2019 Appointment Seminar
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Room rate: $139 + tax/per night for standard room (single or double) and includes breakfast for up to two registered guests per room.
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Group Name: 2019 US FIGURE SKATING JUDGES SEMINAR
Group Code: UFS
Deadline to get the group rate is May 22, 2019. Only a limited number of rooms are available in the block, so register early to make sure you get one.
Attendees can fly into the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or the Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). O’Hare is approximately 10 miles from the hotel with an estimated one-way taxi fare of $25. Midway is approximately 15 miles from the hotel with an estimated taxi fare of $30. Parking at the hotel is free.
Four days of intensive training will be provided by national and international judges. Current and prospective judges may attend for ONE of the following options:
- To test for a Singles/Pairs Test Judge Appointment only
- To test for a Singles/Pairs Competition Judge Appointment only
- To test for a Singles/Pairs Test Judge Appointment AND a Singles/Pairs Competition Appointment
- For education only in singles/pairs judging (test and/or competition judging)
- To test for a Dance Test Judge Appointment only
- To test for a Dance Competition Judge Appointment only
- To test for a Dance Test Judge Appointment AND a Dance Competition Appointment
- For education only in dance (test and/or competition judging)
IMPORTANT: Because the education and testing will run in parallel for dance and singles/pairs, it is NOT possible to attend the seminar for both disciplines – you MUST choose one or the other.
The attendees for all disciplines will be combined for education for moves in the field and ethics (on Thursday). The sessions for the different disciplines (Dance and Singles/Pairs) will run in parallel for the remainder of the weekend. Those who already hold a moves in the field certification in one discipline (Dance or Singles/Pairs) must still attend the moves in the field portion of the seminar and will still have to judge moves in the field tests as part of their practical exam if approved to test for an appointment in the other discipline.
Thursday, June 6 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Test Judge Candidates ONLY
- Discussion of code of ethics, judges creed, judging responsibilities, policies and procedures.
- Review moves in the field
- Review marking of tests
Friday, June 7 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Review free skate and pairs elements (singles/pairs only)
- Review pattern dances and free dance elements (dance only)
- Review 6.0 competition judging system (dance and singles/pairs separately)
- Review element identification (singles/pairs only)
Saturday, June 8 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Test Judge Appointment practical exams (dance and singles/pairs separately)
- Review IJS judging: GOE and program component marking (dance and singles/pairs separately)
- Competition Judge Appointment Element ID exam (singles/pairs only)
Sunday, June 9 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Review competition programs, event review discussions (dance and singles/pairs separately)
- Competition Judge Appointment practical exams (dance and singles/pairs separately)
- $50 to test for a test or competition appointment only
- $75 to test for a test or competition appointment and attend the other portion for education only
- $100 to test for both test and competition appointments
- $50 for test judge education only
- $50 for competition judge education only
- $75 for education only for both test and competition judging
Expenses including travel, hotel and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.
To be eligible to attend, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age by the last day of the seminar to test for an appointment or at least 16 years of age by the last day of the seminar to attend for education only; and
- Be a current member in good standing of U.S. Figure Skating (Learn to Skate USA membership does not fulfill the membership requirement); and
- Hold one or more appointments as a judge OR be registered as a trial judge; and
- Be able to provide references from three to five silver or higher test judges within the discipline for which you are applying.
- If already holding one or more judging appointments and testing for promotion, must have judged and/or trial judged in the discipline for which you are applying to test over the past two seasons or since earning your first appointment, if earned within the last two seasons. Applicants who already hold an appointment will be asked to upload a one-page summary detailing their judging and trial judging history over the past two years (or since you began trialing if that was less than two years ago).
HOW DO I EARN AN APPOINTMENT THROUGH THE SEMINAR
- A peer evaluation will be completed by the Judges Committee as part of the application review process for those who apply to test for a test and/or competition appointment.
- Those who are accepted to the seminar will take a practical exam(s) during the seminar (including Element ID for the Singles/Pairs Competition Judge candidates).
- For Test Judge candidates, those who successfully pass the practical exam(s) will have to take and pass the applicable online exam(s) following the seminar to earn an appointment/promotion. Detailed information and instructions regarding the online exam(s) will be emailed to each candidate, upon request of the seminar moderator, following the seminar.
- Competition Judge appointments will be determined following the conclusion of the seminar, pending any test appointments.
FOR WHAT LEVEL CAN I TEST?
Standard candidates are only eligible to test for one level above their current judging appointment (a bronze test judge can only apply for a silver test judge appointment, for example). If you are a Standard candidate and do not have a current appointment, you are only eligible to apply for a bronze test judge appointment.
Accelerated/Advanced Candidates who have no current appointments, may choose to start at any of the test judge levels (bronze, silver or gold). If you are seeking promotion to a higher level, apply for the highest level you wish to achieve (i.e. if you are currently a bronze test judge and wish to be promoted to a gold test judge, apply for promotion to gold test judge).
One must already be a silver test judge or higher in the applicable discipline, or pass the silver test judge practical exam or higher in the applicable discipline at the seminar, to be eligible to test for a regional singles/pairs competition judge or novice sectional dance judge competition appointment. One must already be a gold test judge in the applicable discipline, or pass the gold test judge practical exam in the applicable discipline at the seminar, to be eligible to test for a sectional singles/pairs competition judge or sectional dance competition judge appointment.
CEUS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND
- Observing for a test judge appointment only = maximum of 45 CEUs
- Observing for a competition judge appointment only = maximum of 25 CEUs
- Observing for both appointments = maximum of 65 CEUs
- Testing for a test judge appointment only = maximum of 45 CEUs
- Testing for a competition judge appointment only = maximum of 45 CEUs
- Testing for both appointments = maximum of 65 CEUs
APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE
To apply, please complete the online application at:
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
The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 17, 2019.
No one will be notified of acceptance until the deadline has passed and peer evaluation results have been received. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, April 12, 2019.
Questions regarding the seminar or the online application can be directed to Todd Bromley at firstname.lastname@example.org.