Figure Skating - Technical Package

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Patti Thorne by email pthorne@sportnl.ca or phone 709-576-4629.

1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON
Keith Woodford
kwoodford17@yahoo.ca

Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador Office
Lori Brett
Executive Director
Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador
1296-A Kenmount Road
Paradise NL A1L 1N3
(709) 576-0509
skating@sportnl.ca

2. CONVENER
Susan Dean
bells_dean@yahoo.com

3. ELIGIBILITY
Skaters shall represent winter games regions based on their primary residence and/or the location of their school as per NL Games policy. Host region is defined as the municipality of Deerlake. Skaters should note that they are only eligible to compete in one sport at the games, and if they qualify in any given sport, they are not permitted to take part in qualifiers for any other sport. Athletes must compete in the sport they first qualify in. All skaters must be current members of Skate Canada NL.

4. AGE CLASSIFICATION
Age for category entry is considered to be the age of the skater before July 1, 2017. Skaters skate in the lowest age category they are eligible for. All competitors must 11 years old by December 31, 2018 and must be 18 years old or under on March 10, 2018.

5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION

5.1 ATHLETES
Team composition:
Maximum number of athletes per regional team is 12.
Teams may include a maximum of 3 males.

The maximums for each gender depend on the categories in which each region has qualified athletes; each team can send 12 entries, where 1 entry in each category = 1 athlete

5.2 STAFF
1 Coach
1 Manager

Where there are male skaters on a team at least one of the support staff will be male. Where there are more than 8 females on a team a second female manager may be provided.

6. STAFF SELECTION
Coach certification required: Regional Coach Trained

7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
The qualifier for the Pre-Novice category shall be Sectionals.
The qualifier for all other categories shall be Divisionals.

Skaters must compete at the Winter Games in the same category as they compete at Provincials (STAR & Gold) or Sectionals (Competitive).

8. REGIONAL CONTACTS

All regional inquiries can be directed to the Technical Chair or SCNL office as noted in Section 1.

9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by February 8, 2018 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.

10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

Coach / Manager General Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee – will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

Sport Technical Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport – will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.

11. SANCTION
The competition is sanctioned by Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador whose rules will govern this competition.

12. SCHEDULE
Figure Skating is a SECOND HALF Sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 14-18.

Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca/schedule in February after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.

13. VENUE
Rocky Harbour Arena

14. MEDALS
Medals will be awarded to skaters placing first, second and third in a category.

15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Categories to be skated:
STAR 5 U13 Women
STAR 5 13 & older Women
STAR 6 Women
STAR 8 Women
STAR 10 Women
GOLD Women
Pre-Juvenile U11 Women
Pre-Juvenile U14 Women
Juvenile U14 Women
Pre-Novice Women
Open Men (STAR 6 & Pre-Juvenile)

NOTE: Competitors entered in women’s STAR & Gold categories, may not have competed at the 2018 Sectional Championships in a singles category.

Test Qualifying
Tests must be completed before December 13, 2017.

Byes:
Byes will be granted where there is a single entrant in a region run off category.

Team Composition:
A team of up to 12 entrants with a support staff of 1 coach and 1 manager will represent each region. Where there are male skaters on a team at least one of the support staff will be male.

Run offs
Run-offs are NOT required.
If skaters from more than one region are represented in the equivalent Divisional events for Open Men (STAR 6 & Pre-Juvenile), and for Juvenile Women U14 (if competitors from Juvenile Women under 11 years are age eligible), the Divisional event will be run using the Winter Games category definition.
All other categories will use the placement in the Divisional event, based on regions, to determine Winter Games qualifying.

Eastern Divisionals: St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Avalon, Eastern and St Pierre regions
Western Divisionals: Western, Central & Host regions
Labrador Divisionals: Labrador region

Additional Entries:
After qualifying, if a region does not have a full team of 12 entries, additional entries, up to a maximum of 12, may be added to the team by using the following criteria.
Each region can have a maximum of 2 entries from the same singles category
Additional entries will be selected from categories in the following order
Pre-Novice Women
Juvenile Women
Pre-Juvenile Women U14
Pre-Juvenile Women U11
Gold Women
STAR 10 Women
STAR 8 Women
STAR 6 Women
Open Men
STAR 5 Women 13 & older
STAR 5 Women U13

Regions:
Regions shall be per NL Games Policy noted in Section 16, with the following exception; all skaters representing Terra Nova Tornadoes shall be considered as part of the Central Region. A minimum of 3 regions must be represented in the Men’s category for the category to be skated, for Women’s categories the minimum number of regions represented must be 5.

16. NLGAMES POLICIES

Sport policies have been updated as of June 2016 and are available at:

NLGames Sport Policies (June 2016)