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ISA Frequently Asked Questions

Note: This is just a reference and all questions should be crossed referenced to ISA Policies and Regulations available on the ISA website www.isa.org.au or ISU website www.isu.org

If you require further clarification please contact the Junior Development or Technical Operational Director for details.

ISA Rule Changes

1. I am a pre-primary athlete what do these changes mean for me?

A. The first change that you will see is that Pre-Primary has been renamed to Basic Novice A

The second that it has been included as an event at the Australian Figure Skating Championships.

Communication No. 84 and 86

2. I am a primary athlete what do these changes mean for me?

A. The first change that you will see is that Primary has been renamed to Basic Novice B

The second change is the increase of the upper age of the division to match the ISU upper age for the division only. “Has not reached the age of fifteen (15) for Single Skating”

Communication No. 85

3. I am an Intermediate athlete what do these changes mean for me?

A. The only change is the increase of the lower age of the division due to the change in age for the Basic Novice B (Formerly known as Primary). “Has reached the age of fifteen (15) for Single Skating”

Communication No. 85

4. I am a Novice athlete what do these changes mean for me?

A. The only that you will see is that Novice has been renamed to Advanced Novice.

Communication No. 84

Within Australia

5. If I am 13 years old and over can I compete in Basic Novice A if I have my Basic Novice A test?

A. YES

6. Is there any lower age requirements for Basic Novice A, Basic Novice B or Advanced Novice?

A. NO

7. If I want to compete at the Australian Figure Skating Championships in the Basic Novice A Division and my highest test level is Basic Novice A, is there any age restriction?

A. NO


Communication No. 86

8. Can I compete within Australia in Basic Novice A if I have my Basic Novice B test?

A. NO

9. Can I compete within Australia in Basic Novice A or Basic Novice B if I have my Advanced Novice test?

A. NO

10. If I want to compete at Basic Novice B within Australia is there an age restriction for me?

A. YES, (Basic Novice B: has not reached the age of fifteen (15) for Single Skating)

11. If I have reached the age of fifteen (15) and have my Basic Novice B test which division do I compete in?

A. Intermediate, (Intermediate: has reached the age of fifteen (15) for Single Skating)

12. Which year does this statement refer to? “has reached the age of fifteen (15) as at 1 July.”

A. It refers to the July preceding the event, example if an event is being held in June 2016 will refer to July of 2015, and if the event is held after July 2016, the year referred will be July 2016.

Internationally

13. Can I compete Internationally in Basic Novice A if I am competing in Basic Novice B within Australia?

A. YES, however selection will be based on the selection policy ISA-06 and ISU Communication 1947 for age requirements

14. Can I compete Internationally in Basic Novice A or Basic Novice B if I am competing in Advanced Novice within Australia?

A. YES, however selection will be based on the selection policy ISA-06 and ISU Communication 1947 for age requirements

 

Produced by: Clarence Ong (Junior Development OD) and Jackie Gold (Technical OD)