SkateIDSA Event Sanctioning

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SkateIDSA offers sanctioning and benefits for all participants on three separate levels.

SkateIDSA Event Benefits

  • Added to the SkateIDSA Calendar

  • Times, scores, and post-race information shared on WebScorer

  • Announced in SkateIDSA email newsletter and social media

  • Eligible for SkateIDSA Insurance Coverage for all participants (USA)

  • Can have registration hosted with SkateIDSA or off-site

  • Event is held on a closed course without motorized or pedestrian traffic. Course has been specifically reserved for events.
  • Approval from local jurisdiction of the event.
  • Events must have official timing with electronic or manual timing for each participant.
  • IDSA event liability insurance required or proof of events own insurance must be submitted. (USA)
  • Events are held in a public space such as open parks, or trails without active motorized traffic.  Courses can still be shared with pedestrian traffic or other commuters.  Race directors are responsible for securing crossings of traffic or pedestrians intersections.
  • Events must have official timing with electronic or manual timing for each participant.
  • IDSA event liability insurance required or proof of events own insurance must be submitted. (USA)
  • Event has a reasonably safe area for riders to use during the event such as bike lanes, park trails that are open to motorized and pedestrian traffic. The riders are responsible for their own crossing of traffic or pedestrian intersections. Events can be virtual and held anywhere or in-person.
  • Events may be timed with an approved personal GPS recording device that meets criteria in virtual race rules.
    a) Map; Detailed map of course ridden, start and finishing points.
    b) Timing; GPS must provide active riding time and total elapsed time.|
    c) Distance; must prove a set distance for race course accomplished.
  • All required information must be presented to the Race director in person or may be submitted via electronic portal for each particular event.
  • Event has a reasonably safe area for riders to use during the event such as bike lanes, park trails that are open to motorized and pedestrian traffic. The riders are responsible for their own crossing of traffic or pedestrian intersections.
  • Equipment safety rules enforced
  • No tour points are allotted to group rides or clinics but participants can use a personal GPS recording device that meets criteria in virtual race rules for recording times of the event and displaying in Skate IDSA results history.
  • Any event that falls outside of the requirements for levels I-III or group rides, or is not an approved SkateIDSA discipline
  • Coverage in USA only for all participants
  • Insurance coverage up to $1,000,000