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2021 LAKE PLACID ICE DANCE INTERNATIONAL

SKATING CLUB OF BOSTON, NORWOOD, MA

AUGUST 12 - 15, 2021

OVERVIEW

After over 80 years of summer ice dance competition at all levels in Lake Placid, we are pleased to announce the fifth Lake Placid Ice Dance International to be held August 12 - 15, 2021. Due to construction in Lake Placid, this year’s event will be held at the Skating Club of Boston facility in Norwood, MA.  This will be an ISU Minimum Technical Score event featuring junior and senior ice dance.  

GENERAL

The 2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International will be conducted in accordance with the ISU Constitution and General 2021, the Special Regulations for Ice Dance 2021 and the Technical Rules for Ice Dance 2021/22 (ISU Communication 2371) as well as all pertinent ISU Communications. Participation in the competition is open to all competitors who belong to an ISU Member, Rule 109, paragraph 1, and qualify with regard to eligibility, according to Rule 102, provided their ages fall within the limits specified in Rule 108 paragraph 3. b) and they meet the participation, citizenship and residency requirements in Rule 109, paragraphs 1 through 5 and ISU Communication 2030. Passports of the skaters, as well as the ISU Clearance Certificate, if applicable, must be presented at the accreditation.  

COMPETITION VENUE

All practice and competition will take place at The Skating Club of Boston, Norwood, Mass.  This complex features three indoor ice rinks, temperature controlled with one  ice surface 60m x 30m and two (2) ice surfaces 60m x 25m. All competitive events will take place on the Performance Center, which is a 60m x 30m surface.

The Skating Club of Boston

750 University Avenue

Norwood, MA  02062

Tel. +1 617-782-5900

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Junior Ice Dance        

Age Requirements        In accordance with ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2021, Rule 108, paragraph 3.b)

Rhythm Dance        In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Ice Dance 2021, Rule 709.

Rhythms, required elements and guidelines are those listed in ISU Communication 2371 and subsequent updates.

Duration:        2 min., 50 sec., +/- 10 sec

Free Dance        In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Ice Dance 2021, Rule 710. The required elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Communication 2371 and subsequent updates.

        Duration:        3 min., 30 sec., +/- 10 sec

Senior Ice Dance        

Age Requirements        In accordance with ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2021, Rule 108, paragraph 3.a)

Rhythm Dance        In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Ice Dance 2021, Rule 709.

Rhythms, required elements and guidelines are those listed in ISU Communication 2371 and subsequent updates.

Duration:        2 min., 50 sec., +/- 10 sec

Free Dance        In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Ice Dance 2021, Rule 710. The required elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Communication 2371 and subsequent updates.

        Duration:        4 min.,  +/- 10 sec


EVENT STRUCTURE
The competition will include one 30 minute official practice on the day of each segment. The competition will feature the following events:
        -
Junior Ice Dance
        -
Senior Ice Dance

ENTRY FEE

The entry fee for all entries is $400.00 USD per team

Entry fees are required at time of entry. The Skating Club of Boston will use an online payment for all registrations. If requested in advance, member federations will be allowed to wire registration funds directly.

ENTRIES

The Organizer reserves the right to accept a limited number of entries from junior and senior ice dance teams.   Skaters will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, July 12, 2021. Should skaters not be accepted, entry fees minus the processing fees will be refunded.

All entries must be submitted online by Thursday, July 8, 2021 through the U.S. Figure Skating Event Management website.

Please see Appendix A for registration instructions.

The Announcement and the application form link will be available on the ISU website and the official event website: www.lakeplacidicedanceinternational.com

PANELS OF JUDGES
Each participating ISU Member may nominate one (1) international judge or ISU judge educated in the ISU judging system. The organizer decides on the composition of the panel of judges. In case of too many nominated judges the organizer reserves the right to reduce the number of judges. The Members concerned will then be notified of the result. The organizer will cover accommodation for accepted judges and invited officials. Meals for accepted judges and invited officials will be provided at the arena during the days of competition.

Please e-mail Kathaleen Cutone at cutone@msn.com with any nominations.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The official hotel for the Lake Placid Ice Dance International for officials is:

Courtyard by Marriott - Dedham/Westwood
64 University Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
T: +1-781-467-1252
Approximately 5 minutes from rink

Athletes and coaches should book rooms on their own.  Competition rate of $119 USD/night including breakfast  is available at the hotel below.  Reservations must be made by July 9th using the booking link.  Reservations after July 9th will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing room rates.

Hampton Inn Boston-Norwood

434 Providence Highway Rt 1

Norwood, MA 02062

T: +1-781-769-7000

Booking Link

JUDGES, REFEREES AND TECHNICAL PANEL

The Organizer will provide ground transportation, accommodation and meals for all invited judges, referees and technical panel officials at the above mentioned hotel beginning with dinner on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 through dinner on Sunday, August 15, 2021. The Organizer will additionally cover economy roundtrip airfare for invited Technical Panel officials (Referee, TC, TS, ATS, Data/Video)

ONSITE REGISTRATION

Accreditation will take place at The Skating Club of Boston. The accreditation desk will be open starting Wednesday, August 11, 2021. All persons to be accredited are kindly asked to accredit upon arrival. Accreditation will be given to Officials and ISU Office Holders. Accreditation as a team member will be given to all drawn judges, competitors, one coach per competitor, and one chaperone* per competitor.

*Decisions regarding chaperones/spectators will be made by July 15th.


DRAW AND JUDGES’ MEETINGS

The draw for the starting orders will take place Wednesday, August 11, 2021 for the junior event and on Friday, August 13, 2021 for the senior event.

The initial judges’ meeting will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at The Skating Club of Boston. The Round Table Discussions will take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

The competitors, coaches and additional federation officials are responsible for their own arrangements concerning ground transportation to and from the official hotel to the airport.

RESULTS AND ISU MINIMUM SCORE
The marking system (ISU Judging System) as described in ISU Technical Rule Ice Dance 2021, Rule 352 and 353 (Determination and publication of results) will be used.

This will be an ISU Minimum Technical Score event.

LIABILITY
In accordance with Rule 119, it is the sole responsibility of each Member participating in the 2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International to provide medical and accident insurance for their athletes, officials and all other members of the Member’s team. Such insurance must assure full medical attendance and also the return to home country by air transport or by other expeditious means of the ill or injured person.

The Organizer assumes no responsibility for or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or property damage incurred in connection by Competitors and Officials.


GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STATEMENT
The Skating Club of Boston will be complying with all federal, state, and local regulations and additional public health notices in place at the time of the Lake Placid Ice Dance International, including recommendations from U.S. Figure Skating. Please visit the competition website often for updated information and policies, as well as Mass.gov website.


COVID-19 INFORMATION
- All attendees are always required to properly wear face coverings over their nose and mouth and secured under their chin while in a facility. This is not only for your protection, but for the protection of others and is applied to all attendees.
- Social distancing must be maintained at all times. The CDC recommends a distance of 6 feet and separate pathways will be established within the venue (minimizing crossover and contamination).
- Chaperones/Spectators: A decision regarding chaperones and spectators will be made by July 15, 2021. Please visit the event website often for updated information and policies.


PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE (subject to change)

The final schedule of all events, with practice sessions and groups, will be given upon arrival as well as posted on the event website.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Unofficial Practice Ice (available for purchase - as schedule allows)

Official Draw, Junior

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Initial Judges’ Meeting

Official Practice, Junior Rhythm Dance

Competition, Junior Rhythm Dance

Unofficial Practice Ice (available for purchase - as schedule allows)

Friday, August 13, 2021

Official Practice, Junior Free Dance

Competition, Junior Free Dance

Official Draw, Senior

Unofficial Practice Ice (available for purchase - as schedule allows)

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Official Practice, Senior Rhythm Dance

Competition, Senior Rhythm Dance

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Official Practice, Senior Free Dance

Competition, Senior Free Dance

Round Table Discussions

Monday, August 16, 2021

Departures


 2021 LAKE PLACID ICE DANCE INTERNATIONAL

EMS REGISTRATION HOW TO (“International”)

Note: All teams registering for Junior and Senior International Dance are subject to approval by the LOC Chair and Chief Referee

STEP ONE

Log in to https://m.usfigureskating.org/competition/30066 

Foreign skaters must create non-member accounts to access registration, click here for instruction

STEP TWO

Click blue EMS button followed by COMPETITION REGISTRATION

Select “2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International

STEP THREE

Select “Junior International Dance” or “Senior International Dance” and proceed to check out

If you need assistance with EMS at any time, email productsupport@usfigureskating.org.