Skate Dallas Competition Information
Skate Dallas 2020
200 E Stacy Rd #1350, Allen, TX 75002
June 11-14, 2020
FINAL ROUND is based on Free Skate Program ONLY
Short Program and Free Skate Programs will be considered separate events. Scores will NOT be combined
Skaters may only compete in ONE Free Skate event
Skaters may compete in TWO Short Program events (but not at the same level)
FACILITIES: Dr Pepper StarCenter - Plano is located in Plano, Texas, at 4020 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093. Both ice surfaces are 200’ x 85’ with rounded corners.
TRANSPORTATION: There are a couple of options for flying into the Dallas area. The most convenient is DFW Airport which is approximately 25 miles from the Dr Pepper StarCenter - Plano. Another nearby airport is Love Field in Dallas which is approximately 20 miles from the arena.
PRACTICE ICE: Practice ice may be pre-purchased during registration online at the discounted price of $15 for each 20 (twenty) minute session. Pre-paid practice ice is non-refundable and may not be sold to other skaters. Practice ice can only be purchased through EntryEeze until the desk opens at the event. After the schedule is released online sessions will be sold for $18 each session. Once the desk opens at the event, all remaining practice ice sessions will be sold only in person at the practice ice desk for $20 each session.
Premium event day warmup ice (middle of the day) may be purchased at the practice ice desk, in person, for $20 for each 15 minute session and may be offered online after schedule is completed if space allows.
MUSIC: Competitors must provide music for all events, as appropriate.
Competition music for all events that require music must be submitted electronically via the online registration system by the music deadline of 4/9/2017 at 11:59 pm via Entryeeze.
After you have paid for your events, the system will prompt you to upload your music for each event that requires music. If your music is not available at that time, you can logout of your account and return later to upload your music by going to the “competition” tab and then selecting “my music”.
Your music must meet the following criteria. If you have questions about what format you have, please contact your coach and get a new version of your music that meets the criteria listed below.
File Format: MP3 (the online system will automatically check this)
Bit Rate: 192 kbps or higher (this will be checked by the music chairperson and they may request you upload a corrected file)
Sample Rate: 44,100 kHz (this will be checked by the music chairperson and they may request you upload a corrected file)
Leaders and trailers (the silence or "dead space" before and after the actual start and end of the program music) may not exceed two (2) seconds. We prefer that there be NO leaders or trailers at all. Excessive leaders and trailers may disrupt the playing of the music during competition.
Competitor’s practice ice CDs are to be turned in to the Ice Monitor just prior to the competitor’s official practice. The official back up competition music CD turned in at the Registration Desk is for use during the event and may not be retrieved for Practice Ice use.
Music Do’s and Don’ts
Have a separate CD for practice and competition, and for each competitive program.
A duplicate CD should be readily available at event time.
Single track CDs only. No CD-RWs.
CDs must be clearly marked with competitor’s name, event, and running time of music.
Music may be picked up at the registration table following each event.
Every reasonable care will be taken, but the Dallas Figure Skating Club cannot be responsible for CDs left at the end of the competition.
A duplicate CD should be readily available rinkside at time of event.
JUDGING SYSTEM: Skate Dallas will be using the International judging System (IJS) to determine all SP and FS results for Intermediate through Senior level skaters, Juvenile level skaters competing in singles and pairs, and Open Juvenile Short Program. All other events, including Test Track events, will be judged using the 6.0 Majority system of judging.
The International Judging System (IJS) will be used for the following events:
Well Balanced Program free skate events, juvenile – senior
Short program events, juvenile – senior and open juvenile
Pairs free skate events, juvenile – senior
Pairs short program events, intermediate – senior
All competitors skating in these events need to submit the Planned Program Content (PPC) form online. This form is found in the Member’s Only section at www.usfigureskating.org. The deadline to submit the form is March 18, 2017.
Changes to the planned program content form will be accepted until 10 days prior to the competition. Forms turned in at the competition will not be accepted. Entries without the program content form will not be accepted.
The 6.0 Majority Judging System will be used for:
Well Balanced Program free skate events, pre-preliminary, *limited pre-preliminary
Introductory free skate events (beginner, high beginner, no-test)
All Test Track events
All specialty singles events (spins, jumps, compulsory moves, etc.)
Basic Skills events