There are a few competitions held in our region every year offering several different categories. Skaters practice choreographed routines with their coach throughout the season and can enter into as many competitions as they like. Skaters compete against other skaters in their same category and usually in the same age group. They are judged by a panel of 3 or more judges using one of two different points systems (see Judging FAQ). Rankings are calculated and awards are presented. Invitational competitions are meant to be fun and not overly competitive.