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COMBINED REPORT OF ACTION Taken by the


Board of Directors — In Person/Conference Calls/Electronic Ballots May 6, 2012 – May 3, 2013


Governing Council — Colorado Springs, Colo. — May 4-5, 2013


ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRIOR TO THE 2013 GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETING


May 6, 2012 1. APPROVED the president’s appointment of the following persons as members of the Audit Committee for 2012-13: • Kristin Arneson Cutler • Samuel Auxier • Winston Burbank • Henry Fein (athlete) • Warren Naphtal (ex-officio)


Note: Audit Committee selects its own chair.


2. APPROVED the president’s appointment of the following persons as members of the Compensation Committee for 2012-13: • • • •


Hal Marron (chair) Kathy Slack


Mark Ladwig (athlete) Warren Naphtal (ex-officio)


June 4, 2012 3. APPROVED Boston, Mass., as the site of the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.


4. APPROVED a final sanction for 2012 National Showcase; Aug. 2-4, 2012; Carlsbad, Calif.; Escondido FSC.


5. APPROVED a final sanction for the 2012 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships; Aug. 15-18, 2012; South Dennis, Mass.; Yarmouth Ice Club.


July 2, 2012 Important Note: Items 6-10 were incorporated into the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook and used for the 2012-13 season.


6.


APPROVED the amendment of rule 1071 (C) to add a new deduction for singles and pairs of -1.0 for any part of a costume/decoration falling on the ice for levels judged using the IJS other than junior and senior, to remain consistent with the ISU, which just announced this deduction in ISU Communication 1741. (This deduction is automatically adopted for the junior and senior levels.)


7. APPROVED the amendment of rules 4510-4570, adult singles well-balanced free skate requirements from adult gold through adult masters junior-senior, to replace the spiral sequence with the new choreographic sequence, effective immediately.


8. APPROVED the amendment of rule 5220, novice pairs well-balanced free skate requirements, to replace the spiral sequence with the new choreographic sequence, effective immediately.


9. APPROVED the amendment of rules 5510-5530, adult pairs well-balanced free skate requirements, to replace the spiral sequence with the new choreographic sequence, effective immediately.


10. APPROVED the amendment of rule 7280 (page 334, Rulebook), effective Sept. 1, 2012, as follows:


7280 Collegiate Synchronized Well-Balanced Free Skate must contain the following ten nine elements in any order: • •


One block element One circle step sequence element


• One movement in isolation (one free skate move or one free skate element) One creative element





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One Two intersection elements • •


One line element


One element selected from either a spin element or a moves in the field element


One no hold step sequence element (block configuration) One block step sequence


• One wheel element Must be different from each other


Both of the intersections will be called + a pi level (if executed correctly)


11. APPROVED a provisional sanction for the 2013 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships; Aug. 2-4, 2013; Green Bay, Wis.; Green Bay FSC.


12. APPROVED a provisional sanction for 2014 National Theatre On Ice; June 26-28, 2014, Dearborn, Mich.; Dearborn FSC.


August 6, 2012 13. APPROVED a provisional sanction for the 2013 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships; April 9-13, 2013; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Coyotes SC of Arizona.


14. APPROVED a provisional sanction for the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships; April 8-12, 2014, Hyannis, Mass.; Yarmouth Ice Club.


15. APPROVED the IJOC recommendation that two candidates take the exam to become international dance judge in 2013 and that those two candidates be Kathaleen Kelly Cutone and Eric Hampton.


September 4, 2012 16. APPROVED the final sanction for Salt Lake Figure Skating to host the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and U.S. Challenge Skate in conjunction with U.S. Figure Skating, Sept. 12–16, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


October 1, 2012 17. ACCEPTED the revised Olympic selection procedures for athletes (dated Sept. 19, 2012) and coaches (dated April 11, 2012). These will be sent to the USOC for their final approval.


18. APPROVED a final sanction for the 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America; Oct. 17-21, 2012; Seattle/Kent, Wash.


October 27, 2012 19. ACCEPTED the Audit Report for the 2012 FY Financials through June 30, 2012.


20. APPROVED a provisional sanction for the 2014 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships; Feb. 26–March 1, 2014; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Broadmoor SC.


21. APPROVED a provisional sanction for the 2015 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships; Feb. 25-28, 2015; Providence, R.I.; Warwick Figure Skaters.


22. APPROVED a final sanction for the 2013 Synchronized Skating World Junior Team Selection Competition; Jan. 11-13, 2013; Fraser, Mich.; Fraser FSC.


23. APPROVED a final sanction for the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships; Jan. 19-27, 2013; Omaha, Neb.; Omaha Sports Commission.


24. APPROVED the following national promotions: From the Competitions Committee •


• National Singles/Pairs Referee: Lori Dunn, Greensboro, Ga.


• National Showcase Referee: Holly Cole, Hunt Valley, Md.; John Cole, Hunt Valley, Md.; Lynn Goldman, Austin, Texas


National Theatre On Ice Referee: Gerald Miele, Greenville, R.I.


From the Judges Committee • National Showcase Judge: Victoria Aversano, Granada Hills, Calif.; Lynn Goldman, Austin, Texas; Molly Marron, Phoenix, Ariz.; Charlene Tagas, Sammamish, Wash.


• National Theatre On Ice Judge: Leanne Cluff-Richardson, South Jordan, Utah


From the Technical Panel Committee • National Technical Specialist – Synchronized: Ashleigh Renard, Hilltown, Pa.


• National Data Operator – Synchronized: Matthew O’Toole, New York, N.Y.


25. ACCEPTED/ACKNOWLEDGED the following national resignations and vacated positions: •


Janice Benoit, Lisle, Ill. – coaching (National Dance Judge and National Technical Controller – Dance)


• Doyle Doherty, Burien, Wash. – passed away April 2012 (National Synchronized Judge)


• •


Jerry Gilbert, Temecula, Calif. – resigned July 2012 (National Announcer)


Bonnie McLauthlin, Denver, Colo. – passed away May 6, 2012 (National Singles/Pairs Judge)


60 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013


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