Announcement
  Event Information
    The 2005 NHK Trophy is the last competition out of six international senior events of the ISU Grand Prix Series of Figure Skating for Ladies, Men, Pairs and Ice Dancing. The competition is organized by the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) and co-organized by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). The 2005 NHK Trophy will be held at "Namihaya Dome" in Kadoma City, Osaka, locates mid-part of main island scheduled from December 1st to 4th, 2005, which is the second time event in Osaka since 1996.
  General Regulations
   

The invitation is addressed to selected ISU Members to enter participants in the 2005 NHK Trophy.

The 2005 NHK Trophy will be conducted in accordance with the ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2004 edition, the ISU Special Regulations Single & Pair Skating, 2004 edition, the ISU Special Regulations Ice Dancing, 2004 edition, and all relevant ISU Communications.

The 2005 NHK Trophy is only open to Competitors who belong to an ISU Member and qualify with regard to eligibility according to ISU Constitutions and General Regulations Rule 102, provided their ages fall within the limits specified in ISU Rule 108, paragraph 2 and they meet the participation, citizenship and residency requirement in ISU Rule 109, and ISU Communication No. 1117 or any update of this Communication. Entries can only be made through the ISU Members.

The Announcement of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2005/2006 is valid also for the 2005 NHK Trophy.

  Technical Data
   
VENUE: Arena: KadomaSportsCenter (Namihaya Dome)
308-1 Mitsushima, KadomaCity, Osaka, Japan
(an indoor ice-rink with the ice surface of 60m x 30m), air-conditioned and heated);
     
Men: Short Program

The required elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2004 Rule 310, paragraphs 1 and 2. For their value see Rule 322 and the respective ISU Communication.
Duration:2 min., 50 sec. maximum, but may be less

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2004, Rule 320 and the respective ISU Communication. Special attention should be paid to the "well balanced program" and the element value.
Duration:4 min., 30 sec.,+/- 10 sec.

     
Ladies: Short Program

The required elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2004 Rule 310, paragraphs 1 and 2. For their value see Rule 322 and the respective ISU Communication.
Duration:2 min., 50 sec. maximum, but may be less

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2004, Rule 320 and the respective ISU Communication. Special attention should be paid to the "well balanced program" and the element value.
Duration:4 min., +/- 10 sec.

     
Pairs: Short Program

The required elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2004, Rule 313, paragraphs 2 and 3, group C for 2005/2006. For their value see Rule 322 and the respective ISU Communication.
Duration:2 min., 50 sec. maximum, but may be less

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Special Regulations Figure Skating 2004, Rule 321 and the respective ISU Communication. Special attention should be paid to the "well balanced program" and the element value.
Duration:4 min., 30 sec., +/- 10 sec.

     
Ice Dancing: Compulsory Dance

The following Compulsory Dance will be skated:
Tango Romantica
The official ISU Compulsory Dance music will be used.

  Original Dance

In accordance with Special Regulations Ice Dancing 2004, Rule 509 and all pertinent ISU Communications.

The rhythm for the Original Dance is the Latin Combination

Two or three different rhythms from the following:
Group 1:Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba
Group 2:Only one (1) of Mambo, Merengue or Salsa

A rhythm from either group 1 or 2 may be repeated once.
Selection of a rhythm from group 2 is not required, but only one rhythm may be chosen from this group.
(Examples: Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba OR Cha Cha, Rhumba, Mambo OR Cha Cha, Rhumba, Cha Cha OR Cha Cha, Rhumba OR Mambo, Rhumba ORMambo, Rhumba, Mambo BUT NOT Cha Cha, Mambo and Merengue.)

The Rhythms are described in the "Ice Dance Music Rhythms Booklet and Compact Disc 1995" except for the Salsa which is described on pages 11-12. The Dances must reflect ballroom and/or social dance character and style translated to the ice by flow and use of edges. The required elements should be carefully chosen to reflect and enhance the character of the chosen rhythms and music.

For the Latin Combination, the lady is permitted to wear trousers.

Vocal music is permitted
Duration:2 minutes and 30 seconds (plus or minus 10 seconds)

  Free Dance

In accordance with ISU Special Regulations Ice Dancing 2004, Rule 510; and all pertinent ISU Communications.

Duration:4 min., +/- 10 sec.

ISU Special Regulations Ice Dancing 2004, Rule 510 paragraph 2 (well balanced program and required elements) and the relevant ISU Communication must be observed.

  City of Kadoma, Osaka
   

The Osaka is the second largest City in Japan, locates 500km west of Tokyo. The current population is more than 8.8 million. Since Tokyo has been center of politics for last 400 years, Osaka was historically a Mecca of commercial, business and gourmet. The Symbol of the City is OsakaCastle locates right center of Osaka, which was built on 1585 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi who was the first retainer of Nobunaga Oda and replaced him after Oda's death. Typical cuisine in Osaka is "tako-yaki" octopus dumpling, and "okonomi-yaki" Japanese pancake with various pork & veggies inside.

The average temperature in Osaka in the December is 5-10 degrees Celsius.

We are very much confident of your satisfaction during your stay.

       
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