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COMPETITIONS

 

COMPETITIONS ARE A LOT OF FUN FOR THE SKATERS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING AND CERTAINLY PROVIDE MOMENTS OF GREAT PRIDE AND JOY FOR PARENTS AS THEY WATCH THEIR SKATERS SHINE!

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMPETITION, PLEASE TALK TO YOUR CHILD’S COACH AHEAD OF TIME, AS THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW WHICH COMPETITION (S) ARE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CHILD TO ENTER. PARENTS MUST FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORMS ONLINE FOR THE COMPETITION PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE. YOUR COACH WILL INFORM YOU OF THE DEADLINE. YOUR COACH WILL ALSO LET YOU KNOW WHICH CATEGORY TO ENTER AND AS YOUR CHILD IMPROVES, THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ONE EVENT TO ENTER AT COMPETITIONS. THERE ARE REGISTRATION FEES- PER EVENT FOR ATTENDING COMPETITIONS.

 

PLAN TO ARRIVE AN HOUR AHEAD OF YOUR SCHEDULLED PERFORMANCE TIME. SKATERS SHOULD EAT SOMETHING HEALTHY AND LIGHT BEFORE THEY SKATE BUT NOT A BIG MEAL. REGISTER AT THE REGISTRATION DESK WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND HAND IN TWO COPIES OF YOUR SOLO MUSIC – MASTER AND COPY. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR EVENT WILL START AT THE SCHEDULLED TIME – THEY RARELY DO. BE SURE YOU ARE IN THE CORRECT ARENA. MANY COMPETITIONS HAVE TWO RINKS GOING AT THE SAME TIME. MAKE SURE YOUR SKATER STAYS WARM. BE SURE TO FIND YOUR COACH AND LET THEM KNOW YOU HAVE REGISTERED. YOUR COACH WILL DO AN OFF ICE WARM UP WITH YOU, AND LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME TO PUT ON YOUR COMPETITION OUTFIT AND SKATES. PLEASE NOTE - IF UNDERWEAR IS VISIBLE UNDER THE DRESS IT SHOULD NOT BE WORN! HAIR MUST BE PULLED BACK AND NEAT, TIGHTS SHOULD BE FREE OF HOLES AND A LIGHT WARM UP JACKET OR SWEATER – ZIPPER OR BUTTON CAN BE WORN FOR WARM UP – NO HOODIES. BLACK OR WHITE GLOVES CAN BE WORN FOR THEH WARM UP. IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND THE DRESSING ROOM UPON ARRIVAL AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE ARENA. WHEN IT IS GETTING CLOSE TO YOUR SKATING TIME, FOLLOW YOUR COACH OR ICE CAPTAINS INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO STAY – DRESSING ROOM, NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF THE ICE, ETC.

 

PARENTS SHOULD FOLLOW THE VOLUNTEERS DIRECTIONS REGARDING PROPER VIEWING AREAS. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ICE LEVEL DURING THE COMPETITION, AND AT SOME COMPETITIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CHANGING ROOMS.

SKATERS SHOULD USE THE WASHROOM BEFORE THE START OF THE WARM UP FOR THEIR EVENT. SKATERS WILL HAVE A SHORT ON ICE WARM UP WITH THE OTHER COMPETITORS IN THEIR EVENT AND THEN WILL CLEAR THE ICE TO SKATE ONE AT A TIME. A SKATING ORDER WILL BE POSTED ON A BULLETIN BOARD IN THE ARENA. SKATERS NEED TO REMEMBER TO CURTSEY\BOW AT THE END OF THEIR PERFORMANCE.

RESULTS ARE POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE SAME LOCATION WHERE THE SKATING ORDERS ARE POSTED. IF SKATERS RECIEVE A MEDAL OR RIBBON\EVALUATION, THE MEDAL PRESENTATIONS ARE USUALLY HELD DURING THE FLOOD. FOR THOSE SKATERS WHO RECIEVE EVALUATIONS OR CPC REPORT CARDS, BE SURE TO SHOW IT TO YOUR COACH BEFORE LEAVING THE ARENA AND BRING A COPY TO PRACTICE FOR THE COACH OR SCAN AND EMAIL A COPY.

COACH’S BILL FOR THEIR TIME AT COMPETITIONS IN ADDITION TO COACH’S EXPENSES – GAS, HOTEL, AND MEALS ARE DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONG THOSE ATTENDING.

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PREPARE YOUR SKATER FOR ANY OUTCOME AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP. WINNING AND LOSING WITH GRACE IS KEY!  

 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE ARENA, DO NOT FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD’S MUSIC!

 

Note: for a list of dates, please refer to the 'Events' section.

 

REMEMBER TO ENJOY YOURSELF AND HAVE FUN. DON’T EVER PANIC, JUST ASK SOMEONE FOR HELP IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU ARE UNSURE OF. COMPETITIONS ARE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND EVERYONE WANTS YOU TO HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. REMEMBER TO SMILE AND HAVE FUN!

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT, PLEASE ASK YOUR COACH.