2012 National Technical Panel Seminar: Singles, Pairs and Dance

April 19 - April 22, 2012

EVENT LOCATION

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
1400 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
www.hgidenverdowntown.com

Hotel Information
Online event registration link
Phone: 303-603-8000 (general hotel)

Phone: 303-379-0906 (reservations direct)
Room rate: $99 + tax/per night for standard room (single - quad occupancy). Deadline to get the group rate is March 15.
Group Name: United States Figure Skating National Tech Panel Seminar
Group Code: USFS

The closest airport to the hotel is the Denver International Airport (DEN), which is approximately 26 miles from the Hilton Garden Inn. U.S. Figure Skating will be working with the hotel and Super Shuttle to try to arrange a group rate and will provide more information to those accepted to the seminar. Estimated round trip cost is $40.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 19 - 5 pm to 10 pm
- Introduction to the IJS - equipment, roles, language, codes. Review of levels of difficulty.
- Mandatory for those seeking a first appointment or holding a nonqualifying appointment
- All are welcome

Friday, April 20 - 8 am to 8 pm
-Education / Rotations

Saturday, April 21 - 8 am to 8 pm

- Education / Rotations
- Testing for National Candidates

Sunday, April 22 - 8 am to 2 pm
-Testing for new, nonqualifying, regional and sectional candidates

SEMINAR OFFERS
  • Certification for new technical controllers and technical specialists for singles, pairs and dance
  • Advancement for certified technical controllers and specialists for singles, pairs and dance
  • Certification for new data operators for singles/pairs/dance
  • Advancement for certified data operators for singles/pairs/dance
  • Note: The focus of this seminar is to train people on proper procedures for specialists, controllers and data, and video. Since this seminar will be offered prior to the 2012 ISU Congress, we will not have the rules for the 2013 season. Webinars/conference calls will be utilized throughout the 2013 season to communicate rule changes as necessary. More information on this will be provided after the Congress in June, as necessary.

    Qualifications
    To be eligible, you must adhere to the qualifications set forth in the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, TPCR 4.00-4.04, and the Advancement Guidelines available on the U.S. Figure Skating website. It is your responsibility to verify your qualifications prior to applying.

    If you are applying to advance your current certification, you must first submit a Technical Panel Application for Advancement to the appropriate Sectional Vice Chair (SVC) on the Technical Panel Committee. Please refer to the Technical Panel Advancement Procedures for more information.

    Cost
    Data Operators

  • $150 for non-U.S. Figure Skating members
  • $125 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking an appointment/promotion or recertification
  • $100 for U.S. Figure Skating members already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to test for advancement
  • Specialists

  • $150 for non-U.S. Figure Skating members
  • $125 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking an appointment/promotion or recertification
  • $100 for U.S. Figure Skating members already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to test for advancement
  • Controllers

  • $75 for non-U.S. Figure Skating members
  • $50 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking an appointment/promotion or recertification
  • $25 for U.S. Figure Skating members already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to test for advancement
  • Other

  • $75 for observers
  • Cost includes:

  • National faculty
  • Two days of intensive IJS training
  • Testing for certification or advancement (except for observers and those practicing)
  • Expenses including travel, hotel and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.

    Application and Acceptance

    The deadline for this seminar was February 13, 2012. If you are interested in attending, please contact Juliet Newcomer at jnewcomer@usfigureskating.org. There is no guarantee of acceptance; however, late applications may be accepted if space is available.