- Lausanne, Switzerland
Further to ISU Communication No 1836 and after having received Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges:
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 24th – 26th, 2014
- Milan, Italy, May 9th – 11th, 2014
- Glasgow, Great Britain, August 20th – 22nd, 2014
- Minsk, Belarus, October 17th – 19th, 2014 (in conjunction with International Competition)
These ISU Seminars will include a Judge’s section and a Referee’s section:
- the Judge’s section forms an ISU Seminar for re-appointment of International Judges and first appointment of ISU Judges and therefore it serves the purposes of seminar attendance requirements included in Rule 412, paragraphs 1.d) (i), 2.c), 3.d) (i), 4.c) and Rule 413, paragraphs 2.c), 3.d), 4.c) for Ice Dance;
- the Referees section form an ISU Seminar for re-appointment of International Referees and re-appointment of ISU Referees, and therefore it serves the purposes of seminar attendance requirements included in Rule 412, paragraphs 2.c), 4.c) for Ice Dance.
Note: These Seminars do not count to become an International Judge or an International or ISU Referee. ISU Seminars and ISU Examinations for first appointment of International Judges and first appointment of International Referees and ISU Referees will be held in 2015 for first appointment on the 2015/16 list of Officials (see ISU Communication 1836, Note).
Moderators designated by the Ice Dance Technical Committee will conduct those Seminars.
These ISU Seminars are primarily for the Officials of the Host Member. However, Officials of other Members (not more than 2 per Member) can also attend subject to the availability of places.
The Seminar in Minsk, Belarus, being organized in conjunction with a competition, the participants at the Seminar cannot also serve as Officials or Coaches at the competition.
Members wishing to nominate Officials to participate in these ISU Seminars, or the ISU Referees/Judges themselves, may make an application to the ISU Secretariat, with copies to the Host Member and the Chair of the Ice Dance Technical Committee, not later than six weeks prior to the scheduled date of the Seminar. The Host Member must also send to the ISU Secretariat, with a copy to the Chair of the Ice Dance Technical Committee, the names of those of its own Officials who will attend the Seminar.
Please note that at all 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ISU Figure Skating Championships (ISU European Figure Skating Championships, ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship, ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, ISU World Figure Skating Championships) and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Initial Judges Meetings Ice Dance were/will be conducted by a member of the Ice Dance Technical Committee. Therefore each of those Initial Judges Meetings and the respective Round Table Discussion formed/will form together an ISU Seminar for re-appointment of ISU Judges, as per Rule 417, paragraph 5.
Members are reminded that according to changes passed by the ISU Congress 2012, those Initial Judges Meetings and Round Table Discussions no longer form ISU Seminars for re-appointment of ISU or International Referees.
These ISU Seminars will be conducted in English.
The responsibility for the expenses of these ISU Seminars will be allocated as follows:
a) The administrative expenses (use of ice surface, classroom and all supporting equipment/facilities) will be borne by the Host Member.
b) The travel and living expenses of the Moderators will be borne by the ISU, except for the ISU Seminar in Minsk, Belarus (expenses borne by the Host Member).
c) The travel and living expenses of the participants will be borne by their respective Members, or by the ISU Referees/Judges themselves in case of direct application (not through the Members).
The deadlines for sending the applications are:
for Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 13th, 2014
for Seminar in Milan, Italy, March 28th, 2014
for Seminar in Glasgow, Great Britain, July 9th, 2014
for Seminar in Minsk, Belarus, September 5th, 2014