Ice Crystal Classic
a U.S. Figure Skating & Compete USA Competition
Preliminary through Senior Showcase events are qualifiers for
the National Showcase Competition
November 9-10, 2019
To be held at:
Mt. View Ice Arena and Lloyd Center Ice Rink
14313 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard 953 Lloyd Center
Vancouver, WA 98684 Portland, Or 97232
360-896-8700 www.mtviewice.com 503-288-6073 www.lloydcenterice.com
ENTRY DEADLINE: 11:59 PM on October 20, 2019
Enter via Entryeeze
The 2019 Ice Crystal Classic will be conducted in accordance with the rules of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.
This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules, and are currently registered members of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club or an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook. Please refer to the current rulebook for non-U.S. Citizens.
Persons who are registered in an LTS USA program are eligible to skate in events authorized by the program.
Eligibility: The competition is open to ALL skaters who are current, eligible (ER 1.00) members of either the Learn to Skate USA program or those who are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. To be eligible, skaters must have submitted a membership application or be a member in good standing. Members of other organizations are eligible to compete but must be registered with Learn to Skate USA or a member club.
Test requirements: Competition level is the highest test passed as of October 20, 2019 in the discipline the skater is entering. Skaters may compete at one level higher than the event for which he/she qualifies by test but may not enter more than one level in any one event. Skaters who placed in the top four in a final round of their last qualifying competition in their divisions must move up one level, except for novice and higher.
Age restrictions/requirements: Eligibility for entries is governed by age at the close of entries, which is October 20, 2019. Skaters entering juvenile freeskate events (Well Balanced Program) must be under 13 years of age at the close of entries, and skaters entering open juvenile freeskate events (Well Balanced Program) must be at least 13 years of age at the close of entries. Adult event competitors must be age 21 or over. All skaters should be prepared to show proof of age.
Skaters entering beginner–pre-juvenile events will be divided as closely as possible by age should the number of entries warrant more than one group.
Liability: U.S. Figure Skating, Portland Ice Skating Club, Mountain View Ice Arena, and Lloyd Center Ice Rink accept no responsibility for injury or damage sustained by any participant in this competition. This is in accordance with Rule 1600 of the official U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook.
Entries: Entries for all events will be accepted online only via Entryeeze. Please note that all group events (duets or larger) are considered team events. Registration must be completed by the team manager for these events. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM October 20, 2019. Please note: Late entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the referee and, if approved, will be subject to a $30 late fee.
For questions regarding registration, please contact the registrar:
Laura Zubricky - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Upload: Competitors are required to upload their music to Entryeeze after registering for this competition. Please follow the steps on the Entryeeze website. Log into your skater account and follow the instructions as to how to upload in mp3 format. Music must be submitted online via Entryeeze no later than 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, October 20, 2019. Competitors not submitting required music via by 11:59 PM on October 20, 2019 will be subject to a $30.00 late fee. If the music is not uploaded prior to the competition there is a chance your music will not be available for your event. Competitors are required to have a backup CD rink-side during the actual competition event.
Refund Policy: Entry fees will not be refunded after October 20, 2019 unless no competition exists or the event is canceled. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals. To withdraw, please notify the competition chair as soon as possible. Any refunds, minus the online processing fee, will be credited to the original payee’s account or, if paid by check, will be mailed within 30 days after the completion of the competition. The online processing fees are not refundable for any reason. Checks returned for non-sufficient funds and contested credit card charges will be issued a $35 fee. Payment of the fee will be required before the skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events. Notification of competition and practice ice times will be available on the Entryeeze website. The competition schedule will also be posted at Mountain View Ice Arena approximately two weeks before the competition. Please be sure to double check the schedule for updates and changes.
Compete USA Events to be Skated: For Compete USA and Excel events not described in detail in this announcement, the requirements shall be those set out in the 2019-20 version of the Compete USA Manual that is current on the date set for the close of entries. Should the date for the close of entries be extended or postponed, the event requirement shall remain the Manual requirement as of the original date for the close of entries listed in this Announcement. For music duration and required elements please consult the Compete USA Manual. The current Compete USA Manual can be found on the U.S. Figure Skating website under the Programs tab at Compete USA on the pull-down menu, or by clicking here. Updates and clarifications to the Compete USA Manual may occur between the date that this announcement is issued and the close of entries. Coaches and skaters should check the manual periodically and on the date of the close of entries.
Test Track is no longer offered. Skaters wishing to compete in what was formerly Test Track should consult the U.S. Figure Skating Excel site for the appropriate level, or consult the 2019-20 Excel Handbook. Updates and clarifications to the 2019-20 Excel Handbook may occur between the date that this announcement is issued and the close of entries. Coaches and skaters should check the handbook periodically and on the date of the close of entries.
U.S. Figure Skating Events to be Skated: For U.S. Figure Skating events not described in detail in this announcement, the requirements shall be those set out in the version of 2019-20 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook available here. Should the date for the close of entries be extended or postponed, the event requirement shall remain the Rulebook requirement as of the original date for the close of entries listed in this Announcement. Updates and clarifications to the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook may occur between the date that this announcement is issued and the close of entries. Coaches and skaters should check the manual periodically and on the day after the close of entries. For specific event information, please click on the applicable event links in the table below.
Showcase Event Information: Any Showcase entries attempting to qualify for the U.S.Figure Skating National Showcase must adhere to all guidelines set forth in the U.S.Figure Skating National Showcase handbook available here.
Showcase Team Competition Format: Duet, Mini-Production, and Production Ensemble events are team events where the team presents a choreographed program incorporating a theme or story set to music and with or without props/scenery. Program times are 1:40 max for all duets up to pre-juvenile, 2:10 max for juvenile-novice duets, 2:40 max for junior and senior duets, 3:10 maximum for Mini-Production Ensemble, and 6:15 maximum for Production Ensemble. Theatre on Ice teams, as defined by Rule MR 5.07 are eligible to compete in the Production Ensemble category only.
Props or scenery may be used as part of the program, subject to the following conditions. All props/scenery must be placed on, and removed from, the ice only by the skaters of the team within the time restrictions specified. All props/scenery used shall not exceed 6’-0” in height. Each team will have 2 minutes from the time their team is announced to set-up any props/scenery and to get into their starting position. Time not spent setting up props may be used for general warm up.
A 30-second remaining in warm up announcement will be given to the team. After the 2-minutes has elapsed, the team’s performance will be announced and the event referee will begin program timing, although music will not begin until the team visibly signals that they are in position and ready for music. At the completion of the program, the team will have 2-minutes to remove all props/scenery from the ice surface, leaving the ice surface clear for the next team. Failure to remove all objects to the satisfaction of the event referee within the 2-minute period will result in a 0.1 deduction taken from each mark by each judge.
Interpretive Competition Format: The Organizing Committee will pre-select and edit musical choices appropriate for these events. During warm-up skaters will hear the selection of music twice. Following the warm-up all skaters except for the first skater will be escorted to a soundproof area of the arena. The first skater will hear the music one more time and then perform a program to the music. As each skater performs the next skater in line will be allowed to hear the music for the third time before they perform to the music. The listening skater will not be allowed to view the performing skater. No coaching is permitted during this event.
Levels: Levels will be broken by ability with ages divided appropriately.
Interpretive Event Judging Rules: Skaters are judged on originality, pattern, technical (the ability to include jumps and spins), and music interpretation/expression. Spins and jumps performed must be appropriate to competition level.
Judging system, events offered and entry fees:
The 6.0 System will be used for all events.
Blue text indicates a clickable link to event specifics.
6.0 Events @ Mt. View 11/9/19 First Event As an additional event No Test, Pre-preliminary, and Preliminary $65 $30 Excel High Beginner, Excel Pre-preliminary, and Excel Preliminary $50 $30 Adult Beginner - Bronze $60 $30 Freeskate 4-6 $65 $30 Showcase Duets - Freeskate 4 through Pre-Preliminary $90 N/A Showcase Duets - Preliminary through Senior $90 N/A Showcase - Dramatic and Light Entertainment - Freeskate 4 through Pre-Preliminary $65 $35 Showcase - Dramatic Entertainment - Preliminary through Senior $65 $35 Showcase - Light Entertainment - Preliminary through Senior $65 $35 Interpretive - Freeskate 4 through Senior $65 $35 Theater on Ice, Production Ensemble and Mini-Production Ensemble $60 per team plus $20 per skater N/A CUSA Synchro Skills $60 per team plus $20 per skater N/A 6.0 Events @ Lloyd Center 11/10/19 First Event As an additional event Interpretive - Snowplow Sam through Freeskate 3 $60 $30 Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate 1-3 $60 $30 Basic 1 through 6 $45 $25 Snowplow Sam 1-3 $35 $25
Showcase Duets - Basic 1 through Freeskate 3 $70 N/A Showcase, Light Entertainment and Dramatic - Snowplow Sam through Freeskate 3 $60 $30 Excel Beginner $60 $30
Facilities: The competition will be held at Mt View Ice Arena and at Lloyd Center Ice. Details for both rinks are listed below.
Mt. View Ice Arena Lloyd Center Ice Rink
14313 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard 953 Lloyd Center
Vancouver, WA 98684 Portland, Or 97232
360-896-8700 www.mtviewice.com 503-288-6073 www.lloydcenterice.com
Mt. View Ice Arena is located in Vancouver, Washington. Temperature inside the rink area is cold, heavy jackets or clothing is required to keep warm. Spectators can get chilly from cold air movement, so sweaters/jackets are recommended.
Mt. View rink dimensions are 90 x 200, with four rounded corners. There is one women’s restroom and one men’s restroom in the rink. Per Safesport regulations, restrooms may not be used as changing rooms.
Lloyd Center Ice Rink is located in Portland, Oregon at the Lloyd Center Mall. Temperature inside the Mall is climate controlled. One might want a light-weight jacket or sweater.
Lloyd Center rink dimensions are 141 x 78, with an oval configuration. There is one women’s restroom and one men’s restroom in the rink. Per Safesport regulations, restrooms may not be used as changing rooms. There are no changing rooms at Lloyd Center. PLEASE COME TO THE RINK DRESSED IN COMPETITION ATTIRE.
Admission: No admission will be charged. All events are open to spectators.
Registration: Registration will begin one to two hours before the first scheduled day of competition and end approximately an hour prior to the last scheduled event on the last day of competition. Registration tables will be located at the upper level of the ice cafe. Please register promptly upon arrival. Competitors who arrive after their warm-up group begins will be allowed to skate only at the discretion of the referee. If they do not skate, they will forfeit all fees for that event.
Practice Ice: Practice ice will be offered on each day of competition. Saturday and Sunday sessions will be offered in the early morning prior to the beginning of the day’s competition. Updates will be
available for viewing on the Entryeeze website when the schedule is posted. The competitors and coaches should check the official bulletin board for updates and announcements.
Skaters need to check with Practice Ice Monitor (PIM) 5-10 minutes prior to commencement of each session. Proper, modest attire should be worn please. Also, please use polite language, attitude and behavior befitting representatives of the U.S. Figure Skating organization.
Each practice ice session is 25 minutes long and costs $15.00. Music may not be played during practice ice. Sessions will be limited to 20 skaters at Mt. View and 14 skaters at Lloyd Center. Sessions will have level designations to prevent unsafe level combinations. Coaches will only be allowed to be on the ice with their students on the Basic Skills sessions. Skaters must sign up and pre-pay for sessions on the Entryeeze website at the time of entry.
Practice ice is limited to one session per event entered. Additional practice ice may be available if sessions are not filled and/or there are cancellations. Should sessions be filled, names and contact information will be put on a waiting list on a first come, first served basis. Should additional practice ice be available after the deadline, more practiced sessions can be purchased on the website. If there are still available spots the weekend of competition, practice ice will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Payment will be made to the ice monitor prior to skater taking the ice. Cash or checks will be accepted rinkside. An electronic payment method will be available if possible, but is not guaranteed. Checks should be made out to P.I.S.C. No receipts will be given. All returned checks will be charged an NSF fee of $30.
PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COACH SKATERS ON PRACTICE ICE SESSIONS.
Any parent seen doing so will be asked to leave rink lobby area.
U.S. Figure Skating Safesport Locker Room Policy.
U.S. Figure Skating policy, adopted by the SafeSport Subcommittee of the Competitions Committee prohibits parents and coaches from being present in locker rooms used as changing rooms by the athletes. This is a “gender neutral” policy that is intended to ensure the safety of the skaters and to ensure that skaters who select a coach of the opposite gender do not suffer a perceived disadvantage at the competition. An area will be provided in which parents can assist younger skaters with costumes and equipment. That area will be open to public view. The LOC recommends that younger skaters dress before coming to the rink. Restrooms may not be used as changing rooms.
Photography/Videography: A professional videographer and photographer will be at the competition. Any other professional videotaping and photography is prohibited. Only hand-held videotaping devices will be allowed, without tripod, and is only permissible outside of rink. VIDEO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHING ANY SKATER OTHER THAN YOUR OWN IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. For safety reasons, flash photography is prohibited.
Awards: Awards will be presented for first through sixth place immediately following the official posting of each event. Award photos will be taken. We ask that all award winners pose for the group pictures even if you do not plan to purchase a picture.
Compete USA events will have no more than six competitors maximum in an event and all six should receive an award.
Official Notices: An official board will be maintained by the competition registration desk. It is the responsibility of each competitor, parent and coach to check the bulletin board frequently for any schedule changes and/or additional information. Skaters are requested to arrive one hour prior to the scheduled time of their event. A tentative schedule of events will be posted prior to the competition, as well as being posted on the Entryeeze website.
Information Regarding Coaches: U.S. Figure Skating Rule MR 5.11 Coach Compliance:
In order to be granted access to work within U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned activities, each coach must complete the following requirements on an annual basis by July 1:
A. Must be a current full member of U.S. Figure Skating - either through a member club or as an individual member;
B. Must complete the coach registration process through the U.S. Figure Skating Members Only site, submit proper payment for the annual registration fee of $30 and, if 18 years of age or older, successfully pass the background screen.
C. Must complete the appropriate CER courses (A,B, C or D) depending on the highest level of students being coached as of July 1. See rule MR 5.12.
D. Must submit proof of current general liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occurrence /$5 million aggregate.
For LTS USA ONLY coaches – Any person 18 and older instructing in an LTS USA program must have successfully passed the annual background screen and be registered as an LTS USA instructor member.
The local organizing committee/club will have a list of compliant coaches who are cleared for a credential at the competition. Coaches will need to check in at the event registration desk and show a government issued photo I.D. to receive a credential. The Coaches Registration desk will be open on November 9th at Mt. View Ice Arena. Coaches who cannot register until later will be able to pick up credentials on November 10th at Lloyd Center Ice Rink.
If a coach cannot provide a photo ID and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential – no exceptions. We strongly urge all coaches to have their cards with them. Non-credentialed coaches will not be permitted in the designated coaching area at rink side during events including practice sessions. Coaching at U.S. Figure Skating events without compliance is an ethics violation which is reported to U.S. Figure Skating and PSA.
For more information regarding Coach Compliance, please refer to this U.S. Figure Skating Coach Compliance document.
If you have questions, please contact the PISC Competition Chairs:
Erin Courtney - Co-Chair Email: Erin.kathleen22gmail.com
Laura Zubricky - Co-Chair/Registrar Email: email@example.com
Hotels and Accommodations: Call ahead for availability and pricing information.
Hampton Inn & Suites
315 SE Olympia Drive, Vancouver, WA 98684
t: 360-891-3000 f: 360-254-2549
Book under “Portland Ice Skating Club Ice Crystal Classic Competition”.
Rate is $109.00 per night plus lodging tax for Standard King and Double Queen rooms. The hotel is within walking distance to Mt. View Ice Are