BIS Short Track Selection Event Announced

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the BIS Short Track Performance selection event in Nottingham at the National Ice Centre on the 16th, 19th, 22nd and 25th August 2021. The Purpose of the event will be to select the Great Britain performance team for the 2021/22 season, as well as the following:

  • ISU Short Track World Cup team

  • BIS TASS nominations

  • World University Games

Selection polices for these will be published on the BIS website prior to the selection event,* Please read as these selections don’t all have the same eligibility criteria


Selection Event

The event will run over 4 days during a 10-day period, the first day will be individual testing and the following 3 days will be racing, each distance being run 3 times, once per day. The highest ranked 20 women and 20 men from the testing day will be entered into the racing on days 2, 3 and 4.

Competition Format

  • 4 Days Competition

  • Each day will run from 10am to 4pm – exact time will be announced closer to the event

  • Day 1 – Testing

  • 7 lap time trial, 1 lap flying, 1.5 lap standing start

  • Day 2, 3, 4 (top 20 women and top 20 men from testing)

  • Each day skaters will race 1500m, 500m and 1000m

Eligibility

This competition will be a part of the selection process for the 2022 Olympic Games, therefore the following eligibility criteria will be in place to enter the Selection event:

  • Minimum 500m Time Standard – Women 52.00 and Men 49.00

  • Current BIS membership;

  • British passport or Clearance Certificate to skate for GBR;

  • All skaters must be born before July 1st, 2006

  • Hold Full Eligible status as per BIS Eligibility rules, published on www.iceskating.org.uk;

  • Adherence to BIS General Rules, Codes of Conduct and any Athlete Agreement applicable to the individual; and

  • Not be serving any suspension relating to Anti-Doping or disciplinary offences.

  • Full details on the event and the selection policy can found on the BIS Short Track Selection manual on the BIS website.


Entry Process

Please can we ask that clubs share this with all eligible members and remind them that all skaters must be entered through their club. The entry closing date for the event will be August 8th, allowing any times skated at the Oberstdorf competition to be used for eligibility to enter.


Entry Fee

The entry fee for the selection event is £40, payments should be made through clubs.

British Ice Skating will then contact clubs to take payment.


Sign up process

Clubs will have to complete a google form for their club entry:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFH703hc7wHSdmDdDmKXpEJDgfwzL1sfB42oZnwP9QAizOcg/viewform?usp=sf_link


COVID Protocol

BIS will be advising all skater and officials to maintain social distancing and encouraging the use of masks to protect themselves and others.