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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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Smile U.S. Open Schedule

The tentative schedule of competition events from the site usopeninline.com that we have skaters signed up for is as follows. All events will be Saturday May 2 unless there is an overwheliming last minute registration. The Seminar is May 1 - 3. Additional events will be added if there is registration for them.

Interp Silver
Interp Gold
Free Skate Elementary
Free Skate Bronze
Free Skate Silver
Free Skate Gold
World Class Men
World Class Women
Solo Dance
Basic Skills Elements
Artistic
Family Show
Creative Solo Dance
Survivor
Slalom/Freestyle
Basic Racing
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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #2
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Smile Seminar Schedule

The seminar schedule and topics are as follows from the site usopeninline.com:

Seminar Topics

Date and Time: Friday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Topic: Technology of Inline skates
Speaker: Joe Kaplenk
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: The science behind the design of inline skates. How to understand the rocker, bearings, three wheels vs. four wheels,
Audience: Skaters and Coaches
Suggested Requisite: Some knowledge of inline skates

Date and Time: Friday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Topic: The use of video in sports
Speaker: Joe Kaplenk
Location: Skating floor
Detail: The ideas behind Dartfish and how to use the equipment and software effectively. What to do on a limited budget.
Audience: Coaches and skaters that want to learn
Suggested Requisite: Some skating knowledge

Date and Time: Friday 11 a.m. – noon
Topic: Slalom/Freestyle Technique and Judging
Speaker: Megan McIntosh
Location: Skating floor
Detail: Freestyle/Slalom has seen a tremendous growth around the world, more overseas than in the U.S. It provides an outstanding tool for all skaters to develop footwork technique. This will be done on the floor. Everyone should bring or rent a pair of skates to give this a try either during the seminar or later.
Audience: Skaters of all abilities and coaches
Suggested Requisite:

Date and Time: Friday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Topic: How to buy competitive Inline Skates.
Speaker: Jeff Higgins
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: What to look for in boots, plates, bearings, wheels as well as some recommended "gimmicks".
Audience: For coaches and skaters of all skating abilities and disciplines.
Suggested Requisite: A limited skating budget

Date and Time: Friday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Topic: The Sounds of Inlines
Speaker: Jeff Higgins
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: Barely-audible warning signs of poor technique and/or impending doom!
Audience: All Inline skaters and coaches
Suggested Requisite: None

Date and Time: Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. –
Speaker: Nick Perna
Topic: Inline Figure Skating Technique
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: Learning about the sport first hand.
Audience: Anyone wanting to learn more about inline figure skating.
Suggested Requisite: None

Date and Time: Friday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. –
Speaker: Various
Topic: Meetings
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: Volunteers, non-USARS event judges, etc.
Audience: NA
Suggested Requisite: NA

Date and Time: Saturday 7 a.m. – noon Competition


Date and Time: Saturday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Topic: Strength Training Techniques
Speaker: Garrett Krug
Location: Seminar room.
Detail: What do you do when you or your skaters are not in skates to help develop skills.
Audience: Anyone wanting to increase their athletic skills
Suggested Requisite: Interest in learning about developing your physical skills. You can bring your workout clothes if you like.

Date and Time: Saturday - 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Topic: Going for the Gold - Earning the RSA Gold medal in Solo Dance Speaker: Jeff Higgins
Location: Seminar room
Detail: Personal anecdotes, a motivational speech.
Audience: Prospective, beginner, intermediate and advanced RSA testers and their coaches/teachers.
Suggested Requisite: An interest in achieving a higher level of personal performance, measured against an internationally recognized standard of excellence.


Date and Time: Saturday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Topic: Inline Figure Skating Technique Continued
Speaker: Nick Perna
Location: Seminar room
Detail: More discussion of Inline Figure Skating
Audience: All skaters and coaches
Suggested Requisite: none

Date and Time: Saturday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Topic: Meetings
Location: Seminar room.
Audience: NA
Suggested Requisite: NA


Date and Time: Sunday Morning 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Topic: Judging the Inline skater
Speaker: Jeff Higgins
Location: Skating floor
Detail: Inline skating is similar, but not identical, to either Ice or Quad skating. Some tricks are easier, and some are harder. Unfortunately, there aren't enough high-quality inline judges yet, and virtually none of them have ever competed on inlines. Here's what judges should notice and reward.
Audience: Current and prospective judges of inline skating.
Suggested Requisite: An open mind

Date and Time: Sunday Morning 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Topic: Slalom/Freestyle Technique and Judging continued
Speaker: Megan McIntosh
Location: Skating floor
Detail: More training and skill development for Slalom/Freestyle Bring or rent your skates and give it a try.
Audience: all levels of skaters and coaches
Suggested Requisite: none

Date and Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Topic: Inline Figure skating Technique – Continued
Speaker: Nick Perna
Location: Skating floor
Detail: Continued discussion and skating on the floor
Audience: Skaters and coaches of all levels
Suggested Requisite: Interest in skating

Date and Time: Sunday – Noon – 1 p.m.
Topic: So, you wanna teach inliners to dance, eh? - Tips and Tricks for introducing inline dancing
Speaker: Jeff Higgins
Location: Floor or Seminar room
Detail: A primer on preparing properly for progressives, partnering, pace, and pattern...among other things.
Audience: Beginner dancers, and skating teachers
Beginner/Intermediate ability.
Suggested Requisite:: First-hand experience with the frustrations of teaching or learning in mixed classes

Date and Time: Sunday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Topic: Lunch

Date and Time: Sunday 2 – 4 p.m.
Topic: Competition, Seminar, Tradeshow Wrap-up and Eval.
Speaker: U.S. Inline Figure Skating Board Members, Competition Planning Committee Members and the Audience
Location: Seminar room
Detail: Evaluation of the competition, planning for next year. Introduction of Board and Committee Members that are available.
Audience: Anyone wanting to grow the sport
Suggested Requisite: Enthusiasm, ideas, comments, suggestions, etc.
Speaker Qualifications:

Jeffrey Higgins
Speaker Qualifications:
RSA Gold Medal - Solo International Dance - the first inliner to receive a gold medal
RSA Silver Medal - American Team Dance -(on inlines, with quad partner)
Bronze Medal 2003 - USARS National Competition and the only inline dancer to ever win any medal in traditional Quad Dance event.
Several Gold medals at various NARSA National competitions
Repeat speaker at USARS Coaches and trainers "Update" seminars in the northeast.
Trainer and lecturer for IBM, Corp, Office Products division for 12 years.
BS, Comprehensive Science Ed. 1975

Nick Perna
Speaker Qualifications:
PSA Master Rated Instructor in Freestyle and Pairs on ice , World Coach, inventor of the Freedom Blade and co-inventor of PIC-Skate inline figure skate., authored teaching curriculums for the International Inline Skating Association (IISA) and the "Gym-Skate" program for schools

Megan McIntosh
Speaker Qualifications:
International competitor and judge for Slalom/Freestyle skating. Actively involved in U.S. Freestyle Skaters Association and World Slalom Skaters Association.

Joe Kaplenk
Speaker Qualifications:
Specialist in sports video analysis. President U.S. Inline Figure Skating/USFIFS, Served as chair of the first USFSA Adult Skaters Advisory Committee (now ASC). Co-founder and President of Adult Skaters Forum, a national adult skaters advocacy organization. Accredited PSA coach and competes in ice, inline and roller figureskating. Speaker at 2008 USARS Coaches Conference on inline skating. Computer professional and author of two books and co-author of four books on Computer Science.

Garrett Krug
Speaker Qualifications:
Strength and Conditioning Coach & Figure Skating Coach, Coach of U.S. National and Junior National Level Skaters, Presenter at U.S. Figure Skating “Reach for the stars” and “Novice Team Camp” 2007, Director of Athletic Development for Champion Sports Advantage.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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Smile Website is down

The site usopeninline.com is currently down and gives a bogus message about the site being under construction. Network Solutions, the provider has some major issue and their site is down. But the direct link works: http://usinlinefigureskating.org/uso...ine/index.html

The site is hosted on a UNIX system, so the conficker worm wouldn't hit it, but might have hit some Windows systems on the net that are needed for access or forwarding. When they were up I did verify the links, so it should be up when networksolutions.com is up. The message says they are doing site maintenance, I guess this is catch-all incluing repairing.

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Old April 25th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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Smile Site is Up

Everything is back up. The link below will always work directly if there are no other network issues. Network Solutions is one of the biggest service providers. They are more expensive than some others, but typically have no problems and lots of bandwidth.

Joe

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The site usopeninline.com is currently down and gives a bogus message about the site being under construction. Network Solutions, the provider has some major issue and their site is down. But the direct link works: http://usinlinefigureskating.org/uso...ine/index.html

The site is hosted on a UNIX system, so the conficker worm wouldn't hit it, but might have hit some Windows systems on the net that are needed for access or forwarding. When they were up I did verify the links, so it should be up when networksolutions.com is up. The message says they are doing site maintenance, I guess this is catch-all incluing repairing.

Joe
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Old April 27th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #5
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Cool Party at the Open

Party at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Restaurant,. 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL, (630) 969-0600, skaters, non-skaters, friends, children are welcome. Live Irish Music at 9:30 p.m. No admission charge. Send an email to info@usfifs.org, if possible, to let us know you are joining us so we can have enough table space. Otherwise just show up.

Joe Kaplenk,
Chair,
Competition Planning Committee
U.S. Open Inline Chicago 2009
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