Technical Panel

Technical Specialist

A technical specialist identifies elements and levels of difficulty of elements in competition. The technical specialist will also identify falls, illegal elements, and illegal features where appropriate to discipline. Technical specialists are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more disciplines.

Prerequisite:

The prerequisites to obtaining a Section Technical Specialist appointment are:

(1) Skating background that includes:

Any two of Junior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance; or

Any one of Senior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance or a Juvenile Competitive test; or

Any one higher level test.

(2) It is recommended but not required that candidates should have experience as either a former skater, coach or judge, referee or technical controller at the Challenge level.

Technical Controller

A technical controller is responsible for accurate technical panel process and is responsible for authorizing, correcting, deleting and adding elements to the list of elements performed during a competitive performance. Technical controllers are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more disciplines.

Prerequisite:

The prerequisites to obtaining a Section technical controller appointment are:

(1) Skating background that includes:

Any two of Junior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance; or

Any one of Senior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance or a Juvenile Competitive test; or

Any one higher level test.

(2) It is recommended but not required that candidates should have Section level referee qualifications in the discipline associated with initial appointment to Sectional Technical

Controller

(3) Technical Specialists can apply for training as a controller in the discipline in which they are already qualified as a Specialist

 Level I Technical Official:

A technical official is responsible for accurate technical panel process and is responsible for authorizing, correcting, deleting and adding elements to the list of elements performed during a competitive performance. A technical official assists with the identification of elements in competition. The technical official will also assist with the identification of falls, illegal elements where appropriate to discipline. Technical officials are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more disciplines and can only be assigned to events where elements can be called no higher than basic level.

 Prerequisite:

The prerequisites to obtaining Level I Technical Official appointment are:

(1) Skating background that includes:

Any two of Junior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance; or

Any one of Senior Bronze Free Skating, Skills, Dance or a Juvenile Competitive test; or

Any one higher level test.

How to become a Technical Panel Official:

To inquire about training as a Technical Panel Official please contact: Caroline Sullivan, Judge/Evaluator Chair (caroline_sullivan@hotmail.com)

We look forward to hearing from you.