Legends Freestyle Classic is a one day event that will take place on Monday, May 22nd, with each competitor performing 2 runs that may be up to two minutes in length to the music of their choice. Competitors’ names will be randomly drawn to establish the order in which they will skate for their first run. Following that run, competitors’ will be seeded accordingly for their second run with the highest scoring skater skating last. The skaters highest scoring run will be used to determine the winner and placings.
As with the other categories, this event will be judged by a panel of 5 judges using a 100-point system with the highest and lowest scores being dropped, combining the 3 other scores for that runs total. In the event of a tie, the discarded scores will be factored in. Skater’s routines will be judged based on degree of difficulty, style, originality, and consistency of completing their tricks.
NOTE: If there are not at lease three skaters registered for this event, then those pro legends will have to compete with the other pro skaters in the Pro Division.