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We are looking forward to welcoming all of you in four short weeks to our 2016 Winter Classic competition in Orlando, Florida. This year, the response was incredible....mostly in terms of the number of events that skaters signed up for. We have over 2025 starts for the weekend and as you have undoubtedly heard, have had to begin the competition on Thursday afternoon. In addition to that, we are double paneling as many events as we can, including Interpretive, Tot-FS 5 Solo compulsories and Dance. Our resurfacing times have been reduced to 10 minutes and all event warm ups ( except Solo Comp, Footwork and Jumps/Spins which are already 3 minutes) will be 4 minutes. Please make sure you prepare your skaters as such.

This will be a tight schedule and we will need to run as efficiently as possible. Part of that challenge is to make sure that all judge panels are filled and that everyone is comfortable with their assignments. We will not be having a formal judge meeting simply due to the schedule. Therefore it is important that everyone take a minute to check the schedule of events that is now posted on line and to select the judging panels you prefer to have assigned to you by referring to the Judge Schedule Request form. Once you have done that, please fax it to the office at 972-735-8815, 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 four panels you would be available to judge. Don't forget, you must have a judge/coach credential to put skaters on the ice or access the hospitality room.

All judge request forms must be turned in by Monday, January 25. After that date, 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)

If you are a professional member of ISI but are not able to judge at this event and plan to put skaters on the ice, you will need to purchase a coach credential for $75. The Paid Coach Credential form must be received in the ISI office by Monday, January 25.

Credentials can be picked up starting Thursday, February 11th at 3:00pm at the ISI office at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den.

Thank you for your support of the event and the participation of your teams and skaters. With your help, this will be a busy and exciting weekend of skating.

See you soon in sunny Florida!