2020 NTPS

2020 National Technical Panel Seminar: Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance
March 26-29, 2020

EVENT LOCATION
Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 967-1441

HOTEL INFORMATION
Room rate: $135 + tax/per night for single or double occupancy, $145 + tax for triple, $155 + tax for quad

To make reservations: call 800-528-6481 and reference the group code below, or visit https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PHXMPDT-USA-20200325/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Name: US Figure Skating 2020
Group Code: USA

Deadline to get the group rate is Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is approximately four miles from the hotel. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • All attendees should plan to arrive in time for meetings to begin at 1 pm on Thursday, March 26.
  • Candidates testing for appointment or promotion should plan to depart no earlier than 2 pm on Sunday, March 29.
  • Observers and those who aren’t testing will be able to leave any time on Sunday, March 29.

A more specific agenda 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 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, rules DOR 8.10-8.14, 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 seeking activity (i.e. already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to 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 seeking activity (i.e. already holding an appointment who would like to practice but don't want to 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 seeking activity)

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

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE
Applications are due by Tuesday, January 21, 2019, and must be completed online at
https://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/2020NTPSAppAZ/index.html

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. 7, 2020.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Juliet Newcomer at jnewcomer@usfigureskating.org (preferred) or 719.228.3481.