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Test Organiser

As an ambassador for British Ice Skating, Test Organisers are given the authority to arrange Test Sessions for one or more local rinks. Applicants need to be highly organised, keep well maintained records and respond to enquiries in a timely manner.

Events Team

You will play an important role on event day. For every competition that takes place there are opportunities to volunteer as an announcer, time keeper, video camera operator or on the registration desk.


Figure skating event roles also include barrier stewards, sweepers, music technicians and judges & officials stewards.  

If you would like to help out with a short track event you could help as a heat box steward or runner. There are also opportunities to volunteer to help with the lap board & bell, photo finishes, and track maintenance.

Figure & Synchronized Skating Officials

Officials are respected members of British Ice Skating who volunteer their time and expertise of the sport to support the development of our skaters. They are involved because of their love of skating and to assist in the progression of our athletes around the country, from grassroots to the high-performance level.

Officials provide their knowledge in various capacities within the organisation, including officiating at test sessions, competitions and providing education to fellow officials, coaches and skaters alike.


There are different types of officials, who fall into three main categories: Judges and Referees, Technical Panel Officials and Results Teams. 

  • Judges & Referees

  • Technical Panel Officials

    • Technical Controllers

    • Technical Specialists

    • DRO/VRO

  • Results Teams

Short Track Speed Skating Officials

There are several officials involved in short track speed skating including referees, starters, competitor stewards and chief finish line judges. 

These volunteering positions will suit anyone looking to get involved. Some responsibilities include arranging races, assessing conditions, and monitoring races for false starts. 

Test Organisers
Figure & Synchro Officials
Short Track Officials

Get involved!

There are so many opportunities to get involved and volunteer within ice skating. Take a look below at some of the many roles you could take up.

For a comprehensive round-up of all roles and what they involve take a look at our volunteer handbook here.

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