2018 National Technical Panel Seminar: Singles, Pairs, Dance


March 15-March 18, 2018
EVENT LOCATION

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

LOCATION

Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport
890 Elkridge Landing Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
(410) 859-8400


HOTEL INFORMATION

Room rate: $119 + tax/per night for standard room
To make reservations, go online to:
http://www.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BWIBADT-USF-20180314/index.jhtml
Group Name: U.S Figure Skating
Group Code: USF

Deadline to get the group rate is Feb. 12, 2018. Only a limited number of rooms are available in the block, so register early to make sure you get one.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), which is approximately 2 miles from the hotel. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle between the airport and hotel. For those who are driving or want to rent a car, parking at the hotel is complimentary for people attending this program.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

**Attendees holding no or nonqualifying appointments should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 1 pm on Thursday, March 15.

**Attendees holding regional, sectional or national appointments should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 5 pm on Thursday, March 15.

**Candidates testing for appointment or promotion should plan to depart no earlier than 2 pm on Sunday, March 18.

**Observers and those who aren’t testing will be able to leave any time on Sunday, March 18.

A more specific agenda, as well as arrival and departure times based on candidate level, will be provided after a candidate is officially accepted to the seminar.

Please note that we recommend holding off on booking flights until you are officially accepted to the seminar. If you choose to book your flights earlier, U.S. Figure Skating will not be responsible for any change fees you may incur if you are not accepted to the seminar.

SEMINAR OFFERS

**Certification for new technical controllers and technical specialists for singles, pairs and ice dance

**Advancement for certified technical controllers and specialists for singles, pairs and ice dance

**Certification for new data operators for singles/pairs/dance

**Advancement for certified data operators for singles/pairs/dance

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible, you must adhere to the qualifications set forth in the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, rules TPCR 4.00-4.04, and the “Technical Panel Official Certification and Advancement Procedures” available on the U.S. Figure Skating website. It is your responsibility to verify your qualifications prior to applying.

COST

Data Operators and Technical Specialists

**$125 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking initial certification, a promotion or recertification

**$100 for U.S. Figure Skating members wanting activity (i.e. already holding an appointment who would like to practice but not test for advancement)

**Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the prices above

Technical Controllers

**$50 for U.S. Figure Skating members seeking initial certification, a promotion or recertification

**$25 for U.S. Figure Skating members wanting activity (i.e. already holding an appointment who would like to practice but not test for advancement)

**Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the prices above

Other

**$75 for U.S. Figure Skating members who would like to observe

**Non-U.S. Figure Skating members, please add $25 to the price above

Cost includes:

**National faculty

**More than two days of intensive IJS training

**Testing for certification or advancement (except for observers and those attending for activity)

Expenses including travel, hotel and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE

To apply, please complete the online application here.

Applications will only be accepted through this online form. Payment is NOT required with the application but will be requested later only of those who are accepted.

SPACE IS LIMITED (especially for data). No one will be notified of acceptance until the deadline has passed and all applications have been reviewed. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Feb. 9, 2018.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.