2013 Judges Seminar: Singles/Pairs

July 26 - July 28, 2013

EVENT LOCATION

Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick
One Thurber Street
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 734-9600
www.providenceairportwarwick.hgi.com
Hotel information
Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick
Room rate: $119 + tax/per night for standard room (Double/Queen, King). Rate includes full hot breakfast.

Complimentary overnight parking and day parking for attendees will be provided.

Deadline to get the group rate is June 26. Only a limited number of rooms are available in the block, so register early to make sure you get one.
Group Name: U.S. Figure Skating Room Block

The closest airport to the hotel is the T.F Green Providence Airport (PVD) which is adjacent to the hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Seminar Offers
  • Education and appointment/promotion for test judges for singles/pairs
  • Education and appointment/promotion for competition judges for singles/pairs
Tentative Schedule
Friday July 26 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Introduction to judging; discussion of code of ethics, judging responsibilities, etc.
- Review moves in the field, singles and pairs elements
- Review 6.0 judging system

Saturday, July 27 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Singles/Pairs Test Judge Appointment practical exams
- Review GOE and component marking

Sunday, July 28 - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Review competition programs, event review discussions
- Element ID practical exams
- Singles/Pairs Competition Judge Appointment practical exams

Qualifications
To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age by July 26 and a current member in good standing of U.S. Figure Skating. (Basic Skills membership does not fulfill the membership requirement.) You do NOT need to hold any judging appointments.

You may apply for a Singles/Pairs Test Judge Appointment, a Singles/Pairs Competition Judge Appointment or both. Prior to the seminar, a peer evaluation will be completed by the Judges Committee, and you must take and pass the online exam(s) for promotion for the highest level(s) you wish to test at the seminar. (Passing the exam(s) is not a guarantee of receiving an appointment/promotion.)

If you have no current appointments, you may choose to start at any of the singles/pairs test judge levels (bronze, silver or gold). If you are seeking promotion to a higher level, you would take the exam for the highest level you wish to achieve (i.e. if you are currently a bronze singles/pairs test judge and wish to be promoted to gold singles/pairs test judge, you would take the online exam for promotion to gold singles/pairs test judge).

Achieving the required score for a level does not guarantee appointment/promotion to that level. You must take the practical exam and show proficiency at each level to be approved for appointment/promotion. If you wish to test for both test and competition appointments, you must take both the test and competition promotional exams online and then, at the seminar, first take and pass the practical exam for a test judge appointment, and then take and pass the practical exam for a competition judge appointment*.

*One must already be a silver singles/pairs test judge or higher, or achieve a silver singles/pairs test judge or higher appointment at the seminar, to be eligible for a regional singles/pairs competition judge appointment. One must already be a gold singles/pairs test judge, or achieve a gold singles/pairs test judge appointment at the seminar, to be eligible for a sectional singles/pairs competition judge appointment.

The following are the scores required to test at each level:
Test Appointment:
If you take the online exam for promotion to gold singles/pairs test judge:
80% = qualification to test at the Gold Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar
75% = qualification to test at the Silver Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar
70% - qualification to test at the Bronze Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar

If you take the online exam for promotion to silver singles/pairs test judge:
80% = qualification to test at the Silver Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar
75% = qualification to test at the Bronze Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar

If you take the online exam for promotion to bronze singles/pairs test judge:
80% = qualification to test at the Bronze Singles/Pairs Test Level at the seminar

Competition Appointment:
If you take the online exam for promotion to sectional singles/pairs competition judge:
80% = qualification to test at the Sectional Singles/Pairs Competition Level at the seminar
75% = qualification to test at the Regional Singles/Pairs Competition Level at the seminar

If you take the online exam for promotion to regional singles/pairs competition judge:
80% = qualification to test at the Regional Singles/Pairs Competition Level at the seminar
75% = qualification to test at the Nonqualifying Singles/Pairs Competition Level at the seminar

Cost
$50 for test appointment
$50 for competition appointment
$100 for both test and competition appointments
$75 for observers (space available)

Cost includes:

  • National faculty
  • Three days of intensive training
  • Testing for certification or advancement (except for observers)

Expenses including travel, hotel and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.

CEUS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND
Observing for a test judge appointment only = maximum of 25 CEUs
Observing for a competition judge appointment only = maximum of 25 CEUs
Observing for both appointments = maximum of 50 CEUs

Attending/testing for a test judge appointment only = maximum of 35 CEUs
Attending/testing for a competition judge appointment only = maximum of 45 CEUs
Attending/testing for both appointments = maximum of 65 CEUs

Application and Acceptance
To apply, please complete the online application at:
https://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/2013RISeminar/secure_index.html

Applications will only be accepted through this online form. Payment is not required with the application but will be requested later only of those who are accepted.

Once a completed application is received, and no later than April 21, the appropriate online promotional exam(s) will be e-mailed to the applicant.

SPACE IS LIMITED
No one will be notified of acceptance until the deadline has passed and exam/peer evaluation results have been received. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than June 21, 2013.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 14, 2013.

QUESTIONS?
Questions regarding the seminar or the online application can be directed to Kathleen Harmon at kathleen.harmon@hotmail.com.