The current structure of OUA Figure Skating competition does not give male figure skaters an equal opportunity to compete; each university is allowed a roster of 17 skaters: 16 female and 1 male. Of the 14 events at any OUA figure skating competition, only 2 events allow male competitors (the men's singles event and the team synchronized event).
Furthermore, while any one woman on a university team may compete in a maximum of four events, a man may only compete in a maximum of two events.
We would like men to have an equal opportunity to compete at OUA Figure Skating Competitions. Male ice dancers should be given the opportunity to skate in the pairs and fours ice dance events.
We, the undersigned, call on the OUA to allow men to compete in the pairs and fours ice dance events at OUA Figure Skating Competitions and Championships.
The Allow Men to Compete in Ice Dance at OUA Competitions petition to Ontario University Athletics, Skate Canada was written by Gwendolyn Eadie and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.