How It Works
There are two levels of events that get you to the World Championships: Global Qualifiers and Continental Championships.
There are four categories of skaters: Select Pro, Tour Challenger, Event Wildcard,
and Open Skater. Details are below.
Who Skates in the Global Qualifiers?
Only Select Pros and Tour Challengers skate in these events. Tour Challengers earn points to qualify for the World Championships.
There are also two additional Event Wildcard spots at each Global Qualifiers stop.
Who Skates in the Continental Championships?
Open to anyone from that region. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included.
The winner of each one is qualified to skate in the World Championships.
The region you're from determines the Continental Championship you enter.
Proof of citizenship determines your regional eligibility. Dual citizenship individuals will have some flexibility to determine their region, but once a decision is made and a regional event is entered, no changes can be made.
Who Skates in the National Championships?
Open to anyone from that country. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included.
The winner of each one gets a spot in the Semi-Finals of the associated Continental Championships.
- Select Pro: pre-seeded skaters in the Semi-Finals at each Global Qualifiers and the World Championships.
These 15 skaters consist of the top 8 from last year's World Championships and 7 Tour Wildcards. For a Select Pro to earn their spot in the World Championships, they must skate at least 3 Global Qualifiers stops
- 2017 Select Pros:
Alex Sorgente from Lake Worth FL,
Ben Hatchell from Manassas VA,
Cory Juneau from San Diego CA,
Grant Taylor from Atlanta GA,
Ivan Federico from Turin Italy,
Jack Fardell from Queanbeyan Australia,
Kevin Kowalski from Portland OR,
Pedro Barros from Florianopolis Brazil.
2017 Women's Select Pros:
Brighton Zeuner from Encinitas CA,
Jordyn Barratt from Haleiwa HI,
Kisa Nakamura from Kobe Japan.
2017 Tour Wildcards:
Chris Russell from Hermosa Beach CA,
Curren Caples from Ventura CA,
Greyson Fletcher from San Clemente CA,
Ishod Wair from Bordentown NJ,
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg from Malmo Sweden,
Raven Tershy from Santa Cruz CA,
Ronnie Sandoval from San Pedro CA.
- Tour Challenger: 18 pre-seeded skaters in the Qualifiers at each Global stop
2017 Tour Challengers:
Ben Raybourn from Houston TX,
CJ Collins from Anaheim CA,
Cody Lockwood from Portland OR,
Collin Graham from Virginia Beach VA,
Daan Van Der Linden from Veldhoven Netherlands,
Josh Borden from Orange CA,
Kalle Berglind from Malmo Sweden,
Keegan Palmer from Currumbin ,
Murilo Peres from Sao Paulo Brazil,
Patrick Ryan from Fullerton CA,
Robin Bolian from Lyon France,
Roman Pabich from Ocean City MD,
Tom Schaar from Malibu CA,
Trey Wood from Queen Creek AZ,
Tristan Rennie from Rialto CA,
Vinicius Kakinho from Florianopolis Brazil,
Willy Lara from Moorpark CA,
Zion Wright from Jupiter FL.
2017 Women's Tour Challengers:
Alana Smith from Mesa AZ,
Allysha Le from El Segundo CA,
Arianna Carmona from Buena Park CA,
Bryce Wettstein from Encinitas CA,
Fabiana Delfino from Boca Raton FL,
Grace Marhoefer from Cocoa Beach FL,
Hanna Zanzi from Garden Grove CA,
Hunter Long from Honolulu HI,
Julz Lynn Kindstrand from Big Bear Lake CA,
Kody Tamanaha from Mililani Town HI,
Lizzie Armanto from Santa Monica CA,
Nicole Hause from Stillwater MN,
Nora Vasconcellos from Boston MA,
Poppy Starr Olsen from Sydney Australia,
Yndiara Asp from Florianopolis Brazil.
- Event Wildcard: Minimum of 2 spots per event filled by skaters who are not current Tour Pros. Applies only to individual event Men's Global Qualifiers stops. Event Wildcards do not earn points towards global ranking
- Open Skater: everyone else
Points and Season Rankings: Men's
The top 5 Tour Challengers in the Season Rankings will join the 15 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions in the World
Points are earned for each placing at each Global Qualifiers stop. Points from your best 3 out of 5 stops count towards your
final Season Ranking. Select Pros are not included in the rankings, as they already have a spot in the World Championships.
Event Wildcards do not earn points. Their path to the World Championships is through their region's Continental Championship.
Click here for the full schedule of Global Qualfiers and Continental Championships events.
There is one global stop for female Select Pros and Tour Challengers in Huntington Beach. Everyone else in the field of female skaters must
skate the Continental Championships in their region to earn a spot in the World Championships.
Points and Season Rankings: Women's
With only one Global Qualifiers stop in Huntington Beach, season rankings and points currently don't apply to Women's events.
The top 7 Tour Pros at this stop Qualify for the World Championships to meet the 3 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions.
The 3 Select Pros must skate the Global Qualifiers stop in Huntington Beach to earn their spot in the World Championships.
Current VPS Continental Champions
Continental Champions get a spot in the World Championships at the end of the season.
Current VPS National Champions
National Championships get a spot directly in the Semi-Finals at the Continental Championships for their region.