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Rules & Regulations

Links to the complete set of the rules governing ice figure skating in New Zealand and at ISU Competitions and Championships are provided here.

NZIFSA Rules & Regulations

Constitution NZIFSA Constitution
Code of Ethics Code of Ethics (April 2016)
Rules and Regulations

2022 Rules and Regulations 

2022 Single Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2022 Single Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart

2022 Youth Interpretive Requirements Chart

2022 Adult Single Skating Free Skate & Interpretive Requirements Chart

2022 Pair Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2022 Pair Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart

2022 Adult Pair Skating Requirements Chart

2022 Ice Dance - Pattern Dance Requirements Chart

2022 Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance Requirements Chart 

2022 Ice Dance - Free Dance Requirements Chart 

2022 Adult Ice Dance - Pattern Dance Requirements Chart

2022 Adult Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance & Free Dance Requirements Chart

2022 Synchronized Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2022 Synchronized Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart 

2021 "Cheat Sheet" for IJS Accountants

Anti-Doping NZIFSA Anti-Doping Information       Drug Free Sport NZ
Ice Dance Patterns All non-ISU dance patterns (do not use this resource for ISU compulsory dance patterns, see ISU rules below)
Stroking Test Patterns NZIFSA Stroking Skills Manual (2022)
6.0 Judging Information Marking and Determination of Results

NZIFSA Policy Documents

   
Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy  Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy (April 2021)
Coaches’ Accreditation

NZIFSA Coaches Accreditation Policy  (February 2022)

Appendix A - Requirements to complete (February 2022)

Appendix B - Level 1 Apprentice Coach Guidelines (February 2022)

Appendix C - Maintaining Points (February 2022)

Maintaining Accreditation Log Book

Child Protection NZIFSA Child Protection Policy (April 2022)
Forums Acceptable Use NZIFSA Members’ Forums Acceptable Use Policy (June 2020)
Privacy NZIFSA Privacy Policy (July 2021)
Governance and Management Governance and Management Policy, Job Descriptions for Elected Positions, Job Descriptions for Appointed Positions, NZIFSA CEO Limitations Policy (July 2021),
Travel and Reimbursement NZIFSA Travel and Reimbursement Policy (February 2022)
Selection NZIFSA Selection Policy (July 2021) 
Electronic Meetings NZIFSA Electronic Meeting Policy (April 2021)
Finance NZIFSA Finance Policy (June 2022)
Funding NZIFSA Funding Policy (June 2022)
Skater Development NZIFSA Skater Development Policy (July 2021)
Nationals NZIFSA Nationals Hosting Policy (October 2020)
Officials Training & Promotion

NZIFSA Officials’ Training, Appointment and Promotion Policy (February 2022)

Appendix 1 Criteria for Competence of Probationary Officials (February 2022)

Appendix 2a Probationary Assessment Report - Judges (April 2022)

Appendix 2b Probationary Assessment Report - Technical Specialists (April 2022)

Appendix 2c Probationary Assessment Report - Stroking Test Judges (April 2022)

Appendix 3 Training Activity Feedback (April 2022)

Health and Safety Policy NZIFSA Health and Safety Policy (April 2021)
Policy Review Dates NZIFSA Policy Review Dates (Jan 2019)

Supplementary Documents

ISU Judging System - Overview An overview of the ISU Judging System
Anti-Doping Resources Resources for Athletes from DrugFree Sport NZ
Forms Forms that need to be filled out to be eligible to compete or take tests

Applicable ISU Rules and Regulations

These ISU Rules and Regulations apply at all NZIFSA competitions, ISU International competitions and all ISU Competitions and Championships. The NZIFSA Rules and Regulations extend these ISU rules for domestic competitions and may be different in some cases. The rule from the NZIFSA Rules and Regulations will be used in the case of any inconsistency with ISU rules and regulations. See the NZIFSA Rules and Regulations for details.

All Disciplines - Constitution and General Regulations ISU Constitution & General Regulations
Single, Pair Skating and Ice Dance Regulations Special Regulations and Technical Rules
Single, Pair Skating - Guidelines for International Novice Competitions Communication No. 2489
Synchronized Skating - Guidelines for International Novice Competitions Communication No. 2238
Single and Pair Skating - Scale of Values - season 2022/23 Communication No. 2475
Single and Pair Skating - Levels of Difficulty & Guidelines for GOE - season 2022/23 Communication No. 2474
Single and Pair Skating - Changes from 57th Congress Communication No. 2176

Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules - season 2022/23

Communication No. 2468

Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing updates

Communication No. 2484

Ice Dance - Novice Requirements - season 2022/23 Communication No. 2463
Ice Dance - Scale of Values Communication No. 2473
Synchronized Skating - GOE Guidelines - Reductions - Deductions Communication No. 2487
Synchronized Skating - Well Balanced Program Content 2022/2023

Communication No. 2471

Synchronized Skating - Difficulty Groups of Elements

Communication No. 2482

Synchronized Skating - Scales of Values Communication No. 2486 

 

Other ISU Policy, Procedure, Rules and Regulations

These documents mainly apply at ISU International Competitions and ISU Competitions and Championships and to skaters and officials who participate in these events or in cases where an ISU interest is involved.

Code of Ethics Communication No. 1717
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest Communication No. 2265
Citizenship Requirements Communication No. 2030
Uniforms/Racing Suits/Clothing Communication No. 1625
Anti Doping Rules  Communication No. 2213
Anti Doping Procedures Communication No. 2243
Procedures for Blood Testing

Communication No. 1871

Communication No. 1872

Medical Exemption for High Haemoglobin Concentration Communication No. 1530
Disciplinary Commission Rules of Procedure Communication No. 1419
Appeals Commission Rules of Procedure Communication No. 1356
TV Celebrity Figure Skating Programs Communication No. 1416
Obligations of Members (2016) Communication No. 1996
ISU Development Programme Communication No. 1531
Use of Papers/documents by Judges during Competitions  Communication No.1540

IJS Supplementary Documents

   
Technical Panel Handbook - Singles (2021/22) for technical controllers and technical specialists
Technical Panel Handbook - Pairs (2021/22) for technical controllers and technical specialists

Technical Panel Handbook - Ice Dance (2019/20)

Handbook for Officials - Ice Dance (2020/21)

Handbook for Officials - Ice Dance (2019/20)

for technical controllers and technical specialists

for Pattern Dances

for referees and judges

Technical Panel Handbook - Synchronized (2019/20)

Referees Handbook - Synchronized (2020/21)

for technical controllers and technical specialists

for referees