Team A - This envelope consists of the highest performing athletes in ISU Championships.
U.S. senior champions
Placement in top 10, 2004 World Figure Skating Championships
Medalists (top 3), 2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
Medalists (top 3), senior Grand Prix Series Final
Consideration for World senior medalists in the previous two seasons who have retained their eligible status and have committed to competing in the 2004-05 competition year.
Team B - This envelope consists of high performing athletes in national or international competitions.
Medalists (top 3), 2004 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Skaters who qualify for the senior Grand Prix Final (non-medalists)
Medalists (top 3), Junior Grand Prix Final
Places 2-4 in senior-level events at the U.S. Championships
U.S. junior champions
Consideration for top 5* ladies and men and top 4* pairs and dance in the U.S. ranking system after Worlds.
*The ICMS will determine the number based on the strength of the events entered.