July 21, 2016

So You Think You Can Dance?
All skaters, coaches, parents and judges are encouraged to learn the ISI Worlds Flash Mob Dance. The music will be played throughout Worlds week during on-ice awards and ice-resurfacing breaks.

Also, spread the word that we are holding a Flash Mob Dance Video Contest. We are looking for creative and silly videos (less than 2 minutes in length) of individuals or teams performing the dance at Worlds. Videos should be sent to editor@skateisi.org (with Flash Mob Dance Contest in Subject line). On Instagram, tag us #ISIflashmob.

Worlds Updates Available Online
Minor updates will continue to be made to the ISI Worlds event schedule so please be sure to check it periodically. Online sales for practice ice have ended. Practice ice will be available for purchase on-site at Schwan Super Rink beginning at noon on Sunday, July 24. (Cash only). Hotel information can be found on the ISI website, along with other important information. Visit skateisi.org/worlds.

Purchase Your Tickets at Worlds
Tickets and reservations for the following special events and activities will be available, while they last, at Worlds registration:

  • Worlds Competitors' Party at Brunswick Zone XL on Wednesday, July 27.
  • Skater Clinics conducted by Gracie and Carly Gold on Thursday, July 28.
  • "Skate with the Stars Raffle" providing the opportunity for two lucky competitors to win a chance to perform in the ISIA Education Foundation Benefit on Ice Show Friday, July 29.
  • ISIA Education Foundation Benefit on Ice Show featuring Gracie and Carly Gold on Friday, July 29.

Parade to Kick Off
Worlds Opening
Be sure to let your skaters know that a Worlds Competitors' Parade will take place at 6 p.m. prior to the Competitors' Party on Wednesday, July 27. Skaters will begin lining up at 5:15 p.m. behind their team sign, which will be displayed on the C fields behind the Schwan Super Rink. Skaters are suggested to wear matching team colors.

Renewal Reminder
The current ISI Professional membership term expires Aug. 31. All Professional members should renew and purchase their liability insurance by Sept. 1 to maintain benefits and coverage. Individual members must renew in order to maintain their eligibility to participate in ISI-endorsed events and receive excess accident insurance (unless they are on a multi-year plan that continues this term).

Purchase your liability insurance at the same time you renew your Professional membership and get BOTH for only $170! This is an outstanding offer! ISI's insurance benefits are the best in the industry – more coverage at a lower price – plus, ISI policies continue to meet all other association requirements with an extended term of July 1 through Aug. 31 of the following year.

Get the NEW ISI Handbook
The NEW 2016 edition of The ISI Handbook is available for $28, plus shipping.

The handbook includes the latest revisions and new competition events, and provides a wealth of information, standards and resources for learning, teaching and judging the ISI Recreational Skating Program. To purchase, order online, fill out the order form and mail to ISI at 6000 Custer Road, Bldg. 9, Plano, TX, 75023, or call 972-735-8800.

Deadlines Nearing
Test and entry deadlines for both the 2016 ISI Adult Championships and 2016 ISI Holiday Challenge are Sept. 20 and 30 respectively. These two first-class ISI competitions will be taking place simultaneously in one fantastic location on two different ice sheets Nov. 18-20 at Sharks Ice at San Jose in California.

2016 Update Test Information
As of Aug. 2, ALL certification tests will be updated to include questions from the new 2016 rule revisions. All coaches who have passed any level of judge certification exams prior to this date will be required to take and pass the 2016 update test to maintain the validity of their current certification. The update test will primarily include the new information from the 2016 Rule Revisions, but each coach is strongly recommended to have the current 2016 ISI Handbook available now from the ISI office.

Please note that if you take a judge certification test prior to Aug. 2, you will not be certified for the new rule changes and you will be required to take the 2016 update test. We recommend that if you can wait to take a judge certification test starting Aug. 2, please do so.

Coaches attending 2016 ISI Worlds July 25-30 will be required to have a current judge certification with the 2014 Update Test.

The new 2016 rules go into effect for all competitions Sept. 1.



Industry News is compiled from national media reports and member submissions. Please send news to editor@skateisi.org.

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