The rules of competition for Inclusive Skating seek to provide fair rules of competition on the following matters:
1. The competition is governed by the Announcement of the Event and the Inclusive Skating Rules with some modifications to take into account classification procedures and the needs of the skaters.
2. The competition is fair for skaters with a permanent impairment and how that impairment is established.
3. The role of the Classification Handbook and the Code of Classification for Inclusive Skating.
4. The responsibilities of participants.
5. The scoring and results system.
All skaters with a permanent impairment, capable of assessment under the ‘Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent impairment’ 6th Edition, Edited by Robert D. Rondinelli, published by the AMA (American Medical Association) shall be entitled to participate.
The rules of competition for Inclusive Skating operates in conjunction with the Classification Handbook and Code of Classification for Inclusive Skating.The Classification Handbook and the Code of Classification for Inclusive skating provides guidance on how impairment is established and the level of impairment for ice skating.
At disability specific competitions for ice skaters, including Regional and World Events, the rules of the disability specific IF shall be used to determine who is included in the specific disability and the classification of the disability specific IF shall be used to determine the skaters who are entitled to participate in any disability specific event and/ or Championship Result. Examples of this are Special Olympics and British Blind Sport.