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2014 U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

141 Basset Lane, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Hosted by Yarmouth Ice Club

April 8-12, 2014

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION 1-24-14:

Dear Adult Figure Skating Competitor,

As you prepare to register for the 2014 U.S. Adult Sectionals and the 2014 U.S. Adult Championships, we would like to remind you of the process so that your entry is correctly registered.

This season we have adjusted the registration system to allow you to enter both the Sectionals and Adult Championships at the same time. Please follow the steps below to register.

1. Log on to usfsaonline.org, using your member number and password.

2. Under ‘Events’, you will see ‘Event Registration and Information’

3. Select ‘Register for Adult Sectionals/Championships’

4. Review Requirements For Successful Online Registration

5. Verify Profile for Adult Sectionals/Championships Registration

6. Choose the Competition you will compete in -

a. Sectionals (qualifying events ONLY)

aa. For nonqualifying events, visit event websites below

b. Championships (qualifying and nonqualifying events)

c. Both – Sectionals & Championships

**Please note, if you do not choose ‘Both’ you cannot log back in to register for another event. We are working to resolve this issue**

1. Confirm registration for chosen events & download event announcement!

2. Event Selection

3. Event Validation – if you have met test requirements, “add self-reported skate test”

4. Coach Selection

5. Review Events & Checkout!

For additional information, please visit the below sites:

2014 Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships
2014 Midwestern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships
2014 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships
2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships

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2014 Adult Qualifying Competition Season

TECHNICAL ANNOUNCEMENT GENERAL

The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Adult qualifying competition season consists of four events, including three qualifying events (adult sectional championships) and the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships. All four events are sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating and conducted according to the most current U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook (2014 Edition) with changes and clarifications as posted on the U.S. Figure Skating web site and this announcement. Compliance with these rules as updated or amended is the responsibility of the participants. U.S. Figure Skating reserves the right to incorporate revisions to the International Judging System (IJS) made by the ISU.

The U.S. Adult Sectional Championships and U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championship events are open only to current members of U.S. Figure Skating who meet the eligibility requirements according to U.S. Figure Skating Rule 2210, all age and test requirements pertaining to the event you are entering, and the citizen and Residency requirements as stated in Rule 2240.

Non-U.S. citizens who have already received a letter of permission from the Chair of the Competitions Committee and were accepted to compete in the U.S. Figure Skating qualifying system are eligible to register. All other non-U.S. citizens seeking eligibility must meet the requirements set forth in Rule 2240 and rule 2212.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL COACHES

To coach at a U.S. Figure Skating qualifying level competition, a professional coach or choreographer must be listed as Coaches Education Requirement (CER) Category A compliant.  See the PSA website for CER categories and a list of compliant coaches.

All coaches must comply with the coaches’ registration policy in order to be allowed to instruct/coach at all qualifying competitions. Coaches will need to check in at the event registration desk and show a government issued photo I.D. to receive a credential. Each local organizing committee (LOC) will be provided with a list of coaches who are cleared for a credential at the competition. For coaches who are NOT on the list, the LOC will ask to see proof of membership in both U.S. Figure Skating and the PSA, a Coaches Registration card, proof of Category A compliance in CER, and a photo ID at check in. If a coach cannot provide a photo I.D. and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential – no exceptions. We strongly urge all coaches to have their cards with them.

For the 2014 competition season, the three qualifying events (sectional championships) will be held at the following locations:

2014 Eastern Adult Sectional Championships
March 7-9, 2014
North Jersey Figure Skating Club, Inc.
Wayne, New Jersey

2014 Midwestern Adult Sectional Championships
March 7-9, 2014
Strongsville OBM Iceland Arena
Strongsville, Ohio

2014 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships
March 7-9, 2014
All Year Figure Skating Club
Ontario, California

The 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships will be organized for all qualifiers:
2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships
April 8-12, 2014
Yarmouth Ice Club
Hyannis, Massachusetts

EVENTS:

SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Adult Sectional Championships consist of the following Championship Events: Championship masters junior-senior free skate, championship masters intermediate-novice free skate, championship adult gold free skate, championship adult pairs, and championship adult dance.

All other open events offered at the sectional championships are determined at the discretion of the Local Organizing Committee. Competitors will register directly with the Local Organizing Committee for these open events.  Please refer the non-qualifying announcement for the events being offered and how to register for all non-qualifying events.

U.S. ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships shall consist of the following events (See Rule 2055):

A.  Events which require qualification from sectionals:  Championship masters junior-senior free skate, championship masters intermediate-novice free skate, championship adult gold free skate, championship adult pairs, championship adult dance.

B.  Events which do not require qualification from sectionals: Masters senior free skate, masters junior free skate, masters novice free skate, masters intermediate free skate, adult gold free skate, adult silver free skate, adult bronze free skate, masters pairs, adult gold pairs, adult silver pairs, adult bronze pairs, masters open dance, adult gold dance, adult pre-gold dance, adult silver dance, adult pre- silver dance, adult bronze dance, adult pre-bronze dance, adult centennial dance, masters dramatic skate, masters light entertainment skate, adult gold dramatic skate, adult gold light entertainment skate, adult silver dramatic skate, adult silver light entertainment skate, adult bronze dramatic skate, adult bronze light entertainment skate, adult gold solo dance, adult pre-gold solo dance, adult silver solo dance, adult pre-silver solo dance, adult bronze solo dance.

A full description of all events and requirements can be found at: www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=112 .

RECENT CHANGES TO EVENTS (please refer to the current 2013-2014 U.S. Figure Skating rulebook, this is not an all-inclusive list of changes): Dramatic & Light Entertainment Skate: Please reference the following link: www.usfsa.org/content/TN%20140%20Showcase%20guidelines.pdf

REMINDERS OF PAST CHANGES: Adult championship dance, adult gold dance, adult pre-gold dance and masters open dance: Free dance replaced original dance as the final round. Skaters may enter a maximum of four events, including championship events. If qualifying for a championship singles event puts the skater over the four singles event limit, he/she shall choose which event he/she wishes to withdraw from without financial penalty.

REGISTRATION (OPENS Dec. 16, 2013)

A. METHOD

Online electronic registration (Required)

Online registration is the ONLY method available for entry into the qualifying (Championship) events of the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating adult qualifying competition season.

To enter online into the 2014 adult qualifying competition season, proceed in the following manner:

  • Log on to  www.usfsaonline.org
  • Input your username and password:
    Your username is your U.S. Figure Skating membership number.
    If you do not already have a password, go to www.usfsaonline.org first and follow the online instructions.

Registration for all non-qualifying events at the adult sectional championships will be completed directly through the Local Organizing Committee. A separate announcement specifically for the non-qualifying event will be posted by the local organizing committee. Refer to the local information for instructions on how to register for the non-qualifying events.

If you are experiencing difficulty with online registration, please call the U.S. Figure Skating main number at 719.635.5200, or e-mail U.S. Figure Skating member services at  memberservices@usfigureskating.org.

B. DEADLINES

The entry deadline for the 2014 Adult Sectional Championships is 11:59 p.m., Feb. 1, 2014.

The entry deadline for the 2014 U.S. Adult Championship is 11:59 p.m., Feb. 1, 2014.

The time zone of your home club (members affiliated with a club) or your primary address (individual member) will determine the entry deadline. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Age requirements for the sectional championships must be met by Feb. 1, 2014.

Test requirements must also be met by Feb. 1, 2014. Provisional entries based on passing a test after the closing date of entries will not be accepted. Please refer to U.S. Figure Skating Rules 2421, 2422 and 2423 for further testing information and guidelines. Skaters may NOT test the next higher level after the close of entries.

C. ELIGIBILITY

This event is open for participation to all eligible competitors who are members in good standing of U.S. Figure Skating per rule 2212. For championship events at the U.S. Adult Championships and Adult Sectional Championships, non-U.S. citizens must meet the requirements of rule 2243. “Non-U.S. Citizen Application to Compete” and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Chair of the Competitions Committee no later than Jan. 1, 2014. Forms are available on the U.S. Figure Skating web site. Those entering non-championship (open) events at sectionals and U.S. Adult Championships are not subject to Rule 2241, but fall under rule 2212, which states that they must be legal residents of the U.S. and meet all other test, age and membership qualifications. Non-U.S. citizens entering open events need only fill in the appropriate boxes on the non-qualifying entry form.

Skaters may not enter an adult level at a qualifying competition (Adult sectionals/U.S. Adult Championships) and a standard level at a qualifying competition (regionals/sectionals/U.S. Championships) in the same kind of event, in the same competition season and vice versa. For example, a skater may not enter novice men free skate on the standard track and masters free skate on the adult trackin the same season, but may enter novice men free skate on the standard track and masters pairs on the adult track.

Age and test qualifications as of entry deadline date will determine event eligibility and classification for all. Tests passed after close of entries and prior to the event will disqualify skaters if test exceeds maximum requirement for the event entered in this competition. Skaters may compete in as many disciplines as qualified by test level but may compete in only one event per discipline (maximum total of four events). As an exception, a competitor who qualifies to enter a championship event in adult dance, adult pairs, adult masters free skate or adult gold free skate through their adult sectional championships may also enter an open event at the test level for which they may be qualified.

D. AGE CATEGORIES

Per rule 2552, there shall be age categories for all singles free skate, dramatic skate and light entertainment skate events, (does not include pair/partnered or solo dance events). For the 2014 competitive season, the age categories at the U.S. Adult Championships are as follows:

Class I:           21 years through 30 years
Class II:          31 years through 40 years
Class III:         41 years through 50 years
Class IV:         51 years through 60 years
Class V:          61 years and over

All age classes will be combined in championship events at adult sectional championships. All age categories may be divided or combined depending on the number of entries. This authority lies with the chief referee. Events with two skaters MAY be combined with the closest appropriate group and/or level if a skater withdraws from the event during the conduct of the competition. This ensures that the remaining skater has an event in which to compete.

Proof of age is required for all events. Acceptable forms of documentation include birth certificate, passport or similar proof. The LOC reserves the right to require additional information.

E.  BYES

No medical byes will be considered. There will be no byes to the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.

F.  FOUR OR FEWER

When there are four or fewer competitors in an adult sectional qualifying event (championship intermediate-novice free skate, championship junior-senior free skate, championship adult gold free skate, championship adult pairs, championship adult dance), the skaters shall be required to compete. (If there is only one competitor or team in an event, that person/team moves directly to the U.S. Adult Championships without having to perform at sectionals.) See rule 2444. If, at the close of entries, there are fewer than four competitors registered for a qualifying event at a sectional adult championship, additional competitors from the same qualifying event in other sections shall be permitted to enter the U.S. Adult Championships in order to bring the number of competitors up to a maximum of 12 (or more if ties make it necessary). See rule 2544.

G. ENTRY FEES

All competitors entering the 2014 adult qualifying competition season must submit payment of the appropriate entry fee (amounts listed below) to U.S. Figure Skating. All competitors are required to pay both the entry fee into the qualifying competition season (for each event entered) and the administrative fee. All fees are non-refundable.

2014 Adult Qualifying Competition Season Entry Fees

Entry Fee Level/Discipline
$165 Championship Events at Adult Sectional Championships
$135 First Single Event at U.S. Adult Championships
$135 First Dance Event per team ($67.50 per individual) at U.S. Adult Championships
$135 First Pairs Event per team ($67.50 per individual)
$100 Each subsequent event at U.S. Adult Championships
$10 Administrative fee/transaction (All transactions subject to administrative fee)

 

U.S. Adult Championships Entry Fees

Those competitors advancing in the championship events from the three sectional championships will not have to submit an additional entry fee to compete in the same event at the 2014 U.S. Adult Championships. However, the championship events are not considered the “first singles event.” Therefore, those wishing to enter another event must pay the “first singles event” fee. For example, if you want to enter adult gold free skate and masters dramatic skate at the U.S. Adult Championships, you would pay $135 for the first singles event and $100 for the subsequent singles event – a total of $245, including the $10 administrative fee. If you enter an open dance event and wish to also enter a solo dance event, you would also pay $245 ($135 for the first dance event, $100 for the subsequent singles event plus the $10 administrative fee). Additional pair/dance events would be an additional $100 for each event, subsequent singles events would be $100 per event.

Once entries have closed, entry fees are only refundable if the competition is not held. There are no refunds for medical withdrawals. The chief referee reserves the right to combine, divide or cancel an event when necessary.

Your registration is not valid until all appropriate entry and administrative fees have been paid and all required forms have been completed online to U.S. Figure Skating.

H. PAYMENT

Online payment via credit card is the ONLY accepted form of payment.

All withdrawals are considered final after a skater has entered. Once withdrawn, a skater may not re-enter, even if the withdrawal occurs prior to the entry deadline on Feb. 1, 2014.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

A. CONDUCT OF EVENTS

For the 2014 season, the International System of Judging (IJS) will be used for all championship single events at adult sectionals. At the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, the International System of Judging will be used for the following events: all championship events, open adult gold free skating, all masters level free skating, gold pairs, and pre-gold dance and higher. All non-qualifying events will be judged using the 6.0 judging system.

B. AGE AND TEST QUALIFICATIONS

All age and test requirements can be found in the U.S. Figure Skating 2013-2014 Rulebook www.usfigureskating.org/content/2013-14%20Rulebook%20For%20Printer%2007-25-13.pdf  and on the U.S. Figure Skating web site at  www.usfigureskating.org/New_Judging.asp?id=361.

C. TECHNICAL ELEMENTS

The well-balanced program charts for all levels and disciplines are posted on the U.S. Figure Skating web site at  www.usfigureskating.org/New_Judging.asp?id=358. As referenced earlier in this announcement, U.S. Figure Skating will incorporate all changes made by the ISU in regards to well-balanced programs. Please refer to this web site for continuous updates.

D. PLANNED PROGRAM CONTENT SHEET

As part of the registration process, all competitors competing in the championship events, and those events at the gold level and higher during the 2014 adult competition season, are required to submit a planned program content sheet as part of the registration process (online submission required) in order to finalize your application. The PPCS is to be completed by everyone entering the 2014 U.S. Adult Championships in the aforementioned events no later than the close of entries Feb. 1, 2014, but can be updated no later than two weeks prior to your competition.

Please go to www.usfsaonline.org and follow the instructions to complete your planned program content sheet.

E.  MUSIC

COMPETITON MUSIC INFORMATION (Required component of online registration)

U.S. Figure Skating requires all competitors to fully complete a competition music information form as part of the online registration process.

The following information is required for each piece of music used in the composition of the short program/dance and free skate/free dance: composer, orchestra, duration of music, record label/number (optional but highly recommended if obtainable).

Use of Vocal Music – per rule 4040(A)(1) – all adult skating levels may use vocal music.

COMPACT DISCS (CDs)

For all qualifying events during the 2014 season, CDs are the only acceptable media. CDs must be clearly marked with name, event entered and the music length. Each CD must have only ONE (1) track on it.

Any disc with more than one (1) track will NOT be accepted! Lead in time (time before the music begins) on CDs may not exceed two (2) seconds.

Each CD must be in a paper CD sleeve with a see through window (obtainable at any office supply store), also labeled with the skater’s name and event. Standard hard plastic jewel cases or other CD holders are no longer acceptable. CDs that are not properly identified will NOT be accepted. Due to compatibility and reliability reasons, music may NOT be submitted on re-recordable “CD-RW” discs.

Competition music must be turned in at the registration desk at the time of registration. At the sectional championships and U.S. Adult Championships, competitors will not receive their credentials at registration until they turn in their music.

U.S. Figure Skating will supply current dance music for pattern dances.

F.  OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARD

The official bulletin board will contain any announcements or changes, and it is the responsibility of the competitors to check it often for official notices. Please refer to the local portion of the announcement for further information regarding the bulletin board.

G. SCHEDULE

A tentative schedule has been posted below. The schedule will not be finalized until after the completion of the three adult sectional championships in late February 2014. The tentative schedule is a preliminary schedule only; therefore, skaters should NOT rely upon this schedule in making travel arrangements.

 

ADVANCEMENT TO THE U.S. ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS

A. QUALIFIERS

All singles competitors advancing to the 2014 U.S. Adult Championships will receive either the announcement or instructions for retrieving the announcement for their next competition at their sectional championships awards ceremony.

For every competitor, all information required to be sent to the 2014 U.S. Adult Championships local organizing committee (photos, practice ice requests, etc.) must be postmarked no later than the  Tuesday following your sectional championship. Any information postmarked after the Tuesday following your sectional championship will be accepted ONLY at the discretion of the local organizing committee.

B. ALTERNATES

Skaters placing in fifth and sixth place in the championship events at the adult sectional championships will be designated as first and second alternates for the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships. These competitors will be required to download the event announcement from the U.S. Figure Skating website at the following link:  www.usfigureskating.org/event_details.asp?id=48341 as they may be selected to compete up to 48 hours before their competition event. Alternates do not need to mail in any paperwork or required forms unless contacted by U.S. Figure Skating.

INSURANCE/LIABILITY

A. LIABILITY

U.S. Figure Skating, the host club(s) and/or interclub association, the organizing committee, and the ice arenas being utilized for these events accept no responsibility for injury or damage sustained by any participant in these championships (U.S. Figure Skating Rule 1600).

CONTACTS

For further information, requests should be addressed to:
Competitions Coordinator, U.S. Figure Skating: Mia Corsini mcorsini@usfigureskating.org
Chair, Competitions Committee, U.S. Figure Skating: Lynn Goldman Lynngoldman1@att.net
National Vice-Chair for Adult Competitions, U.S. Figure Skating: Lexi Rohner LexiSk8@aol.com
Chair, Adult Committee, U.S. Figure Skating: Gail Sombati sombati@wideopenwest.com

 

2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships

“Roaring” 20th Championships 1995-2014

Yarmouth Ice Club (LOC) Additional Information

All of Cape Cod is excited to be hosting the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships at the beautiful, new Hyannis Youth and Community Center in downtown Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Both the Yarmouth Ice Club  www.yarmouthiceclub.org and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce www.capecodchamber.org are proud to host the “Roaring” 20th annual competition and hope you enjoy your stay at this beautiful vacation destination, located off the coast of Massachusetts, offering beautiful beaches, golf, biking, camping, fishing and many other recreational activities. Be sure to take time to visit the many historic museums, and unique antique and gift shops.

ENTRY DEADLINE:

The entry deadline for the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships is 11:59 PM, February 1, 2014. The home club or individual member’s primary address will determine the entry deadline of 11:59 PM, February 1, 2014. Registration entries must be submitted at  www.usfsaonline.org.

After the closing of entries, 11:59 pm, February 1, 2014, there will be ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY FEE REFUNDS, unless an event is cancelled. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: additional coach credentials, all event tickets, single day admissions, practice ice fees, program books, competitor party, ice dance social, souvenir pins, program book advertisement or pre-ordered merchandise.

COMPETITION RINK FACILITIES:

HYANNIS YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER:

The Championships will be held at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (HYCC), 141 Basset Lane, Hyannis MA 02601, www.town.barnstable.ma.us/hycc/. The Hyannis Youth and Community Center is conveniently located within a mile of the Cape Cod Mall, and just 1 block from Main St where many specialty shops, restaurants, the Cape Cod Baseball League and John F. Kennedy Museums are located.  HYCC is also within walking distance to Hyannis Harbor with fishing boats, harbor cruise boats and the Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard boat docks, as well as, the Kennedy Memorial, 3 Hyannis Beaches and delicious harbor side dining. The Kennedy Rink and the Butler Rink are 2 full size indoor rinks housed at HYCC.   Each ice surface measures 200 x 85 with ample seating in both arenas. The facility also has a full service snack bar, 2 surface basketball gym with walking track, game room, computer room, and gift shop.  The lower level of the facility has a separate lobby and 8 locker rooms.  The Kennedy Rink and the Butler Rink will be used for competition events and pre-event warm-ups sessions.   For  the  safety  of  the competitors,  only  “ ALL  ACCESS CREDENTIALS”  will have admittance to the lower level.

TONY KENT ARENA:

Additional unofficial practice ice will be available at Tony Kent Arena (TKA), www.tonykentarena.com, 8 South Gages Way, South Dennis MA 02660. TKA is a one ice surface facility measuring 200 x 85 with a snack bar and skate shop.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The latest updates and changes will be posted on the Official Bulletin Board in the HYCC lobby. The official schedule of events will be posted on the Official Bulletin Board and will supersede all other schedules.  It is the responsibility of the skaters and coaches to check this board upon arrival and periodically during the competition for changes in the schedule and other important information. Notices posted here are considered sufficient notice to all competitors.  Official announcements will also be available only at the official hotel, RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER AT HYANNIS.

CHECK IN / REGISTRATION DESK:

SKATERS SHOULD BE IN THE RINK AND CHECKED IN AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THEIR EVENT.

The registration desk hours will be posted on the event website at  www.2014usadultchampionships.com and will open on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 9:00 AM and remain open for the duration of the Championships.

Upon arrival, all skaters and coaches must check in at the registration desk located in the HYCC lobby. Credentials and information packets will be given upon registering.  No skater or coach will be allowed to the lower level locker room area without their ”ALL ACCESS CREDENTIALS”.

DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL INFORMATION DUE TO THE LOC.

 

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships is by credential or ticket only.  Tickets can be obtained by all event ticket or daily tickets. All-Event Tickets may be purchased in advance for $45.00 each and will be in competitor’s registration packets to be picked up upon registration. Daily ticket will be available for purchase at the HYCC box office each day of the competition for $15.00. Children 5 and under are free. Lost All-Event Tickets may be replaced for $55.00.  Events ticket order forms will be available on the website  comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413  from February 7 to March 7, 2014.

CREDENTIALS:

Admission to the arena is by credential or ticket only.

COMPETITORS:

Skaters will receive their credentials ONLY AFTER turning in their competition music. Competitors MUST have their credential with them at all times to gain access to all competition and practice areas.  No skater or coach will be allowed to the lower level locker room area without their ”ALL ACCESS CREDENTIALS”.

COACH:

One coach credential per competitor or team will be provided free of charge. Singles skaters may designate one additional coach and pairs and dance teams may designate 2 additional coaches to be credentialed.  A fee of $30.00 will be charged for the additional coaches credentials.   Forms to register additional coaches will be available on the website comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413 from February 7 to March 7, 2014.

All coaches must register and sign in at the registration desk and show a government photo ID in order to receive a credential.

The LOC will be provided with a list of coaches who are cleared for a credential at the competition. For coaches who are NOT on the list, the LOC will ask to see the following documentation: If a coach cannot provide a photo ID and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential – NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please urge your coach(es) to have their card with them.

  • Membership card in U.S. Figure Skating
  • Membership card in PSA
  • Coach registration ID card
  • Proof of Category A Compliance in CER
  • Photo ID

Any changes to coach designations may be made at the registration desk.   Competitors will be limited to one coach designation change.  Only a registered competitor may designate or change a coach credential.Replacements for lost coach(es) credentials can be obtained for $40.00.

PRACTICE ICE AND PRE-EVENT WARMUPS:

PRE-EVENT WARMUPS AND PRACTICE SESSIONS WILL BE THE ONLY PRACTICE ICE OFFERED DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.    

NO DESIGNATED PRACTICE SESSION PER EVENT (formally called  “official  practice ice ”)  WILL BE OFFERED.

 

PRACTICE ICE:

Practice sessions will begin on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  Each session will be $25.00 per person if pre-purchased on-line or $30.00 per person if purchased at the competition. Practice sessions will be 25 minutes in length.. Practice ice will be booked on a first come first serve basis.  Each session will be leveled and have a maximum of 14 skaters per session.  If requested at sign in, one minute of the skaters  program will be played  during the session. All practice ice sessions will be available for purchase on the website comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413 from February 7th to March 14th, 2014. NO DESIGNATED PRACTICE SESSIONS PER EVENT (formally called “official practice ice”) WILL BE OFFERED.

PRE-EVENT WARMUP SESSIONS:

Pre-event warm-up sessions will be 20 minutes sessions for $20.00 per person pre-purchased on-line or $25.00 per person if purchased at the competition. No music will be played on these sessions. These sessions will be scheduled by the Chief Referee. Pre-event warm-up sessions will be available for purchase on the website comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413 from February 7th to March 14th, 2014.

MUSIC  - An additional copy of the skater’s music must be turned in to the Practice Ice Desk prior to each practice session.  BE SURE TO HAVE MULTIPLE COPIES OF YOUR COMPETITION MUSIC.   THE LOC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MUSIC LEFT AT PRACTICE RINKS. IT IS THE SKATER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PICK UP THEIR PRACTICE MUSIC AFTER EACH SESSION.

REFUNDS / CHANGES - NO REFUNDS will be permitted for practice ice or pre-event warm-up sessions for any reason.   NO CHANGES will be permitted on pre-event warm-up sessions. CHANGES to any practice ice sessions MUST be done in person at the Practice Ice Desk and will be permitted only if space is available

NO PRACTICE ICE RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE!

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY PRACTICE ICE OR PRE-EVENT WARMUPS SESSIONS:

PRACTICE ICE RESERVATION DEADLINE: The deadline for pre-purchased practice ice sessions is Friday March 7, 2014.

 

AWARDS:

Results will be posted in the lobby of HYCC as soon as they become available.  Copies may be purchased at the registrations desk. Medals will be awarded to athletes for first through fourth place in each event. Trophies will be awarded to the champions in each of the Championship events. Awards will be presented according to the award schedule posted on the official bulletin board.. All skaters being presented with awards should be dressed in their competitive costumes with skates on for the award ceremony.

ACCOMMODATIONS / HOTELS:

OFFICIAL HOTEL:
THE RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER AT HYANNIS
35 SCUDDER AVE HYANNIS, MA 02601
1-866-828-8259 refer to Adult Nationals 2014

The resort is a full service resort center conveniently located a half mile from the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, All additional hotel information is listed on the website  www.2014usadultchampionships.com

GUESTS OF THE RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER AT HYANNIS BE PROVIDED WITH SHUTTLE SERVICE TO HYCC AND HYANNIS MAIN STREET/HARBOR AREAS.  CHECK THE WEBSITE AT www.2014usadultchampionships.com  FOR THE HOTEL SHUTTLE SCHEDULES.

 

TRANSPORTATION:

The Cape is located 80 miles south of Logan International Airport in Boston MA and 80 miles east of T. F. Green Airport in Providence RI.    Plymouth Brockton Bus www.p&b.com offers hourly Boston to Hyannis transportation from all airline baggage claim areas at Logan International Airport. This Logan Direct bus transportation runs from early morning to late night.  ROUND TRIP TICKETS FOR $55.00 ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE BUS, PAYABLE IN CASH ONLY.   Bus service is not available from T. F. Green Airport in Providence RI. Cape Air www.capeair.com offers many daily connecting flights from Logan International Airport to Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis.

CAR RENTALS – The local Enterprise and Budget car rental offices will offer special 2014 Adult Championship prices. Contact – Enterprise Car Rental, 332 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, 508-778-2205 – Offering 5% discount. Budget Car Rental, 609 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, 508-771-4734, Ext. Cars, – Offering best price available. Car rental are also available at all 3 airports.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION – We are working with the Regional Transit Authority Commuter Bus (RTA) to provide bus service to both rinks. Additional information regarding local transportation can be found on the website at www.2014usadultchampionships.com as soon as it becomes available.    IF DRIVING TO TKA – DO NOT FOLLOW GPS OR MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS NEITHER SOURCE HAS UPDATED THE EXIT 9 INTERCHANGE.  BE SURE TO CHECK THE ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE AT  www.2014usadultchampionships.com FOR CORRECT DIRECTIONS TO THE RINK.

THE RESORT AND CONFERENCE AT HYANNIS GUESTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH SHUTTLE SERVICE TO HYCC AND HYANNIS MAIN STREET/HARBOR AREAS AS NEEDED.  CHECK THE WEBSITE AT  www.2014usadultchampionships.com FOR SCHEDULES.

VIDEO:

The U.S. Figure Skating Video Production Team will serve as the official videographer for the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships for the 2014 competition season. The production team will provide professional videotaping services for all events. You may pre-purchase your videos through their website at  www.eventvideocompany.com or in person at the competition. Please note: videotaping of the competition, including practice ice, in any form is strictly prohibited per U.S. Figure Skating policy. Videotaping of the championships in any form, including practice ice is not permitted.  Videos may be purchased for additional fees paid directly to the vendors.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

A professional photographer KrPhotogs Photography LLC Kevin@krphotos.com will be available for awards, action photos and individual photos and will be taken upon request regardless of placement. Action photos, as well as, still awards photos will be available for purchase at the event. Please note: Flash photography of the competition, including practice ice, is strictly prohibited per U.S. Figure Skating policy.  Photographs are permitted for personal use only, but for the safety of the skaters, no flash photography is permitted.   Any resale of photography is strictly prohibited photographs may be purchased for additional fees paid directly to the vendors.

PROGRAM BOOK:

PROGRAM PHOTOGRAPH INFORMATION

All skaters who want to submit an electronic file of a photo for inclusion in the Official Program Book MUST TURN IN THE FILE BY MARCH 1ST.  All photos must be submitted in electronic format. You must send an electronic file (PDF, JPEG, OR TIF AT MINIMUM 600 dpi) via email. The photos should be a head and shoulder portrait format.   Photos must include skater’s name, club and hometown.  The image must be of sufficient resolution to be printed in good quality at 5 x 7 inch size. If you send an electronic file via email, (PDF, JPEG, OR TIF AT MINIMUM 600 dpi) is required.  Your emailed photo file should use the following naming protocol:

Skater’s last name, first name, and file type (Example: Smith Jane, Yarmouth Ice Club. Dennis MA, jpeg) Email your electronic photo file as an attachment to ads@2014usadultchampionships.com

PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISING

To advertise you company, small business or figure skating club in the 20th  ANNUAL EDITION OF THE 2014 ADULT CHAMPIONSHIP Program Book. Program advertising may be purchased in a variety of sizes and prices at www.2014usadultchampionships.com or contact Ian Macadam at iceskater@beld.net for questions regarding advertising.

GOOD LUCK MESSAGES

Wish a family member, friend or fellow skater “good luck” in the Program Book, please visit the following link to request and purchase your specialized good luck message: contact Ian Macadam at iceskater@beld.net

 

EVENT MERCHANDISE AND SOUVENIRS:

Program books, competition pins and other competition merchandise will be available on the website comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413 from February 7th to March 7th, 2014. Pre-order of the program book will be $10.00 or $15.00 at the competition.

COMPETITORS PARTY:

The “ROARING” 20th  Annual Competitors Party will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, from 8 PM to midnight. Tickets will be available for $35 per person if pre-purchased from February 7, 2014 to March 7, 2014 on the website  comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=413 or $40.00 per person if purchased at the competition or at the door. This fee will include a hot buffet and 1 drink ticket per person.

ICE DANCE SOCIAL:

An Ice Dance Social will be held Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the HYCC in the Kennedy Rink. The social dance is open to all U.S. Figure Skating members. This is a great opportunity to meet and dance with other ice dancers in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Dances of all levels will be played and special requests will be permitted. For everyone’s safety, we are limiting the number of participants, so register early to reserve your place. U.S. Adult Championship competitors, coaches and officials will have priority with advance registration. Tickets for the Ice Dance Social will be available if pre-purchased for $35 per person. Orders may be placed from February 7, 2014 to March 7, 2014 on the website at  www.2014usadultchampionships.com. Tickets will be sold at the competition for $40.00 per person, space permitting.

VOLUNTEERS:

If you have time and would like to help out during the competition, we would love to have you join our team. Please enter your information by completing the online form located at www.2014usadultchampionships.com, under event info / volunteer tab. You may also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Paul Crugnola at paul.crugnola@gmail.com.

REFUNDS:

No refunds will be granted on additional coach credentials, all-event tickets, single day admissions, practice ice fees, program books, competitor party, ice dance social, souvenir pins, program book advertisements or pre-ordered merchandise.

RETURNED CHECKS:

A $35.00 fee will be payable to the Yarmouth Ice Club for any returned checks. In addition, the skater will not be permitted to skate until the appropriate fees have been paid (CREDIT CARD CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY), including the $35.00 returned check fee. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

SCHEDULES AND GROUPS:

2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships

A tentative schedule is listed below.  IMPORTANT: This is a preliminary schedule, NOT finalized, and subject to change. This schedule does not include event times, only the days on which each event is expected to be held. The schedule will not be finalized until after the completion of the three adult sectional championships in late March. The tentative schedule is a preliminary schedule; therefore, skaters should NOT rely upon this schedule for making final travel arrangements.

*Please note that ALL event days are subject to change.  Many competitors enter multiple events and conflicts cannot be known or avoided until all entry information is received.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Practice Ice – HYCC

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Adult Bronze Ladies Free Skate
Adult Bronze Men Free Skate
Adult Silver Ladies Free Skate
Adult Silver Men Free Skate
Adult Bronze Dance Initial Round
Adult Silver Dance Initial Round
Masters Dramatic Entertainment

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Adult Gold Ladies Free Skate
Adult Gold Men Free Skate
Adult Bronze Dance Final Round
Adult Silver Dance Final Round
Adult Bronze Solo Dance
Adult Pre-Silver Solo Dance
Adult Silver Solo Dance
Adult Pre-Gold Solo Dance
Adult Gold Solo Dance
Adult Pre-Gold Dance Pattern Dance
Centennial Dance Initial Round
Centennial Pairs

Friday, April 11, 2014
Final rounds Adult Bronze / Adult Silver FS Events (if necessary)
Masters Intermediate Ladies Free Skate
Masters Intermediate Men Free Skate
Masters Novice Ladies Free Skate
Masters Novice Men Free Skate
Masters Junior Ladies Free Skate
Masters Junior Men Free Skate
Masters Senior Ladies Free Skate
Masters Senior Men Free Skate
Adult Pre-Bronze Dance Initial Round
Adult Pre-Silver Dance Initial Round
Masters Open Dance Pattern Dance
Centennial Dance Final Round
Adult Gold Dance Pattern Dance
Championship Adult Dance Pattern Dance
Adult Bronze Pairs
Adult Silver Pairs
Adult Gold Pairs
Masters Pairs
Adult Bronze Dramatic Entertainment
Adult Silver Dramatic Entertainment
Adult Gold Dramatic Entertainment

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Championship Adult Gold Ladies Free Skate
Championship Adult Gold Men Free Skate
Championship Masters Intermediate–Novice Ladies Free Skate
Championship Masters Intermediate–Novice Men Free Skate
Championship Masters Junior–Senior Ladies Free Skate
Championship Masters Junior–Senior Men Free Skate
Championship Adult Dance Free Dance
Championship Adult Pairs
Adult Pre-Bronze Dance Final Round
Adult Pre-Silver Dance Final Round
Adult Pre-Gold Dance Free Dance
Adult Gold Dance Free Dance
Masters Open Dance Free Dance
Adult Bronze Light Entertainment
Adult Silver Light Entertainment
Adult Gold Light Entertainment
Masters Light Entertainment

LOC CONTACT INFORMATION:

CHAIR: Donna J. Wunder – donnawunder56@gmail.com – 508-237-7272
CO-CHAIR: Carolyn Pierce – carolynpierce45@gmail.com – 508-775-0565
COMPETITORS’ TRAVEL AND HOTEL CHAIRS Allison Duarte – jaduarte@aol.com - 401-722-6862 & Wendy Enzmann –  wenzmann@verizon.net – 978-461-0993
PRACTICE ICE CHAIR: Donna J. Wunder – donnawunder56@gmail.com – 508-237-7272
COMPETITOR LIASON: Shandie Foley –  nob74@hotmail.com
COMPETITORS PARTY EVENTS CHAIR Mary Ann Worsman – worsman@comcast.net
ICE DANCE SOCIAL CHAIR: Amanda DeAguila –  amandadeaguila@hotmail.com
2014 U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:  www.2014usadultchampionships.com
YARMOUTH ICE CLUB WEBSITE: www.yarmouthiceclub.org

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CONTACT INFORMATION:

U.S.FIGURE SKATING COMPETITIONS COORDINATOR Mia Corsini – mcorsini@usfigureskating.org NATIONAL CHAIR – COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE Lynn Goldman – lynngoldman1@att.net
EASTERN VICE CHAIR – COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE: John Cole – jhabcole@aol.com
CHIEF REFEREE: Lisa Erle – inerle68@aol.com
NATIONAL VICE-CHAIR FOR ADULT COMPETITIONS Lexi Rohner –  lexisk8@aol.com
NATIONAL CHAIR – ADULT SKATING COMMITTEE Gail Sombati-  sombati@wideopenwest.com

DATES TO REMEMBER AND CHECKLIST OF LOC FORMS TO BE COMPLETED

(Please note: all forms & payments are to be completed online)

Online    Registration Begins: December 16, 2013  www.usfsaonline.org
Online    Registration Closes: February 1, 2014
Online    Athlete Info/Program Book Photos: Due March 7, 2014  ads@2014usadultchampionships.com
Online    Coaches Credential/All Event Tickets/Program Book: Due March 7, 2014
Online    Pre-Orders/Souvenir Pins/Competitor Party Ice Dance Social   www.2014usadultchampionships.com
Online    Event Program Book Good Luck Messages (OPTIONAL): Due March 7, 2014  Ian Macadam at iceskater@beld.net
Online    Program Advertising (OPTIONAL): Due March 7, 2014  www.2014usadultchampionships.com
Online    Volunteer Information (OPTIONAL): Due March 7, 2014  www.2014usadultchampionships.com
Online    Practice Ice Requests and Pre-Purchase Ends: March 7, 2014-12:00AM  www.2014usadultchampionships.com
Competition Begins: April 9, 2014

ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY THE APPROPRIATE PARTIES ON THE DUE DATES INDICATED ABOVE.

 

DISCLAIMER: TENTATIVE LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS PENDING FINAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS.  THE LOC MAY COMBINE OR ELIMINATE LEVELS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES.