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2017 Land of Lincoln Short Track Championships
& Heartland Racing Series Race #5

February 25th and 26th, 2017

Registration CLOSED

http://www.champaignregionalspeedskating.org/event-2431351

Registrant List  (with the  gender/class/club) LOL 2 23 2017 Skater List.pdf
(Please note:  this list is NOT in real time; it is updated periodically to provide the class/club of each registrant.  See the top of the document for the date of the last update).

Coaches Relay Exhibition registration

http://www.champaignregionalspeedskating.org/event-2431287

Volunteer to help at the 2017 Land of Lincoln Short Track Championships:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada928a7fc1-2017

 

DETAILS

University of Illinois Ice Arena, 406 East Armory, Champaign, IL 61820.

                    Sanctioned by Champaign Regional Speedskating, the Amateur Skating Association of Illinois, and US Speedskating.

The first World Short Track Competition was held here in Champaign Illinois in 1976. 

All registrations include a cinch sack with the logo pictured above for this event!
Register by midnight Thursday, February 16, 2017 to guarantee your size selection for pre-apparel orders!

Meet Information

Saturday

Sunday

Registration

11:00-12:00 pm

-

Warm Ups

12:30-1:10  pm

7:00-7:40 am

Racing

1:30-7:30  pm

7:45 am-1:00 pm

 

Novice Class B Races

Class A Races

Tiny Tot (Under 7)

55

111

166

222

Pee Wee (7 to 8)

111

222

333

500

Pee Wee (7 to 8)

111

222

333

444

Pony (9 to 10)

222

333

500

777

Pony (9 to 10)

222

333

444

500

Midget (11 to 12)

333

500

777

1000

Midget (11 to 12)

222

333

500

777

Juvenile (13 to 14)

500

777

1000

1500

Open B (13 to 16)

333

500

777

1000

Open A (15+)

500

1000

1500

3000

Special Needs

222

333

500

611

Heartland Racing Series (12+)

500

1000

1500

3000

 

Senior B (16+)

500

777

1000

1500

Master Men (30+)

500

1000

1500

3000

Master Women (30+)

500

777

1000

1500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches Exhibition Relay: Open to coaches in good standing with US Speedskating (NEW) including coaches currently in the process of L1 certification with a L2 sponsoring coach.  Only $1 day of payable at registration table!

One 3000m exhibition will be run mid-session Saturday directly after a resurface. This will be run as a relay if enough coaches sign up!  We hope that the format will encourage all coaches to show the kids how to have a good time whether you are in great shape or need a push to get moving. Register using the Coaches Relay Exhibition registration http://www.champaignregionalspeedskating.org/event-2431287.  ALL questions about this exhibition should be sent to CRS coach Pezz at zepol.wube+CRS@gmail.com 

Land of Lincoln Format:  Both novice class B & class A skaters will race throughout Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will follow the “all points” format.  The longest distance will serve as a tiebreaker.  Heats and finals will be run for all skaters.  The class A super finals for the longest race are based on points awarded in the prior races.  Events and divisions may be combined or modified by the Meet Director based on the numbers of registered skaters and/or time constraints.   

Heartland Racing Series (HRS) Format: This series will be run in conjunction with Land of Lincoln.  In order to qualify to skate in the HRS, a skater must be age 12 or older as of 7/1/16, and have achieved a 1000m seed time of 1:48 for men or 1:58 for ladies. Further information and regulations governing HRS participation are contained on the bottom of this page. Also, see https://www.facebook.com/Heartlandracing/infoPlease note that the HRS is open to any qualified skater nation-wide, and from Canada and other countries, who wishes to participate in this series.

Awards (Land of Lincoln and HRS):  Skaters must race all distances to qualify for an overall award or Fastest 500 award unless injured or ill.  There will be trophies for 1st through 3rd places overall within each age division including HRS.  Ribbons will also be given for individual races 1st through 6th places for all Class B and Class A Pee Wee through Midget categories.   Additionally, the fastest 500-meter time will receive the Chile Blair Award for the women and the Bill Markland Award for the men.   

Fun and Relay Races:  Time permitting; there may be a 2000m fun race for Midget and Pony.  Again, time permitting, there may be an additional 333 and a 3000m relay race for Juvenile and older divisions.  Relay teams will include four skaters, and all are encouraged to join a team.

Meet Director: Lynda Lopez
Registration Information:   Wendy Smith

Questions: 

Lynda Lopez, Meet Director, (LOL2017@champaignregionalspeedskating.org) for general questions.

Wendy Smith (LOL2017@champaignregionalspeedskating.org) for registration questions. 

Email is preferred; Phone contact is available M-F at 217-298-2255.

Registration:  Registration closes Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by midnight. 
Registration on-line only:   
http://www.champaignregionalspeedskating.org/event-2431351

There is absolutely no day-of-meet registration. 

Travel Plans:  Please contact:  http://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/
There is no official Land of Lincoln hotel. 

Private Sales Policy:  University of Illinois facility policy prohibits private sales during Land of Lincoln in the Ice Arena.  Land of Lincoln apparel is the only sales table approved by University of Illinois facility policy.  To avoid restrictions on future LOL apparel sales, please do not set up a private sales table during the event.

Coaches Relay Exhibition registration online only at http://www.champaignregionalspeedskating.org/event-2431287

Parents and coaches please make sure you look over your skaters in the skater list prior to Friday, February 24, 2017 at noon.  You can check the skater list and event at LOL 2 23 2017 Skater List.pdf
Please email
LOL2017@champaignregionalspeedskating.org for any changes. Please make change requests no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 at noon. Change requests made after Thursday will not be possible due to new meet software. Please ask your coaches before you register to be sure you place your skater in the correct group.

Entry deadline:  All entries must be received by Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at mignight.  There is absolutely no day-of-meet registration.  Please come to the meet prepared to give a $10 helmet cover deposit that will be returned at the end of the meet with return of the helmet cover.

Entry Fee for 2 days of racing AND cinch drawstring bag with LOL logo:   

Class A (except Pee Wee) and Heartland Series: $75

Class B and Pee Wee Class A: $60

Family Cap: $135

Coaches Relay Exhibition: $1. This is a separate registration from LOL. If you are a coach skating this event and LOL, you must register for both.

Apparel Options – deadline for guaranteed apparel is Thursday, February 16th
2017TshirtMockup.pdf

Apparel

Cost

Sizes

T-shirt – technical material

$18

Child S/M/L

Adult Unisex S/M/L/XL/XXL

LOL Sweatshirt

$28

Child S/M/L

Adult Unisex S/M/L/XL/XXL

LOL ¼ zip long sleeve technical shirt ADULT

$32

Adult Ladies S/M/L/XL/XXL

Adult Mens S/M/L/XL/XXL

LOL ¼ zip long sleeve fleece KIDS

$32

Child S/M/L

Heartland Racing Series (HRS) General Rules –

1. Racing shall be governed by ISU and USS racing rules, except where noted.
2. Every effort is made to conduct the races on a 30m x 60m rink on a 111.12 ISU track.
3. Races shall be integrated as seamlessly and efficiently as possible within existing competitions, as a competition class within the other classes of the meet.
4. Competitors must be age 12 or older as of 7/1/16.
5. Competitors must have a qualifying time in the 1000m short track distance of: 1:48.00 or lower for males; and, 1:58.00 or lower for females.
6. The qualifying time must have been set after 7/1/15 and before the entry deadline of the meet.
7. The qualifying time must be from a USS sanctioned meet or time trial with a published protocol.
8. The qualifying time must be submitted with the name of the meet it was skated in, the location, and the date skated, and be verifiable. This time will serve as the competitor's seed time and should be their personal best time skated since 7/1/15
9. As long as competitors meet the age minimum and the qualifying time minimum, and, are current members in good standing of USS or their national federation, they may compete. This means that skaters across the US and Canada, as well as other countries are welcome to compete, as are skaters from any age-class, who meet the age and time minimum standards.
10. In the event there is a question or dispute regarding the rules and entries, eligibility, racing, results, awards, the Meet Director and the Chief Referee, along with the Heartland Series Racing Director shall confer and rule on any questions or disputes, with their decision being final.
11. Format - The basic format will consist of the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m distances being contested at each meet in the series resulting in a final ranking with final points being awarded (see Point Table).  Time permitting, there will be an additional 333 and a 3000m relay race for skaters in the HRS. 

Each Meet Host has discretion over how to conduct the qualifying rounds and finals that produce the final ranking in each distance. There is a standard recommended clerking procedure (see Procedures) available for use for the Open Class.  The overall system of advancement to the finals s based on taking the winner of each heat, then, filling out the A final and the remaining finals (B, C, D, and so on as needed) in the order of fastest times in the heats.  There will be 4 or 5 on the line in the 500 and 1000m distances, and up to 6 to 8 on the line in the 1500m.

There will be between 3 and 7 competitions in the Heartland Racing Series. A skater can race in as many or as few as they wish. Their points from up to the 3 highest point meet point totals achieved will be added together to produce their Series ranking by points in each distance, and, in total for all 3 distances in an "All-around" category. Prizes will be awarded for both males and females in each of the 3 single distances and in the All-around total combined for both the most points and the fastest times. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd places. Other special prizes may be announced and awarded throughout the series for individual age classes and for the exhibition special race categories. (see Schedule)

Exhibition race categories: In addition to the common racing distances, each meet in the HRS will offer a choice of racing opportunities that will try to work on special skills (endurance, relays, pursuits, starts, top end speed, teamwork) and introduce some additional fun and variety into the racing. These events may include but are not limited to: 1500m and 3000m superfinals, relays, co-ed relays, club team relays, club team co-ed relays, team pursuits, Australian pursuits, 1/2 lap openers, flying 1 laps, skills, and team championship formats. In addition, there may be awards for team level of participation. These categories will be chosen by the individual meet hosts and announced with the detailed rules in advance of the registration deadline. The exhibition categories are subject to having available ice time and enough participation, and, awards may or may not be given, based on the availability.

12. Conduct of races - Safety, fairness and sportsmanship are part of providing a quality racing and developmental experience and as such are top priorities of the HRS. Every effort will be made to have the best officials conducting the races and enforcing the ISU and USS rules. Short track racing is a dynamic, intense and competitive sport where disqualifications are a part of the game when racers are pushing their speed and skills aggressively to the limit as they should be. However, skaters are warned to refrain from excessively dangerous actions, intentional violations of the rules, and, other acts of unsportsmanlike behavior, including, but not limited to: team skating, race fixing, equipment tampering, threatening or actual harmful behavior, either mental, verbal, or physical. This applies to behavior that is skater to skater, coach to skater, skater to official, coach to official, or, any other combination of persons - parent, spectator, or other. Yellow cards, red cards, and other actions will be utilized by officials, if necessary, to keep the competitions safe, fair, and sportsmanlike.

Registrants and spectators, please be aware that the 2017 Land of Lincoln Short Track Speed Skating Championships and Heartland Racing Series #5

event will be webcast. If you have any personal privacy concerns, please Lynda at LOL2017@champaignregionalspeedskating.org.

 

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