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NSFs forslag til ISUs kongress

Det internasjonale regelverket er International Skating Unions (ISU) ansvar. Hvert 2.år kan medlemsnasjonene legge inn forslag på regelendringer som stemmes over av ISUs 65 medlemsnasjoner.

ISUs Kongress skulle opprinneling vært avviklet i juni 2020, men er flyttet til juni 2021 pga. Covid-19.

Her er Norges kunstløpforslag i sin helhet: 

 Rule 108, para 1a,2a,3a, 4a

 

  1. Categories of Skaters by Age and Age Entry Requirements for Competitions
  2. a) The word Senior is used in this Rule and in the ISU Statutes to describe certain competitions that have a minimum age entry requirement of fifteen (15) seventeen (17) years, determined in each instance by the birthday of the Skater that occurs before the July 1 that immediately precedes the relevant competition.
  1. Age Limits for Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating
  2. a) For ISU Senior Championships, Olympic Winter Games and International Senior Competitions only Skaters may compete who have reached at least the age of 15 17 before July 1 preceding these Events.)
  3. Age Limits for Single & Pair Skating / Ice Dance
  4. a) In International Senior Competitions, ISU Senior Championships and the Olympic Winter Games only Skaters may compete who have reached at least the age of fifteen (15) seventeen (17) for single, and sixteen (16) for pair skating/ice dance years before July 1 preceding the Events.
  5. Age Limits for Synchronized Skating
  6. a) In International Senior Synchronized Skating Competitions and the ISU Senior World Synchronized Skating Championships a Senior team comprises Skaters all of whom must have reached at least the age of fifteen (15) seventeen (17) years before July 1 preceding the Championships or Competition.

Reasons:

Currently, ISU have the youngest Senior age requirement of all Winter sports.

The minimum age limit is currently 15 years of age, this seems to be causing short careers for figure skaters. Since 1994 four different Olympic champions in ladies figure skating were 15, 16 or 17 years old when earning their title (1994,1998,2002 and 2014). Neither of the champions were participating the following season at the World Figure Skating Championships. There is an immense pressure on the skaters on a top senior level, and to debut on senior level at 15 years old, does not seem to motivate them to have a long career in the sport. Our sport should facilitate rules and competition environment that support the possibility of a long lasting career. We are proposing 16 for pairs and ice-dance since a big  age difference in those disciplines are common.

 

To catch media and the audience interest, our sport needs profiled athletes that can promote the sport in a positive way over a longer period of time. Younger skaters are pushed to perform difficult technical elements to be able to compete against the more experienced and older skaters with better program component skills. As the skaters grow older and the mentality, body and technical abilities changes, it is hard to maintain the same difficult technical level. 

We propose to change in all ISU disciplines; figure skating, speed skating and short track. The rule change will be effective from season 2022-2023. If skaters have already competed in European Championships, Four Continent Championships, World Championships or Olympic Games 2022; these skaters are allowed to skate in senior events in 2022-2023 season even if they have not met the age criteria.

Rule 412/413/414/415/416

 

Rule 412, para 1a, 3a:

  1. To be eligible for first appointment as an International Referee, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  2. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty (60) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.
  3. To be eligible for first appointment as an ISU Referee, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  4. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty five (65) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.

 

Rule 413, para 3a:

  1. To be eligible, for first appointment as an ISU Judge, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  2. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty five (65) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.

 

Rule 414, 1a, 3a:

  1. To be eligible for first appointment as an International Technical Controller, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  2. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty (60) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.
  3. To be eligible for first appointment as an ISU Technical Controller, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  4. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty five (65) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.

 

Rule 415, para 1a,3a:

  1. To be eligible for first appointment as an International Technical Specialist, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  2. a) Age: have reached the age of twenty-four (24) but not the age of sixty (60) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.
  3. To be eligible for first appointment as an ISU Technical Specialist, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  4. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty five (65)(70) in the calendar year of the nomination.

Rule 416, para 1a, 3a:

  1. To be eligible for first appointment as an International Data & Replay Operator, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  2. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty (60) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.
  3. To be eligible for first appointment as an ISU Data & Replay Operator, the Official must fulfill the following requirements:
  4. a) Age: have not reached the age of sixty five (65) (70) in the calendar year of the nomination.

Reason: Since the ISU invest in the education of these officials, they should serve five (5) or ten (10) years after they pass their exam.

Rule 430/512/513

 

Rule: 430, para 1

  1.   Duties and powers of the Referee

– conducts or supervice an electronical draw all the draws for the starting order and (Ice Dance only) Pattern Dance(s);

 

Rule 512, para 2

Draws

  1. Starting numbers shall be drawn by each Competitor, if present, by official representatives of their ISU Member or by members of the Organizing Committee. Draws can also be done electronically in ISUCalc if supervised by the referee. If electronical draw is done, it must be stated in the Annoucement.

 

Rule 513

Draws for starting orders

The draw for starting order of the Competitors for each Segment of the event shall be conducted as follows (if electronical draw is not done): ......

Reason: To make national and international competitions more efficient. The schedule is often tight if there are many categories, and this can help the organizers and referees.

 

 

 

 

 

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