An invitation is extended to all eligible figure skaters to participate in the 2018 Algoma Invitational. Skate Canada rules and regulations will apply throughout the competition unless otherwise specified.
NEW: There are no geographic restrictions for this event-it is open to all eligible athletes
NOTE: Algoma Invitational is part of the Skate Ontario STARSkate Qualifying Series for the 2018 Skate Ontario STARSkate Championships.
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REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is an online submission and must be completed in full, including payment, for the entry to be finalized. Registration opens at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The detailed registration instructions are included on the Algoma Interclub Invitational Event Registration site at:
CLOSING DATE: Access to online registration will cease at 10:00pm on November 29, 2017. Registrations will be accepted on a first come - first serve basis with restrictions in certain categories to accommodate the scheduling of categories. Please review your entry information before submitting.
Registration is finalized only when all information and payment is complete. Your receipt of payment is your registration confirmation. Please print your receipt and retain for your records.
LATE ENTRIES: Entries received after the closing date will be considered by the Technical Representative for registration. Late entries are subject to a $100.00 late fee. REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS: Full refunds will be given for any cancelled categories. If an entry is withdrawn prior to December 3, 2017, a refund (less an administrative fee of $35.00 per skater) will be granted.
NOTE: NO REFUNDS (including medical) will be granted after December 3, 2017
RESTRICTIONS: In the case of a very large entry in any category, the entries will be drawn into groups. All drawn groups are final and cannot be changed. Singles skaters are permitted to enter only one singles free skate category.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: As on November 15, 2017.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: All competitors and Skate Canada registered coaches are required to register upon arrival at the arena. Registration and music registration will commence one hour prior to the first category of the day. Each competitor will receive an accreditation tag that must be retained and used as a pass for the duration of the competition. All skaters MUST have their music and planned program content sheet when registering. Coaches must provide proof that they are a registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing. MUSIC: Each entry must provide two CDs of the correct music for the competition upon registration, one for competition - marked “Master” and one for back up - marked “Copy”. These must be registered with music registration at least one hour prior to the posted start time of the category and may not be removed for any reason until after the category is completed. CD Audio Discs are the only music format accepted. iPhones, iPods or other digital sources will not be accepted as backups. Music must be picked up within 30 minutes after completion of the category.
All music used must be in the public domain or covered by the performing rights societies. Competitors who have music composed specifically for their programs either wholly or in part, are responsible for obtaining a written release from the composer for the use of such music on radio and/or television or appropriate clearance from the performing rights societies.
AWARDS: Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded for each category. Medal presentation information will be available at the competition. RIBBON CATEGORIES: For all categories assessed to standard, including STAR 2-3, Pre-Introductory and Introductory Interpretive, Showcase and Creative Improv 1 &2, recipients will be called to the presentation area by their skating order and presented their ribbon and report card
COACH ACCREDITATION: To be accredited at Algoma 2018, coaches must be Primary STARSkate trained or Regional Coach in Training or higher. Coaches must sign in and present a copy of their Skate Canada Locker Transcript and a copy of their Coach Dashboard in good standing and government issued photo ID. Up to two certified coaches per entry will be accredited.
EVENT INFORMATION: Ice Dimensions: 185 X 85 Schedule: Schedule, Entries and Start Orders will be posted on the Skate Ontario website at: http://www.skateontario.org
Refreshments: The concession booth will be open during the competition
Admissions: THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION FOR ALGOMA 2018. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO COME AND SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES!
For technical requirements for all STAR categories, including Interpretive, Showcase and Creative Improv please link to:
Official Hotel: Participants are required to book their own accommodations. Quality Inn 180 Bay St Sault Ste Marie 705-945-9264 Code: “Lake Superior Figure Skating Club”
FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT:
Local Organizing Committee Chair Event Register:
Zahida Croskery: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mildred Aspegren: email@example.com