Announcement

  Event Information
   

The 2006 NHK Trophy is the last competition out of six international senior event series 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 result of this event will set the qualified skaters to the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

  General Regulations
   

The 2006 NHK Trophy will be conducted in accordance with the ISU Constitution and General Regulations 2006, the ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating 2006 and Special Regulations Ice Dancing 2006, the Technical Rules Single & Pairs 2006 and the Technical Rules Ice Dancing 2006 and the relevant ISU Communications.

Participation in the 2006 NHK Trophy is open to all skaters who belong to an ISU Member, as per Rule 109, paragraph 1, and qualify with regard to eligibility, according to Rule 102, provided their ages fall within the limits specified in Rule 108, paragraph 2 and they meet the participation, citizenship and residency requirements in Rule 109, paragraphs 1 through 5 and ISU Communication 1117. With reference to the Announcement of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2006/2007 the event is only open to invited competitors.

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU General Regulations and ISU Communication 1117, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate. An exception with regards to nationality and residency requirements is stated for Pairs and Ice Dance couples in Rule 109, paragraph 2.c). Passports of the skaters, as well as the ISU Clearance Certificate, if applicable, must to be presented at the accreditation of each individual event and the Final for verification.

  Technical Data
   
Place: a) main arena: Big Hat / 3-22-2 Wakasato, Nagano City, Nagano
(an indoor ice-rink with the ice surface of 60 x 30 m, air-conditioned and heated);

b) practice arena: All events and practices will be conducted at the main arena.

     
Men: Short Program

The prescribed elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Technical Rule Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 510, para 2 and the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: max. 2 min., 50 sec., but may be less

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 520 and the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: 4 min., 30 sec., +/- 10 sec.

     
Ladies: Short Program

The prescribed elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 510, para 2 and the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: max. 2 min., 50 sec., but may be less

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 520 and the respective ISU Communication.

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

     
Factors:   In accordance with Rule 353, paragraph 1, l) the multiplying factors for the Program Components are

a) for Men
Short Program 1,0
Free Skating 2,0

b) for Ladies
Short Program 0,8
Free Skating 1,6

     
Pairs: Short Program

The prescribed elements to be skated are those listed in ISU Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 513, para 3, group A and the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: max. 2 min., 50 sec., but may be less;

  Free Skating

In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single and Pair Skating 2006, Rule 521 and the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: 4 min., 30 sec., +/- 10 sec.

     
Factors:   In accordance with Rule 353, paragraph 1, l) the multiplying factors for the Program Components are

Short Program 0,8
Free Skating 1,6

     
Ice Dancing: Compulsory Dance

The following Compulsory Dance will be skated:

RHUMBA

The official ISU Compulsory Dance music will be used.

  Original Dance

In accordance with ISU Technical Rules Ice Dancing 2006, Rule 609 and all pertinent ISU Communications.

The rhythm for the Original Dance is the

Tango Rhythm

One, two or three types of Tango may be used. If 2 types are used, one of them may be repeated.
The Rhythms are described in the gIce Dance Music Rhythms Booklet and Compact Disc 1995h.

Vocal music is permitted. Variations of tempo within one selection of music are permitted. Each selection of music may have different tempo.
For the Tango, the lady is permitted to wear trousers.

Duration: 2 minutes and 30 seconds (plus or minus 10 seconds)

  Free Dance

In accordance with ISU Technical Rule Ice Dancing 2006, Rule 610 and all pertinent ISU Communication. For the value of the required elements and components see the respective ISU Communication.

Duration: 4 min. +/- 10 sec.

ISU Technical Rules Ice Dancing 2006, Rule 610 paragraph 2 (required elements) and the respective ISU Communication must be observed.

     
Factors:  

The factors for the individual Program Components see ISU Rule 353, paragraph 1. m) and all pertinent ISU Communication.

     
  City of Nagano
   

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Nagano prefecture is situated in the center of Japan with rich nature and deep tradition. Its capital, the city of Nagano originally evolved as a temple town built around the Zenkoji temple, which stands as one of the most visited temples in Japan, also with a history of 1400years. Typical cuisine in Nagano is goyakih a vegetable and meat filled bun, and gsoba-noodleh a noodle made from buckwheat.

The magnificent climate always welcomes and eases the fatigue of the visitors, with a cool summer, an invigorating spring and autumn season, and a beautiful snowy winter.

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