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Rules & Regulations

Links to the complete set of the rules governing ice figure skating in New Zealand and at ISU Competitions and Championships are provided here.

NZIFSA Rules & Regulations

Constitution NZIFSA Constitution
Code of Ethics Code of Ethics (April 2016)
Rules and Regulations

2024 Rules and Regulations 

2024 Single Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2024 Single Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart - updated 30/6

2024 Youth Interpretive Requirements Chart

2024 Adult Single Skating Free Skate & Interpretive Requirements Chart - updated 16/7

2024 Pair Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2024 Pair Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart

2024 Adult Pair Skating Requirements Chart

2024 Ice Dance - Pattern Dance Requirements Chart

2024 Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance Requirements Chart 

2024 Ice Dance - Free Dance Requirements Chart 

2024 Adult Ice Dance - Pattern Dance Requirements Chart

2024 Adult Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance & Free Dance Requirements Chart

2024 Synchronized Skating Short Programme Requirements Chart

2024 Synchronized Skating Free Skate Requirements Chart 

Anti-Doping NZIFSA Anti-Doping Information       Drug Free Sport NZ
Ice Dance Patterns All non-ISU dance patterns (do not use this resource for ISU compulsory dance patterns, see ISU rules below)
Stroking Test Patterns NZIFSA Stroking Skills Manual (2022)
6.0 Judging Information Marking and Determination of Results

NZIFSA Policy Documents

   
Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy (May 2024)
Coaches’ Accreditation

NZIFSA Coaches’ Accreditation Policy  (October 2023)

Appendix A - Requirements to complete (October 2023)

Appendix B - Level 2 Apprentice Coach Programme Guidelines (October 2023)

Appendix C - Continuing Education Points (October 2023)

Maintaining Accreditation Log Book

Child Protection NZIFSA Child Protection Policy (March 2024)
Forums Acceptable Use NZIFSA Members’ Forums Acceptable Use Policy (May 2024)
Privacy NZIFSA Privacy Policy (June 2023)
Governance and Management Governance and Management Policy, Job Descriptions for Elected Positions, Job Descriptions for Appointed Positions, NZIFSA CEO Limitations Policy (May 2023)
Travel and Reimbursement NZIFSA Travel and Reimbursement Policy (February 2024)
Selection NZIFSA Selection Policy (July 2024) 
Electronic Meetings NZIFSA Electronic Meeting Policy (April 2023)
Finance NZIFSA Finance Policy (March 2024)
Funding NZIFSA Funding Policy (April 2024)
Skater Development NZIFSA Skater Development Policy (July 2024)
Nationals NZIFSA Nationals Hosting Policy (January 2023)
Officials’ Training & Promotion

NZIFSA Officials’ Training, Appointment and Promotion Policy (February 2024)

Appendix 1 Criteria for Competence of Probationary Officials (February 2024)

Appendix 2a Probationary Assessment Report - Judges (February 2024)

Appendix 2b Probationary Assessment Report - Technical Specialists (February 2024)

Appendix 2c Probationary Assessment Report - Stroking Test Judges (February 2024)

Appendix 3 Training Activity Feedback (February 2024)

Health and Safety Policy NZIFSA Health and Safety Policy (June 2024)
Policy Review Dates NZIFSA Policy Review Dates (Jan 2019)

Supplementary Documents

ISU Judging System - Overview An overview of the ISU Judging System
Anti-Doping Resources Resources for Athletes from DrugFree Sport NZ
Forms Forms that need to be filled out to be eligible to compete or take tests

Applicable ISU Rules and Regulations

These ISU Rules and Regulations apply at all NZIFSA competitions, ISU International competitions and all ISU Competitions and Championships. The NZIFSA Rules and Regulations extend these ISU rules for domestic competitions and may be different in some cases. The rule from the NZIFSA Rules and Regulations will be used in the case of any inconsistency with ISU rules and regulations. See the NZIFSA Rules and Regulations for details.

All Disciplines - Constitution and General Regulations ISU Constitution & General Regulations
Single, Pair Skating and Ice Dance Regulations Special Regulations and Technical Rules

Single, Pair Skating - Guidelines for International Novice Competitions - 2024/25

Communication No. 2624 Revised 20/6

Single and Pair Skating - Scale of Values - season 2022/23 Communication No. 2475

Single and Pair Skating - Levels of Difficulty & Guidelines for GOE - season 2024/25

Communication No. 2623 Revised 24/6 

Single and Pair Skating - Changes from 2022 Congress Communication No. 2494

Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules - season 2024/25

Communication No. 2630 Revised 20/6

Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing updates

Communication No. 2646

Ice Dance - Novice Requirements - season 2024/25

Communication No. 2625 Revised 20/6

Ice Dance - Scale of Values - season 2024/25 Communication No. 2647

Synchronized Skating - GOE Guidelines - Ref - Tech Panel Deductions - 2024/25

Communication No. 2632

Synchronized Skating - Well Balanced Program Content 2024/2025

Communication No. 2635

Synchronized Skating - Difficulty Groups of Elements 2024/ 2025

Communication No. 2639

Synchronized Skating - Scales of Values - season 2024/24 Communication No. 2554 

Synchronized Skating - Guidelines for International Novice Competitions 24/25

Communication No. 2631

Adult - IAFSC Technical Announcement - season 2024/25

IAFSC Technical Requirements

 

Other ISU Policy, Procedure, Rules and Regulations

These documents mainly apply at ISU International Competitions and ISU Competitions and Championships and to skaters and officials who participate in these events or in cases where an ISU interest is involved.

Code of Ethics Communication No. 2450
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest Communication No. 2265
Citizenship Requirements Communication No. 2526
Uniforms/Racing Suits/Clothing Communication No. 1625
Anti Doping Rules  Communication No. 2213
Anti Doping Procedures Communication No. 2366
Procedures for Blood Testing

Communication No. 1871

Communication No. 1872

Medical Exemption for High Haemoglobin Concentration Communication No. 1530
Disciplinary Commission Rules of Procedure Communication No. 1419
Appeals Commission Rules of Procedure Communication No. 1356
TV Celebrity Figure Skating Programs Communication No. 1416
Obligations of Members (2016) Communication No. 1996
ISU Development Programme Communication No. 1531
Use of Papers/documents by Judges during Competitions  Communication No.2576

IJS Supplementary Documents

   
Technical Panel Handbook - Singles (2023/24) for technical controllers and technical specialists
Technical Panel Handbook - Pairs (2023/24) for technical controllers and technical specialists

Technical Panel Handbook - Ice Dance (2022/23)

Handbook for Officials - Ice Dance (2020/21)

Handbook for Officials - Ice Dance (2019/20)

for technical controllers and technical specialists

for Pattern Dances

for referees and judges

Technical Panel Handbook - Synchronized (2023/24)

Referees Handbook - Synchronized (2023/24)

for technical controllers and technical specialists

for referees