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Below is the Paris 2018 announcement. There will be two formats, FFGS will be organizing ISU Adult type events, and IGFSU will be organizing an ISI sanctioned competition. You get your technical challenges and your freedom of expression! The event descriptions can be found at GG10 Figure Skating Events.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT REGISTRATION WILL ONLY LAST 14 DAYS. So if your considering competing, sign up right away. If you want to compete in the ISI events, you will be required to have an active ISI membership and be tested up to the level that you want to compete at.
What we DO NOT know at this point is:
Please don't hesitate any questions. We will try to find them out as the details develop.
Here's the announcement:
Dear Skaters and Friends,
For the first time in the history of the Gay Games, and after more than two years of discussions, Paris 2018 has obtained a formal agreement from the International Skating Union (ISU) to organize a joint competition utilizing both ISU and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) events!
The ISU portion will be organized with the assistance of the French Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG). We thank its president, Didier Gailhaguet and his team for their support in working with the ISU. Our joint and determined efforts made it possible to reach this agreement. This decision has allowed for an historic breakthrough for LGBT+ rights and tolerance in figure skating. We also wish to thank the ISU and its new President, Mr. Dijkema, for its openness and understanding of our sport and its goal of inclusion. More than ever, the slogan of Paris 2018, "All Equal," truly applies!
And as with the previous four Gay Games, same-sex and other non-ISU events will be offered through the ISI, providing continued opportunities for creative and uniquely Gay Games artistic expression. The ISI competition will be organized with the assistance of the International Gay Figure Skating Union (IGFSU.) The ISU agreement allows for ISU skaters and organizers to participate in the ISI events. Participation in ISI events requires skaters to be tested to the level for which they intend to compete. Testing information will be provided.
Here is a breakdown of the events:
ISU Events based on 2018 Regulations will include:
ISI Events offered based on 2018 regulations will include:
Those wishing to participate in one or both portions of the competition must hold either a current ISU membership (issued by their national federation, http://www.isu.org/member-federations) and/or an ISI membership (http://www.skateisi.org/membership/skaters/) depending which events for which they are registering. Skaters are encouraged to register right away at the "early bird" registration fee that will be offered for a limited time once registration is open. Paris 2018 Figure Skating will be held at Aren'Ice in Clergy, France, http://arenice.cergypontoise.fr/. Built in 2006, it is 36 km from the center of Paris and is accessible by the RER regional metro system (directions).
Together, let's make this unique moment in the history of international skating a great competition of tolerance, creativity and sharing!
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