Terms used:

Event

The name given to a group of skaters entered in a category.  There may be one event per category or several events per category depending on the number of total entries.  Each event is independent of the other events within the category. 

Interruption

The time elapsed between the moment a competitor stops performing the program until the moment the competitor resumes performing the program.

Interruptions

The time elapsed between the moment a competitor stops performing the program until the moment the competitor resumes performing the program.

Referee

A referee of an event within a competition is an experienced judge who has received further training to conduct an event and monitor the performance of the panel of judges. Referees are qualified to referee or judge at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.

Referee

Name of the referee: _____________________________________

 

Event 

Event Segment: _________________________________________

 

Program 

Program Length: ________________________________________

*Short and Free Programs: ± 10 seconds

 

Required Items

  • Stopwatch (2 if possible) *We recommend to practice with the stopwatch before the event begins
  • Start list of skaters
  • Pen/Pencil

 

Warm-Up Time

  • Singles & Pairs: 6 minutes, once all the skaters are on the ice
  • Ice Dance Short/Free: 5 minutes, once all the skaters are on the ice
  • Ice Dance Pattern Dance: 4 minutes, once all the skaters are on the ice, one minute without music and three minutes with music

 

Timing Process

Sit beside the referee at the table if possible; easier to compare timing, provide guidance for new timers, communicate and write time on skating order page.

  1. Call to start: from end of announcement of skater's name until the skater is in their start position; keep timing another 30 seconds if required.

    • 30 seconds to take position without deduction
    • Reset watch quickly
  2. Program: begin timing from when the skater starts to move or skate until the skater stops moving at the end of the program (not based on music length)
  3. Compare time with the referee
  4. Record the time on the start list beside the skater's name

 

Interruptions

A: If skater stops skating, keep timing, referee will indicate a stoppage. Write down time skater stops. Referee times length of interruption. Carry on timing unless otherwise directed by the referee.

B: If referee asks for music to be stopped, stop timing and write down the time music was stopped. Do not reset watch until referee gives further instructions.

 

Dance Lifts

A: Lifts -begin timing when lifted partner leaves the ice to when he/she re-touches the ice. Record time for each lift. Compare with Referee at the end of program.

 

Deportment Expectations for Volunteer Timers

  1. Be on the stand 5 minutes before each warm-up time.
  2. Keep cellphone put away while on the stand.
  3. Do not write down the scores of the skater.
  4. Do not talk to the Referee or anyone on the panel during performances.