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The 2021 Gauteng Inter-Provincial Championships are being held from 18-19 April at the Forest Hill ice rink in Johannesburg.
Please see the competition announcement page HERE
on the page you will find all of the information pertaining to this event.
The event will be live streamed and the link will be advised closer to the time on the website below:
The schedule will be uploaded prior to the event and can be found on the same website.
The 2021 KZN Inter-Provincial Championships are being held this weekend (20-21 March) at the Galleria Shopping Mall ice rink.
Please see the skater information pack HERE
It contains several details.
The event will be live streamed on the KZN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/figureskatingkzn
The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) have published there 2021 rule book.
To view the SAIDS rulebook, please click HERE
All athletes need to adhere to these rules as ignorance will not be a defense should a person be held accountable for a transgression.
Please familiarize yourself with the rule book and make us of it as a resource. It is advisable to make your Doctor aware that as an athlete, special precautions need to be taken when any medicine or treatment is administered.
Should you have any queries, please contact the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS)
For the first time in many years, South African Figure Skating not only has an Olympic hopeful, but four athletes who will be wringing out performances over the next year and a bit to try and qualify to represent their country at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Matthew Samuels, Sinali Sango, Evan Wrensch and Gian-Quen Isaacs are all in with a shout, with the latter 2 skaters having been awarded the prestigious Olympic Solidarity Scholarship that assists financially with reaching this goal.
The youngest of the four, and only female in the group, Gian-Quen, has attracted a lot of media coverage over the last year. Recently, online publication Gsport4Girls sat down with Gian and spoke to her about her upcoing year and plans for the 2022 Olympic Games.
The full article can read HERE
The following dates have been provisionally set for the 2020/21 season from January 2021 until the end of the season in June 2021:
2020/21 Cape Inter-Provincial Championships (CIP)
- 15 – 16 Feb 2021 (Monday + Tuesday)
2021 KwaZulu-Natal Inter-Provincial Championships (KZN)
- 19-21 March 2021
2021 Gauteng Inter-Provincial Championships (GIP)
- 23-25 April 2021
2021 South African National Championships (KZN)
- 28 – 30 May 2021
Please view the EVENTS Calendar for information and schedules once finalized.
More information will follow as it becomes available
Due to COVID-19 and the unpredictability, this date is subject to change or the event cancelled. Every effort will be made to hold this event and updates will be advertised as and when they occur. SAFSA or any of its affiliates, officials, service providers will not be held responsible for any losses incurred due to the cancellation of this event or any changes made.
As per current regulations, there will be no spectators allowed inside the venue. SAFSA will confirm this and all other restrictions closer to the time so as to make informed and compliant decisions. Your understanding and support is appreciated. The health and welfare of our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers is our priority, as well as being a compliant event in terms of any and all regulations and restrictions under which we fall.
The ISU Council reviewed the status of the ongoing skating season 2020/21 considering the worsening world-wide pandemic developments and its impact on organizing and participating ISU Members.
The ISU Council took the following decisions (Figure Skating):
Cancellation of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Harbin (CHN), March 1-7, 2021
Considering the pandemic developments and related impact on the organizers and participants, the ISU Council decided to cancel this Championships.
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final season 2020/21 pending
Further to the November 13 announcement relating to the cancellation of the Olympic Test Events in Beijing including the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the decision on a possible relocation and new date of this Event remains pending and under evaluation. A decision will be taken as soon as possible.
All other ISU Events for the 2020/21 season remain scheduled as indicated in the ISU calendar of Events. The Council will review the situation again and take the necessary decisions during its next meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 10, 2020.
For the official ISU notice, please CLICK HERE
Please take note of the following doping rules updates:
it is important to understand that all athletes are subject to these rules at all times and a contravention of the rules is a serious offence. Further to this, athletes, parents administrators and coaches need to be aware that an offence need not be specifically related to doping. There are areas to consider such as failing to appear for testing, failure to declare change of location etc. that are also punishable.
It is imperative that all athletes and everyone else concerned with the athlete be aware of these updates.
The official documents issued by the organisations above can be found HERE (INFO DESK ->UPDATES) under the heading “IMPORTANT UPDATES ON DOPING REGULATIONS 2021″
Please consider this very important as ignorance of the rules or failure to comply is a serious offense which could have severe consequences for the athlete and the association.
For any queries related to the rule and updates, please contact your provincial committee who can assist you and request further information from the SAFSA Executive.