Frequently Asked Questions

It's my first time to visit Calgary. What should I keep in mind?

We updated the venue page with parking situation and weather forecast. Calgary is located near the Rockies and tends to have a wide range of weather and temperature. Please check out the venue page.

Do I need to pay for an admission to visit the contest?

No. There won't be an admission fee for those who want to visit and see the contest. Only the contestants will need to pay in order to compete. The entire venue is a public library where anyone is welcome to visit throughout the contest schedule.

I don't live in Canada / I recently moved to Canada / I have dual citizenship. Can I compete?

To compete in Canadian Championship divisions, you must have lived in Canada for at least 1 year. Otherwise, you can only compete in the International X division.

For those with dual citizenships, please keep IYYF's seeding rules in mind when competing in another national contest. The International division in Canadian Nationals is not a championship division.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the organizer directly.

What is the format of the contest?

Each competitor will perform a freestyle trick routine on stage with music of choice. See rules for more details. A panel of judges will give scores to each routine in accordance to IYYF's guidelines.

Are there age restrictions or divisions?

No. There are no age restrictions. Everyone regardless of age will compete together in their registered divisions.

What are 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A?

These are the five major styles of competitive play. See this video for a quick overview.

What is "Open" division?

Open division is where competitors can perform any style that is not 1A. In other words, any one of 2A, 3A, 4A, or 5A is allowed. You need to choose which one as you register.

I am competing in Canadian 1A division. When I upload music, what are "prelim" and "final"? Do I need to upload to both?

The Canadian 1A division is typically so popular (and competitive!) that a preliminary round is needed to select only the top competitors to advance to the final round. This is why all Canadian 1A competitors (except seeds) should prepare to perform freestyles and upload music for both preliminary and final rounds.

However, if there are too few competitors in the division, then everyone will automatically enter the final round. If this happens, it will be announced shortly after the registration deadline.

Is there anything else related to music?

We recommend using the following naming convention.

  • #A_prelim_first_lastname.mp3 (e.g. 1A_prelim_John_Doe.mp3)
  • #A_final_first_lastname.mpe (e.g. 3A_final_John_Doe.mp3)
  • INT_#A_prelim_first_lastname.mp3 and INT_#A_final_first_lastname.mp3 for International X division
  • If you want to replace your music with something else, you may resubmit them via >the Google form from the Register page, or you can also contact the contest organizer via email at