ISI/PSA Affiliation Not Moving Forward
ISI Programs & Services Remain Strong
ISI President Rob McBride has announced that the ISI affiliation and merger discussions with the Professional Skating Association (PSA) will not be moving forward.
While the organizations encountered some issues that could not be overcome, they remain committed to the solid and mutually supportive relationship they have enjoyed over the years. Both ISI and PSA look forward to continuing to collaborate to best serve the ice sports industry.
ISI programs and services will be offered without interruption. There will be no changes to the skating program, and ISI national and local events, as well as testing, will continue as planned. The iAIM certification program for ISI administrative members and coaches will proceed as usual.
Visit Recreational Ice Skating magazine
It's official! Recreational Ice Skating magazine can be found at its new home at RISonline.org. ISI skaters, coaches and skating directors no longer have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. Now, with just a click of a mouse or the swipe of a screen - at any time and from anywhere - they can stay up-to-date on ISI news, events and coverage.
Those visiting the digital publication via their Android mobile device can download the RISonline app immediately. The iPhone app will be available shortly!
With our new digital format, we'll be able to deliver informative and entertaining articles and images to our readers - content that inspires them to continue skating in ISI programs and in your rinks - on a more frequent basis. Spread the word! RIS Online will feature fresh content monthly and best of all, it will be available 24/7
**NEW** Synchronized Team Membership
Our new Synchronized Skating Team Membership category was created for any synchronized skating team that is part of a NON-ISI Administrative member rink. This purpose-built membership will allow these teams to be registered with the ISI National office and eligible to compete at local or national ISI-endorsed competitions. It's our hope that this exciting addition to our membership offerings will encourage synchronized skating teams across the country to participate in ISI local and national events.
ISI Partners with EntryEeze to Improve Event Registration Process
In an effort to streamline the registration process for ISI competitions and events and create a more user-friendly experience for our individual, professional, and administrative memberships, ISI has partnered with EntryEeze in a joint development agreement. ISI and EntryEeze will be working together to fully integrate their software platforms to provide seamless competition event registrations for ISI endorsed competitions.
EntryEeze is a Colorado company launched in 2008 specifically to serve the needs of skaters and competition managers. Its vision is to provide an automated system to eliminate time spent manually inputting information, and to provide top-notch support to competition directors and skaters who use the software.
The company is headed by Jeff and Lisa Landon, who together have over 40 years of software development and project management experience. Lisa also has over 20 years of experience running figure skating competitions, is an active adult skater, an active club board member and a U.S. Figure Skating official.
The EntryEeze competition management software platform is web-based for maximum flexibility. It has a long list of fully developed competition management features geared toward automation and ease-of-use, allowing directors to focus their efforts on the more important tasks of an event. EntryEeze hosts hundreds of competitions annually and has an excellent client-retention record.
ISI will begin testing the new process shortly, with a launch date of early 2016. EntryEeze will be exhibiting at ISI's Annual Trade Show on Wednesday, May 27.
ISI Launches Convenient Handbook App
ISI introduces its NEW ISI Handbook App for professional members. Designed for Android 4.2 or greater operating systems, this convenient tool provides members with all of the useful information contained in the latest ISI Handbook, including the revised dance step sequences for Freestyle 5-8 tests.
Now, coaches and judges will have pertinent information (test levels and requirements, performance rules, certification programs, judging criteria and more) right at their fingertips!
The ISI Handbook App is a complimentary subscription service available to current ISI professional members. Members can download the app to any of their Android-compatible devices. The app will expire annually on August 31 for those who do not renew their ISI membership.
Look for the ISI Handbook App for iPhone this summer!
ISI professional membership is for directors and instructors/coaches who derive income from performing, teaching or coaching ice skating or hockey.
Professional members enjoy unequaled benefits, such as:
- Access to the best liability insurance benefits in the industry, featuring more coverage at a lower price
- Subscriptions to ISI EDGE trade journal, Recreational Ice Skating magazine and ISI eNews
- Access to ISI educational materials
- Discounted registration fees for ISI programs and events including the Ice Arena Conference & Trade Show and Ice Arena Institute of Management (iAIM)
- Free district educational seminars
- ISI Judge Certification Program
- Right to register ISI tests for individual skater members
For more information, call (972) 735-8800.