Resources for Officials

News & Notes - Welcome to the Race Officials Page

Here you can register for officials courses, sign up for races, indicate leadership positions desired, and also find information.

The link to the updated Officials Stats for the 2016-2017 Season!  Click Here

List of officials having reached 5 Year Markers for volunteering to officiate at races and to be recognized on the Sam Venezia Hall of Fame plaque which is on display at our main offices.  2016-2017 Season is currently posted.

Officials Courses for 2017-2018
National Officials Course - TBD - Park City, UT
Rules Refresher Official's Course - TBD  Park City, UT
National Officials Course - October 27 & 28, 2017 - Lake Placid, NY
Rules Refresher Course - October 28, 2017 - Lake Placid, NY
National Officials Course or Refresher - TBD - Negaunee/Marquette, MI
National Officials Course or Refresher - TBD - Muskegon, MI 

National Official’s Course is $25.00. FIL Judges Course is $30.00. Rules Refresher Course is FREE!

The "online" rules refresher course will be active soon and will reflect the new rule changes to the IRO 2016.  An email will go out to everyone with the link to the course as soon as we have it up and running with the new rules and edits.   Although the "online" is not as effective as in person, it may help with those people who might be unable to travel. You must attend or take the "Online" Refresher Course every two years to stay "Active".

2016 was a year for rule changes and edits. 2018 will be a year for rule changes and edits.   If you did not take a Refresher Course or the National Course last year (2016), you must take the Refresher this year (2017) to hold "Active" status.

For more information or to register for a course, please contact, or download, print, complete and mail or fax the Course Registration form to register.


Races on US Tracks 2017-2018

Lake Placid Track
2017 Norton National Championships - October 28-29, 2017
2017 National Seeding Race #3  - October 29, 2017
Youth NorAms Race#1 - November 19, 2017
FIL World Cup #5 - December 12 - December 16, 2017  
Empire State Winter Games - February 3-4, 2018 
Norton 2018 Youth National Seeding & Championships - March 3-4, 2018
Norton 2018 Junior National Seeding & Championships - March 10-11, 2018
Norton National Spring Seeding Races - TBD

 Park City Track
Ice Engineers Open - December 15, 2017        6:15p - 8:15p
WLC Founder's Cup - February 23, 2018          6:15p - 8:15p
Masters National Championships - March 10, 2018     8:30a - 10:30a

To sign up to work a race, you can contact Please list name of the race, dates you can work, and position you would like to work. If you don't indicate a specific position to work, you will be assigned to whatever position is needed. You may also print out the form and mail or fax to Beverly's attention.

Current Rules & Regulations: FIL 2016 IRO (AT) & Natural Track Rules & Regulations FIL 2016 IRO (NT):   

Online 2017 Rules Refresher Course coming soon !  The link will be here.

Race Committee

Sets policies for race administration, review equipment needs, maintain a consistency at the three tracks, compile rules for National Races based on the FIL-IRO that need modifications, set training schedules for official's education, discuss and resolve problems that officials and athletes are experiencing at races, and more. Goal that races are run with quality administration, equipment and officials, with fairness for all athletes the priority.

John Mowry - Chairperson:
 Vacant - Lake Placid Track Representative:
Jay Edmunds - Park City Track Representative:
Dawn McGladdery - Negaunee Natural Track Representative:
Gigi Jenkins:
Pete Gillwald:
Emily Sweeney - Athlete Representative
Taylor Morris - Athlete Representative
Beverly Detwiler - Staff Liaison: