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Name, Contact Info, Organization/Affiliation
APPLICATION FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS DUE DATE
FOR EVENT NAME
CITY, State (DATE) – Media interested in covering the 2011 Event Name Event Date in
City, State should submit a media credential application by Due Date.
Media credentials are necessary to enter all competition and practice venues. The
Venue Name in City will serve as the competition venue. Competition begins Weekday,
Month Day with the category (ex. Juvenile short program). The event will conclude
Weekday, Month Day with the category (ex. senior ladies free skate). The practice
venue(s) is/are venue name(s).
To apply for media credentials, please visit web site address and click on (directions on
how to get to form), or contact name at e-mail address/phone. All requests must be
approved by the Local Organizing Committee press officer or event chair.
The road to the U.S. Championships each year, and to the Olympic Winter Games every
four years, begins with the U.S. Figure Skating qualifying structure of regional and
sectional events. The structure is comprised of nine regional events and three sectional
events (see chart below for clarification). Skaters who place in the top four at a regional
competition qualify for either a sectional (novice, junior and senior) or the U.S. Junior
Championships (juvenile and intermediate); skaters who place in the top four at a
sectional qualify for the U.S. Championships.
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the
United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the
International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 700 member
clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and over 900 registered Basic Skills
skating schools representing approximately 170,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is
charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States
including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the
rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
Media wishing to attend the competition may contact media contact name, phone number
and e-mail for information about interview opportunities, media credentials and promotional
tickets to the event.
U.S. FIGURE SKATING QUALIFYING STRUCTURE OF EVENTS
Pacific Coast Midwestern Eastern
Northwest Pacific Eastern Great Lakes New England
AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY AL, IN, KY, LP of MI, MS, OH, TN CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Central Pacific Southwestern Region North Atlantic
CA (Visalia & north), HI, NV, UT AR, CO, KS, LA, NE, NM, OK, TX NJ, NY
Upper Great Lakes South Atlantic
IL, IA, UP of MI, MN, MO, ND, SD, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, PA,
AZ, CA (south of Visalia)
WI SD, VA, WV
*Exceptions: Las Vegas, NV, in Southwest Pacific; Chattanooga, TN, in South Atlantic; Greater Kansas City Area
& St. Joseph, MO, in Southwestern; Erie, PA, in North Atlantic
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