Olympic Starting Order and qualification for free
I assume that (24) singles and (20) pairs and dance will qualify for the final phase of their respective competition.
Also I gather it will be a random draw for all disciplines. I think this is great for single skating as it seems to be a high level in SP for both men and women. However I do think the Pairs and Ice Dance should go on rankings, maybe I am biased. There are still relatively weak teams particularly in pairs.
I wish they'd go by rankings for everybody.