Tests Nationaux (Cadre Test)
Limites d’âge/The age thresholds
Pour la saison 2023/2024 les limites d’âge sont les suivants/For season 2023/2024 the age thresholds are therefore as follows:
Category: 7 years and younger (PRE-MINIME) born 1.7.2015 and younger
Category: 8 – 9 years old (MINIMEN A) born between 1.7.2013 – 30.6.2015
Category: 10 years old (MINIMEN B) born between 1.7.2012 – 30.6.2013
Category: 11 – 12 years old (NOVICE) born between 1.7.2010 – 30.6.2012
Category: 13 – 15 years old (INTERMEDIATE) born between 1.7.2007 – 30.6.2010
Category: 16 – 18 years old (JUNIORS) born between 1.7.2004 – 30.6.2007
TOP Element 2021
Owing to pandemic restrictions, and for the second year, the Coupe du Printemps, and with it the Luxembourg National Championships, which are integrated with it, had to be cancelled in March. The national championships take place at the same time as the CdP because they can be adjudicated by an international panel of ISU approved judges and technical specialists who are already there for the CdP.
With the inspiration of our national coach, Soňa Kroulíková, and with the support of the ice rink in Kockelscheuer, we put together the TOP Element competition, which took place on Sunday 25 April 2021 and which was attended, with strict Covid-19 restrictions, by the parents of the skaters. In most cases this was the first opportunity that the parents have had in over a year to see their children skate, so it was a very special moment and the ULP was delighted to have been able to make it happen.
It took a lot of hard work, and at one stage it looked as though we would have no competitors at all, but in the end we were delighted to attract 23 entries across seven categories. The competition was close and hard fought, but in a sporting manner, and all of the skaters can be proud of themselves.
A special mention goes to Kayleigh Kiefer, who would have been competing in Basic Novice but for an accident in which she broke her leg on the eve of the competition. The ULP, and I’m sure the whole Luxembourgish skating world, wishes Kayleigh a full recovery and looks forward to seeing her back on the ice in time for the new season in September!
As with everybody, we hope that the measures that we have all had to endure over the last year will soon be able to be reduced and that our skaters will be able to resume their normal programme of international competitions. Meanwhile the ULP will continue to try and find ways to turn “No we can’t” into “Let’z make it happen!”
Here follow the full results