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coppercup2021

 

 

 

 

Proudly Presented by the Utah Figure Skating Club August 12-14, 2021

South Davis Recreation Center

555 North 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010
 

 

Special Covid-19 statement: Copper Cup 2021 and the South Davis Recreation Center will be complying with all Federal, State, and Local regulations and any additional public health notices in place at the time of Copper Cup 2021, including recommendations from US Figure Skating. Masks will be required for entry to the facility. Additional requests concerning health screening and limiting spectators may be necessary and that will be communicated to the competitors by August 9th, 2021. Depending upon entries and current health recommendations, the LOC will evaluate whether the competition will be cancelled. If cancelled, a full refund minus the administration fee will be issued. This information will be communicated by July 19th, 2021.

Entry deadline July 14th, 2021

Late registration closes July 17th, 2021, with a $30.00 fee

 

Participating Competition Series:

     

* EMS ONLINE REGISTRATION & SECURE PAYMENT* http://www.utahfigureskatingclub.com

 

 

For further information please contact:

LOC- Terri Stephen (801)831-6003

Co-Chair-Clarissa Cawrse (385) 263-3934 or

Club President- Stephanie Knighton (760) 282-7272

coppercup2021@gmail.com

 

Copper Cup 2021 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

2020-2021 competitive season however ALL Short Programs will follow the rules for 2021-2022.

 

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.

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

This competition operates under CDC and USFS guidelines, as well as policies established by South Davis Recreation Center. Requirements may change by August and participants will receive several communications about expectations over the summer. This announcement is written under the assumption COVID mitigation procedures will stay as they currently are at the South Davis Recreation Center of March 2021.

Anyone entering the South Davis Recreation Center will receive a screening to include COVID symptom questions and a temperature check.

All attendees are always required to properly wear face coverings over their nose and mouth and secured under their chin while in the South Davis Recreation Center. Skaters must wear masks during practice ice, but can choose whether or not they would like to wear a mask during their performance. Skaters may remove masks just prior to stepping on the ice for their official performance and must put it back on immediately upon exiting the ice. They will not receive a penalty for choosing to wear a mask during their performance.

 

Social distancing must be maintained at all times. The CDC recommends a distance of 6 feet and separate pathways will be established within the venue (minimizing crossover and contamination).

Registration Desk will be just inside the lobby.

Results will be online.

Chaperones/Spectators: Spectators are currently limited to one per skater. Colored wristbands will be issued at the registration desk for the allowed spectator. If needed, skaters 11 and under may have a guardian at ice level, to help with skates only. Capacity limitations may mean that the guardian must step to a designated area outside at ice level. No siblings, etc. may accompany the guardian.

One coach per skater only.

Please come dressed with makeup on if at all possible. Locker rooms are used as holding areas for small groups of skaters to leave their personal equipment. Locker rooms are cleaned between groups.

Skaters, spectators and coaches will follow a designated path throughout the facility and a specific schedule of entry and exit.

 

U.S. Figure Skating Waivers are a requirement for ALL athletes. The online waivers must be completed via Members Only prior to the competition, instruction here. Either USFS membership or Learn-to-Skate USA membership numbers will allow you to log in and complete the waiver.

Skaters, coaches and officials will receive written guidelines regarding any COVID mitigation policies. There will also be a Zoom call the evening of August 9, 2021 to review procedures and answer any questions.

 

SERIES INFORMATION: Copper Cup 2021 has been approved by U.S. Figure Skating as part of the 2021 Solo Dance Series.

 

ELIGIBILITY/TEST LEVEL: Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline in the discipline the skater is entering. Entrants may skate up one or two levels 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 COMPETITION REGISTRATION:

Entries:

 

Entries must be entered online by 11:59pm MST on July 14, 2021. 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 July 1, 2021 will receive a $20 discount.

 

EMS Registration Instructions:

 

Go to https://m.usfigureskating.org

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

If you need assistance with your member number and password, contact Member Services at memberservices@usfigureskating.org.

Click EMS then “Competition Registration”

Choose “Copper Cup 2021” from the list of nonqualifying competitions.

If you need assistance completing your registration, contact productsupport@usfigureskating.org.

 

FOREIGN SKATERS:

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.

 

PARTNERED EVENTS:

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.

 

MANDATORY ATHLETES:

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 safesport@usfigureskating.org for instructions or questions regarding parental consent.

 

 

 

REFUND POLICY:

Entry fees will not be refunded after entry deadline July 17, 2021 unless no

competition exists, or the event is canceled. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals with the exception of COVID infection. In order to receive a refund for COVID infection, the skater MUST be able to provide proper medical documentation.

 

SCHEDULE:

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. All participants will be notified via email once available. Information will also be posted at www.utahfigureskatingclub.com. This event is a standard U.S. Figure Skating Nonqualifying Competition.

 

FACILITIES:

The competition will be held at the South Davis Recreation Center, 550 North 200 West,

Bountiful, Utah. This is approximately 10 miles north of Salt Lake City. The ice center

is enclosed and is 200’ x 100’ with slightly rounded corners. A snack bar will be open during competition. Dressing rooms will not be available.

 

MUSIC AND PPC UPLOAD:

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, 2021 at 5:00 pm MST. Please note that music and Program Content will be considered late at 5:01 pm MST on July 31, 2021 and will be charged a late fee of $25.00. 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.

Due to COVID-19 regulations and Social Distancing Protocols, we cannot accept CDs onsite. This is to reduce the risk of contact and contamination.

 

 

 

PPC Instructions:

Competitors participating in IJS events are required to submit PPC in EMS no later than July 31, 2021. 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 productsupport@usfigureskating.org LIABILITY:

U.S. Figure Skating, Utah Figure Skating Club and South Davis Recreation Center 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.

 

COMPETITION REGISTRATION/ CHECK-IN:

Registration will begin on August 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm MST and end at August 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm MST. Registration will be open one to two hours before the first event and run through the last event of the day. The registration table will be located in the entry lobby of the rink. Please register promptly upon arrival.

 

STAGING ROOMS AND CHANGING AREAS:

Staging rooms will be used for holding areas, changing areas will not be available this competition. All athletes are expected to arrive at the arena ready (costumes, hair, make-up etc.). Athletes will be provided with an area to put skaters 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.

 

SPECTATORS & SKATER ESCORTS:

Skaters may be bring one coach and two spectators for their event. Spectators may watch their skaters performance, but will be asked to leave the stands at the end of their event so that benches may be sanitized. Spectators will be asked to social distance from other groups and wear masks while in the building. To keep group numbers low, skaters, coaches, and spectators will be asked to leave the building once the event is over and awards have been collected. This will allow others to enter the building while still being able to safely social distance.

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE ICE:

All practice ice will be available for purchase online through the EMS under “My Competitions'' and “Copper Cup 2021”. A timeline for practice ice sales periods will

be available for viewing on the Main page of your skater porta by July 10, 2021. 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 utahfigureskatingclub.com, updates will be posted as they become available .

 

General Practice Ice Information:

 

Practice Ice is 30 min in length. Music will NOT be played. Depending on COVID-19 requirements, practice ice MAY be offered each day of competition but is not guaranteed to be on the day of your event. 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 – 30 min: $15.00

At Registration: $20.00 (if space is available)

Basic Skill and No Test Pre-purchase Price – 20 min: $12.00

At Registration: $15.00 (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. Because of COVID-19 limitations, we reserve the right to cancel or change any practice session. Practice Ice will be selected by the skater.

Practice ice sessions are not refundable once purchased.

 

PHOTO/VIDEO:

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.

 

 

 

AWARDS:

Special Awards (HCT Award and IT Award) will be announced after the Juvenile and Intermediate events, but due to social distancing protocols, no medals or awards for any event will be formally presented. 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.

 

OFFICIAL NOTICES:

Updates and announcements regarding Copper Cup will be sent by email and will also be posted to the Utah Figure Skating Club website at utahfigureskatingclub.com. 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, but may not arrive earlier and wait in the building. This is to limit gatherings and to allow groups to move in and out of the building safely. A tentative schedule of events will be posted prior to the competition.

 

TEST CREDIT:

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 1 hour 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL COACHES:

 

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.

 

U.S. Figure Skating Coaches:

Current member in good standing with U.S. Figure Skating

Completed background check (green light status)

Completed SafeSport Training*

Continuing Education Requirements (CERs) for the 2021-22 Competition Season

Proof of current general liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate.

 

Compete USA Coaches:

Learn to Skate USA Instructor membership OR U.S. Figure Skating full membership

Completed SafeSport Training* (for coaches 18 years old and over)

Completed background check (green light status) (for coaches 18 years old and over)

Learn to Skate USA Instructor Certification completed (for coaches under 18 years old)

 

Foreign Coach/Choreographer:

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

 

 

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: http://usfsa.org/content/Coaches%20Requirements%20Chart.pdf

 

VOLUNTEER INFO: Please contact LOC- Terri Stephen (801)831-6003 or Co-Chair-Clarissa Cawrse (385) 263-3934 or Club President-Stephanie Knighton (760) 282-7272 or send an email to: coppercup2021@gmail.com 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, locker 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

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFO:

If you have questions, please contact LOC- Terri Stephen (801)831-6003 or Clarissa Cawrse

(385) 263-3934 or Club President-Stephanie Knighton (760) 282-7272, or send an emaitlo: coppercup2021@gmail.com. Please also visit our website at utahfigureskatingclub.com

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

The Official hotel for Copper Cup 2021 is:

 

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson Address: 999 N 500 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

Phone: (801) 292-8100

 

Current Room Rates (subject to change): $80.96/Night https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-bountiful-ut/rooms Located less than a mile away from the rink!

Official Airport:

Salt Lake City International Airport

 

Vendors:

There will be vendors at the competition with merchandise such as skate wear, flowers, and souvenirs available for sale. There will be no Official Copper Cup merchandise for sale. Fresh flowers and/or any other items may not be thrown on the ice.