Figure Skating

The entry deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:59pm

Tentative Schedule

2022 Announcement  

Leaderboard Site

 

Elegance, grace, and beauty. These are just some of the words that describe the sport of figure skating. This art form is separated into four primary events: Single Men’, Single Women's, Pairs, and Dance. Dependent on the form, competitors will present a short program and a long program or a short program and a free skate.

The Empire State Winter Games figure skating events will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.

This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules, and is a currently registered member of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club or an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook. Please refer to the current rulebook for non-U.S. Citizens.

The Empire State Winter Games is a qualifying competition for the 2022 State Games of America

For more information, not found below, please contact figureskating@eswgames.com

ELIGIBILITY/TEST LEVEL

Empire State Winter Games Figure Skating Events will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.

Test level

Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline in the discipline the skater is entering. Entrants may skate one level above that for which they qualify, but they may not skate down in any event. Skaters may only enter ONE level per event. Skaters entering beginner–pre-juvenile events will be divided as closely as possible by age should the number of entries warrant more than one group. The LOC reserves the right to combine levels where there are not enough entries. Synchronized team age and test level eligibility requirements may be found in the US Figure Skating rulebook.

Eligibility 

All skaters must have a New York State affiliation in one or more of the following ways: reside in New York State, attend school in New York State, be a member of a New York State Figure Skating Club or have their primary training location in New York State. Skaters who do not have a state games in their own state may also compete. Skaters from other states would be classified in the competition as a participant from their own state for the purpose of distribution of invitations for the 2021 State Games of America.

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 6

  • Schedule will be posted at the rink and online – All Day – Lake Placid Olympic Center
    • Competition events will be held in both the 1980 Rink (measuring 85’ x 200’) & the 1932 Rink (measuring 100’ x 200’). Competition may also be held in the USA Rink (measuring 85’ x 200’).

All practice ice information will be available online and will also be e-mailed to all of the registered competitors. This information will be made available as soon as it is available.

*All schedules are subject to change

REGISTRATION

Entries will be accepted via EMS with credit card only.  Link will be available soon. The entry deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:59pm. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. There are limited spots available so make sure you register early. 

Singles:

  • First event - $125
  • Each additional event - $75

Synchronized:

  • $170 per team plus $35 per skater

The entry deadline is Thursday, January 6, 2022

Refund Policy

There are no refunds of entry fees.  In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Bethany Valenze, Sport Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Entry fees will not be refunded unless no competition exists or the event is canceled. While registering please confirm event dates and interest with coaches and skaters. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals. The online processing fees are not refundable. Checks returned for non-sufficient funds and contested credit card charges will be issued a $20 fee. Payment of the fee will be required before the skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events.

MUSIC UPLOAD/SUBMISSION

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 26th

Competitors participating in events with music are required to upload their music to EMS no later than Wednesday, January 26th. After this date, skaters will be locked out of this feature and subject to a $25 Late Fee. The late fee will automatically be added to each skater's cart who doesn't meet this requirement by the deadline. Late fees will not be removed under any circumstances and must be paid prior to receiving the skater credential onsite.  Music specifications and upload instructions can be found in the announcement.

CHECK IN 

All athletes must check in at the Empire State Winter Games athlete check in location.

Athletes should also make sure to check in with the ice monitor before each event.

There will be a figure skating information desk. The 2022 location will be announced shortly. Awards schedules, practice ice information, and results will be available at the desk.
Coaches should check in at the figure skating information desk prior to their first event to receive a credential.

All participating athletes who check in and receive their athlete jackets prior to the Opening Ceremony are invited to walk in the Empire State Winter Games Opening Ceremony Parade of Athletes on Thursday, February 3.

LIABILITY 

U.S. Figure Skating, the SC of Lake Placid and the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority accept no responsibility for injury or damage sustained by any participant in this competition. This is in accordance with Rule 1600 of the official U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook.

PHOTOGRPAHY/VIDEO

Miracle Moments photography will be shooting all events and prints for purchase will be available onsite. If you have any questions, please contact Ona at onak@orda.org.

There will be an official videographer onsite. 

AWARDS

Medals will be awarded for 1st-3rd places in contested events. An awards schedule will be available at the figure skating information desk.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For information regarding coaches, eligibility and test levels, music, and judging systems, please see the full 2022 announcement.