The Seventeenth annual RED RIVER VALLEY INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC competition will be held Friday, February 7th through Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at the Moorhead Sports Center, 324 24th Street South, Moorhead, MN. There are two ice surfaces each 85' x 200' with slightly rounded corners and seating in both arenas. Locker rooms, concessions and vendors will be available throughout the competition.
RULES AND ELIGIBILITY
The competition will consist of Free Skating, Compulsory/Short Program, Moves in the Field, Artistic Free Skate, Solo Dance, Synchronized Skating and an Artistic Final Round with cash memorial skating scholarships being awarded. These events are open to all eligible persons and synchronized teams who are registered with the US Figure Skating or Skate Canada and are members in good standing.
The competition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of US Figure Skating as set forth in the 2014 Official USFSA Rule Book, except as otherwise noted in this announcement. Age as of closing date of entries shall govern. Also tests passed as of the closing date of entries shall govern eligibility for all events. Skaters may compete in as many events as qualified by their test level or at one level higher. The 6.0 judging system will be used for all events.
All official bulletins and notices will be posted on the official bulletin board at the Moorhead Sports Center and shall be considered sufficient notice to all competitors, parents, professionals and officials. Decisions by the Referee on all matters will be final.
All paper entries must be post office postmarked mail (not metered) no later than midnight December 17, 2013. No telephone entries will be accepted. Entries received after this date will be accepted at the discretion of the Referee and Competition committee and ONLY if accompanied by a $25.00 late fee. In the event that a skater is signed up for the incorrect level or event, the Chief Referee must approve all changes. The skater will then be charged an additional fee of $25.00 to make any changes. All entries must be completely and correctly filled out and signed by the competitor, a parent/guardian if the competitor is under the age of 18, the coach, and a Club official. If incomplete entries are received, you will receive a COLLECT phone call to obtain the needed information. The appropriate fees must accompany all entries.
- Singles: First event; - $105.00, artistic event - $25.00, each additional event - $20.00
- Synchronized: $80.00 per team ($50.00 for Beginner teams) plus $8.00 per skater (including alternates).
Make check or money order (Canadians send money orders in US funds) payable to: RRVFSC. There will be a $25.00 charge for returned checks and postdated checks are not acceptable. There are no refunds under any circumstances (this includes medical) after closing date unless the event is cancelled for lack of participation. Rule 3047 states, once entries have closed; entry fees are refundable only if the competition is not held.
If only one eligible competitor enters an event, the entry fee will be refunded and the event will be canceled. See rule 3045.
No official practice ice is included with your registration fees. Individual practice ice can be purchased online in advance or at the competition for various times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Synchronized teams will have practice ice either Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning. Practice ice will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for individuals and synchronized teams. Cost of individual practice ice is $10.00 per 30-minute session; cost of synchronized practice ice is $50.00 per 15 minutes. A practice ice schedule will accompany each competitor and/or team's confirmation letter. Reservations will be made online.
A registration desk will be established in the front lobby of the Moorhead Sports Center on Thursday, February 6th with the first practice session. The desk will remain open during all scheduled events. Competitors are advised to arrive at the arena 45 minutes before the scheduled time of their event.