2013 National Technical Panel Seminar: Singles, Pairs and Dance

April 18 - April 21, 2013

EVENT LOCATION

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - North Shore Conference Center
9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077
www.chicagonorthshore.doubletree.com/

HOTEL INFORMATION

Phone: 800.222.Tree (800.222.8733)
Room rate: $99 + tax/per night for standard room (single - double occupancy); $119+ tax/night for triple and quad occupancy

Deadline to get the group rate is March 28. Only a limited number of rooms are available in the block, so register early to make sure you get one.
Group Name: U.S. Figure Skating National Tech Panel Seminar
Three-Digit Booking Code: NTP

The closest airport to the hotel is the Chicago-OHare International Airport (ORD), which is approximately 17 miles from the DoubleTree by Hilton. Estimated one way cost of a taxi is $30.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Attendees should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 5 pm on Thursday, April 18.
Candidates testing for appointment or promotion should plan to depart no earlier than 2 pm on Sunday, April 21.
Observers will be able to leave any time on Sunday, April 21.

A more specific agenda, as well as arrival and departure times based on candidate level, will be provided after a candidate is officially accepted to the seminar.

SEMINAR OFFERS

  • Certification for new technical controllers and technical specialists for singles, pairs and dance
  • Advancement for certified technical controllers and specialists for singles, pairs and dance
  • Certification for new data operators for singles/pairs/dance
  • Advancement for certified data operators for singles/pairs/dance

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible, you must adhere to the qualifications set forth in the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, TPCR 4.00-4.04, and the Advancement Guidelines available on the U.S. Figure Skating website. It is your responsibility to verify your qualifications prior to applying.

If you are applying to advance your current certification, you must first submit a Technical Panel Application for Advancement to the appropriate Sectional Vice Chair (SVC) on the Technical Panel Committee. Please refer to the Technical Panel Advancement Procedures for more information.

COST

Data Operators and Technical Specialists

  • $150 for non-U.S. Figure Skating members
  • $125 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking an appointment/promotion or recertification
  • $100 for U.S. Figure Skating members already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to test for advancement

Technical Controllers

  • $75 for non-U.S. Figure Skating members
  • $50 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking an appointment/promotion or recertification
  • $25 for U.S. Figure Skating members already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to test for advancement

Other

  • $75 for observers

Cost includes:

  • National faculty
  • More than two days of intensive IJS training
  • Testing for certification or advancement (except for observers and those practicing)

Expenses including travel, hotel and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE

To apply, please complete the online application at:
https://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/2013TPS_Chicago/secure_index.html

Applications will only be accepted through this online form. Payment is not required with the application but will be requested later only of those who are accepted.

SPACE IS LIMITED (especially for data). Priority for accepting applications will be granted as follows:

1. Sectional officials seeking national promotion will have first priority.

2. Officials seeking recertification will have second priority.

3. Qualified new officials seeking a first appointment will have third priority.

4. Nonqualifying and regional officials seeking promotion will have fourth priority.

5. Current officials attending for practice will have fifth priority.

6. All other applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis as space permits.

Where all else is equal, those who apply first will be accepted first.

No one will be notified of acceptance until the deadline has passed and all applications have been reviewed. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Feb. 28.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17, 2013.