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Welcome to the section of U.S. Figure Skating Online set aside just for judges. This will hopefully provide a centralized location for all the news and notes for U.S. Figure Skating judges, as well as notices regarding new forms to be downloaded, etc.
The Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association and the Tri-States Skating Council, in conjunction with the Kick-Off Classic Synchronized Skating Competition, will host a sychronized judges and a synchronized referees school. Both schools will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at the Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. For more information and to register, please click here for the judges school or here for the referees school.
The Skating Club of Boston and Team Excel, in conjunction with the Boston Synchronized Skating Classic, will host a synchronized judges school. The school will be held Nov. 20-21 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass. For more information and to register, please click here.
The Judges Committee will be hosting a Pairs Judges School in conjunction with the novice pairs events at the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The school will be held Jan. 17-18, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. For more information and to register, please click here.
Moves in the Field Recertification Course: please click here (PDF) for more information.
Hosting a Judges SchoolU.S. Figure Skating member clubs are welcome to host judges' schools. This is a great way to keep your local judges up-to-date with the rules. Judges schools can also be open to coaches, skaters and/or parents, allowing all groups to get the same information at the same time. There are no specific requirements as to length or content; however, per rule JR 18.01, a club must obtain written permission of the national vice chair of the Judges Education and Training Subcommittee before hosting a school. If your club would like to host a sanctioned judges' school, please complete the Judges School Host Application and submit it to the vice chair for schools on the Judges Education and Training Subcommittee. Questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in becoming a judge, please click here for information on the steps you need to take and answers to frequently asked questions.
- Guidelines for Singles/Pairs Test Judges (PDF)
- Guidelines for Singles/Pairs Competition Judges (PDF)
- Guidelines for Dance Test Judges (PDF)
- Guidelines for Dance Competition Judges (PDF)
- Guidelines for Synchronized Skating Judges (PDF)
- Guidelines for Theatre On Ice Judges (PDF)
- Competition Appointment Tracking Sheet (XLS)
- Example of Completed Competition Appointment Tracking Sheet (PDF)
For a list of non-qualifying competitions approved for trial judging, please click here (PDF).
Holding a Competition with Trial Judges
If you are running a competition (qualifying or nonqualifying) that is going to have trial judges, it's very important that you have the proper volunteers, materials, equipment, meeting space and forms. For a detailed description of what is needed to have trial judges at a competition, please see the Competition Trial Judge Management Kit.
Competition Forms for Trial Judges (to be provided by club organizers)
- TJ Form 1 - Trial Judge Registration
- TJ Form 2 - IJS Chits
- TJ Form 3 - Personal Data Sheet
- TJ Form 4 - TJ Sign-In
- TJ Form 5 - Element ID Sheet
- TJ Form 6 - IJS Data Comparison Sheet
- TJ Form 7 - Evaluation (DOC)
Test Summary and Accuracy Tracking Sheets (Excel)
Blank Trial Judge Competition Tracking Spreadsheet (Excel)
Example Trial Competition Tracking Spreadsheet (Excel)
For the latest officials selections for qualifying and international competitions, please click here.