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One of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013/2014 events, CZECH SKATE 2013, is held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from October 2nd to October 6th, 2013. The organizers are proud and pleased that they have been appointed to host this important and prominent event.
Having organized the Czech Skate competitions (several years for Senior categories and then six times as ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events and once as the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final) as well as ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2003, the town of Ostrava is proud of having a chance to welcome the Skating Family again.
This material gives the necessary and useful pieces of information about the region, Venue, Hotels and other facilities, as well as about the Organizing Committee.
The city of Ostrava has the population of about 312,000. It is the industrial centre of North Moravia and Silesia and thanks to the nearby Beskydy and Jeseniky Mountains it has also good conditions for sports, especially for skiing, hiking and biking. Figure skating has a long tradition in this region; these days we can find here one of the three Junior Figure Skating Centres which have been established in the Czech Republic.
OSTRAVA – A UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL CITY
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the largest urban centre in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It occupies a strategic position 360 km east of the Czech capital Prague and 310 km north of Vienna, and is close to the border with Poland (which is just 10 km north of the city centre), and 60 km north-west of the border with Slovakia.
The logo of Ostrava is made up of three exclamation marks, perfectly painting the picture of the city's vitality, energy and confidence. Ostrava is known for its unique industrial architecture and the earthy character of the local people. Vítkovice Lower Area, listed as a European cultural heritage site, offers stunning panoramas and walking around the heart of the steel city is an unforgettable experience.
Technical monuments as well as Ostrava’s wealth and pride are being discovered and admired by people from around the world. NHL Lower Vitkovice, forming the distinctive skyline of Ostrava, offers a unique experience combined with an industrial atmosphere. The Colours of Ostrava festival and the Janacek May festival moved into the factory space in 2012, with concerts taking place around the gas tank and adjacent areas. The factory includes a 75 metre high blast furnace, which can be climbed providing views of the nearby Karolina and Trojhalí, soon to be interconnected. This development has given rise to a new neighbourhood full of artists, modern art galleries, cafes, museums, convention and exhibition spaces.
A fully air-conditioned and heated ice rink of the size of 60m by 30m – the CEZ Arena - offers a comfortable auditorium with 9,956 seats and convenient social and sanitary facilities, including the equipment for the disabled who can easily enter the auditorium on wheel-chairs. Visitors can be served in 6 snack bars and 8 new cafeterias. 18 skyboxes have a structured cable system connected to telephone, fax, satellite, computer, television, and internet. The CEZ Arena can be transformed into 46 variants of various modifications, it is one of the most modern Arenas in the Czech Republic.
Located next to the Main Arena, is the “Multi Purpose Arena” which will be used as a Practice Rink. The “Multi Purpose Arena” is an indoor ice-rink with the ice surface of 58m by 29m, air-conditioned and heated, offering around 502 seats.
The guarded parking lots next to the Arena offer 886 places for cars and 6 others for buses. The adjacent areas are providing further parking places for buses.
The average outside temperature during the period concerned is +14° Celsius at day and +5° Celsius at night. But the real temperature can vary from +8° Celsius to +22° Celsius at day and from around -5° Celsius to +10° Celsius at night.
- Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava
- Hotel VISTA
- Hotel PULS
The "Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava" (formerly known as ATOM Hotel) is located within a walking distance from the CEZ Arena and is the largest congress hotel in Ostrava.
Available for Competitors, Team Leaders and Team Doctors.
It offers 169 rooms & suites for its guests (single, double and triple superior rooms, Junior suites) together with newly build four brand congress halls (capacity is enlarged to 1 620 seats), 2 restaurants, bar, fitness and swimming pool.
|Prices per night:|
|Single room:||100 EUR|
|Double room:||150 EUR|
The "Hotel VISTA" is located within 4 km from the Arena.
For ISU Event Officials, Judges, Coaches, Assistant Team Leaders, Team Officials, Media, Chaperons
It offers 130 rooms for its guests (single and double rooms) together with restaurant and bar and fitness.
|Prices per night:|
|Single room:||70 EUR|
|Double room:||100 EUR|
The "Hotel PULS" is a part of “Multi Purpose Arena” next to the Main Arena.
Hotel is reserved for organizers and cooperative persons.
It offers 35 rooms for its guests (single and double rooms) together with a restaurant, bar and meeting room.
|Prices per night:|
|Single room:||40 EUR|
|Double room:||80 EUR|
All the accredited Team Members, who will not receive meal-vouchers from the OC, can purchase from the OC (either per meal or for a certain time period) meals for the following prices:
All the prices given include breakfast and local taxes.
Competitors will be accommodated in twin-bed-rooms whenever possible.
The hotel will not accept private booking orders.
If a skater shares a room with a person from their team, the price is shared.
If a Judge or any ISU Official shares a room with an accompanying person, he/she is obliged to pay the difference between the Single and Double Room.
Accommodation can be booked only through the Organizing Committee.
The OC and Hotels accept all kinds of major credit cards.
How to reach Ostrava
The capital of North Moravia and Silesia is not difficult to reach. While making your travel arrangements, you can find the following recommendations useful.
To Ostrava – Mosnov, Leos Janacek International Airport (OSR)
The OC arranges for Teams and Officials the transport from the Ostrava-Mosnov Airport. The transportation fee of 15 EUR one way or 30 EUR both ways will be required.
To Katowice (Poland) – Pyrzowice Airport (KTW) The next official airport for the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava will be Katowice (Pyrzowice) Airport (KTW).
Katowice Airport is situated about 120 km from Ostrava with an approximately travel time of 1,5 hour (by bus) to the official hotels in Ostrava. The whole way is newly-made modern highway. For flights schedule to Katowice Airport see appendix II.
The Organizing Committee provides a pick-up service at Katowice Airport. Please inform the Organizing Committee together with your entry whether you will be using the transportation offered.
The fee for the pick-up service at Katowice Airport is € 35.00 per person (€ 70.00 for round trip) and need to be paid upon arrival at registration.
In case you are using this option please be aware the entry point to the European Union / Schengen Area would be Poland which may require also visa for Poland.
To Prague – Ruzyne, Vaclav Havel International Airport (and then by train) From the Prague, Vaclav Havel Airport you can take the direct bus AE to the Prague Main Railway Station “Praha Hlavni nadrazi” (the journey takes about 30 to 50 min., bus is departing every 20 to 30 min.) For bus schedule see appendix III. You can also take Bus No 119 (departing every 5 to 10 minutes) to Dejvicka station and then underground - A Line - to the Museum station, there change to the C Line to the “Hlavni nadrazi” station (takes about 50 min.). Or you can take Bus No 100 to Zlicin station (departing every quarter hour at working time or every half an hour on the evenings and weekends), then underground - B Line - to the Florenc station, there change to the C Line to the “Hlavni nadrazi” station (takes about 55 min.) . Then take a train from Prague to Ostrava – Svinov.
From Prague Hlavni nadrazi
From Ostrava – Svinov Station
|By car||The journey from Prague takes about 4 hours (motorway D1 to Ostrava via Brno and Olomouc).|
|Currency:||Czech Crown (1 crown = 100 halers)|
|Exchange rates:||EUR 1 = app. CZK 26,50; USD 1 = app. CZK 19,50|
|Banks:||Usually open from 09.00 to 17.00 (Monday – Friday)|
|Electricity:||Electricity sockets are 220 V, AC 50 Hz, using three-pin plugs|
Shuttle-bus-service will connect official hotel Vista with the CEZ ARENA (main and practice rink) and return starting on the first practice day (Wednesday, October 2, 2013).
The shuttle will run in accordance with the final time and practice schedule. A detailed bus schedule will be distributed at the time of registration.
Accreditation as a Team Member will be given to all entered Judges, Competitors and one Team-Leader per participating team, one Coach per Competitor, a maximum of two Team Officials of ISU Members (including the Member President), provided that they are Council Members, Technical Committee Members or Members of the Head Office of their Federation and a maximum of two medical persons. Accreditation will only be granted to persons in those various functions if officially entered and named through their National Association. The ISU Member certifies with the signed entry form the indicated functions within the team of all team members. Any misuse of any function will be sanctioned by the ISU/OC.
Accreditation will be given to appointed ISU Event Officials, ISU Office Holders and Guests of Honour.
Passports of the skaters have to be presented at the accreditation for verification!
The registration for all teams will be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel upon arrival.
The registration / organizing committee office is located in lobby level.
|Tuesday, Oct. 1||10:00 – late night|
|Wednesday, Oct. 2||08:00 – 22:00|
|Thursday, Oct. 3||09:00 – 22:00|
|From Friday, Oct. 4 the registration will be held at CEZ ARENA:|
|Friday, Oct. 4||09:00 – 22:00|
|Saturday, Oct. 5||09:00 – 00:00|
Officially entered chaperons (one per skater) will not be accredited, but receive a special ticket to have access to all practice sessions, competitions and to join the event shuttle bus system.
Anti-Doping tests will be conducted. The tests will be taken from each first placed skater/couple. One skater from the remainder of the skaters shall be selected by random draw in Singles, Pair Skating and Ice Dance. In case of a couple it will be determined by draw whether the Lady or the Man will be tested.
The anti-doping tests will be conducted in accordance with the current ISU Anti-Doping Code as published in ISU Communication 1650 and 1651 or any further updates.
Skaters drawn for Anti-Doping control must identify themselves through passport.
Social Events and Meetings
Team Leaders Meeting
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 10:00
CEZ ARENA - MAIN RINK (room: TBA)
Initial Starting Order Draws
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Main rink (room - TBA)
The exact times will be published in the final time and practice schedule which will be handed out at time of registration.
Intermediate draws will be held approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the respective Short Programs and Short Dance at the main rink – room (TBA).
Referees and Technical Controllers Meeting
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 17:00
Hotel VISTA (room: TBA)
Judges Draw and Meeting
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 18:00
Hotel VISTA (room: TBA)
Round Table Discussions
All Round Table Discussions are planned to be held at the Hotel VISTA (room: TBA) Exact times as to the event schedule.
EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
|Tuesday, October 1, 2013||All day||Arrival of Teams|
|Wednesday, October 2, 2013||All day||Official Practice|
|10:00||Team Leaders Meeting|
|17:00||Referees and Technical Controllers Meeting|
|18:00||Judges Draw and Meeting|
|Thursday, October 3, 2013||11:00||ICE DANCE – Short Dance
PAIRS – Short Program
LADIES – Short Program
|Friday, October 4, 2013||10:00||MEN – Short Program
PAIRS – Free Skating
ICE DANCE – Free Dance
|Saturday, October 5, 2013||07:00||PAIRS – Round Table Discussion for Judges|
|08:00||ICE DANCE – Round Table Discussion for Judges|
|09:30||LADIES – Free Skating
MEN – Free Skating
|20:30||LADIES – Round Table Discussion for Judges|
|22:00||MEN – Round Table Discussion for Judges|
This schedule is subject to changes and will be updated in accordance with the final number of entries.
Tickets for Practices and Competitions are free of charge!
Telephone / Fax / E-mail contacts
The Organizing Committee can be contacted in the ways presented below:
|mailing address:||Czech Figure Skating Association
Zatopkova 100/2, P.O.Box 40,
160 17 Praha 6 – Strahov
|phone:||+420 233 017 301|
|fax:||+420 242 429 202|
|President of the OC:
|+420 596 317 708
+420 603 211 675