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Calling All Coaches!
We are looking forward to welcoming all of you next month to our 34th Annual World Team Championships in Marlborough! This year’s event is very large and we are excited to be hosting 103 rink teams and more than 1400 competitors over the six days of competition. Please take a minute to check the schedule of events as there have been some slight changes made over the past few weeks. Because of the size of the event however, we will have very little flexibility to make any additional changes. As with all national events, there are some close event times, but with the 4 rink surfaces in one building, we feel your skaters will be able to make their events without a problem. In addition to that, we will be running the events as close to “on time” as possible. We will not run early unless all competitors have checked in.

In order to run such a large event, we will need all of you for judging as there will be many panels to fill. The panels are fairly short, usually only around an hour, give or take, so you can work around your skaters’ schedules.

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 October 1, 2011 or taken and passed the 2012 Update Test. Any judge certification or update tests taken before July 1 will be certifying you only through August 31. Any tests taken July 1 or later will test your knowledge of the new rule revisions in effect September 1 and will remain valid until our next rule revision year. It is important to note, however, that this event will be run under the 2012 rules.

The deadline to return your judge request form is Friday July 11th. After July 11, the only way to receive a credential would be:

1. Take a minimum of 2 panels as assigned by ISI
2. Pay $150 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 $150. You can do this by downloading and printing the Paid Coach Credential form and faxing it to the ISI office by July 11th. 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 Sunday, July 27th at 4:30pm at the Marriott Courtyard Marlborough (75 Felton Street). Because we will be using tablet judging at this event, you will need to attend this meeting for a tutorial on how the tablets work. Please make sure you mark your calendar for this time. We will have a small reception immediately following this meeting.

Thank you for your support of the event and the participation of your teams and skaters. With your help, this will be a fantastic week of skating.
See you soon!