SSG Figure Skating

SUNSHINE STATE GAMES

FIGURE SKATING

Location Details

May 18-20, 2018

Florida Hospital Center Ice
3173 Cypress Ridge Road
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
(813) 803-7372

CLICK HERE for Results from the 2018 SSG Figure Skating Championships.

 

Official Practice Groups are the same as the official skating groups that are posted at the rink (skating order). Skaters may only skate at their assigned practice time.

NO music will be played during practice sessions. Professionals and coaches are NOT permitted on the ice during practice times. They must remain at the boards.

There is NO fee or sign up for assigned official practice ice.

Open Practice * Sessions are available for a fee of $ 20.00 per 30 minute sessions.
Open Practice Sessions are indicated with an asterick * on the practice schedule.
Open Practice sessions are limited to a maximum of 25 skaters per session.
Reservations will be taken on a first come-first serve basis. You may sign up for the Open Sessions online only from May 9 – May 16, 2018.

The Florida Sports Foundation reserves the right to cancel Open Practice Sessions and to limit sessions to the first 25 skaters. In the event of cancellation or sellout, the Foundation will issue a refund to those skaters not accepted. There is a strict NO REFUND policy for Open Sessions. Sales are final and non-transferable.

DO NOT call the rink in advance for Open Practice sessions.
Practice Ice prior to Friday, May 18th may be sold from FLORIDA HOSPITAL CENTER ICE.

CLICK HERE for purchasing practice ice information.

Athlete Check –In will be open as follows:

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018:    4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 18, 2018:    8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018:    8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018:    8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Events

Pairs Free Skating Program

  • Senior**
  • Junior**
  • Novice**
  • Intermediate**
  • Juvenile**
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Adult Masters
  • ** Indicates IJS Events

Pairs Short Program

  • Senior**
  • Junior**
  • Novice**
  • Intermediate**
  • ** Indicates IJS Events

Spins Challenge

  • Senior
  • Junior
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Juvenile
  • Open Juvenile
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • No Test
  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Masters Intermediate/Novice
  • Masters Junior/Senior

Jumps Challenge

  • Senior
  • Junior
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Juvenile
  • Open Juvenile
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Preliminary
  • No Test
  • High Beginner
  • Beginner
  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold

Short Program Events (Single)

  • Senior**
  • Junior**
  • Novice**
  • Intermediate**
  • Juvenile**
  • Open Juvenile**
  • ** Indicates IJS Events

Step Sequence Events

  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Open Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Senior

Test Track Free Skate – Introductory through Senior levels

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Senior

Adult Singles Free Skate Events

  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Adult Masters Intermediate-Novice
  • Adult Masters Junior-Senior

Introductory Level Free Skate Program

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner

Well Balance Free Skate Programs

  • No Test
  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile**
  • Open Juvenile**
  • Intermediate**
  • Novice**
  • Junior**
  • Senior**

** Indicates IJS Events

Introductory Levels Compulsory Events

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • No Test

Compulsory Moves Events

  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Open Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Adult Masters Intermediate/Novice
  • Adult Masters Junior/Senior

Solo Pattern Dance Events (Coed)

  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Pre-Silver
  • Silver
  • Pre-Gold
  • Gold

Adult Solo Pattern Dance Events (Coed)

  • Adult Preliminary
  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Pre-Silver
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Pre-Gold
  • Adult Gold

Adult Light Entertainment Showcase Event

  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Adult Masters

Adult Dramatic Entertainment Showcase Event

  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Gold
  • Adult Masters

Partnered (Couples) Pattern Dance Events

  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice

Adult Partnered (Couples) Pattern Dance Events

  • Adult Pre-Bronze
  • Adult Bronze
  • Adult Pre-Silver
  • Adult Silver
  • Adult Pre-Gold
  • Adult Gold

Short Dance (Couples Only) Events

  • Junior
  • Senior

Couples Free Dance

  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Pre-Gold
  • Adult Gold

Light Entertainment Showcase Event
Beginner/High Beginner
No Test
Pre- Preliminary
Preliminary
Pre- Juvenile
Juvenile
Teen
Intermediate
Young Adult
Novice
Junior
Senior
Duets

Dramatic Entertainment Showcase Event
Beginner/ High Beginner
No Test
Pre- Preliminary
Preliminary
Pre- Juvenile
Juvenile
Teen
Intermediate
Young Adult
Novice
Junior
Senior
Duets

Pre- Free Skate – Free Skate 6 Compulsory Event
Pre- Free Skate
Free Skate 1
Free Skate 2
Free Skate 3
Free Skate 4
Free Skate 5
Free Skate 6

Pre- Free Skate – Free Skate 6 Program
Pre- Free Skate
Free Skate 1
Free Skate 2
Free Skate 3
Free Skate 4
Free Skate 5
Free Skate 6

Snow Plow Sam- Basic 6 Elements Event
Snow Plow Sam
Basic 1
Basic 2
Basic 3
Basic 4
Basic 5
Basic 6

Snow Plow Sam- Basic 6 Program
Snow Plow Sam
Basic 1
Basic 2
Basic 3
Basic 4
Basic 5
Basic 6

Format

  1. All event requirements will be in accordance to USFS regulations. A description of elements, moves, and time requirements will be available online at flasports.com.
  2. Athletes must check-in with the ice monitor at the ice at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled competition time for each event in which they are competing. Athlete Check-in, where athlete pick-up their shirts and goodie bags, is NOT event check-in.

Sport Rules

  1. This competition will be conducted in accordance with United States Figure Skating (USFS) rules, as per the current rulebook, unless stated otherwise.
  2. This event is sanctioned by United States Figure Skating (USFS).

Awards

  1. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division. Ribbons will be awarded to the fourth through sixth place finishers in the Learn To Skate-Compete USA Events.
  2. The Dorothy Dodson Award, named after veteran Figure Skating Judge, Dorothy Dodson, recognizes the highest combined score in the Intermediate Ladies Free Skating and Short Program events. This Award will be presented at the end of competition.
  3. The Elizabeth “Betty” Stark Award, named after veteran Figure Skating Judge, Elizabeth “Betty” Stark, recognizes the Juvenile Girl with the highest points in the Juvenile Girls Free Skate program. This award will be presented at the end of competition.

Entry Requirements

  1. The initial individual registration fee for ALL skaters is $50.00 per person.
  2. For each non IJS Event, the fee is $50.00 per skater for their first event, and $45.00 for each subsequent event entered. Therefore, an athlete entering 2 non IJS events will pay $145 ($50+$50 +$45).
  3. For each IJS singles event the fee is $70.00 per skater per event. Therefore, an athlete entering 2 IJS single events will pay $190 ($50 +$70+$70).
  4. IJS pairs: Each partner/skater will pay the individual registration fee of $ 50.00 and each partner/skater will pay $35.00 each to total up to the $ 70.00 to cover the cost of the IJS pair event. If the pair chooses to skate an additional pair event, and additional $ 35.00 each is required.
  5. Couples/ partnered dance events. Each skater will pay the registration fee of $ 50.00 and each partner/skater will pay $25.00 each to total up to the $50.00 to cover the cost of the the event entered.
  6. Learn to Skate- Compete USA Skater: the initial individual registration fee of  $50.00 will cover their first event. If they choose to enter a second Learn to Skate-Compete USA event an additional $25.00 is required. If they choose to enter any other events offered in the competition, (Spins, Jumps, Showcase, etc.) those events will be $45.00 for each subsequent event entered.
  7. Your registration includes an official Sunshine State Games T-Shirt. NO REFUNDS.
  8. The IJS Scoring System will be used for Juvenile and above events in singles free skating, singles short program and pairs (short and long).  IJS forms can be completed online at www.usfsaonline.org.
  9. The 6.0 judging system will be used for all other events.
  10. All applicants must complete an Official Sunshine State Games entry form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline.
  11. All entries must be postmarked by April 18, 2018 or register online by April 22, 2018 at www.flasports.com.
  12. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director and must be accompanied by a $ 50 late fee.
  13. NO registration additions will be taken the day of the event.
  14. Any changes requested after May 1, 2018 are at the discretion of the Event Director and will require a $ 35 change fee per event changed.
  15. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting flasports.com or calling toll-free 1-866-FLGAMES (866-354-2637).
  16. Age and test level will be determined by April 18, 2018.
  17. Unless otherwise stated in all events, skaters may skate at their test levels or one higher.
  18. Skaters who skate both ISI and USFS must use their USFS test level as their guideline in entering events. Skaters who skate only ISI and have not taken any USFS test, may skate at their ISI test level or one level lower to place themselves on a more even and competitive level with the USFS competitor. Please refer to the chart on page 26 of the announcement for levels.

CLICK HERE for 2018 SSG Figure Skating Elements and Requirements (26 page pdf document)

Practice Ice

Limited practice ice will be available during competition dates and will be included in the schedule.  Do not call Florida Hospital Center Ice for practice ice sessions during the dates of competition.  Practice ice sessions during competition will be sold online from May 9-May 16, 2018, once the schedule is complete, and limited to the first 25 skaters at a cost of $20 per 30-minute session (Do not include practice ice fees with entry fees). NO REFUNDS. Any time after May 16, 2018, practice ice can be purchased on-site between the hours of athlete check-in.

Please note that NOT all events receive Official Practice Ice. Official Practice Ice will be offered only if it feasible based upon final competition schedule, number of participants in the event, and available Official Practice Ice time available.

Additional practice ice will be available at Florida Hospital Center Ice.

Music

All competition music must be on CD and clearly labeled with the skater’s name, event and running time on the side that is to be played.  No cassette tapes, mini disc or DATS. CD’s must only have one track per CD in a format that is widely readable by most CD players. CD/RW is discouraged. I phone/I pod music replay is also discouraged. Music must be turned into athlete check-in on the day of competition, and no later than one hour before the skater’s first event.  All skaters should have a back-up copy of their music readily available at rink side during their event if it is needed.  Music may be picked up at athlete check-in after each event, but only by the athlete, coach or guardian.  Athletes may not pick up music for any other persons.

Hotel Accommodations

CLICK HERE for hotel accommodations through Legacy Travel.

Registration

CLICK HERE to register online for the 2018 SSG Figure Skating Championships

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently working on all refunding and site registration issues. Thank you for your patience.