Presentation on theme: "Marathon Rules History of Marathon Skating"— Presentation transcript:
1Marathon Rules History of Marathon Skating Marathon Skating in North America (Marathonskating.org)Marathon Skating in EdmontonCompetitionsOfficialsRevised Marathon rules (based on Edmonton experience)
11Officials Needed Meet coordinator Registrar Referee Starter Electronic Timers (2)Manual Timers (4 in case of no Chip Timing)Place Judges (6)Lap Counters (2)Track Stewards (4)Announcer
12Meet CoordinatorResponsible for the overall organization of the competition, including safetyAppoint Officials (except the SSC appointed officials) using a list of SSC certified officials and train additional officialsAppoint registrarRecruit First Aid and Medical PersonnelEnsure that a properly laid out track is available and that cracks are marked (and possibly filled)Ensure that equipment requirements are metDetermine insurance needs Ensure that all results and forms are filed with SSC office.
13The Referee Responsible for all aspects of the competition Must be familiar with all rulesIs the one who handles protestsIs the final authority for all decisions
14Other Officials Starter (one shot; anybody can do it) Electronic Timers (2)Could be Chief Timer and Chief RecorderManual Timers (4 in case of no chip timing)Place Judges (6) – Could be difficult job without chip timingLap Counters (2)Track Stewards (4)Announcer
15Marathon Rules SSC Procedures & Regulations - Section N http://www Long Track Mass Start rules will apply in situations not covered in this section.
16Marathon Rules N6-101 The races will be held on: a) a standard 400m speed skating oval on natural or artificial ice (Annexes B-1, B-2); orb) a longer track at least 5m in width, which is covered a number of times; orc) a racing tour route over one specified course (11 Cities Race of 200K length)
17Marathon Rules N6-101 (Cont.) The maximum number of competitors for a 400m oval is 100 per race.For 100m prior to the start/finish line, a track width of 10m is recommended.The track measurements must be certified by GPS or surveyor and submitted to the referee.Natural lake, river or canal ice must be at least 18cm thick over the entire track. Dangerous sections of ice must be clearly marked.The starting and finishing lines must be a minimum of 5cm wide and clearly visible. Wires for electronic timing will be frozen into the ice at the finish line.A start/finish banner and clock must be visible at the start/finish line.
18Marathon RulesN6-102Skaters shall provide their own responsible lap scorer, who will record, on an official check sheet, the elapsed time from the official time clock, every time the skater crosses the finish line (back-up procedure when chip timing is not available).The scorer will also advise the skater of the number of laps remaining.
19Marathon RulesN6-103All competitors shall have the number tags provided by the meet organizers clearly displayed on the side of their leg or hip visible to the place judges.
20Marathon RulesN6-104a) Slower skaters must track to the right to allow the lead peloton to pass on the inside of the track. Skaters will be warned if not complying. Repeat offenders will be removed from the track.b) Skaters who are behind the leader in a pack must move ahead and take the lead, if the lead skater pulls outside and relinquishes the lead.
21Marathon Rules N6-104 (Cont.) b) Competitors who are lagging behind (and are being lapped) may not attach themselves to any who have broken away from the main group; neither may they take part in any “frontline” work; they must leave a minimum distance of 10m between themselves and those who have broken away (this does not apply to the main group).
22Marathon Rules N6-104 (Cont.) c) Competitors leaving the race must report to the judges at once, and remove their competition number or make it invisible.
23Marathon RulesN6-105No coaching or skater assistance is permitted from inside the track (rule for 400m oval).N6-106 (new rule)Facility requirements for natural ice competitions:Start and finish lines should be clearly marked perpendicular to the track.The finish line should be located at least 100m after a bend or corner of the track.
24Marathon RulesN6-107 (new rule)Infractions will be reported to the chief referee. The referee will decide if it is a warning, de-classification or disqualification.A warning is given for:Cross tracking in the sprintObstructing a skater who is passing; also known as impedingA disqualification results from:Unsportsmanlike behavior towards other skaters or officials
25Marathon Rules N6-108 (new rule) The referee decides if a declassification or a disqualification is necessary. A de-classification is the placement of a skater in last place of a sprinting group (based on road cycling rules).This action occurs when:One skater impedes upon anotherSkater is kicking out at the finish lineSkater is cross trackingSkaters are off-track
26Marathon Rules N6-108 (new rule) (Cont.) A disqualification occurs when:Instructions from officials are not followedOne skater pushes another to gain advantage over the fieldNo protest can be lodged against a de-classification or disqualification. A report on the de-classification or disqualification will be submitted by the chief referee to the organizing committee and Speed Skating Canada.
27Marathon Rules: Conclusions Marathon skating is relatively new to Edmonton and CanadaWe are slowly developing qualified Marathon Skating OfficialsCome out, help officiate and have fun at the Silver Skate Festival