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ISI Worlds Rescheduled Sept. 4-6 — Labor Day Weekend

After close consultation with the NSC Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., host of the 2020 ISI World Recreational Team Championships, we have made the prudent decision to reschedule ISI Worlds, originally planned this summer.

The fun-filled event will now take place Sept. 4-6 (Labor Day weekend) at the NSC Super Rink.

While we are disappointed to have to alter our plans due to so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 risks, we are excited to welcome everyone back to the ice in the fall and are hopeful for a fantastic turnout!

In light of this “new world” we all find ourselves in, our current plan is to offer singles and couples events that can be performed in accordance with social distancing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota and/or local regulations. In addition, Solo Dance, Free Dance and the following team events will be offered: Family Spotlight, Team Compulsories, Ensembles and Small Production consisting of 8 to 10  skaters only. Please note that while the Small Production event will earn team points, there will be not be an on-ice presentation of awards trophies. (Couples Ice Dance and Pairs will not be offered.)

Keeping in mind the potential economic impact of COVID-19 on our skaters and/or families, we have lowered our first event fees as follows: Tot-Delta, from $70 to $60 and Levels 1-10, from $90 to $75. Also, in addition to our current discounted events (Interpretive, Jump & Spin and Solo Compulsories), we have added Footwork and Stroking.

All entries must be completed online through Entryeeze by July 20. (Paper forms not accepted.)

Participants must be current ISI members. Annual ISI memberships expire Aug. 31 so all participants and coaches will need to renew by Sept. 1.

In the event that ISI has to cancel the competition, entrants will receive a full refund.

Thank you to our skaters and families for their support and patience as we continue to navigate through these challenging times. As we look ahead to the fall, we want you all to know that we are committed to bringing you the best ISI Worlds ever in this “new world!”

Hope to see you in Minnesota for worlds of FUN — ISI style!

NOTE: “ISI Worlds is open to all skaters who are interested in competing in a fun and friendly environment,” says Skating Programs & National Events Director Kim Hansen. “Competitors hail from all parts of the United States and several foreign countries, and they have the opportunity to compete in 25 event categories for individuals, partners, groups and teams.”

The more points a skater accumulates for their team the greater chance they all have of earning medals and capturing first place. The team with the most collective points goes home with the Michael Booker Trophy, named for the British figure skating champion, former ISI president and famed coach.

 

The Venue

The Super Rink is the largest ice arena complex in the world! Showcasing eight sheets of ice (four Olympic size and four NHL size rinks), the 300,000 square foot facility attracts nearly 2 million visitors each year. It features a dance and fitness studio for figure skaters, a massive hockey training and weightlifting center, 32 locker rooms and the Hat Trick Cafè.The rink is part of the National Sport Center (NSC), one of the biggest amateur sports facilities in the world, which also includes 50 athletic fields, a stadium, welcome center, sports expo center, golf course, sports hall, velodrome (cycling track) and residence hall.

The Location

Mall of America

 

Blaine is located just 12 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota and well known for delivering tons of amusement. More than 18 million visitors flock there each year to enjoy its outdoor adventure, including many lakes; sporting events; museums; theatres; art galleries; retail shops and fabulous restaurants. The Mall of America in nearby Bloomington is one of the top tourist spots in the country and offers 520 shops, a theme park with over 28 rides, an aquarium, escape room, mirror maze, adventure course, 5D virtual reality attraction, miniature golf, bowling and more. New and exciting adventures are always being added!

 

More Info

Skateisi.org/worlds

nscsports.org

exploreminnesota.com

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