Impaired Skating has obtained the sanction from NISA to hold the first Inter Club competition for Impaired Skaters under ISU Rule 107.14 on May 12th and 13th in Dumfries, Scotland. The Announcement is now available with full competition details and entry form.
The event is open to impaired ice skaters from all clubs of Members of the ISU throughout the world as well as the UK and will involve events for singles, dance (pattern dances), synchronized (demo only) and speed skating. The impairments include biomechanical, visual, hearing and intellectual.
The Classification Handbook provides information on what forms of impairment are included and provides forms to give to your doctor or specialist.
Draft Rules of Competition for impaired skaters have been crafted from Special Olympic and ISU rules and provide 11 levels of technical difficulty for figure skating from two footed skating to triple jumps. There will be events in all disciplines for every standard of skater from Beginner through to Elite athletes.
Special Olympics GB has designated the Dumfries event as the inaugural British Special Olympic Figure Skating Championships and will use it to select 4 skaters to represent GB in South Korea at Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2013 in Pyeong Chang.
The Impaired Skating Charity has received financial support from the NISA Charitable Trust and the event will be subsidised for the skaters and no entry fee will be charged.
The closing date for entries is 12th April 2012.