2014 National Technical Panel Seminar: Singles, Pairs and Dance

March 20 - March 23, 2014

EVENT LOCATION

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd. | Minneapolis, MN 55416

hotel information
Phone: 1-800-245-9190
Room rate: $99 + tax/per night for standard room (single - quad occupancy)

Deadline to get the group rate is Feb. 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 Association Group

The closest airport to the hotel is the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), which is approximately 16 miles from the hotel. Estimated one way cost of a taxi is $57. Estimated one way cost of a Super Shuttle is $25. For those who are driving or want to rent a car, parking at the hotel is complimentary.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
  • Attendees holding no or nonqualifying appointments should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 5 pm on Thursday, March 20.
  • Attendees holding regional, sectional or national appointments should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 8 am on Friday, March 21.
  • Candidates testing for appointment or promotion should plan to depart no earlier than 2 pm on Sunday, March 23.
  • Observers and those who aren't testing will be able to leave any time on Sunday, March 23.

A more specific agenda, as well as arrival and departure times based on candidate level, will be provided after a candidate is officially accepted to the seminar.

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
QUALIFICATIONS
To be eligible, you must adhere to the qualifications set forth in the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, rules 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 and Technical Specialists

  • $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
  • Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the prices above

Technical Controllers

  • $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
  • Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the prices above

Other

  • $75 for U.S. Figure Skating members who would like to observe
  • Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the price above

Cost includes:

  • National faculty
  • More than 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
To apply, please complete the online application at:
https://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/2014TPS_MSP/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.

SPACE IS LIMITED (especially for data). Priority for accepting applications will be granted as follows:

1. Sectional officials seeking national promotion will have first priority

2. Officials seeking recertification will have second priority

3. Qualified new officials seeking a first appointment will have third priority

4. Nonqualifying and regional officials seeking promotion will have fourth priority

5. Current officials attending for practice will have fifth priority

6. All other applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis as space permits

Where all else is equal, those who apply first will be accepted first.

No one will be notified of acceptance until the deadline has passed and all applications have been reviewed. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Feb. 3.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.