2020 Figure Skating Competition Cancelled


Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the threat it poses to public health, we've made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games scheduled to be hosted by the City of New Britain in June, July and August. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has presented make it impossible for our organization to appropriately plan, organize and put on our numerous sporting events in a safe environment. Please click on the icon below to read our full statement and information regarding refunds.

  • The proposed date for the 2021 competition is Sat., July 10th and Sun., July 11h (if needed)
  • Host Club: Finer Edge Figure Skating Club
  • Registration is Now Open on Entreeze.com 
    • The Nutmeg State Games, Finer Edge Figure Skating Cluband the Chief Referee cannot be responsible for skaters schedules with conflicts in multiple events.

Admission Fees:

  • $5.00 for Adults.  $3.00 for Children and Senior Citizens

Sport Details

ELIGIBILITY/TEST LEVEL:

Eligibility: Competitors whose primary residence is not in Connecticut may compete in the Nutmeg State Games Figure Skating competition, provided that they are a member in good standing of a Connecticut based skating club or live in state that does not offer a state games program. Also, any out-of-state figure skater competing in Connecticut’s Nutmeg State Games understands and waives their right to compete in the State Games Figure Skating competition in their primary state of residence or any other State Games Figure Skating competition during the 2020 competitive season. See attached Out of State Competitor’s Wavier.    

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.

ENTRIES:  Entries will only be available online at www.entryeeze.com. Entry deadline is June 6, 2020. Only fully completed applications will be accepted. Changes to entries after the deadline that were not the fault of Finer Edge FSC or Nutmeg State Games will require a $30.00 fee. Payment of all fees will be required before skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events.

The entry fee for Singles Short Program, Singles Well Balanced Program Free Skate, Excel Free Skate, Introductory, Compulsory, Showcase, and Adult events is $100.00 for the first event and $30.00 for each of the additional events. All Basic Skills Events are $45.00 for the first event and $25.00 for each additional events. All entries will be charged a 3.0% convenience fee.

REFUND POLICY:  Entry fees will not be refunded after June 6, 2020 unless no competition exists or the event is canceled. 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 assessed a $35.00 fee. An additional fee of $30.00 will be charged for any changes due to incorrect entry choice of event levels after the close of entries. Payment of fees will be required before skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events. Notification of competition and practice ice times will be available online at www.entryeeze.com.

FACILITIES:  The competition will be held at Newington Arena, 300 Alumni Rd.  Both surfaces are 200’ x 85’ with slightly rounded corners.

MUSIC:  All music must be uploaded online at www.entryeeze.com. The deadline for the music entries is June 6, 2020. This is the only acceptable method of music entries for this competition. All skaters must have a CD backup. Use of iPod or other devices may not be compatible with music systems used.

LIABILITY: U.S. Figure Skating, Finer Edge FSC, Nutmeg State Games and Newington Arena 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.

JUDGING SYSTEM: All events will be judged under the 6.0 Majority Judging System. There will not be final rounds for any events

REGISTRATION:  Registration will begin March 2, 2020 and end on June 6, 2020 at 11:59pm. Registration desk will be open two hours before the first event and run through the last event of the day event. The registration table will be located in the lobby of the arena. PLEASE REGISTER PROMPTLY UPON ARRIVAL.

PRACTICE ICE:  There will be a warm up immediately prior to your event. Practice ice may be available on the day of the competition based on the final schedule and will be available on a first come first served basis. Practice ice sessions are 20 minutes and the cost is $15.00.

AWARDS:  Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each group. Award ceremonies will be scheduled at various intervals throughout the competition and will be presented off-ice.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL COACHES:

To be a credentialed coach at a sanctioned nonqualifying competition, coaches must meet the following requirements:

Coaching U.S. Figure Skating athletes:

  • Current member in good standing with U.S. Figure Skating
  • Completed background check (green light status)
  • Completed SafeSport Training*
  • Continuing Education Requirements (CERs) for the 2019-20 Competition Season
  • Proof of current general liability insurance with limits of $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate.

Coaching Compete USA athletes:

  • Learn to Skate USA Instructor membership OR U.S. Figure Skating full membership
  • Completed SafeSport Training* (for coaches 18 years old and over)
  • Completed background check (green light status) (for coaches 18 years old and over)
  • Learn to Skate USA Instructor Certification completed (for coaches under 18 years old)

*SafeSport training is available through www.usfsaonline.org for full members of U.S. Figure Skating (through Learn to Skate USA portal for instructors). There is no cost to this training and certification is valid for 2 seasons

The LOC will have a list of compliant coaches who are approved to receive a credential at the competition.  Coaches will need to check in at the event registration desk and show a government issued photo I.D. to receive a credential. 

If a coach cannot provide a photo I.D. and is not on the list or cannot produce the necessary documents, he or she will not be allowed a credential.  There can be no exceptions to this policy.

If a foreign coach has only foreign athletes at your competition, a background check and SafeSport Training is not required. Instead, the coach must submit a letter from their Federation stating they are a member in good standing.

For more information regarding Coach Compliance, please visit:

https://usfigureskating.org/sites/default/files/media-files/U.S.%20Figure%20Skating%20Coaches%20Requirements%20Chart.pdf

CONTACT INFO:  If you have questions, please contact Finer Edge FSC at Fineredgefsc@hotmail.com 

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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