Competition Opportunities

Hosted by
   
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
  
sdfsc-enews.org


Hosted by
   
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
  
sdfsc-enews.org

State Games -
Summer sports, plus
hockey & figure skating


     ISI competition structure allows skaters to enter their national championships without participating in a qualifying structure of regional and sectional competitions.

     Basic Skills does not offer a national basic skills championship. However, some states have organized their basic skills competitions in a fashion of a state grand prex with a state championship.

     There also is a state program held annually by sponsoring state organizations and national biennial "State Games of America" program.  The hosting organization for the figure skating events may be sanctioned by the ISI, USFS, or a combination of both organizations.

     The following sports are included in the 2011 State Games:

  • Archery
  • Judo

  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Jr. Lifeguards
  • Synchronized Swimming

  • Baseball
  • Karate
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Power lifting
  • Taekwondo
  • BMX
  • Skateboarding 
  • Track & Field, Youth & Adult
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo
  • Figure Skating
  • Softball - Girls Fast Pitch
  • Weightlifting

  • Gymnastics
  • Surfing

  • Wrestling
  • Ice Hockey  


    
     The State Games of America is the premier national multi-sport event for athletes of all ages and abilities held every other year under the banner of the National Congress of State Games. 

     Medal winners from 36 State Games nationwide earn the right to compete against
other winners and match their skills and competitive desire in a national arena.

      California State Games will host its annual state competition in
Ice Hockey - February 18-21, 2011
President's Day Weekend
USAH Sanction # T1411

Ice Town, UTC (La Jolla)
Mite Sand
San Diego Ice Arena
Squirt A & Squirt B
Salvation Army Kroc Center
Mite Surf & PeeWee B
Escondido Iceoplex
PeeWee A, Bantams, Midgets

Figure Skating - March 5-6, 2011
San Diego Ice Arena (directions)
11048 Ice Skate Place
San Diego, CA 92126


State Games - Source USFS web site
     State Games are Olympic-style games conducted in various states. The competitions are open to any eligible skater whether or not they are affiliated with an organization.

     The only requirement is that the skater be a resident of the respective state they are competing in. Those skaters that win first through third in their state competition are eligible to participate in the State Games of America event which is held every other year.

     Each state has an appointed state chair that oversees the event in their state.

The State Games Committee shall:

  • Encourage and promote the participation of figure skating in the individual State Games programs and in those State Games supported and recognized by the United States Olympic Committee
  • Assist in the selection of judges for the State Games with the chairs of the various State Games committees making recommendations to the appropriate regional vice chairs of the Competitions Committee
  • Encourage and promote recognition of U.S. Figure Skating as the sanctioning body for figure skating in the United States with State Games organizers, the National Congress of State Games and other bodies
  • Provide direction and support regarding specific criteria relating to figure skating to State Games organizers to assist in their recognition of sanctioning and other related rules, including eligibility requirements
  • Monitor and supervise those activities detailed in SGCR 2.014 through individual state liaisons appointed from the Committee by the chair
  • Develop and implement plans and procedures to refine participation requirements for State Games to encourage further involvement of figure skating
  • Work in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee staff liaison for State Games in support of the USOC policies
     Inquiries can be made to the state chair or to the respective sectional vice chairs or to the chair of the committee.

Hope Wheeler, Chair
USFS State Games Committee


Recommended Reading:



ISI Figure Skating Bay State Games - Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation
Refer to the ISI Announcement for Element Requirements, Event Times, and Rules.

The 2011 State Games of America biennial national championships will be hosted August
4 - 7 in San Diego, California.

The United State Figure Skating Association is the only organization charged with selecting
figure skaters who will represent the USA in international, world, and Olympic events.

The United States Amateur Hockey   Amateur Hockey Association of the United States (AHAUS) is now USA Hockey, Inc.

US Speed Skating is the only organization charged with selecting speed skating representatives
for the USA in international, world, and Olympic events.

United States Curling Association is the only organization charged with selecting curling representatives for the USA in international, world, and Olympic events.


References:



Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Index of Articles on Ice Rinks
PDF  2012-13 USFS Club List Ice Rinks & USFS Club List by states
ISI Rink List 16 USA administrative areas
ISI & USFS Basic Skills programs
State Games
USFS Basic Skating Skills Club List

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