Please read the follow Rules and Guidelines very carefully as they portain to your safety, the safety of others, and the overall hindrance-free operation of the the SkateJam event to be held at Copper Creek Christian Church on June 18th, 2016. In order to participate in this event, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read and understand all of the following text.

 

Safety

 

All who wish to participate in the SkateJam event (competitors and non-competitors) will be required to read and sign a liability release waiver in order to skate on the property. A driver's license or photo ID will be required to verify your age. Minors wishing to participate must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the form. If the parents of a minor cannot be present the day of the event, you may request to sign the waiver in advance. However, this signature must be acknowledged by a public notary. Contact us via email (skatejam@coppercreekcc.org) to request an advance waiver and a list of places where you can have your signature notarized.

 

Helmets will be required in order to participate. Protective equipment such as knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, braces, etc. are encouraged but not required to skate. Participants must provide their own helmets and protective equipment.

 

While Copper Creek Christian Church does have a very large parking lot, for your safety and the safety of others, we ask that all would refrain from skating anywhere outside of the designated skating area. Breaking this rule will result in not being allowed to participate in the Free-Skate or Competition. Continued offenses by the same individual will result in them being asked to leave the property for the remainder of the day.

 

Competition

 

Fee: Skaters wishing to compete at Copper Creek’s SkateJam must fill out the registration form through the SkateJam.co website prior to the day of the event. An entry fee of $10 will be collected from each contestant when checking in at final registration on the day of the event. Those who attempt to register on the day of the event may not be guaranteed a spot to compete. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Format: The Competition will be split into four divisions by age groups: Kindergarten to 5th Grade, Middle School, High School, and Adults.  High Schoolers 18 years of age or older will compete as adults. The competition is open to male and female contestants, but there will be no separate division for female competitors. All competitor’s names will be randomly drawn the day of the event to establish the order in which they will skate during their division’s contest. Each competitor will perform 1 three-minute routine. The highest scoring routine from each division will be awarded with the first place prize of that division. These rules will be reviewed with all skaters during final registration the day of the event.

 

Music: Each contestant may perform their timed routine to the music of their choice. Should contestants choose to provide their own music, it should be submitted via email (skatejam@coppercreekcc.org) in advance. Please include the name of the registered contestant in this email so that the music is paired with the correct skater. This music will be screened and cannot contain explicit content. If the skater does not provide music in advance or their music is deemed unusable, other music will be selected for the skater’s routine.

 

Judging: The competition will be scored by a panel of 4 judges that will consist of a Head Judge and 3 other qualified judges. Each skater’s routine will be judged using a 40-point system. Each judge will have a potential of 10 points each to award to a skater’s routine with a potential total of 40 points. In the event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaker, which will of consist the tying skaters performing a one-minute routine to determine a winner. The one-minute routine will be judged using the same point system as before. Skaters’ routines will be judged based on degree of difficulty, style, originality, and consistency of landing their tricks.

 

Free-Skate

 

The Free-Skate sessions will take place before and after the competition. All who wish to participate and are over the age of 5 may register the day of and sign the liability release waiver. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver for them (see the Safety section above for details). The Free-Skate sessions will have a max. capacity number and consist of allocated time for different age groups in order to keep younger, less experienced participants safe. Anyone who does not abide by these allocated times will be removed and not allowed to skate for the remainder of the day. Let's keep everyone safe!

 

Conduct

 

SkateJam is an all-ages event, and we want to have a friendly environment for everyone. Let's be considerate of each other in order that everyone may have an enjoyable experience!

 

Property: Destruction of the church's property will not be tolerated. Please be respectful and dispose of trash in designated containers. Refrain from skateboarding outside of the competition/free-skate area. The parking lot, sidewalks, and fixtures surrounding the church are not designated for use with skateboards. Please respect these restrictions.

 

Language: Please refrain from using foul and/or crude language. Again, this is an all-ages event and there will be youngsters present. Let's set a good example of self-control for little ones who are watching and listening.

 

Substance Use: Use of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, alcohol, or any type of drugs will not be tolerated. Anyone thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be asked to leave the event. If you must use tobacco or nicotine products, we ask that you leave the premisis to do so. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

We thank you for reading through the Rules and Guidelines. Again, we thank you for your cooperation. You may register to free-skate and/or to compete HERE or on the main page by clicking the "Sign Up" button.