2010-11 Team Envelope Criteria


The following criteria will be used to determine the members of the team envelopes for the 2010-11 season.

Envelope A

Team A - Tier 1
  • Placements 1st-3rd at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Placements 1st-3rd at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 1st-3rd in the ISU World Standings at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season
  • 2010 U.S. senior champion combined with a top-10 finish at the 2010 Olympics or a top-10 finish at 2010 World Figure Skating Championships

Team A - Tier 2
  • 2010 U.S. senior champion
  • Placements 4th-10th at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Placements 4th-10th at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 4th-10th in the ISU World Standings at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season
  • Placements 1st-3rd at the 2009 Grand Prix Final
  • 2010 Four Continents champion

Envelope B

Team B - Tier 1
  • Placements 11th and lower at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Placements 11th and lower at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 11th-15th in the ISU World Standings at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season
  • Placements 2nd-4th in the senior events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 4th-6th at the 2009 Grand Prix Final
  • Placements 2nd-3rd at the 2010 Four Continents Championships
  • 2010 World Junior champion
  • Champion at any of the six Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2009-10 season

Team B - Tier 2
  • Placements 2nd-3rd at the 2010 World Junior Championships
  • 2010 U.S. junior champion
  • Placements 1st-3rd at the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final
  • Placements 2nd-3rd at any of the six Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2009-10 season
  • 2010 Olympic Team first alternate
  • 2010 World Team first alternate
  • Placement 5th in the senior events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Envelope C

Team C - Tier 1
  • Placements 1st-3rd at any of the seven Junior Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2009-10 season
  • Placements 4th and lower at the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final
  • Placements 6th-7th in the senior events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd-3rd in the junior events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Champions at the senior B international competitions in the 2009-10 season
  • Placements 4th and lower at the 2010 World Junior Championships
  • 2010 Olympic Team second and third alternates
  • 2010 World Team second and third alternates

Team C - Tier 2
  • Placements 1st-3rd in the novice events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 4th-5th in the junior events at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd-3rd in the senior B international competitions in the 2009-10 season
  • 2010 World Junior Team alternates

Reserve Envelope

  • Consideration will be given to skaters or teams that do not qualify for the A, B or C envelopes based on the depth and strength of their respective event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
  • Consideration will be given to skaters or teams that qualified for the A, B or C envelopes in the previous season.
  • Athletes or teams that are assigned to an international competition and do not meet the criteria for the A, B or C envelopes will be placed in the reserve envelope.

Additional Considerations

Athletes qualifying in more than one envelope and/or tier will always be placed in the higher envelope and tier.

Consideration will be given to place the World Championships medalists of the previous two seasons into Team A - Tier 2 or Team B - Tier 1 at the discretion of the ICMS. These athletes must have retained their eligible status and must be committed to competing in the next competitive season.

Athletes that were in the Team A Envelope the previous year and plan on continuing to compete will automatically be placed in Team C - Tier 1 if they do not meet the criteria for Team A or Team B.

Consideration to place the athletes in Team C - Tier 1 will be given for senior level skaters placing lower at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships where the event was very strong or the results were very close.

Consideration to place the athletes in Team C - Tier 2 will be given for junior-level skaters placing lower at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships where the event was very strong or the results were very close.

If an athlete or team meets the criteria for the B or C envelope but does not qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, they will be placed in Team C - Tier 2.

Athletes in the reserve envelope that medal at a senior B international, Junior Grand Prix Series or Grand Prix Series competition will be placed immediately in Team Envelope C - Tier 2 and receive the remaining funding for that season.

Athletes selected for a collegiate international competition or the World University Games through the collegiate international program will not become part of the team envelope and will not be eligible for funding unless they are already members of the team envelope based on other results. Furthermore, if a skater is a member of the reserve team and medals at the collegiate international and/or the World University Games, they will not move up to Team C based on that result.