JUDGE & COACH INFORMATION
We look forward to welcoming all of you in 6 weeks to our 2017 Winter Classic competition in Oxford, Ohio. Once again, the response was incredible ....mostly in terms of the number of events that skaters signed up for. We have 2385 starts for the weekend with 550 competitors, 50 of which have 10 or more events. So, this will once again be a very full weekend with some tight times for a few people (especially those with 20+ events). Because we received a lot of concern with using Thursday, we have chosen to keep all events Friday-Sunday. In order to accommodate all these events within the three day weekend we are double paneling as many events as we can, including Jump & Spin, Interpretive, Tot-FS 4 Solo Compulsories and Dance. Our resurfacing times have been reduced to 10 minutes but we have not shortened warm up times this year.
Since this will obviously be a tight schedule we will need to run as efficiently as possible. Part of that challenge is to make sure that all 73 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 online 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 6 panels you would be available to judge. You will not be assigned 6 panels. The reason for six options is that often, the selections given overlap the same times and are not real options. Please find different "time blocks" so that we may actually use you on more than one panel. 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 Friday, January 20.
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 current 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 Friday, January 20.
Credentials can be picked up starting Thursday, February 9 at 3:00pm at the ISI office at the Goggin Ice Center.
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 beautiful Oxford!