Officials are invaluable, donating their time to conduct tests, to officiate at competitions and to assist with athlete development. Other types of volunteer officials needed include doctors, first aid personnel, lawyers etc.  

Officials for Figure Skating fall into three broad categories:

Technical Panel The technical panel includes the roles of Technical Controller and Technical Specialist. They are responsible for identifying technical elements and for calling the level of difficulty of jumps, spins, and footwork sequences.
Judging Panel The judging panel includes the Chief Referee and the judges. They are responsible for giving a grade of execution to the elements called by the Technical Panel. Judges are also required to assess the SISA competitive tests.
IJS Panel The IJS Panel consists of a data entry operator, reply operator, accountant and someone who is responsible for setting up the whole computerized judging system.

Officials for Short Track Speed Skating fall into these categories:

Competitor Steward Is responsible for the coordination of all administrative matters and shall observe the rules completely.
Referee Shall be the chief executive officer, and shall decide all points of dispute and infringement of rules, which can result in sanctions. His decision shall be final.
Starter Shall decide all disputes relating to the start. He shall give his starting commands in English.
Time Keeper Responsible for recording of times.
Lap Scorer Shall visibly show the number of laps still to be skated by the leading skater at all times and will ring the bell to signify the last lap of each race.
Heat Box Stewards Shall call out the names of those about to compete and be responsible for seeing that the skaters are wearing their racing numbers and correct equipment.
Block Stewards 2 track stewards shall work at each end of the track and must be experienced skaters with knowledge of the English language. Track Stewards should be positioned so that he will not interfere with the skaters and officials but can readily replace missing blocks.

The above includes a job description of each role but not limited to the description above. Further details will be shared during the seminars or workshops held.

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 List of Available Training and Seminars




Information and Pathway to becoming a 
Figure Skating Judge and Technical Controller/Specialist

Date: 9 April 2015
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Rink @ JCube


ASU Competitor Workshop by Mr. Hermann Filipic

Date: 19 - 21 February 2016
Venue: The Rink @ JCube

Introduction to Figure Skating Judging Seminar

This seminar will cover the basics of the International Judging System (IJS).

Skaters (and parents) who do not intend to do trial judging but 
would like to learn more about the judging system and how the skaters are judged at a competition are also welcome to attend.

Date: 10 April 2014
Time: 5 - 7pm
Venue: The Rink @ JCube


Short Track Speed Skating Officiating Course with Mr. Kelvin Nicolle

Date: 10 June 2012 (Sunday)
Theory (off-ice): 7.15am-8.15am
Race Simulation (on-ice): 8.15am-9.15am

Technical (Judging) Workshop by Rita Zonnekeyn

Date: Sunday, 1st July 2012
Time: 8am - 9am On-Ice Demonstration
9am - 1pm Conference Room
Venue: The Rink @ JCube

Target Participants:
Coaches (NROC registered coaches will qualify for 5 CCE points 
for the full 5-hour attendance at this workshop
Skaters and/or Parents of Skaters



Short Track Speed Skating Officials Course 2012 by Mr. Kelvin Nicolle, ISU Championships Referee

Date: 4 & 5 February 2012.

Please click here for more information.
Please click here for the Registration Form, and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 29 January 2012.
Please click here for Day 1 Introduction Powerpoint Presentation. 
Please click here for the course materials.