The Icemen Network is a way for males to learn more about what to expect in their skating career and provide them with an opportunity to build a peer communication network through newsletters, conference calls and other media.
Participants in the Icemen Network are sent specific topics for discussion and are asked to submit questions regarding selected topics prior to each scheduled conference call. The calls include hosted discussions with current and former Team USA male athletes who share their experiences in skating. The elite male athletes serving as guest speakers select the questions to answer and discuss on the call.
The 2012 Icemen Network conference calls included emcee Mark Ladwig and guest speakers Ben Agosto, Rockne Brubaker, John Coughlin, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Colin McManus, Ross Miner, Ryan Bradley and Douglas Razzano.
Each conference call features a different topic and covers a variety of subjects. The Icemen Network conference calls are in a listen-only mode of discussion for participants.
For more information on the Icemen Network click here.
The Icemen Network will consist of a series of four conference calls on the following days:
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET - with Host / Emcee Mark Ladwig (2010 Olympian) and Guest Speakers - Max Aaron (2013 U.S. champion) and Evan Bates (2010 Olympian)
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET
To register as a participant of the 2013 Icemen Network, please click here.
The points are then tracked by U.S. Figure Skating and displayed on this page so all participants can view the overall series point standings. Each section will have a series of six Icemen Sectional Series competitions where skaters can earn placement points. Participants are allowed to compete in as many competitions as they wish, but only their top two scores from the designated Icemen Sectional Series competitions will count toward their point accumulation in the Icemen Sectional Series.
The goal of the Icemen Sectional Series program is to create a fun, nationwide competitive program for male figure skaters, allowing them to expand their competitive opportunities while networking and competing against other male skaters at their level. The series has been developed to connect and unify male skaters, increase entries by male skaters in competitions and help male skaters widen their competitive experience against other male skaters at their level.
For more information on the Icemen Sectional Series click here.
Designated 2013 Icemen Sectional Series competitions (as of 2/1/13)
The Registration fee and cost to participate in the 2013 Icemen Sectional Series is $25. This fee includes exclusive membership in the 2013 Icemen Network, an Icemen T-shirt and participation in the 2013 Icemen Sectional competition Series.
To register as a participant of the 2013 Icemen Sectional Series, please click here.
In order to earn points within the 2013 Icemen Sectional Series, skaters must be registered with U.S. Figure Skating as a participant prior to competing in the recognized and designated Icemen Sectional Series competition where they plan to earn placement points. Points may only be earned at the designated 2013 Icemen Sectional Series competitions.