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Reference and Rulebooks
« on: August 28, 2010, 04:56:57 PM »
My apologies to all of the original posters at SkatingForums.  Just did not want to lose this great info.

USFSA Parent Links
The BASIC SKILLS program page for the USFSA website has two different navigations.

On the left, if you select Basic Skills, then "For Parents," you are sent here http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=306 where there is some useful overview information.

On the right of that page, there is a small grey box containing these additional resources:

Additional Resources
Parents Survival Guide Order Form (PDF)  http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/Parents%20Survival%20Guide.pdf
Parents Code of Conduct (PDF)  http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-codeofconduct.pdf
What to wear (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-appropriate%20attire.pdf
Buying the right skates (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-boots%20and%20blades.pdf
Preparing Young Skaters for Competition (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-preparation.pdf
Mental Preparation (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-mentalprep.pdf
Ready to join a club? (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-clubs.pdf
Put yourself to the "test" (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-tests.pdf
Regional Qualifying (PDF)   http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-qualifying.pdf

USFSA Guide for New Parents
http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=306

PSA 2000 Informing Parents
http://www.plover.com/rainbowice/psa102000.html

Hall of Fame Educational Pages
Here is a great page, filled with educational information and worksheets for learning about figure skating. The Physics sheets are exceptionally good.
http://www.worldskatingmuseum.org/travelingtrunkpacket.html

The Skating Club of Phoenix has a nice parent's guide...
http://www.skatingclubofphoenix.com/downloads/SCP_ParentGuide.pdf

Off-ice training and strength and conditioning just for figure skaters. Lots of info, injury reports, skill analyses, and upcoming DVDs.
http://www.sk8strong.com
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 08:57:04 AM »
If you come across a rulebook or reference book link, please add it to this thread.
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 09:00:15 AM »
2010-2011 USFSA Online Rulebooks

Warning - these are large pdfs; please right-click and choose "Save target as..." to store a copy on your computer.  Open it from there - it saves time and resources.

USFSA Online Rulebook Page: http://www.usfsa.org/New_Judging.asp?id=361

Rulebook: http://www.usfsa.org/Content/2011%20Rulebook.pdf
Tests book: http://www.usfsa.org/Content/2010-11%20Tests%20Book.pdf
Compulsory Figures: http://www.usfsa.org/Content/Compulsory%20Figures%20Rules.pdf
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 03:15:32 PM »
May I add some Canadian Content?
Skate Canada itself:

http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/

Basic background on the various programs, i.e. Starskate, CanSkate, etc
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/skate_for_life/programs/

Basic background and links for those interested in coaching:
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/getting_involved/coaching/

Basic background and links for those interested in officiating:
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/getting_involved/officiating/

All of the various section offices and that:
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/contact_us/

Clubfinder:
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/getting_involved/join/find_a_club/

For those who want to see videos of some competitions, videos of some skaters, some basic Intro to Skating type stuff, and streaming coverage of competitions:

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 05:30:17 PM »
For NZ skaters here is a link to the page with all the rules:
http://www.nzisa.com/rules/

and a here you can find a copy of the kiwiskate (learn 2 skate syllabus):
for clubs and link to kiwiskate: http://www.nzisa.com/kiwiskate/
for direct link to the pdf: http://www.nzisa.com/kiwiskate/KiwiSkate%20Badges%20Info2009.pdf

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 06:35:16 AM »
And for the UK, the governing body is NISA.

However, most information about the various test levels, from Skate UK upwards, can be found here.

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 11:51:59 AM »
A lot of synchro teams have handbooks for their team members and families.

This one is from the Oxford Skating Club and it's really well-written with clear guidelines and suggestions.
http://www.oxfordskateclub.com/PDFiles/handbook.pdf

The most interesting part of the handbook is explaining the history of synchro and their teams' roles in both ISI and USFSA competitions. 
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 08:04:53 AM »
Trevor Laak, owner of icoachskating.com, offers "The Jump Manual" online (PDF) to anyone.

http://performersadvantage.com/files/jump_manual.pdf
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 05:48:49 PM »
The ISI has their list of competitions online here: http://www.skateisi.com/site/Sub.Cfm?Content=Events_Endorsed_Competitions

The USFSA uses a search function to locate competitions and other events: http://www.usfsa.org/Events.asp
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 09:24:30 AM »
Just noticed that this thread doesn't list the Australian skating information.

Ice Skating Australia: http://www.isa.org.au

Aussie Skate: http://www.isa.org.au/aussieskate.htm

Aussie Skate Curriculum: http://www.isa.org.au/Documents/Aussie_Skate/Aussie_Skate_Handbook_Landscape_9th_Ed_2004.pdf

Aussie Skate Competition Guidelines: http://www.isa.org.au/Documents/Aussie_Skate/Aussie%20SKate%20Competition%20Divisons%20&%20Requrirements.7%20July.2010.pdf

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 05:13:26 PM »
Hi Isk8NYC - Thanks for posting the DownUnder links!  The Aussieskate curriculum link is old and the contents listed are out of date.  They changed the curriculum very significantly at the beginning of this year and haven't yet posted a replacement - the closest they've come is posting the competition guidelines (which are the next link down).

The new curriculum has compressed the levels fearfully, and most of the people I've spoken to (including coaches) don't like it for that reason, and also because there are some elements clearly out of order.  But that's a whole other discussion!

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 10:04:31 AM »
This is the archive site for early-1990's rec.sport.skating.ice.recreational documents.
http://home.pacbell.net/anamga/intro.html#Index


Mod note: this is now a dead link.  (10/6/2011) 
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2010, 10:12:32 AM »
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2010 ISI Test & Competition Revisions

The new 2010 ISI Test & Competition Revisions have been announced. These revisions are optional for ISI competitions after Sept. 1 and mandatory for all ISI events after Jan. 1, 2010. Competition directors must inform all participants, coaches and judges regarding whether or not they will follow these new revisions for events from Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2009.

Source: http://www.skateisi.com/site/contentPDF/2010RuleRevisions.pdf

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ISI Open Freestyle Tests & Events

In honor of ISI's 50th Anniversary celebration, we are proud to announce some new additions to our Recreational Skating Program.  We have now added four new Open Freestyle Tests for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels.  We have also added new Open Freestyle competition events for skaters who qualify to compete in these events.

These new tests can be used by adult or current skaters (both ISI and USFS) to qualify for the new Open Freestyle events in ISI competitions.  These tests are not required by current ISI skaters who have already passed any Freestyle test level.  Those skaters can compete in the Freestyle events and also in the new Open Freestyle events without taking any additional test.


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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2010, 10:12:58 AM »
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2010 ISI Handbook Corrections:
Page 236 - Rhythmic Program Length - Freestyle 1-3 / Bronze should be 1.5 minutes.

Page 239 - Solo Spotlight Program Length - Freestyle 1-3 / Bronze should be 1.5 minutes.


Page 268 - Synchronized Team Events Judging Criteria - Dance Team events should not include criteria for Line, Circle, Block, Wheel and Intersection.  Those required elements are for the Skating and Formation events only.


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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2010, 10:24:43 AM »
US Figure Skating (USFS/USFSA) Basic Skills Curriculum Charts (All PDFs)

Snowplow Sam
Basic Skills 1-8
Hockey
Adult (or Basic Skills 1-8)
Free Skate
Dance
Synchronized
Pairs
Artistry in Motion
Speedskating
Theatre On Ice
Specials Olympics Badge Program
Therapeutic 1-14

Basic Skills is the USFSA's Learn-to-Skate program.

• 2011-12 Basic Skills Competition Manual: PDF | [http://www.usfsa.org/Content/2011-12%20Basic%20Skills%20Competition%20Manual.doc]DOC[/url]
• Basic Skills Competition Approval Request Form: PDF | DOC
• Judging Basic Skills Competitions (PDF)
• Sample Judges Record Sheet (PDF)
• Sample Judges Schedule (PDF)

Worksheets
2010-11 Basic Skills Elements and Free Skate Compulsory Events (effective 9/1/10, XLS)
2010-11 Basic Skills and Free Skate Programs (effective 9/1/10, XLS)
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2011, 09:51:07 AM »
Basic Skills "Learn to Skate" guideline, written by Susi Werhli (USFSA):

http://www.usfsa.org/Content/How%20Do%20You%20Learn%20to%20Skate.pdf
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2011, 01:22:46 PM »
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 12:16:11 AM »
Videos of the ISI "dance steps" requirements from ISI Asia.
http://www.isiasia.org/isiasia/video/freestyle_tests_standards.php

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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 02:00:21 PM »
The Basic Skills Competition Manual was revised last month; it becomes effective 9/1/2011.

http://www.usfsa.org/Programs.asp?id=241
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Re: Reference and Rulebooks
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2011, 09:15:10 PM »
The new (USFSA) rulebook's here!  The new rulebook's here!  We're somebody!

http://www.usfigureskating.org/New_Judging.asp?id=361

Bonus: They reorganized and renumbered sections.
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2011, 06:23:02 AM »
Bonus: They reorganized and renumbered sections.

For an official, that's not a bonus.   ;)   It means that we have to relearn where things are all over again.   :'(

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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2011, 06:52:46 AM »
I was being sarcastic, lol.  Sorry, should have put [sarcasm] tags around that comment.
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Sorry for the missunderstanding.  Accountants tend to take things very literally.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 05:10:22 PM »
ISI 2012 Rulebook and Test Revisions:

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2012 ISI Test & Competition Revisions

The new 2012 Rule Revisions have been announced. There are two parts to the revisions this year. The Synchonized Competition Revisions are mandatory for all competitions after September 1, 2011. All Competition Directors should inform all particants and judges before their event.

The new 2012 Test & Competition Revisions are optional for ISI competitions from September 1, 2011 and mandatory for all ISI competitions after January 1, 2012. Competition Directors must inform all participants and judges if they will follow these new revisions for competition events between September 1 - December 31, 2011.

The new 2012 ISI Handbook will include all 2012 Rule Revisions. It can be ordered from the ISI office and will be available in December, 2011.

Source: http://www.skateisi.com/site/Sub.Cfm?Content=Programs_Rule_Revision

LINK TO TEST REVISIONS: http://www.skateisi.com/site/contentPDF/2011RuleRevisions.pdf

Order link: http://www.skateisi.com/site/contentpdf/PubOrder.pdf  ($25/one, $20 each/10 or more)
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