An ice sport performed on skates. Ice skaters perform in four main disciplines: women’s singles, men’s singles, pairs (in addition to jumps, lifts and other techniques are added), and ice dance (performed in pairs, but the skaters do not perform jumps and add elements of classic dances such as the waltz, the tango, etc.). In competition, each discipline is divided into two parts: a short program/dance and free skate/dance. The sum of the points scored in these two programs gives an overall score which determines the final leaderboard and podium.
Patinage Montréal brings together 14 figure skating clubs from 9 boroughs, including a club for adults and a group of elite skaters in the Sport-Études program. Patinage Montréal has been involved in the organization of the Jeux since their very first edition.
Rules of the sport