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Location and Schedule
May 20-22, 2022

Panthers Ice Den
3299 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33065

Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

Schedule
The 2022 SSG Figure Skating Championships Competition Schedule is updated at http://comp.entryeeze.com/FullSchedule.aspx (As of April 29).

Listing of Registered Skaters (As of April 18)

CLICK HERE for skaters starting orders and live results.

Covid-19 Information (Subject to change.)
The competition will follow U.S. Figure Skating requirements, and local and state guidelines in place at the time of the competition. Competitors should be prepared to wear masks inside the facility if necessary to comply with U.S. Figure Skating requirements. We will continue to monitor the latest information and all updates regarding our Health and Safety Guidelines will be posted on this website.

2022 Championship Information packet with detailed information on each event listed below.
Events
Spins Challenge
Senior
Junior
Novice
Intermediate
Juvenile
Open Juvenile
Pre-Juvenile
Preliminary
Pre-Preliminary
Beginner
High Beginner
No Test

Adult Spins Challenge
Masters Junior/Senior
Masters Novice/Intermediate
Adult Gold
Adult Silver
Adult Bronze
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Beginner

Jumps Challenge
Senior
Junior
Novice
Intermediate
Juvenile
Open Juvenile
Pre-Juvenile
Preliminary
Pre-Preliminary
No Test
High Beginner
Beginner

Adult Jumps Challenge
Adult Beginner
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Silver
Adult Gold
Adult Masters Intermediate/Novice
Adult Master Junior/Senior

Short Program Events (Singles) (IJS)
Senior
Junior
Novice
Intermediate
Juvenile
Open Juvenile

Compulsory Moves (6.0)
No Test
Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Open Juvenile
Intermediate
Novice
Junior
Senior

Excel Compulsory (6.0)
Excel Beginner
Excel High Beginner
Excel Pre-Preliminary
Excel Preliminary

Adult Beginner – Masters Compulsory Moves (6.0)
Adult Beginner
Adult High Beginner
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Silver
Adult Gold
Masters Intermediate/Novice
Masters Junior/Senior

Adult Singles Free Skate Events
Adult Beginner/High Beginner
Adult Pre-Bronze**
Adult Bronze**
Adult Silver**
Adult Gold**
Adult Masters Intermediate/Novice**
Adult Masters Junior/Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Well Balance Free Skate Programs
No Test
Pre-Preliminary**
Preliminary **
Pre-Juvenile **
Juvenile**
Open Juvenile**
Intermediate**
Novice**
Junior**
Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Adult Singles Free Skate Events
Adult Beginner
Adult High Beginner
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Silver**
Adult Gold**
Adult Masters Intermediate/Novice**
Adult Masters Junior/Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Well Balance Free Skate Programs
No Test **
Pre-Preliminary**
Preliminary **
Pre-Juvenile **
Juvenile**
Open Juvenile**
Intermediate**
Novice**
Junior**
Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Excel Freeskate (6.0/IJS)
Beginner
High Beginner
Pre-Preliminary**
Preliminary**
Preliminary Plus****
Pre-Juvenile**
Pre-Juvenile Plus**
Juvenile**
Juvenile Plus**
Intermediate**
Novice**
Junior**
Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Showcase
Beginner No Test
Beginner High
Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Open Juvenile
Intermediate
Young Adult
Novice
Junior
Senior
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Silver
Adult Gold
Masters

Showcase: Duet
Beginner No Test**
Beginner High
Pre-Preliminary**
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Open Juvenile
Intermediate
Young Adult
Novice
Junior
Senior
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Silver
Adult Gold
Masters

** Must Meet Requirements

Solo Pattern Dance (6.0)
Preliminary
Pre-Bronze
Bronze
Pre-Silver
Silver
Pre-Gold
Gold

Adult Solo Pattern Dance Events (6.0)
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Pre-Silver
Adult Silver
Adult Pre-Gold
Adult Gold

Partnered (Couples) Pattern Dance Events (6.0)
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Intermediate
Novice

Adult Partnered (Couples) Pattern Dance Events
Adult Pre-Bronze
Adult Bronze
Adult Pre-Silver
Adult Silver
Adult Pre-Gold
Adult Gold

Adult Solo Free Dance (6.0)
Adult Gold
Adult Silver
Adult Bronze

Couples Free Dance (6.0)
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Intermediate
Novice
Junior
Senior

Snowplow Sam – Basic 1-6 Elements (6.0)
Snowplow Sam
Basic 1
Basic 2
Basic 3
Basic 4
Basic 5
Basic 6

Snowplow Sam – Basic 1-6 Program with Music (6.0)
Snowplow Sam
Basic 1
Basic 2
Basic 3
Basic 4
Basic 5
Basic 6

Pre- Free Skate – Free Skate 1-6 Compulsory (6.0)
Pre-Free Skate
Free Skate 1
Free Skate 2
Free Skate 3
Free Skate 4
Free Skate 5
Free Skate 6

Pre-Free Skate – Free Skate 1-6 Program with Music (6.0)
Pre-Free Skate
Free Skate 1
Free Skate 2
Free Skate 3
Free Skate 4
Free Skate 5
Free Skate 6

The Florida State Games Figure Skating Championships is a qualifying competition for the 2022 State Games of America Championships (SGA). Skaters placing first, second or third in an event at the Sunshine State Games competition qualify to compete at the State Games of America being held July 21- August 1, 2022 in Ames, IA. For more details visit www.stategamesofamerica.com.

These events will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates that 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 that is a currently registered member 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.

Format

  • All event requirements will be in accordance to USFS regulations. A description of elements, moves, and time requirements will be available online at sunshinestategames.com and www.entryeeze.com.
  • Athletes must check-in with the ice monitor at the ice at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled competition time for each event in which they are competing. Athlete Check-in, where pick-up their shirts and goodie bags, is NOT event check-in.

Sport Rules
This event is sanctioned by United States Figure Skating (USFS). This competition will be conducted in accordance with United States Figure Skating (USFS) rules, as per the current rulebook, unless stated otherwise.

Judging System:
The IJS Scoring System will be used for the following events:
– All Singles Short Programs events.
– Well Balanced Free Skate Program: Pre- Preliminary and above events.
– Adult Free Skate: Pre- Bronze and above levels.
– Excel Series: All Excel Plus Events and Excel Pre-Preliminary and above events.

All competitors skating in these events must submit a Planned Program Content form online using the Entryeeze website for the Sunshine State Games. The deadline for submitting PPC’s is midnight May 13, 2022.

The 6.0 Majority Judging System will be used for the all other events.

U.S. Figure Skating IJS Protocols for Test Credit: In accordance with Rules TR 3.00, 4.01, and 4.02, athletes may receive credit for meeting minimum scores at any competition held under the International Judging System (IJS). The athlete must “skate up” to the event they are seeking test credit for, in addition to having already passed any prerequisites prior to the competition. Eligible events at the 2022 Florida State Games include: Single Free Skate: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, Senior, Adult Silver through Adult Masters Junior/Senior. Excel Free Skate: Juvenile through Senior. Skaters requesting Test Credit will need to speak with the Registration desk about the process for obtaining a Test Credit Packet from the Accounting Staff. Forms must be completed and submitted prior to the end of the competition. No test credit forms will be mailed or processed after the close of the competition. The test credit fee will be $15.00.

Liability: U.S. Figure Skating, Panthers Figure Skating Club and Florida Sports Foundation 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.

Entry Requirements
Eligibility: All skaters must have a Florida affiliation in one or more of the following ways: reside in the State of Florida, attend school in Florida, be a member of a Florida Figure Skating Club or have their primary training location in Florida.
Test level: Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline in the discipline the skater is entering. Entrants may skate one level above that for which they qualify, but they may not skate down in any event. Skaters may only enter ONE level per type of event. For example, skaters cannot enter both the Juvenile AND Intermediate Free Skate events. However, a skater may enter the Juvenile Free Skate event and also the Intermediate Short Program event. Furthermore, skaters cannot enter both standard track free skate events and Excel Free Skate events, as Excel events are considered to be free skate events.
Age restrictions/requirements: Singles free skate events (well-balanced program) have the following requirements: (age is determined by the entry deadline):
Juvenile: Girls – 12 years or younger; Boys – 13 years or younger
Open Juvenile: Girls – 13 years or older; Boys – 14 years or older
Intermediate must be under the age of 18
Adults must be 21 years or older

The IJS Scoring System will be used for the following events:
– All Pairs Free Skating Program and Pairs Short Program events.
– All Singles Short Programs events.
– All Well Balanced Free Skate Program events.
– Adult Free Skate: Silver and above levels.
– Excel Series: Pre- Juvenile and above events.

The 6.0 judging system will be used for all other events.
IJS forms can be completed online at www.usfsaonline.org

Practice Ice
Practice ice registration will be announced on this website after the close of entries and will be available for purchase on www.entryeeze.com website.

Each skater will be eligible to purchase one (1) practice ice sessions per event entered. Additional practice ice may become available after the initial practice ice registration.
Practice Ice will be $ 20.00/ 20 minute practice sessions.
Do not call the Panthers Ice Den for practice ice sessions during the dates of the competition.

Music
Online music submission is the ONLY acceptable method to submit program music. After you have paid for your events, the system will prompt you to upload your music for each event that requires music. If your music is not available at that time, you can logout of your account and return later to upload your music by going to the “Competition” tab and then selecting “My Music.” Please be sure you are uploading the correct music for the correct event segment. Be careful, for example, not to mix up your short program and your free skate program. The deadline for uploading music is May 10, 2022. After that date there will be a late fee of $25.00.

Backup Music at Event [CDs]
In addition to submitting the music online, all competitors/teams must also have at least one [1] backup copy of their competition music on CD, AT RINKSIDE, during the actual competition event or official practice. CDs must meet the following requirements:

– In standard Audio CD format (Compact Disc Digital Audio). Other formats, including mp3 are not acceptable. Due to the compatibility and reliability reasons, music may NOT be submitted on re- recordable “CD-RW” discs. PLEASE, not CD-RWs!!

The LOC, competition officials, and volunteers exercise reasonable care when handling CDs. However, they are not responsible for damage to or loss of any CDs. The LOC is not responsible for CDs not picked up by the end of the competition. Those CDs will be destroyed.

Penalty for Incorrect Music or Failure to Upload Music
The LOC may assess each competitor/team an additional charge, up to $25.00 per event segment, if the competitor/team fails to submit their music prior to the close of online music submission.

Videography
Individual videotaping will be permitted in designated areas ONLY. Except for the official video producer, only battery-operated cameras will be permitted with no tripods. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, PLEASE.

Volunteers
The Florida Sports Foundation is always seeking volunteers to help with athlete check-in and running music at the Sunshine State Games Figure Skating Championships.  Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Karissa Pendleton at kpendleton@playinflorida.com.

Reminder: Compliant volunteer positions at all U. S. Figure Skating sanctioned events include key LOC members, locker room monitors and ALL medical event personnel. To be considered compliant, an approved volunteer serving in one of these positions must:
Submit information for, proper payment of $30 and successfully pass a background check*
The background check will be valid for two seasons, the one in which it was completed plus one additional

Must complete annual SafeSport Training. The training will be valid for 365 days from date of completion and there is no cost for the training/certification*

*Accessible via the U.S. Figure Skating Members Only website

Awards
Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each event. Ribbons will be awarded to 4th – 6th place in the Compete USA events.

The Dorothy Dodson Award, named after veteran Figure Skating Judge, Dorothy Dodson, recognizes the skater with the highest combined score in the Intermediate Ladies Free Skate and Short Program event, This Award will be presented at the end of competition.

The Elizabeth “Betty” Stark Award, named after veteran Figure Skating Judge, Elizabeth “Betty” Stark recognizes the Juvenile Girl with the highest points in the Juvenile Girls Free Skate program. This award will be presented at the end of the competition

Hotel Information
CLICK HERE for Hotel information.

Registration
Registration for the 2022 Figure Skating Championships will be done online through Entryeeze. CLICK HERE to register for the 2021 SSG Figure Skating Championships. The entry deadline for this year’s competition is midnight on Sunday April 17, 2022. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the competition manager and chief referee and will be subject to a $ 50.00 late fee.

Any change to an event AFTER the schedule has been published WILL result in a $25.00 fee for each event changed.

Price Structure
Event Category and Price
1ST IJS event: $ 135.00
2nd IJS event: $ 80.00
1st 6.0 event: $ 100.00
2nd 6.0 event: $ 55.00
1st Compete USA event: $70.00
Singles and Duet Showcase: $100.00 ($55.00 if it is a second event)
Couples/Partnered Dance event: $100.00 ($50.00 each skater 6.0 event)
Any additional non-IJS events regardless of level: $ 40.00

Your entry registration includes an official Sunshine State Games T- shirt. There will be NO REFUNDS unless an event/division is canceled or a participant is found to be ineligible because of failure to meet residency or age requirements. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals.

CLICK HERE to register for the 2022 SSG Figure Skating Championships.

Locker Rooms and Changing Areas
Locker rooms and changing areas may not be available during this competition. If this is the case, all athletes will be expected to arrive at the rink ready to compete (costumes, hair, make-up, etc.). Athletes will be provided with an area to put skates on but will not be permitted to change in public restrooms. More details will be communicated to registered skaters closer to the competition date.

Important Notice To All Coaches
To be a credentialed coach at a sanctioned nonqualifying competition, coaches must meet the following requirements:
Coaching U.S. Figure Skating athletes:
• Current member in good standing with U.S. Figure Skating
• Completed background check (green light status)
• Completed SafeSport Training*
• Continuing Education Requirements (CERs) for the 2021-2022 Competition Season
• Proof of current general liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate.

Coaching Compete USA athletes:
• Learn to Skate USA Instructor membership OR U.S. Figure Skating full membership
• Completed SafeSport Training* (for coaches 18 years old and over)
• Completed background check (green light status) (for coaches 18 years old and over)
• Learn to Skate USA Instructor Certification completed (for coaches under 18)
* SafeSport training is available through www.usfsaonline.org for full members of U.S. Figure Skating (through Learn to Skate USA portal for instructors). There is no cost to this training and certification is valid for 1 season.

The LOC will have a list of compliant coaches who are approved to receive 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.

If a coach cannot provide a photo I.D. and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

If a foreign coach has only foreign athletes at your competition, a background check and SafeSport Training is not required. Instead, the coach must submit a letter from their Federation stating they are a member in good standing.

For more information regarding Coach Compliance, please visit the USFS website.

Other Policies and Procedures
United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) 2022-2023 rules will be used as guidelines for judging all events, unless otherwise stated. Junior Women and Men Short Programs will follow the 2021-2022 or the 2022-2023 requirements.

1. This competition will be sanctioned by US Figure Skating, although membership in US Figure Skating is not required to enter the Sunshine State Games.
2. Skaters may compete at the highest level passed or one level higher. Skaters may compete in only one short program level and only one free skate level. Skaters competing in Excel free skate events may not compete in the equivalent well- balanced program event. Skaters are also responsible for verifying age, residency and test level, if challenged.
3. The Competition Committee reserves the right to combine events. Girls and boys may compete against each other at the Pre-Juvenile level and lower if only one eligible competitor enters one of the events.

FSF Staff Contact
Karissa Pendleton
kpendleton@playinflorida.com

State Director
Betty Stark
(954) 261-1569 or tstark7635@aol.com