Announcement

The International Skating Union
hereby informs you about the decision of organizing the below event:
1st ISU Development Trophy 2013 March 26-30, 2013
to be held at the Hal Widowiskowo-Sportowa Ice Rink
im. Cieszynskich Olimpijczykow Cieszyn, Poland


For the organization of the event the Polish Figure Skating Federation is in charge.
The program consists of a four-day-long preparational training camp and a one day competition as closing event.

General Regulations

The ISU Development Trophy 2013 will be conducted in accordance with the 2012 ISU Regulations and relevant Communications. Participation is open to all invited participants as will be issued to the Member Federation by the ISU Development Coordinator. Entries must be made only through the respective ISU Members (Rule 131).

Program
The Program includes the following parts:

1) Preparational Training Camp (March 26th-29th, 2013) including a four day long period having the following professional education:
- two times on ice training per day
- one off ice training per day
- one lecture (skating technique and tactics, ISU Rules and Regulations)

2) Competition (March 30th, 2013)

Categories involved
Single Skating: Novice A and Novice B for Girls and Boys, Junior for Ladies and Men

Technical Data

The 1st ISU Development Trophy will be conducted for all categories in accordance with the ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2012, the ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating / Ice Dance 2012 and ISU Communication no. 1760, as well as pertinent ISU Communications and will be judges under the ISU Judging System.

Draws

The Starting Order Draws will be held on the day preceding the competition day.

JUNIOR Categories

Junior MEN Free Skating In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single & Pair Skating 2012 and the respective ISU Communication. Special attention should be paid to the "well balanced program" and the element value. Duration: 4 min., +/- 10 sec.
Junior LADIES Free Skating In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single & Pair Skating 2012 and the respective ISU Communication. Special attention should be paid to the "well balanced program" and the element value. Duration: 3 min., 30 sec., +/- 10 sec.


BASIC NOVICE Categories

Basic Novice Categories will be held in accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single & Pair Skating 2012 and ISU Communication 1760 . Age requirements are according to Rule 108, paragraph 2. d) and subsequent updates

Basic Novice B a) has reached at least the age of thirteen (13)
b) has not reached the age of fifteen (15) for Girls and Boys
Duration 3min +/- 10 sec for boys and girls
Well balanced Free Skating according ISU Comm. 1760
Basic Novice A a) has reached at least the age of ten (10)
b) has not reached the age of thirteen (13) for Girls and Boys in singles competitions
Duration 2:30 min, +/- 10 sec.
Well balanced Free Skating according ISU Comm. 1760


Music/Planned Program Content

All Competitors shall furnish competition music of excellent quality on CD format, in accordance with Rule 343, paragraph 1.
In accordance with Rule 343, paragraph 1, all discs must show the Competition event, Competitor's name, the Nation and the exact running time of the music (not skating time) including any starting signal and must be submitted at the time of registration. In addition competitors/couples must provide a back-up drive for each program.
If music information is not complete and discs not provided, accreditation will not be given. With the entry forms, the "Program Content Sheet" must return to the Organizing Committee in time. It is mandatory that the Program Content Sheet must be filled in precisely by each Skater/team in English using the terminology for the elements listed in the respective ISU Communication.
It is not permitted to hand over the Program Content Sheets directly to the acting Officials.

Venue

Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa (Ice Rink) im .Cieszynskich Olimpijczykow has an artificially refrigerated indoor ice surface of 60 x 30 meters.

Address of the Ice Rink:
Hal Widowiskowo-Sportowa Ice Rink , 43-400 Cieszyn, str. Sportowa 1
Phone number: +48338522989

Entries

Entries with the name and number of participants (Competitors, Coaches) and requirements of accommodation must reach the Organizing Committee by February 18th, 2013.

All invited Members can enter 1 Skater per category plus 1 Coach for the Team free of charge (meaning that the ISU covers the costs for room and board with the exception of travel costs.)

In case a Member intends to enter more than 1 Skater and 1 Coach, the costs (board and lodging) must be covered by the Member.

In the case of entries of skater(s)/Coaches beyond those invited, these additional entries will be only accepted by the Organizing Committee following the official closing date of Feb. 18, 2013. The basic criteria for a final decision will be the total number of applications to the event(s). The Member Federation of the skater(s) concerned will be notified of acceptance no later than Feb. 28, 2013.

Citizenships/Residence Requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate.

Liability

In accordance with Rule 119 of the ISU General Regulations, the ISU, Polish Speed Skating Association and The Organizing Committee assume no responsibility for or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or property damage incurred in connection with the ISU Development Trophy. Each Member is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.

Accommodation and Meals

The Organizing Committee will provide accommodation and meals starting with dinner on Monday, March 25th, 2013 until breakfast on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 for one Skater per category per Member and one Coach per Member. All teams arriving before March 25th, 2013 and leaving after March 31st, 2013 or entering more than the officially designated number of participants will be responsible for their own costs and are kindly requested to settle the amount due on site, at the applicable rate, upon arrival.
All arrangements for accommodations must be made through the Organizing Committee.

Official Hotel

Name of the Hotel: Hotel "Liburnia" ***
Address: 43-400 Cieszyn, ul. Liburnia 10. tel. +48 33 852 05 31
Single room (per night with breakfast): 48 CHF
Meal (per person): 9 CHF

Hotel requirements must be communicated to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible, but not later than February 18th, 2013.

Transportation

The Organizing Committee will provide free transportation for all participants between Ostrava International Airport (CZE) or Katowice-Pyrzowice International Airport (POL) or Katowice Glowny Railway Station (POL) or Cieszyn Railway Station (POL) or Ostrava Railway Station (CZE) and the official Hotel.

Accreditation

Accreditation will be based on pre-sending a copy of the passports by participants. Accreditation will be provided upon arrival. All participants must own and wear their accreditation cards during the event at the venue. There will be a fee to replace a lost Accreditation card.

Medical Insurance

It is the sole responsibility of each ISU Member participating in an ISU Event (as defined in Rule 107), to provide medical insurance for their Skaters. Proof of such can be requested by the Organizing Committee.

The Organizing Committee

All entries, hotel reservation as well as other inquiries should be addressed as soon as possible to:

Contact person:
Ewa Kierzkowska
Phone:+48 502359933
Fax:+48 22 6295207
E-mail: cieszyn@pfsa.com.pl

Entries should also be sent to:
Gyorgy Sallak
ISU Development Coordinator
Phone: +361 251 2279
E-mail: gsallak@hunskate.hu
Samia Belila Bridy
ISU Secretariat
E-mail: belila@isu.ch
Fax. +41 21 612 66 77