Figure skating event sanctions

Sept. 23, 2009, 1:02 a.m. (ET)

A reminder to those who are organizing and/or hosting any competitive event for the 2009 – 2010 skating season in their rink facility, please review the following USARS General Rules.

GR6.05.12 The fee for sanctions will be doubled if they are postmarked less than 30 days prior to the contest.

GR19.03 USARS judges’ credentials must be renewed annually on or before December 31 of the competitive season. Commissioned judges who have not held an active judges commission card for a period in excess of three years are considered to be out of date with current judging procedures, and shall be required to re-apply at the "C" commission level.

GR19.04 USARS commissioned judges who officiate at roller skating contests other than sanctioned amateur events are subject to the loss of their USARS commissions. Any USARS commissioned judge or referee who officiates at a USARS sanctioned meet without current registration is subject to suspension of their USARS commission.

GR4.01.01 All sanctioned USARS activities consisting of club contests, interclub contests, state championships, regional championships, national championships and protected competitions shall be under the control of a meet director who, except as otherwise provided in these rules, shall apply, enforce and interpret USARS rules and regulations and who shall have the responsibility and authority to make decisions governing the activity, participants and spectators. Certified Meet Directors are required for all regional championships, national championships and protected competitions. For figure skating there are two classes of USARS Meet Directors Certification. They are (A) Invitational, State, Regional, National and Protected Championships and (B) League and Interclub Contests.

For further information, please contact the National Headquarters at 402-483-7551.