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member club. Such permission will not be unreasonably withheld. However, If a facility usage form is not on file with U.S. Figure Skat- ing headquarters for the current season, permission is not required. Please consult the facility usage guidelines on the Club Management section of the U.S. Figure Skating website. All disputes will be re- ferred to and resolved by the Membership Committee chair and the appropriate sectional vice chair of the Membership Committee.

Implementation date: July 1, 2013 Implementation date: June 30, 2014

58. APPROVED – Membership Committee Amend rule MR 5.05 (page 85, Rulebook) as follows:

MR 5.05 Introductory Members. Introductory members will pay a fee as out- lined below. Such members may join only as members of a member club; however, members can change their home club in the course of a member- ship year in accordance with any rules governing such change. A. First family introductory member dues are $25 per person. 1. The first family member will receive a membership card and a subscription to SKATING magazine.

B. Each subsequent introductory member of the same family (related persons permanently residing at the same address) dues are $20 $15. 1. To qualify as a subsequent member, at least one family member must have paid the first family member dues, the full individual member dues or the first family introductory member dues.

2. Subsequent family members will receive a membership card only.

Implementation date: July 1, 2013

59. APPROVED AS AMENDED – Membership Committee Replace rule MR 5.11 (pages 85-86, Rulebook) with the following language:

MR 5.11 Coach’s Registration. Each coaching member will pay an annual registration fee, as outlined below, in addition to the annual membership dues: A. For coach’s registration the applicant must: 1. File application at; 2. Submit, with the application, the payment of the annual coach registration fee as outlined below: a. A fee of $40 if a coach is a current PSA member with general liability insurance through PSA; or

b. A fee of $40 if a coach submits proof of current gen- eral liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occur- rence/$5 million aggregate; or

c. A fee not to exceed $170 if a coach purchases general liability insurance through U.S. Figure Skating;

3. Successfully pass a background screen.

The coach’s registration fee includes the cost of the background screen and a U.S. Figure Skating rulebook.

MR 5.11 Coach Compliance. In order for a coach to be granted access to work within U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned activities, each coach must complete the following re- quirements on an annual basis by July 1: A. Must be a current full member of U.S. Figure Skating – either through a member club or as an individual member;

B. Must complete the coach registration process through the U.S. Figure Skating Members Only site, submit proper payment for the annu- al registration fee of $30, and successfully pass the background screen, if 18 years of age or older.

C. Must complete the appropriate CER courses (A, B, C or D) depending on the highest level of coach’s students as of July 1. See rule MR 5.12.

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

E. Must be a PSA member if coaching skaters/teams in qualifying events at U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions. See rule 1022.

Basic Skills Instructors: Any person, 18 and older, instructing in a U.S. Fig- ure Skating Basic Skills Program must have successfully passed the annual background screen and be registered as a Basic Skills instructor member. For deadline and penalties, see rules MR 5.13 and MR 5.14.

Implementation date: July 1, 2013

61. APPROVED AS AMENDED – State Games Committee Amend rules SGCR 4.01, SGCR 5.01, SGCR 6.01, SGCR 6.04, SGCR 7.02 and SGCR 8.03 (pages 107-109, Rulebook) as follows:

SGCR 4.00 Sanctions SGCR 4.01 All recognized State Games require a sanction application to be filed by a U.S. Figure Skating member club to the designated State Games sanction officer sectional vice chair at least 60 days prior to the competition accompanied by the corresponding announcement for the competition. If the State Games requesting the sanction is receiving fi- nancial aid from U.S. Figure Skating pursuant to SGCR 8.02, the sanction application must also include an agreement entered into between a U.S. Figure Skating host club and the respective State Games organization as well as a list of U.S. Figure Skating officials participating. The sanction officer sectional vice chair may reject any application for any good and sufficient reason.

SGCR 5.00 Officials SGCR 5.01 Officials for all events of the competition shall must be qualified U.S. Figure Skating officials chosen from U.S. Figure Skating official lists, except that judges for showcase or spotlight events may be any qualified eligible person or reinstated person other than restricted or ineligible persons Basic Skills events may be judged by any qualified eligible or ineligible person who is a U.S. Figure Skating member and/or Basic Skills member and is 16 years of age or older.

SGCR 6.00 Eligibility to Compete SGCR 6.01 State Games competitions shall be are open to any eligible skater. The minimum requirement for eligibility is a skater who is a res- ident of the state hosting the games; a resident of a neighboring state, if the neighboring state is a member of the National Congress of State Games and there is an agreement between both states that allows it; or a resident of a neighboring state that is not a member of the National Congress of State Games if the host state allows it. whether or not that The skater is may be affiliated or unaffiliated with an organization such as U.S. Figure Skating or ISI;. Hhowever, skaters affiliated with U.S. Figure Skating must be eligible to compete according to U.S. Figure Skating eligibility rules.

SGCR 6.04 An eligible person in skating who is not a member of U.S. Figure Skating may enter the figure skating events of State Games, which are recognized by the USOC and sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating, if oth- erwise eligible to do so. Entrants in figure skating events of State Games are not subject to rule 2442 3045. If only one competitor is entered in an event, the event may be held.

SGCR 7.00 Conduct of Competitions SGCR 7.02 The proposed competition announcement must be reviewed by the national sectional vice chair of State Games and the chief referee of the competition prior to publication. The announcement must be consistent with rule 3020.

SGCR 8.00 Expenses and Reports SGCR 8.03 Within 50 days of the last day of competition, a summary re- port of the competition and, if U.S. Figure Skating financial assistance was provided, a financial statement must be filed with the national chair of State Games, the appropriate sectional vice chair of State Games and U.S. Figure Skating headquarters. Failure to submit final reports and financial statements may result in the denial of a sanction the following year and any agreed upon assistance from the U.S. Figure Skating State Games budget.

Implementation date: July 1, 2013 TECHNICAL GROUP (GROUP 3)

62. APPROVED the following national promotions: From the Competitions Committee • National Singles/Pairs Referee: Leslie Gianelli, Wallingford, Conn. • National Synchronized Skating Referee: Daren Patterson, Knox- ville, Tenn.

• National Music Coordinator: Allen Krawiec, Littleton, Mass. From the Judges Committee • National Dance Judge: Elyse Matsumoto, Trophy Club, Texas • National Singles/Pairs Judge: Aristeo Brito, Miami, Fla.; Melissa Dillenbeck, La Grange, Ill.; Kerry Jennings-Cooper, Alexandria, Va.; Heather Nemier, Ashburn, Va.; Katherine Specht, Napa, Calif.; Jen- nifer Simon, Galveston, Texas;


60. APPROVED AS AMENDED – Membership Committee Add new rule MR 5.14 (page 86, Rulebook) as follows:

MR 5.14 Any renewing coach who does not fulfill the requirements of coach compliance in rules MR 5.11 (B), (C) and (D) and MR 5.12 by July 1 will be assessed a $75 late fee. A. Special exceptions to the late fee may be granted by the appropri- ate sectional vice chair of the Membership Committee.

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