Event Information

Figure Skating

Dates

    Event:
    Friday, January 18th - Sunday, January 20th


Schedule

Friday, Jan. 18: Practice Ice: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19: Practice Ice: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19: Competition: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20: Test Session


Other Info

Test forms: figureskatingclubofbillings.org

Hosted By:
Figure Skating Club of Billings

 2019 Entry Form

 2019 Sport Information


Location

Centennial Ice Arena
427 Bench Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

Entry Fees


*Walk on registrations will be accepted.

First Event Price $70/first
After First $20/each
Basic Skill Price $40/first
After First Basic $15/each
Practice ice will be $10 for a 15 minute session. Make practice ice checks payable to FSCB. Online entries pay practice ice on site.
 Online Entry Deadline: December 31
 T-Shirt Deadline:

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Centennial Ice Arena
427 Bench Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

Event Sponsored By:

Figure Skating Headquarter Hotel.
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Online Entry Deadline: Dec 21, 2019

Commissioners

Kathie Jewell has over 30 years of ice skating coaching experience, and has served as a BSSG commissioner for over 10 years. She has taught all levels and has been involved with the Figure Skating Club of Billings since 1987. Kathie is a GIS Manager at the Bureau of Land Management.

Alex McCready has been involved with figure skating since the age of five, and has served as a BSSG commissioner for many years. She has enjoyed being an instructor for the over 25 years, teaching at both recreational and competitive levels.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2019 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.

Event Details

Entry Deadline

The online registration deadline is December 28, 2018. Register online for reduced entry fees. Walk on registrations will be accepted.

Admission Fees

No Admission charge at the venue.

Events

Friday, January 18th: Practice Ice
Saturday, January 19th: Competition
Sunday, January 20th: U.S. Figure Skating Test Session

Competition Schedule

CHECK-IN

Event Check-In will be open at Centennial Arena one to two hours before the first event and run through the last event of the day. Please Check-In promptly upon arrival in Billings.

Competition Schedule

The schedule of events is determined by the total number of entries and by the number of entries in each event. The 2019 competition schedule for the figure skating event will be posted before the competition.

Eligibility/Test Level

The competition is hosted by the Figure Skating Club of Billings. This competition is sanctioned by U.S. FIGURE SKATING. Competition is open to all female and male skaters who meet at least ONE of the following guidelines:

  • A full-time resident of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming.
  • A registered member of a figure skating club in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, or Wyoming.

Skaters who are members of U.S. FIGURE SKATING must also be in good standing with US Figure Skating. Age and test level as of December 1, 2018 will determine the skater's level, but see the further explanation below. For additional details concerning eligibility see US Figure Skating State Games Committee Rules 6.0 to 6.04.

Test Level: Skaters may compete at their passed and registered freestyle test levels or one level higher except for Theater on Ice Teams. Theater on Ice Teams may not skate up a level but must enter the division that reflects their member’s test level as of the cutoff date for entries. Skaters who are not members of USFS or ISI will be assigned to events at the discretion of the Referee based upon the skater's ability or competition level assigned by another federation.

Age Restrictions/Requirements: Skaters entering juvenile free skate events (Well Balanced Program) must be under 14 years of age at the close of entries. Skaters entering open juvenile free skate events (Well Balanced Program), must be at least 14 years of age at the close of entries. Skaters entering beginner–pre-juvenile events will be divided as closely as possible by age should the number of entries warrant more than one group.

Rules & Regulations

General Information

The Big Sky State Games – FIGURE SKATING COMPETITION (USFS) will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website. This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules, and is a currently registered member of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club, or an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook.

Refund Policy

There will be NO refunds of entry fees because of weather or other acts of nature. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PERMITTED SIMPLY BECAUSE AN ATHLETE FAILS TO PARTICIPATE.

Liability

U.S. Figure Skating, Centennial Arena and the Figure Skating Club of Billings accept no responsibility for injury or damage sustained by any participant in this competition. This is in accordance with Rule 1600 of the official U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook.

Facilities

Competition Site

The competition will be held at Centennial Ice Arena, which is located at 427 Bench Blvd. in Billings, MT.

Ice Surface

The ice surface is 200' x 85', with round corners and hockey barrier.

Practice Ice

Practice ice will be available depending on the final competition schedule. More information on practice times will be posted here at the conclusion of registration. Practice ice will be available Friday and Saturday, January 18-19, 2019. Practice ice will be $10 for a 15-minute session. Make practice ice checks payable to FSCB, but include it with the registration form.

Music

Preparing Music

Each competitor is responsible for submitting their music to the Big Sky Games office by December 28, 2019. All music MUST be pre-edited, named appropriately, and provided in an .mp3 format to help minimize any issues during the event. Music files (.mp3) may be saved to a USB flash drive and mailed to Big Sky Games (which will also be used as a backup at the event) or can be saved to an online cloud service (such as DropBox or Google Drive) with the URL provided to music@bigskygames.org.. USB flash drives are preferable; any music provided on CD or any other format will need to be converted at a cost of $2/song. Any media provided will be available immediately after the event for pickup. Please test all of your songs before you submit them.

Labeling Music

Names of Skater(s), Event, Song Name

Submitting Music

Mail Flash Drive/CD to the following address:
Big Sky State Games
Attn: Figure Skating
Box 7136
Billings, MT 59103

Backups

A backup CD should be readily available. Every reasonable care will be taken, but the Big Sky State Games cannot be responsible for CDs left at the end of the competition. Please have separate CDs for practice and competition.

USFS Safesport Locker Room Policy

USFS policy adopted by the SafeSport Subcommitte of the Competitions Committee prohibits parents and coaches from being present in locker rooms used as changing rooms by the athletes. This is a "sex neutral" policy that is intended to insure the safety of the skaters, and to insure that skaters who select a coach of the opposite gender do not suffer a perceived disadvantage at the competition. An area will be provided in which parents can assist younger skaters with costumes and equipment. That area will be open to public view. the LOC recommends that younger skaters dress before coming to the rink. Restrooms are not to be used as changing rooms.