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is proud to announce


International Synchronized Skating Competition for Seniors and Juniors
and Inter-Club Competition for Novices
Zagreb, Croatia

under the authorization of the ISU and in accordance with ISU Regulations 2010

Organized by:
“ZAGREB SNOWFLAKES” Synchronized Skating Club, Zagreb, Croatia

January 13-15, 2011



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Be so kind to notify your intention to participate at the Competition until October 15, 2010, so we may begin planning for your attendance.
Thank you for your kind reply.



Please direct all your inquiries to:

Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11
HR-10000 Zagreb
Tel.:    +385/1/3012 323
Fax:    +385/1/3093 547
E-mail:  zagreb_snowflakes@email.htnet.hr



The International Skating Union, the Croatian Skating Federation and the Zagreb Snowflakes Synchronized Skating Club have a great pleasure to invite the ISU Members to participate in


9th Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011
International Synchronized Skating Competition for Seniors, Juniors and Novices

Zagreb, Croatia

January 13-15, 2011



The following Members of the International Skating Union have been invited to enter the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011 (ZST 2011):

            Ice Skating Australia Incorporated                                     AUS
            Osterreichischer Eiskunstlauf Verband                                AUT
            Federation Royale Belge de Patinage Artistique                 BEL
            Bulgarian Skating Federation                                               BUL
            Canadian Figure Skating Association                                   CAN
            Croatian Skating Federation                                                CRO
            Czech Figure Skating Association                                        CZE
            Dansk Skojte Union                                                              DEN
            The Estonian Skating Union                                                 EST
            Finnish Figure Skating Association                                       FIN
            Federation Francaise des Sports de Glace                          FRA
            Deutsche Eislauf-Union e. V.                                               GER
            National Ice Skating Association of UK Limited                    GRB
            Hungarian National Skating Federation                               HUN
            Icelandic Skating Association, Figure Skating Division         ISL
            Israel Ice Skating Federation                                               ISR
            Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio                               ITA
            Japan Skating Federation                                                    JPN
            Federacion Mexicana de Deportes Invernales, A.C.           MEX
            Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond               NED
            Norges Skoyteforbund                                                        NOR
            Polish Figure Skating Association                                         POL
            Romanian Skating Federation                                             ROM
            The Figure Skating Federation of Russia                            RUS
            Association of Skating Sports of Serbia                              SER   
            Slovene Skating Union                                                        SLO
            South African Ice skating Association                                 RSA
            Svenska Konstakingsforbundet                                           SWE
            Schweizer Eislauf-Verband                                                  SUI
            Turkish Ice Sports Federation                                             TUR
            The United States Figure Skating Association                     USA


The Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011 will be conducted in accordance with the ISU Constitution, ISU General Regulations 2010 and Special Regulations & Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2010 as well as all pertinent ISU Communications. The teams must belong to an ISU Member (Rule 130, paragraph 7), the ages must fall within the limits specified in Rule 108, paragraph 3. All skaters must qualify with regard to eligibility according to Rule 102 and participation and citizenship requirements according to Rule 109.



The following categories are included:

Seniors:          Short Program and Free Skating
Juniors:          Short Program and Free Skating
Novices:         Free Skating

The final results will be determined according to the ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules Synchronized Skating 2010.



Each ISU Member Association may enter two (2) teams per category. The organizer reserves the right to limit the number of entries per Member.

Entries of Teams, nominated Judges and Team Managers/Leaders may be made only by the Member concerned (except for Novice Event where this can be done directly by the clubs) on the designated Official Forms.


All Entries have to be sent to the Organizing Committee of the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011:

Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11
HR-10000 Zagreb
Tel.:    +385/1/3012 323
Fax:    +385/1/3093 547
E-mail:           zagreb_snowflakes@email.htnet.hr
Web page:     www.zagreb-snowflakes-trophy.org

Preliminary Entries, indicating participation of the ISU Member (or club), have to be submitted not later than October 15, 2010 while Final Entries, with the name of selected Team and Judge, must be submitted not later than December 15, 2010. (Please enclose team photo – no coaches included).

If invited Members are unable to accept the invitation to participate, they should notify this to the Organizing Committee by no later then October 15, 2010.

The registration for Referees, Technical Specialists, Technical Controller, Judges, Teams, Accredited Coaches and Team Managers/Leaders will take place at the Four Points – Panorama Hotel (official hotel) starting from Wednesday, January 12, from 8:00 till 20:00 and on Thursday, January 13, from 8:00 till 18:00.

All registered skaters have to enclose copy of their passport when they sign in.



The entry fee of EUR 350. - per team is required at the time of application, amount to be paid through Bank currency transfer.
Expiry date of entry is December 15, 2010. Should a team withdraw from the event after that date, Entry Fee will not be refunded (See Entry Fee Information).


In accordance with Rule 720, each participating ISU Member may nominate only one (1) Judge for the international competitions, listed on the ISU List of Referees and Judges for Synchronized Skating 2010/2011. For Novice Event organizer will accept national judges as well. The Referees, Technical Specialists, Technical Controller, Data Operator and Replay Operator will be nominated by the Organizing Committee and chosen from the ISU list for Synchronized Skating 2010/2011.

The Organizer will cover the travel expenses for invited Referees, Technical Specialists, Technical Controller, Data Operator and Replay Operator only. Ordered flight tickets should be based on economy airfare. The Organizer will provide ground transportation for invited Technical Panel, the Referees and nominated Judges.

The expenses (room and meals) for invited Technical Panel, the Referees and nominated Judges will be borne by the Organizer starting with lunch on Thursday, January 13 to lunch Sunday, January 16, 2011 for the European Judges, and from dinner, Wednesday, January 12 to lunch Sunday, January 16, 2011 for the non-European Judges.
Spouses and other persons accompanying teams are not included. All other expenses shall be the responsibility of each official.

The Draw for the Panel of Judges will be made at the Judges Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 17:00 at the Four Points – Panorama Hotel.
The Judges Round Table Discussion will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 after the Award Ceremony in Dom sportova Arena.



Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011 will be run in accordance with appropriate ISU Rules (ISU General Regulations 2010 and ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2010) for Seniors and Juniors, including guidelines for Novice competitions (Communication No. 1528).

The following should be noted:
Teams may enter more then one category using different music and a different program, with a minimum 50% change in skaters. Only those skaters whose names are listed on the registration form will be allowed to skate.

  • Senior Teams: shall consist of 16 skaters, whom must have reached at least age of 14 by July 1, 2010.


Short Program:                 maximum 2 minutes 50 seconds                    Factor  0,8
Free Skating Program:     4 minutes 30 seconds (± 10 seconds)                       1,6

  • Junior Teams: shall consist of 16 skaters, whom must have reached at least age of 12 but not have reached the age 19, by July 1, 2010.


Short Program:                 maximum 2 minutes 50 seconds                    Factor  0,8
Free Skating Program:     4 minutes (± 10 seconds)                                          1,6

  • Novice Teams: shall consist of 16 skaters, whom must have not reached the age 15, by July 1, 2010.


Free Skating Program:     3 minutes 30 seconds (± 10 seconds)            Factor  1,0

The layout of the arena with the entrance to and exit from the ice, judge's stand, etc. will be forwarded to each participant upon receipt of the team entry form.


In accordance with ISU Rule 109, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate.


All teams shall provide their competition music of excellent quality, on CD in accordance with Rule 724. The team must submit two (2) copies for each program at the time of registration. All cassettes or CD’s must be properly inserted in their original container and be clearly identified with the name of the team, the category (junior/senior/novice), the type of program (short program/free skating) and must show the exact running time of the music (not skating time). Please see Form 4.


The Four Points - Panorama Hotel is the official Hotel for Judges, Referees and Technical Panel (capacity of minimum 160 rooms and suites - 350 persons). There is an accommodation possibility for teams in the same hotel for about 14 teams. The Four Points - Panorama Hotel is located across the street from "Dom sportova" Arena. Transportation will not be necessary to and from the event.

Trg Krešimira Ćosića 9, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.     +385/1/3658 333                   
Fax:    +385/1/3092 657

Reservations have to be made directly to the hotel on a first come first serve basis. For those who want accommodation in other hotels, there is a list of hotels offered to teams (which support Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011) with special rates on Form HI-2.

A priority for accommodation in official hotel will be according to receiving order of entries.
Favorable conditions will be offered to the teams (see Hotel conditions attached – Forms HI-1 and HI-2).
Meals will be available at the Four Points - Panorama Hotel (for teams accommodated there) with a special rate of EUR 14, - per meal (See Form 6).
Accommodation and meals for participating teams is at their own expense.


Teams arriving in Croatia by coach will be independent (organized parking place by Four Points - Panorama Hotel or by Dom sportova Arena).
For the other teams a bus will be available at a cost (See Form 8).
The Organizing Committee grants the transportation of the invited Technical Panel, Referees and Judges from/to Zagreb Airport or Railway Station.


Arena “Dom sportova” is located at Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11 (opposite from official Four Points - Panorama Hotel) almost in the center of Zagreb. Easy to be reached: 30 minutes by car from Zagreb Airport, 10 minutes by car from the Railway Station.
“Dom sportova” has a capacity of 5.000 seats. The ice surface in size 30 x 60 m is artificial and arena will be warmed up during the competition.


The official practice will start on Friday, January 14, 2011. Each team will be allowed a 10 minute period of official practice ice for the Short Program and 12 minute period for the Free Skating Program, free of charge.
No extra practice ice will be available after the Official Draw.
For extra practice ice (Thursday, January 13, 2011) see enclosed Form 4.


The Opening Draw Ceremony will be made on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 19:30 (see PRELIMINARY EVENT SCHEDULE) at the Four Points - Panorama Hotel. The intermediate draw will take place at the Arena (close to warm up space) immediately after the end of the Short Program.


The Opening Ceremony will be held at Dom sportova Arena on Friday, January 14, 2011, at 18:15.
Two skaters from each team will take part in this ceremony as banner carriers.


Trophies will be presented to the winning team in each category.
Medals will be presented to the top three finishing teams in each category.


The Competitors Party will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 22:30.
(See enclosed Form 7).


In accordance with ISU Rule 119, Croatian Figure Skating Federation and the Organizing Committee for the competition accepts no liability for injury or damage sustained by competitors or officials. The Organizing Committee will not be providing participant insurance coverage for the event. Each Member is expected to provide its own insurance protection. The Organizing Committee will provide emergency medical services for all participants during the competition and official practice.


Each team manager should be able to give important medical information for each skater for use in case of emergency/accident. Such information should include but is not limited to the following, and will greatly help local medical and emergency personnel:

  • allergies
  • existing medical conditions (i.e. asthma)
  • current medications
  • immunizations
  • blood type
  • use of glasses, contact lenses, dental appliances


Each individual and/or team, waive any and all rights to financial remuneration or other compensation for the use or reproduction of their image or likeness, or that of their synchronized skating team, and grant permission to use same, as or in publicity prior to, during or following the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy 2011, in Zagreb, Croatia.


Each team participating will be provided with 6 free passes (Team Manager, Coach, Assistant Coach, Medical Person, two (2) Team Service Personnel) and one (1) for Team Leader per participated ISU Member. The Organizer will reserve extra tickets at price of 2 EUR ticket/day.


Deadline for “Program Content Sheet” is January 12 at the registration. It is mandatory that the Program Content Sheet is filled in precisely by each team in English using the terminology for the elements listed in the Scale of Value Table published in ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules for Synchronized Skating 2010 as well as in all pertinent ISU Communications. The Planed Program Content Sheet has to be signed by a coach or Team Representative.




Wednesday, January 12, 2011           08:00 - 20:00              Arrival and registration of participants

Thursday, January 13, 2011              08:00 - 19:00              Arrival and registration of participants
                                                           07:00 - 19:00              Extra practice ice
                                                           17:30 - 18:00              Technical Controller and Referees Meeting
                                                           18:00                          Judges Meeting and Draw
                                                           18:30                          Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting 
                                                           19:30                          Draw Ceremony
                                                           21:00                          Officials Dinner

Friday, January 14, 2011                  08:00 - 10:00              Official Practice – Novice Free Program
                                                           10:00 - 12:00              Official Practice - Junior Short Program
                                                           12:00 - 14:00              Official Practice - Senior Free Program
                                                           14:00 - 16:00              Competition - Novice Free Program
                                                           16:00 - 18:00              Competition - Junior Short Program
                                                           18:15 - 18:30              Opening Ceremony (Dom sportova Arena)
                                                           19:00 - 21:00              Competition - Senior Short Program
                                                           21:15 - 21:30              Award Ceremony - Novice

Saturday, January 15, 2011               08:00 - 11:00              Official Practice  - Junior Free Skating
                                                           11:00 - 14:00              Official Practice  - Senior Free Skating
                                                           17:00 - 19:00              Competition - Junior Free Skating
                                                           19:00 - 21:00              Competition - Senior Free Skating
                                                           21:15 - 21:45              Award Ceremony - Junior, Senior
                                                           22:30 - 01:00              Competitors Party  (FP-Panorama Hotel)
22:00 - 23:00             Round Table Discussion (FP-Panorama Hotel)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.



                                                                                     DEADLINE: December 15, 2011




The fixed fee per team is EUR 350 (Bank commission not included).

To be kindly paid through the bank currency transfer.
Expiry date of the Entry Fee acceptance is December 15, 2010.
Should a team withdraw from the event after that date, the amount will not be returned.

Payment to be lodged into:

Samoborska 145
HR-10000 Zagreb
IBAN  HR7423600001101481665


The address of the Organizing Committee:

KSK Zagrebačke pahuljice (Zagreb Snowflakes SyS Club)
Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.:  +385/1/3012 323
Fax:  +385/1/3093 547