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rink click to hear : rink

Ice surface on which skaters execute their programs; program duration varies depending on the event (between 2 min. 40 sec. and 4 min. 30 sec.).
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assistant referee click to hear : assistant referee

Individual who assists the referee and is authorized to replace him or her if necessary.

coaches click to hear : coaches

Individuals who oversee the training and preparation of skaters for competitions; coaches provide final advice prior to performances.

technical delegates click to hear : technical delegates

Official who ensures that technical installations are in compliance with the standards of the International Skating Union (ISU).

referee click to hear : referee

Official who is responsible for the eligibility of officials, skaters and the judging panel and the allowability of controversial decisions.

timekeeper click to hear : timekeeper

Person who monitors the length of performances to ensure that skaters respect the allotted time.

judges click to hear : judges

Officials who are responsible for evaluating performances; they award two series of marks for each performance, one for technical merit and the other for artistic interpretation.

judges click to hear : judges

Officials who are responsible for evaluating performances; during international competitions, nine judges are chosen at random from the nations represented.

pair click to hear : pair

Team formed of a man and a woman; like singles skaters, pairs take part in two events: the technical program and the free program.