|The 2010 NHK TROPHY will be conducted in accordance with the ISU Constitution and General Regulations
2010, the Special Regulations & Technical Rules Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance 2010, and the relevant
Participation in the 2010 NHK TROPHY is open to all Competitors who belong to an ISU Member, and qualify with regard to eligibility according to Rule 102, provided their ages fall within the limits specified in Rule 108, paragraph 2 b) and they meet the participation, citizenship and residency requirements in Rule 109, paragraphs 1 through 5 and ISU Communication 1420 or any update of this Communication.
In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU General Regulations and ISU Communication 1420 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.
Passports of all Skaters, as well as the ISU Clearance Certificate, if applicable, must to be presented at the accreditation of the event for verification.
Entries can only be made through the ISU Members. With reference to the Announcement of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2009/2010 the event is only open to invited competitors.
|3.1 ) Confirmation of Entries
In accordance with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2010/2011 announcement entries can only be made for skaters/couples who are qualified and/or selected for invitation. The confirmation of the entries must be submitted by August 15, 2010 latest to
3.2 ) Entries by Name
Entries by fax or e-mail must be confirmed by a letter sent out simultaneously to the Organizers (Rule
115, paragraph 5).
Each Entry Form must be signed by an authorized ISU Member Representative such as President, General Secretary, Executive Director, CEO (Rule 104, paragraph 4). For more details please refer to Rules 115, 131, 378 and ISU Communication No. 1523 or any update of this Communication.
3.2.2 Entries of Competitors
Entries by names must be made simultaneously to
not later than September 1st, 2010
The replacement of Competitors in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating will be made in accordance with
Paragraphs 3.5 and 7.6 of the Announcement for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2010/2011.
3.2.3 Entries of Judges
An entry of competitor(s) is not automatically followed by an entry of a Judge. Participating ISU Members may be invited by the hosting Federation to nominate one or more Judges for one event. Any substitution or changes for any of the invited judges need the approval of the Japan Skating Federation.
Please observe the restrictions concerning the selection of Judges within the events of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2010/2011 that no Judge may serve in more than two ISU Grand Prix events (Figure Skating and Ice Dance not separated).
Each panel of Judges will consist of a maximum of 9 Judges but with a minimum of 7 Judges, if possible.
|MEALS, LODGING and TRAVEL EXPENSES|
|The organizer will provide and cover the expenses for rooms and meals for all Competitors and Judges
participating, beginning with dinner from October 20, 2010 until breakfast of October 25, 2010.
Should any Competitor or Judge arrive at the hotel before or stay longer than the period described above, their room costs and expenses will be the responsibility of the individual and must be paid on arrival, except if an arrangement has been made with the organizer.
The organizer will provide and cover the expenses for rooms and meals also for the Referees, the Technical Controllers, the Technical Specialists, the ISU Grand Prix Coordinator for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the Chair of Sports Directorate, the ISU Event Coordinator, the Data and Replay Operators, the Cameraman, indicated for the competitors. If any longer period is agreed upon with the Organizing Committee, the period of coverage will be prolonged as agreed.
The Organizing Committee will cover the airfare for all invited Competitors, Judges and the Anti-Doping
Control Team from their domicile to Nagoya International Airport.
The Japan Skating Federation is the only authorizing body of airline tickets. All participants must agree to the acceptance of the provided tickets when the invitation is accepted. No reimbursement will be made on any airline ticket issued by any other agency or any other airline unless written permission is received from Japan Skating Federation prior to its ticketing.
All extra expenses incurred by any Team Member or any kind of Official will be the responsibility of that person and must be paid prior to departure.
The Judges, the Referees, the Technical Controllers, the Technical Specialists and the Data and Replay
Operators will receive remuneration in accordance with ISU Communication No. 1401, paragraph II, I) (or any update of this Communication). The honorarium will be provided in hard currency. The remuneration will be paid upon accreditation.
|Official practice for Competitors begins on October 21, 2010. The detailed schedule will be issued at the time of registration. According to ISU Regulations 540 and 634 no competitor/couple may practice in a rink other than the official rink or rinks after having been accredited through the Organizing Committee.|
|MUSIC / PLANNED PROGRAM CONTENT|
|All Competitors shall furnish competition music of excellent quality on CD or MD format, in accordance with
Rule 343, paragraph 1. A list of titles, composers and orchestras of the music to be used for the Short Program
and Free Skating Program for Single and Pairs, for the Original and Free Dance Program for Ice Dance and for
the Exhibition must be listed for each Competitor on the official Music Selection Form and attached to the
official Entry Form for Competitors.
In accordance with Rule 343, paragraph 1, all discs must show the Competition event, Competitor’s name, the Nation and the exact running time of the music (not skating time) including any starting signal and must be submitted at the time of registration. Each program (short program, free skating, original dance, free dance) must be recorded on a separate disc. In addition competitors/couples must provide a back-up drive for each program.
If music information is not complete and cassettes or discs not provided, accreditation will not be given.
With the entry forms, the “Program Content Sheet” must return to the Organizing Committee in time. It is
mandatory that the Program Content Sheet must be filled in precisely by each Skater/team in English using the terminology for the elements listed in the respective ISU Communication.
It is not permitted to hand over the Program Content Sheets directly to the acting Officials.
|ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS / TEAMS|
|The participating Teams and all respective team-members as well as all Event Officials are requested to
announce to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible but no later than September 20, 2010, the name of the airlines, flight numbers, dates and times of arrival at the Nagoya International Airport or any other information concerning transportation and arrivals. The official “travel form” should be used.
The nearest airport to Nagoya is Nagoya International Airport with a distance of 60 minutes / 35km to the official hotel. The Organizing Committee provides a bus shuttle to meet the teams on arrival. Please be informed that chaperons and all other accompanying persons will only be included in the transportation, if space is available and they arrive with the team. A ground transportation fee will be charged..
|The official accreditation is planned at the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel upon arrival.
Accreditation will be given to appointed Event Officials, ISU Office Holders and Guests.
Accreditation as a Team Member will be given to all entered Judges, Competitors and one Team-Leader per participating team, one Coach per Competitor, a maximum of two Officials of ISU Members, provided that they are Council Members, Technical Committee Members or Members of the Head Office of their Federation and a maximum of two medical persons, for which the organizer requests the right to have a medical certification (document) presented before accreditation. Accreditation will only be granted to persons in those various functions if officially entered and named through their National Association.
The ISU Member certifies with the signed entry the indicated functions within the team of all team members. Any misuse of any function will be sanctioned by the ISU/OC.
All persons mentioned on this form (except those under G and H) must fill out the Declaration form as per ISU Communication No. 1628 and send it to the ISU Secretariat (email@example.com) at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the Event.
Chaperons will not receive accreditation. The Team Leader may request “bus permits” for the official registered Chaperons to join the official shuttle bus system of the Organizing Committee.
|The marking system (ISU Judging System) as described in ISU Technical Rule Single & Pair Skating 2010, Rule 352 and Rule 353 (Determination and publication of results) will be used.|
|PRESENTATION OF MEDALS|
|The three best placed skaters/couples in each event will be announced and honoured. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented to the medallists. The national anthem of the winner will be played and the flags of the medal winners hoisted.|
|POINTS FOR “ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating”|
|Points will be awarded as follows:
The points received are of value for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and the qualification for the ISU
Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
If a skater/couple does not complete an event due to illness or injury, this event will be treated as "not skated", i.e. the result(s) of initial round(s) completed will not count for the Grand Prix ranking order. Such an event will however count as one participation but without receiving credit in the ranking order.
Additionally, it is understood that skaters who score points at an event will only score the points according to their respective placements as stated above.
The results of the event will count for the ”ISU World Standings”. (see paragraph 14)
|The Global Prize Money per individual event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating will be:
Awarded to winners and placed skaters/couples as follows:
The individual prize money will be transferred to the ISU Members concerned immediately after the conclusion of the 2010 NHK Trophy.
Skaters/couples qualified for the exhibition must participate with an appropriate show number different from
their competition programs. Failure to do so, will result in a reduction of USD $ 3.000.00 from the awarded prize money.
Skaters/couples are expected to be ready for any ceremony and/or prize award and participate in press
conferences and/or social events if asked by the ISU and/or the event’s Organizer. Failure to do so may result in a reduction of awarded prize money. The decision to reduce prize money will be made by the assigned ISU Delegate attending the event, subsequently to be ratified by the Council.
The withholding tax will be deducted according to the actual government's law.
An exhibition fee will only be paid to skates/couples who are not awarded prize money. The exhibition fee is set at USD$200.00 for single skaters (Men and Ladies) and USD$300.00 for Pairs and Dance couples.
|ISU World Standings|
|World Standing points will also be awarded according to the “World Standings Procedure” that can be found on the ISU website (www.isu.org) under Single & Pairs/Ice Dance – World Standings.”|
|Anti-Doping tests will be conducted at each of the six events of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating as well as
at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
The Anti-Doping tests will be conducted in accordance with the current ISU Anti-Doping Rules & Procedures (ISU Communications No. 1603 and 1604 or any further update of this Communication).
The tests will be carried out on the winning skater/s in Singles (after the final Free Skating), Pair Skating (after the Free Skating) and Ice Dance (after the Free Dance). One skater from the remainder of the skaters shall be selected by random draw in Singles, Pair Skating and Ice Dance. In Pair Skating and Ice Dance, either the man or the lady, but not both, shall be tested and shall be selected by random draw.
|INSURANCE / LIABILITY|
|In accordance with Rule 119, it is the sole responsibility of each Member participating in ISU Events, to provide
medical and accident insurance for their athletes, officials and all other members of the Member’s team. Such
insurance must assure full medical attendance and also the return to the home country by air transport or by
other expeditious means of the ill or injured person.
The ISU assumes no responsibility for or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or property damage incurred in connection incurred by Competitors and Officials.
|For further information, please contact
2009 NHK Trophy Organizing Committee Office
1-1-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050 Japan
International Skating Union
Chemin de Primerose 2
Chair Sports Directorate
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Am Schorn 38
|ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING ORGANIZING STRUCTURE|
|International Skating Union
Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta, ISU President
International Skating Union
Mr. Fredi Schmid, ISU Director General
or Ms. Patricia Mayor, ISU Sports Coordinator Figure Skating
Chemin de Primerose 2
Mr. David Dore
ISU Vice President of Figure Skating
& Coordinator ISU Grand Prix Coordination Group
534 Buchanan Crescent
Gloucester, ON, K1J 7V4 CANADA
ISU Grand Prix Coordination Group (Junior and Senior series):
Mr. David Dore, ISU Vice-President of Figure Skating
& Coordinator ISU Grand Prix Coordination Group
Mr. Peter Krick, ISU Chair Sports Directorate
Mr. Mario Meinel, ISU Event Coordinator
Ms. Rita Zonnekeyn, Member S&PTC
Ms. Halina Gordon-Poltorak, Chair IDTC
Ms. Patricia Mayor, ISU Sports Coordinator Figure Skating
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