Copper Cup 2022

Proudly Presented by a Joint Venture of the

Utah Figure Skating Club


August 10-14, 2022

Salt Lake City Sports Complex

645 South Guardsman Way (1580 East)

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Deadline July 10th, 2022

Please note that there will be a cap of 350 starts

Early registration is recommended

Late registration closes July 14th, 2022, with a $30.00 fee Participating Competitions

National Solo Dance and National Qualifying Series



August 10th we will have practice ice available, and August 14th will be our test session if ice is available.  To be determined later.

For further information please contact: LOC- Terri Stephen (801) 831-6003 or Club President- Stephanie Knighton (760) 282-7272


Copper Cup 2022 will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website. Requirements will be those designated for the 2022-2023 competitive season and ALL Short Programs will follow the rules for 2022-2023.


This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated, or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules, and who are currently registered members of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club or who is an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook. Please refer to the current rulebook for non-U.S. citizens.



This competition is approved for the 2022-23 National Qualifying Series (NQS) in Single, Juvenile – Senior.


For the 2022-2023 season, the Competitions Committee has proposed a National Qualifying Season combining the stand-alone October qualifying competitions, Regional (singles) and Sectional (pairs and ice dance) Challenges, into approved series competitions from mid-July to late September allowing athletes to advance to the Sectional Singles, U.S. Pairs and U.S. Ice Dance Finals in November 2022 and culminating with the 2023 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and National Development Camp in January 2023 (San Jose, California).

Beginning July 1, athletes/team wishing to participate in the qualifying season may register via the EMS Series Application. The Series Application is the key requirement for qualifying registration AND replaces regional/sectional registration from July 15 – September 1. All interested athletes (including potential and known byes) MUST complete this step.


Without a completed/paid series application prior to the start of this competition, your scores will NOT count towards National Qualifying Series Standings – no exceptions. For some, this may mean completing registration for an approved NQS competition prior to the EMS Series Application.


For additional information, review the NQS Athlete Handbook here.

Questions can be directed to



Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline in the discipline the skater is entering. Entrants may skate up one level above that for which they qualify, but they may not skate down in any event. Not all events need to be skated at the same level.



Age restrictions/requirements:

Singles free skate events (Well Balanced Program) have the following requirements:

● Juvenile: Girls – 12 years of age or younger; Boys – 13 years of age or younger

 ● Open Juvenile: Girls – 13 years of age or older; Boys – 14 years of age or older

● Intermediate must be under the age of 18

● Adults must be 21 years of age or older


Skaters entering pre-juvenile and lower events will be divided as closely as possible by age, should the number of entries warrant more than one group.


Adult Events:

Age classes for all free skate, dramatic & light entertainment events:

● Young Adult: 18 years through 20 years

● Class I: 21 years through 35 years

● Class II: 36 years through 45 years

● Class III: 46 years through 55 years

● Class IV: 56 years through 65 years

● Class V: 66 years and older

Age classes for all solo free dance and solo pattern dance events:

● Young Adult/Class I/II: 18 years through 45 years

● Class III/IV/V: 46 years and older




Entries must be entered online by 11:59 pm MST on July 7, 2022. Online registration will be taken through EMS with credit card only. Each transaction includes a 3% credit card fee. Late entries and changes to your entry after this date will be accepted at the discretion of the Chief Referee and will be assessed a $30.00 late fee. Early Bird Discount: Entries registered by 11:59pm MST on June 15, 2022 will receive a $20 discount.


EMS Registration Instructions:


1.            Go to

2.            Enter your U.S. Figure Skating or if Compete USA events are offered, your Learn to Skate USA member number and password

a.            If you need assistance with your member number and password, contact Product Support and

3.            Click EMS then “Competition Registration”

4.            Choose “Copper Cup 2022” from the list of nonqualifying competitions.

a.            If you need assistance completing your registration, contact



Non-U.S. skaters intending to register for this competition must set up a non-member account prior to registering for the competition in EMS (click here for HOW TO). This can be done by choosing the “Non-Member? Create Account” option on the Members Only login page.  



Only one partner will complete registration for the team. During the registration process, you will be asked to identify your partner and verify their test information. The registered partner will be responsible for managing all aspects of the competition for the team including music/PPC upload, practice ice sales, etc.



Athletes age 18+ as of the competition start date who will be competing on a team (i.e. synchro, dance, pairs, shadow dance, theatre, etc.) with at least one minor athlete must complete SafeSport training.


Minor Athletes who turn 18 mid-season are encouraged to seek parental consent to take the online SafeSport training early to avoid any disruptions in their ability to participate as the training is required upon turning 18. The athlete will not be SafeSport compliant until they have completed the training and their Members Only portal reflects completion. Please email  for instructions or questions regarding parental consent.



Entry fees will not be refunded after entry deadline July 7, 2022 unless no competition exists, or the event is canceled. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals except for COVID infection. To receive a refund for COVID infection, the skater MUST be able to provide proper medical documentation.



Competitors may be scheduled on any day or time during the announced dates of the competition. The competition and practice ice schedule will be available after the close of entries and will be accessible through the competition portal. All participants will be notified via email once available. Information will also be posted at  This event is a standard U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying and Nonqualifying Competition.



The competition will be held at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, 645 South Guardsman Way (1580 East), Salt Lake City, Utah. Just 10 miles from Salt Lake International Airport.



All competition music and Planned Program Content must be electronically submitted via the EMS through the Music & Program Content tab no later than July 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm MST and skaters will be locked out. Please note that music and Program Content will be considered late at 5:01 pm MST on July 31, 2022, and will be charged a late fee of $25.00 and will need to be sent to the LOC.  All music must meet the following criteria.  If you have questions about what format you have, please contact your coach and get a new version of your music that meets the criteria listed below. 


Music Criteria: 


  • File Format: MP3 (only format EMS will accept)  

  • Bit Rate: 192 kbps or higher and Sample Rate: 44,100 kHz  

  • Leaders and trailers (the silence or "dead space" before and after the actual start and end of the program music) may not exceed two (2) seconds. We prefer that there be NO leaders or trailers at all. Excessive leaders and trailers may disrupt the playing of the music during competition. 


PPC Instructions:

Competitors participating in IJS events are required to submit PPC in EMS no later than July 31, 2022. After this date, skaters will be locked out of this feature in EMS and subject to a $25.00 late fee. The late fee will automatically be added to each skater's cart who doesn't meet this requirement by the deadline. Late fees will not be removed under any circumstances and must be paid prior to receiving the skater credential onsite.


For more instructions on how to upload Music and PPC into EMS portal, please follow the provided link: CLICK HERE


If you need further assistance, email



U.S. Figure Skating, Utah Figure Skating Club, Salt Lake Figure Skating and the Salt Lake City Sports Complex accept no responsibility for injury, illness, COVID-19 exposure, or damage sustained by any participant in this competition. This is in accordance with Rule 1600 of the official U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook. 



Check-in will begin on August 10, 2022  (time to be determined) and end August 13, 2022.  Check-in will be open one to two hours before the first event and run through the last event of the day. The check-in table will be in the entry lobby of the rink. Please check-in promptly upon arrival.   



All athletes are expected to arrive at the arena ready (costumes, hair, make-up etc.). Athletes will be provided with an area to put skates on but will not be permitted to change in public restrooms. Pop-Up changing tents will not be permitted anywhere on the facility grounds, as dictated by Safesport rules and guidelines.



All practice ice will be available for purchase online through EMS under “My Competitions'' and “Copper Cup 2022”. A timeline for practice ice sales periods will be available for viewing on the Main page of your skater portal by August 1st .  Practice ice must be pre-purchased online and will not be available for sale in person. While remaining practice ice slots will be for sale throughout the competition, they will still need to be purchased online.  For additional information regarding practice ice offerings, visit, updates will be posted as they become available. 


General Practice Ice Information:


Practice Ice is 20 min in length. Music will NOT be played. Maximum of 2 Practice Ice sessions may be requested per skater per eligible event. For Ice Dance, one exclusive practice ice session will be offered. Props are NOT allowed on practice ice sessions. Compete USA (Basic Skills) Practice Ice is 20 min in length and is available for Free Skate and Compulsory Moves/Elements. Music will NOT be played.


Practice fees and open sales:


  • Free Skating and Dance Practice Ice Pre-purchase Price – 20 min: $25.00

    • At Registration: $30.00 (if space is available)

  • Compete USA Pre-purchase Price – 20 min: $15.00

    • At Registration: $20.00 (if space available)


Once your registration is complete, you can access the Practice Ice/Schedule tab in EMS to pre-purchase your credits. Practice sessions will be organized according to level, whenever possible, and limited to 20 skaters or less. Practice Ice will be selected by the skater. Practice ice sessions are not refundable once purchased.



Professional videotaping will be available for purchase during the competition. No flash photography is allowed in the rink area during competition. Flash photography is dangerous to the skaters. According to U.S. Figure Skating policy, no personal videotaping of other competitors will be allowed during the competition. 


Podium will be available for personal photography. 



Special Awards (HCT Award and IT Award) will be announced after the Juvenile and Intermediate events and will be presented on ice. All results will be posted online immediately following each event. A link for starting orders and event results will be sent via email after the registration deadline closes. Medals will be given for first through fourth place in each event. All Compete USA competitors who do not place will be given participation medals. Medals and awards may be collected at the Awards Desk by the Awards Podium as soon as results and protocols become available.


Holly Cook Tanner Juvenile Most Inspirational Award:


This award is presented to the skater who, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrated competitive spirit, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm for the Juvenile Free Skate Event. 


Ida Tateoka Intermediate Best Performance Award:


This award is presented to the skater who, in the opinion of the judges, gave the best performance for the Intermediate Free Skate Event. 


These special awards will be presented on Saturday evening on ice.



Updates and announcements regarding Copper Cup will be sent by email and will also be posted to the Utah Figure Skating Club website at . It is the responsibility of each competitor, parent and coach to check the website frequently for any schedule changes and/or additional information. Skaters may check in 60 minutes prior to the scheduled time of their event. A tentative schedule of events will be posted prior to the competition. 



Skaters that meet the requirements for test credit may request their test credit forms at the time of registration. Test credit packets are $20.00, please submit form requests at least 2 hours prior to the start of your event to the Chief Accountant. Completed forms must be picked up at the registration desk before the end of the competition. 



To be a credentialed coach at a sanctioned non-qualifying competition, coaches must be included within a skater’s registration or updated through their EMS Skater Portal. All coach compliance is verified via EMS and is connected to the U.S. Figure Skating database.  


EMS Coach Resources:

My Competitions

My Skaters

Coach Schedule


Coach/Choreographer (domestic/non-foreign):

  • Must be a current full member of U.S. Figure Skating either through a member club or as an individual member.

  • If 18 years or older, must submit information for, proper payment of $30 and successfully pass a background check. *

    • The background check will be valid for two seasons, the one in which it was completed plus one additional.

  • If 18 years or older, must complete annual SafeSport Training. *

    • The training will be valid for 365 days from date of completion and there is no cost for the training/certification.

  • Must complete the Professional Coach/Choreographer Coaching Education Requirement (CER) through the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

  • Must submit proof of general liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occurrence/ $5 million aggregate.

  • Must agree to the U.S. Figure Skating Code of Ethics. *

  • Must complete three waivers: 1) Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release and Indemnification Agreement, 2) Medical Consent and 3) Name and Likeness Release and Consent Agreement. *

  • If attending a qualifying competition or traveling as a part of Team USA and/or International Selection Pool (ISP), must be a full member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).


Learn to Skate USA Coach:

  • Must be a current full member of U.S. Figure Skating either through a member club or as an individual member OR Learn to Skate USA instructor membership

  • If 18 years or older, must submit information for, proper payment of $30 and successfully pass a background check. *

    • The background check will be valid for two seasons, the one in which it was completed plus one additional.

  • If 18 years or older, must complete annual SafeSport Training. *

    • The training will be valid for 365 days from date of completion and there is no cost for the training/certification.

  • Learn to Skate USA Instructor Certification completed OR U.S. Figure Skating compliance coach (details above)


* Accessible via U.S. Figure Skating Members Only Website: 🡪 Person Icon      or Account 🡪 Member Profile 🡪 Compliance


Foreign Coach/Choreographer:

-Required to present the LOC with a letter from their federation verifying they are a member in good standing.


For more information regarding Coach Compliance, please visit the Coach Compliance page.


The LOC will have a list of compliant coaches via EMS, verified through the U.S. Figure Skating database who are approved to receive a credential at the competition. Coaches will need to check in at the event registration desk and show a government issued photo I.D. to receive a

credential. If a coach cannot provide a photo I.D. and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential. There can be no exceptions to this policy.

For more information regarding Coach Compliance, please visit:


Please contact LOC- Terri Stephen (901) 831-6003 or  Katie Tucker (801) 913-9211 or send an email to: to volunteer to help with the Copper Cup competition.

Volunteer Compliance:

Reminder: compliant positions at all U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events include key LOC members, ready room monitors and ALL medical event personnel. To be considered compliant, an approved volunteer serving in one of these positions must:

● Must submit information for, proper payment of $30 and successfully pass a background check

● The background check will be valid for two seasons, the one in which it was completed plus one additional

● Must complete annual SafeSport Training

● The training will be valid for 365 days from date of completion and there is no cost for the training/certification




If you have questions, please contact LOC Terri Stephen (801) 831-6003 or Club President Stephanie Knighton (760) 282-7272 or send an email to: Please also visit our website at   


Official Airport:

Salt Lake City International Airport

Official Hotel:

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Reservation link:

255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 

Fresh flowers and/or any other items may not be thrown on the ice.



Copper Cup 2022 has been approved by U.S. Figure Skating to be part of the 2022 Solo Dance Series and the National Qualifying Series. Events offered at Copper Cup 2022 have been limited and include only the events listed below.