We look forward to welcoming all of you next month to 2016 Holiday Challenge in beautiful San Jose, California. Please take a minute to double check the schedule of events that has been posted online. As with all national events and due to crossover skaters, there are some close event times, but with the event running on two surfaces within close proximity, your skates should be able to make their events without a problem. In addition to that, we will be running the as close to "on time" as possible. We will not run early unless all competitors have checked in.
We will need all of you for judging as there will be many panels to fill. The panels are relatively short, usually only around an hour to an hour and a half, give or take, so you can work around your skaters' schedules. It is absolutely fine to select panels that may be on the other rink and marked as Adult Champs if the times are more convenient for you. It is not necessary that you select only Holiday Challenge events for judging.
How do I sign up?
Please download and print a Judge Schedule Request form. Fax it to the office at 972-725-8815, or simply send an email to KHansen@skateisi.org. If you choose to send an email, please include your name, ISI number, rink, certification level and at least 4 panels you would be available to judge. (Please be sure you send PANEL numbers...NOT EVENT numbers). As a reminder, in order to judge, all coaches must have a current professional membership and have either taken a judge certification test after August 1, 2016 or taken and passed the 2016 Update Test.
The deadline to return your judge request form is Friday November 4.
After November 4, the only way to receive a credential would be:
1. Take a minimum of 2 panels as assigned by ISI
2. Pay $75 for a coach credential (see below)
What is a Coach Credential?
If you are not able to judge at this event, but plan to put skaters on the ice, you will need to purchase a coach credential for $75. You can do this by downloading and printing the Paid Coach Credential form and faxing it to the ISI office by November 4. All coaches must be current professional members of ISI to purchase a Coach Credential.
Don't forget, you must have a judge or coach credential to put skaters on the ice or access the hospitality room. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We will hold a very important Judge and Coach meeting on Friday, November 18 at 4:00pm at Sharks Ice at San Jose. Credentials will be available for pick up at that time.
Thank you for your support of the event and the participation of your teams and skaters. With your help, this will be a fantastic weekend of skating.
See you soon!