welcome to the
2020 Colonial Cyber Series
PRESENTED BY MK | JOHN WILSON BLADES
Hello skaters, coaches, family members and officials!
We want to welcome you to the 2020 Colonial Cyber Series presented by MK | John Wilson Blades.
This is a critique event, hosted and run by the Colonial Figure Skating Club. This series event will be hosted each month and we are offering:
Personal critiques for all skaters for qualifying levels.
Group general protocol review for all non-qualifying level skaters.
Each skater at all levels will receive a protocol sheet.
We know that a lot of skaters are not on the ice right now, and have been off the ice for a considerable amount of time. We know that the timing of rinks opening is scattered, and the timing and restrictions are varied depending on your location.
Our goal for this virtual series is to allow skaters to have a way to to present their programs virtually to a panel of judges, to receive a protocol sheet (for IJS scored levels), to use this information as feedback to help train, and make adjustments with your program so that when the time comes, and competitions are able to be run and the qualifying season is upon us, that the skaters will feel more ready to compete.
Please remember, this is a virtual series, there are a lot of variables that we can not control and are outside the scope and realm of this event. It is not a sanctioned competition, and your scores will not be tracked within the U.S. Figure Skating system. This will be for personal growth and improvement to help you work towards becoming competition ready. Video submissions will be varied in quality, and the officials will be doing their best given the variability of the angles they will be watching, and the different lighting and quality of the videos submitted.
While this event is not sanctioned, the officials will be judging in accordance with the rules and regulations, as set forth in the current U.S. Figure Skating rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.
This series will be run monthly, please do not rush to rinks to start practicing to be able to participate in the first or even second event. We want everyone to return to the ice safely, and to not rush back. We will be here when you are ready! Use the series to allow time to practice, and submit when your skater is ready for feedback. We plan to extend the series, and it will all be based on how and when the rinks start to open, and the competitive season starts back up.
Below you will find the details pertaining to the series, the events we will host, video submission guidelines, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you, on behalf of the Colonial Figure Skating Club!
Colonial Figure Skating Club, Inc.
VIDEO REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
PLEASE NAME THE FILE WITH SKATERS FIRST AND LAST NAME AND SKATE EVENT/LEVEL. FOR EXAMPLE: JOHN_SMITH_NOVICE_LADIES_SP.MOV
Video must be high or recognizable resolution, .MOV or .MP4 File Formats only and no more than 900MB. Technical panel will determine any videos that are deemed “unreviewable”. If your video file size is larger, please reach out to us, we would rather have a larger file than a lower resolution file that is harder to see.
Upload the original video, please do not use a video that was sent via txt or other methods as it significantly reduces the file and video resolution.
Skaters should wear their competition attire or black on black. We don’t expect you to go out and purchase a brand new dress or skating attire, but would like to help set the tone that this is a video that will be presented to a panel of judges, and will help the skater to be in a competitive mindset as a practice run for the competition season.
Video submissions will not contain any editing, splicing and must be recorded from one angle. Any videos that are deemed edited will be automatically disqualified. You will be given one chance to resubmit a video, if found to be edited on the second submission the skater will be disqualified and no refunds given.
The coach or parent, or the skater if an adult, will sign an affidavit that submissions have not been edited.
We recommend that the person videoing the program, be standing nearest center ice and can clearly record all corners of the ice. NOTE: we recommend a test prior to performance to ensure video quality.
Some rinks have limitations as to who is allowed in the rink, and on the ice so we know that this may not be achievable. Please do the best you can given the rules and restrictions in place as your individual rink.
Please record in landscape mode (not vertical).
You will not be judged or scored based on the quality or location of video.
Videos can be recorded with a phone, tablet, camera or computer.
Do your best to make sure the music is loud enough for the officials to hear when they replay the videos during the judging process. We recommend you turn up the music when you record the program being skated on the ice.
Make sure the skater's full body is visible at all times during their skating performance.
Other skaters and coaches can be on the ice when you record your video, you do not have to rent private ice to record and submit your video.
COLONIAL CYBER SERIES
MK | JOHN WILSON LITE BLADE GIVEAWAY
The MK | John Wilson Lite Blade Giveaway begins with Colonial Figure Skating Club’s August Cyber Series Event and ends at the conclusion of the series or as deemed by Arrow Sports Group.
The presenting sponsor of the Colonial Cyber Series is MK | John Wilson Blades. By participating in the Colonial Cyber Series, each participant is automatically entered to win. Entrants should look solely to Arrow Sports Group with any product questions, comments or problems related to this
giveaway. We may be reached by email at
ELIGIBILITY: This giveaway is open to all skaters participating in the Colonial Cyber Series Event. Parents, Coaches & Officials are not eligible for this giveaway.
PRIZES: One (1) monthly winner will receive their choice of one (1) pair of John Wilson Coronation Ace Lite or MK Professional Lite Blades (ARV: $279.00).
* Should the winning participant skate at a level beyond the John Wilson Coronation Ace or MK Professional Lite, they shall have their choice of one (1) pair of Standard Carbon Steel John Wilson or MK Blades of their choice (Pattern 99, Gold Seal, Phantom, Gold Star, Dynasty, Dance).
WINNER SELECTION: Winner(s) of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The random drawing will be conducted after the entry deadline for that given month.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately 72 hours after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed within 72 hours of notification.