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Figure Skating

General Information

The 2024 Colorado Springs Invitational/RMSG will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, and/or current Compete USA handbook as well as any pertinent updates that have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.
This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules.

Skaters must be a currently registered member of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, Learn to Skate USA® member, a collegiate club or who is an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook. For non-U.S. citizens, please refer to the rulebook for more information.

Competition Date(s)

Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, 2024

Registration Entry Fees & Deadlines

Registration Deadline: August 7

* Jumps event will follow the jump level requirements; however, the event rules will be different. Each jump may be attempted twice; however, the second attempt is optional and if done, is the one that will be judged. Aspire Low – Juv/Open Juv and Adult Beginner – Adult Silver will be on ½ ice. Adult Gold – Masters Jr-Sr will be in full ice

** Spins event: All levels will be on ½ ice

*** Pattern Dance events will be skater’s choice music – skater must upload their music even if they are using standard ISU or USFS pattern dance music

Competition Venue

Monument Ice Rinks (16240 Old Denver Rd, Monument, CO 80132)

  • East Rink – NHL size with rounded corners
  • West rink – 200 x 85 with rounded corners

Competition Format Details

Events/Disciplines

SINGLES

  • Excel Free Skate (Aspire 2 – Aspire 4) (6.0)
  • Excel Free Skate (All Plus Levels, Pre-Preliminary – Senior) (IJS)
  • Short Program (Juvenile – Senior) (IJS)
  • Well Balanced Free Skate (No Test – Senior) (IJS)
  • Adult Singles Free Skate (Adult Beginner – Adult Pre-Bronze) (6.0)
  • Adult Singles Free Skate (Adult Bronze – Masters Jr/Sr)(IJS)                           

SPECIALTY

  • Compulsory Moves (No Test–Pre-Juvenile)(6.0)
  • Excel Compulsory Moves (Excel Pre-Preliminary – Excel Preliminary)(6.0)
  • Adult Compulsory Moves (Adult Beginner–Masters Jr/Sr) (6.0)
  • Jumps (Aspire Low – Pre-Juvenile)(6.0)
  • Spins (Aspire Low – Pre-Juvenile)(6.0)

SHOWCASE

  • Emotional Performance (Preliminary – Senior, Adult) (CJS) (No Test – Pre-Preliminary (6.0)
  • Choreographic Artistry (Juvenile – Senior, Masters)(CJS)
  • Lyrical Pop (Preliminary – Senior, Adult) (CJS) (No Test – Pre-Preliminary) (6.0)
  • Character Performance (Preliminary – Senior, Adult) (CJS) (No Test – Pre-Preliminary) (6.0)
  • Comedic Impressions (Preliminary – Senior, Adult) (CJS) (No Test – Pre-Preliminary) (6.0)
  • Duets/Trios (Preliminary – Senior, Adult) (CJS) (No Test – Pre-Preliminary) (6.0)
  • Mini Production Ensemble/Production Ensemble (CJS)

SOLO DANCE

  • Adult Solo Free Dance (Adult Bronze – Adult Gold) (6.0)
  • Solo Free Dance (Juvenile – Senior)(6.0)
  • Adult Solo Pattern Dance (Preliminary – Gold)(6.0)
  • Ashleyann Carlson Memorial Solo Cha Cha (6.0)
  • Frank Frey Memorial Solo Rocker Foxtrot (6.0)

COMPETE USA

  • Compete USA Elements/Compulsory Moves (Snowplow Sam – Basic 6, Aspire 1, Adult 1-6) (6.0)
  • Compete USA Program w/Music (Snowplow Sam – Basic 6, Aspire 1, Adult 1-6) (6.0)
  • Compete USA Showcase – Emotional Performance (Basic 1-6, Aspire 1-4, Adult 1-6) (6.0)
  • Compete USA Showcase – Lyrical/Character/Comedy (Basic 1-6, Aspire 1-4, Adult 1-6) (6.0)

Additional Notes

This competition is an approved 2024 Skate Colorado Compete USA Series Competition.

Age restricted events (see rule book or appropriate Hand Book/Guidelines for restrictions) are based upon the skater’s age as of July 1, 2024.

Divisions

Singles: Excel and Well-Balanced Events:

  • Skaters must meet at least the minimum singles test requirements for the event’s level. A skater’s singles test level may be higher than the minimum requirement.
  • Skaters may not register for an event level lower than allowed by their competitive floor. An athlete’s competitive floor is set by one of the following scenarios:
    • If an athlete has a paid EMS series application for the NQS series, the event level registered for in the most recent NQS will become the lowest level they may compete at in any U.S. Figure Skating
      sanctioned event.
    • If an athlete has a paid EMS series application for the Excel Series, the event level registered for in the most recent Excel series will become the lowest level they may compete in any Excel event. For Well-Balanced and Specialty events the skater will be permitted to register at one level lower than the “floor” set by their excel series entry.
    • If an athlete has never had a paid EMS series application in the NQS or Excel series, the athlete may select their level based on their goals and technical skills as long as the minimum test requirements are met.
  • Skaters are not permitted to enter an Excel free skate and a Well-Balanced free skate event at the same competition (example: Juvenile Girls Free Skate and Juvenile Girls Excel Free Skate). However, they are permitted to enter an Excel and a Well-Balanced event of different types such as a short program (if stand-alone event option), specialty or showcase events (example: Intermediate Women Short Program and Intermediate Women Excel Free Skate).
  • For more details about establishing event levels, refer to information sheet HERE or email
    events@usfigureskating.org

All other singles and partner events (such as Adults, Pairs, Ice Dance):

  • Skaters must meet the minimum test requirements for the events level, but not exceed the maximum permissible test requirement.

Competition Rules and Format

The Colorado Springs Invitational will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, the Compete USA Manual, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.

  • This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules.
  • Skaters must be a currently registered member of Learn to Skate USA, a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club or an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook.
  • Those competing as a State Games competitor may be affiliated with the USFS, ISI, or unaffiliated with any organization.

TEST LEVEL: As of December 1, 2024, singles athletes may opt to accelerate their test progression within U.S. Figure Skating and thus compete at level(s) best suited for their technical skillset.

AGE RESTRICTIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Age restricted events are based upon the skater’s age as of July 1, 2023.

Eligibility Notes:
1. The singles free skate test levels will remain as a minimum requirement to compete.
2. Athletes may not skate down in any event.
3. This update does NOT apply to Adult, Showcase and Solo Dance.

Locker Room/Changing Areas:

  • Ready rooms will be available to put on skates.
  • Locker rooms will not be available. Come to the rink dressed and ready to skate.
  • Individual portable changing tents will be available for use in the east rink warm up area for costume changes.

Spectators:

  • No flash photography allowed
  • No admission charge for spectators

Competition Schedule

Schedule will be available in August.

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*The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy.  Click here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.

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