Saturday's News at 2004 Governing Council

Derrick Delmore helps Memorial Fund Chair Jan Serafine draw winners for the Memorial Fund raffle.

Governing Council Event Details

News and Photos from Thursday

News and Photos from Friday

(5/8/04) - The 2004 Governing Council continued Saturday with regular business matters.

Governing Council News

2004-05 Team Envelopes

Dance Committee
The following notable actions were taken:
APPROVED to amend TR 49.00 to adjust the passing averages for adult and masters dance tests. The new passing averages are available in the Dance Committee ROA.

Synchronized Team Skating Committee
The following notable actions were taken:
APPROVED to delete CR 52.02 (D) - Collegiate teams may progress directly to the U.S. Synchronized Championships. (This was amended to begin in the 2005-06 season. Thus, collegiate teams will advance directly to the U.S. Championships in the 2004-05 season but must compete in sectionals beginning with the 2005-06 season).

Ethics Committee, Coaches Committee, Greivance Committee (Joint Request)
APPROVED to add a new rule to the Competitions Committee rules as follows: CR 8.70 COACHES
CR 8.71 Any coach being credentialed for a U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition is required to be a member of both U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

New Business
The following new business item was APPROVED:
CR 72.02 (F) MOVE to delete item (F) from CR 72.02:
F. At no time will a competitor who placed lower than sixth place at a regional championship be invited to compete at the U.S. Junior Championships.

Election of Officers
The slate of candidates was accepted by the Governing Council as presented.

Athlete Representatives
The six athlete representatives that have been elected by the athletes to serve on the Board of Directors are:
Chair of the Athletes Advisory Committee and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors: Danielle Hartsell-Minnis
Member of the Executive Committee and board: Brittany McConn Bottoms
Eastern athlete member of the board: Morgan Rowe
Midwest athlete member of the board: Sara Jack
Pacific Coast athlete member of the board: Amber Corwin
At-large athlete member of the board: Derrick Delmore

Photos from Saturday

U.S. athletes Amber Corwin and Michael Weiss discussed their support of the new ISU judging system. With them is International Committee Chair Bob Horen.

Part of the technical center of Governing Council Rules Committee Chair Ed Mann and Nancy Heizer of U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters

Athlete delegates Doug Williams (left) and Scott Davis during Governing Council

U.S. Figure Skating President Chuck Foster calls the meeting to order alongside parliamentarian Dorothy Demarest.