2022 Figure Skating Competition


  • 2022 Competition Dates:
    • Sat., July 9th & Sun., July 10th
    • USFS Sanction: #30775
    • Announcment Download - please click on the icon below
  • Host Club:
  • Judging System:
    • Well-balanced juvenile through senior events will be judged using the IJS System.  All other events will be judged under the 6.0 Majority Judging System. There will not be final rounds for any events.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Singles IJS events (Juvenile through Senior):
      • $150 – first event, $80 – each additional event
    • Singles non-IJS events (Excel; Adult; Showcase; Well-balanced No Test through Pre-Juvenile):
      • $100 – first event, $30 – each additional event
    • Basic Skills Events: 
      • $45 – first event, $25 – each additional event
  • Test level:
    • Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline (June 6, 2022), in the discipline the skater is entering. Skaters may skate one level above that for which they qualify, but they may not skate down in any event.  Skaters may enter either well balanced or Excel free skate events, but not both.  
  • Online Registration is Open - EMS Competition Portal
  • ​​Music
    • All music must be uploaded online using the USFS Event Management System (EMS.)  The deadline for the music entries is July 1, 2022.  This is the only acceptable method of music entries for this competition.  All skaters must also bring a copy of their competition music on CD of digital copy (phone or memory stick) as a backup in case of technical difficulties.  
  • ​Practice Ice Schedule:
    • Practice ice will be available approximately 2 weeks before the competition, and announced via email and this website.
  • ​Competition Format:
    • The competition will be held in the Newington Arena on a Standard NHL 2 sheets of Ice.
    • All events will be run in accordance to the rules listed in the 2022 US Figure Skating Rulebook.
    • Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each group.
    • All Medal Winners will qualify for the State Games of America.

Sport Details

The ShopRite Nutmeg State Games will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current Rulebook as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted of the U.S. Figure Skating website.

This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or a 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, Learn to Skate USA or an individual member of U.S. Figure Skating in accordance with the current rulebook. Refer to the current rulebook for non-U.S. Citizens.

The 2022 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Figure Skating Championship is a qualifying competition for the 2022 National State Games of America (SGA) to be held July 27-31, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Skaters may choose to enter each event at SGA that they qualify for by virtue of placing first, second or third at the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games competition. 

ELIGIBILITY/TEST LEVEL:

Eligibility for State Games of America: Competitors whose primary residence is not in Connecticut may compete in the ShopRite 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 ShopRite 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 2022 competitive season. See attached Out of State Competitor’s Wavier.  

Age restrictions/requirements: Singles free skate events (IJS well-balanced program) have the following requirements:

  • Juvenile: Girls – 12 years or younger; Boys – 13 years or younger
  • Open Juvenile: Girls – 13 years or older; Boys – 14 years or older
  • Intermediate: must be under the age of 18
  • Adults must be 21 years or older

Skaters entering pre-juvenile and lower 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.

Test level: Competition level is the highest test passed as of the entry deadline (June 6, 2022), in the discipline the skater is entering. Skaters may skate one level above that for which they qualify, but they may not skate down in any event.  Skaters may enter either well balanced or Excel free skate events, but not both. 

COMPETITION REGISTRATION via EMS:

  • Entries for Nutmeg State Games events will be accepted via the EMS Competition Portal with credit card only. Each transaction includes a 3% credit card fee.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, June 6th, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern
  • Late Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, June 7th thru Sunday, June 12th 2022 at 6:00 pm Eastern + $30 Late Fee
  • Competition registration may close early if the maximum number of entries is reached prior to the deadline.  Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Chief Referee and Competition Chairs. 
  1. Go to https://usfigureskating.org
  2. Click “Login In” in the upper-right menu bar.
  3. Enter your U.S. Figure Skating or your Learn-to-Skate USA member number and password
    1. If you need assistance with your member number and password, contact Member Services at memberservices@usfigureskating.org.
  4. Click EMS then “Competition Registration”
  5. Choose “NUTMEG STATE GAMES” from the list of nonqualifying competitions.
    1. If you need assistance completing your registration, contact productsupport@usfigureskating.org

ENTRY FEES:  

Singles IJS events (Juvenile through Senior):

  • $150 – first event
  • $80 – each additional event

Singles non-IJS events (Excel; Adult; Showcase; Well-balanced No Test through Pre-Juvenile):

  • $100 – first event
  • $ 30 – each additional event

Basic Skills Events:

  • $ 45 – first event
  • $ 25 – each additional event

Payment of all fees will be required before skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events.

REFUND POLICY:  Entry fees will not be refunded unless no competition exists or the event is canceled. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals. The online processing fees are not refundable. Payment of fees will be required before skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events.

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

MUSIC SUBMISSION VIA EMS UPLOAD:  DEADLINE:  JULY 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern. 

Competitors participating in events with music are required to upload their music to EMS no

later than Friday, July 1st. After this date, skaters will be locked out of this feature and subject to a $30 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.

EMS SKATER MUSIC UPLOAD HOW TO: CLICK HERE

If you need assistance, email productsupport@usfigureskating.org

All music must meet the following criteria. If you have questions about what format you have, please contact your coach and get a new version of your music that meets the criteria listed below.

MUSIC CRITERIA:

• File Format: MP3

• Bit Rate: 192 kbps or higher and Sample Rate: 44,100 kHz

  • This will be verified by the music chair and they may request you upload a corrected file.
  • Leaders and trailers (the silence or "dead space" before and after the actual start and end of the program music) may not exceed two (2) seconds. We prefer that there be NO leaders or trailers at all. Excessive leaders and trailers may disrupt the playing of the music during competition.

Competitors must also bring a copy of their competition music on CD or digital copy (phone or memory stick) as a backup in case of technical difficulties and must be available rink side during the competition. Only CDs (standard CD-R format only) will be accepted for backups and must be clearly marked with the competitor’s name, event, and running time.

PLANNED PROGRAM CONTENT VIA EMS UPLOAD:   DEADLINE: Friday, July 1st  at 11:59 pm Eastern

Competitors participating in IJS events are required to submit their PPC in EMS no later than

Friday, July 1st. After this date, skaters will be locked out of this feature in EMS and

subject to a $30 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.

EMS PPC UPLOAD HOW TO: CLICK HERE

If you need assistance, email productsupport@usfigureskating.org

LIABILITY: U.S. Figure Skating, Finer Edge FSC, ShopRite 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:

Well-balanced juvenile through senior events will be judged using the IJS System.  All other events will be judged under the 6.0 Majority Judging System. There will not be final rounds for any events.

ONSITE CHECK-IN:

All athletes must check in at the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games athlete check-in location. 

TEST CREDIT:

Skaters that meet the requirements for test credit may request their test credit packet by submitting a request form, along with a $20.00 administrative fee. Request forms can be submitted to registration prior to the end of the last event of the competition. Test credit packets will be emailed, as soon as possible, following the competition.

PRACTICE ICE:  Practice ice is not included in your entry fee and can only be purchased through the EMS Competition Portal.  A timeline for practice ice sales periods will be available for viewing on the Main Page of your EMS skater portal.  There is no need to pre-purchase practice ice credits; information regarding practice ice will be emailed out to all competitors and posted on the event website. 

SCHEDULE:  The schedule of events is determined by the total number of entries and by the number of entries in each event.  A schedule of events will be available at EMS approximately two weeks prior to the event.  Please note that the schedule is prepared by the competition referee and is based on the number of skaters, the events entered and the availability of competition officials.  Every effort will be made to separate the short and long programs between two days.  Be aware this separation is not guaranteed.  The LOC has no prior knowledge of the schedule of groupings.

Cinematic Images is the official Event Photographer & Videographer for the 2022 Nutmeg State Games Figure Skating Competition.

When you register online you will be able to purchase their services when you pay for your entry fee to participate. You will need to pay for this service by the registration deadline to receive the rates listed below. Please note: if you are participating in multiple events, you will receive the photos or video for all of the events that you are registered in for the prices listed below:

  • Photo Only: $65.00         
  • Video Only: $65.00         
  • Photo & Video: $100.00

*** Purchases of photo or video after the registration deadline will be $65 for photos per event and $65.00 for video per event. There will be no discount for the package of both or multiple events.

About Cinematic Images:
Located in Berlin, Connecticut, Cinematic Images has been providing Event Photography and Videography throughout the Northeast for over 30 years.  In addition to Sports, Cinematic Images also specializes in Super Creative High School Senior Portraits, Theater, Family portraits, Dance, Mitzvahs and Weddings.   
Website: https://cinematic-images.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 nutmeg@csmg.org.

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