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SkatesU.S. “At Home” Talent Showcase

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Meet The Judges

Mirai-327x438 At Home Talent Showcase Vote!Mirai Nagasu is an American figure skater who made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang as the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition. Nagasu also skated her way to a bronze medal in the Team Event at those same 2018 Winter Olympics. Nagasu is a three-time Four Continents medalist, the 2007 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final Champion, a two-time World Junior medalist, and a seven-time U.S.F.S. National Championships medalist. Even though Nagasu in not currently skating competitively, she is never far from an ice rink or a major skating event. Even though she admits how difficult training used to be, especially every day, when already exhausted, Nagasu recently was quoted as saying, “This quarantine has really made me miss the ice rink!”
 
Michael-329x438 At Home Talent Showcase Vote!Michael Jacques has been the owner of the Roller King Skating Rink in Roseville, California since 1977, but his skating experience begins when he started skating competitively as a child. Jacques competed in Figures, Free Style, Dance and Loops and earned Gold Medals in every discipline. He is a 7 Time Senior Men’s National Champion and earned Bronze Medals twice as a World Team Member. Along with running Roller King, Jacques also coaches and 35 of his students have been the National Champion in Figures, Pairs and/or Singles. He is a 9 Time Jr. and Sr. World Team Leader/Manager/Coach. Jacques has been a past officer of RSAI several times and is the current Chairman of the Board for USARS.
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Bill “Jamma” Butler is a legend in his own time and one of the most recognized names in the history of Roller Skating and he is known as The Godfather of Roller Disco. Butler was the creator of the “Jammin” Technique and he brought the funk and jazz to the skating world. Butler was the Creative Director of Skating for the 2005 American comedy-drama “Roll Bounce” that starred Hip Hop artist Bow Wow. Over the many decades of his career Butler has coached, mentored and encouraged thousands of roller skaters. Butler’s artistry and skill are still considered to be the beginning of today’s most popular skating styles.
Vickie-438x331 At Home Talent Showcase Vote!Vickie Bateman has been a Roller Figure Skating Coach for over 30 years and considers her self to have “a great amount of passion for our sport”. Bateman works with Astro Skate in Orlando and she appreciates the opportunity the owner gives her to continue to coach and build up skaters. Bateman has traveled to the World Championships with one of her students every year since 2008. As a Team Coach for The Pan American Olympic Games in 2015 and 2019 she had a skater that came home with a Silver Medal.
Since January 2019 Bateman has been one of three coaches tasked with training and educating other coaches the new techniques of a specific style and its new competition system. Bateman is also currently the World Team Coach.
Jordan-328x438 At Home Talent Showcase Vote!Jordan Cowan is a figure skater, cameraman and cinematographer who utilizes a camera, a gimbal and his vast experience to capture figure skaters on film, both on and off the ice. Cowan competed as an Ice Dancer with Anastasia Olson at the U.S.F.S. National Championships and they represented Team USA at international competitions. After Cowan retired from competitive skating, he competed and taught ballroom dancing for four years. Cowan’s experience as an athlete and a dancer gains him the trust of other ice skaters. He joins them on the ice to gracefully film them and then produce the video in what Cowan may well be considered the leading innovator in the new industry of Skating Cinematography. Cowan’s professional credits include videos for PBS, The Sports Network, Cirque Du Soleil and documentaries such as GO FIGURE. Cowan was the first ever Skating Cinematographer for a televised-live competition when he filmed ITV’s “Dancing On Ice” in the UK. Cowan is the creator of “On Ice Perspectives” whose online presence of skating videos has over 100K followers and is viewed across social media millions of times a month!
Paige-327x438 At Home Talent Showcase Vote!Paige Rydberg was born in Plainfield, IL and began skating at the age of four, three years ago she decided to change her training location and to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Paige is a 6X National Competitor as well as the 2020 Southwestern Regional and 2020 Midwestern Sectional Champion. During her
free time she loves to be outside enjoying the Colorado sunshine when she isn’t busy skating and being a full-time student at the University of Colorado-Colorado
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SkatesU.S. “At Home” Talent Showcase Rules

THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN YOU AND SPONSOR AND GOVERN YOUR ENTRY IN THE CONTEST.

  • SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Talent Showcase is Skates U.S., Inc. (“Sponsor”).
  • ALL SKATERS MUST BE SAFE. Skates U.S. is not responsible for any injuries that may occur as a part of participating in this Showcase.
  • TALENT SHOWCASE ENTRY PERIOD: The Talent Showcase period begins on May 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST and ends on May 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. All entries must be received during that time period.
  • ELIGIBILITY: This Talent Showcase is open to legal residents of the United States. Current or former employees of Sponsor or its suppliers, representatives, and agents, their immediate families, and/or members of their households are not eligible to win prizes. If the entrant is under 18, a parent or guardian must register and provide permission for the minor to participate. The Sponsor reserves the right to, and at its sole discretion may, reject any entry for failure to comply with decency and clothing laws of each state for these entries.
  • HOW TO ENTER: To enter, submit your 30 sec to 2:30 min video to  skatesus.com/talent-showcase-2020/ [this page] during the Talent Showcase Period. Limit one (1) entry per event, per person or group. All types of roller skating can be submitted. Indoor or Outdoors, Inline or Quad, Artistic, Rhythm, Jam, Slalom, Fun, Crazy, and Sassy. Open to both Ice and Roller Skaters, while we hope you are using EDEA and Roll-Line, any skating equipment is welcome and all are invited to join in the FUN.
  • 3 Grand Prizes worth a total up to $5000 will be awarded in 3 events.
  • EVENTS: 1) Most Creative 2) Most Impressive 3) Most Dynamic Duo (a Pair or Partners, max 2 persons).
  • Most Dynamic Duo (Pair) EVENT: Both persons in the pairs video will each receive a Grand Prize.
  • GRAND PRIZE: New pair of EDEA Skating Boots with Ice Blades or Roller Skate Frames.
  • All videos submitted become the property of Skates U.S. and can/or will be used to post and marketed on our web site and all social media platforms, along with other marketing platforms.
  • SPONSOR: Is not responsible, and does not own any copyright rights, for any music used in any or all videos submitted by contestants.
  • WINNER SELECTION: 10 Finalists from each of the (3) three events will be selected by a panel of 5 judges. Once the top 10 are selected in each event, all 10 of the Finalists Videos in each of the (3) three events will be posted on SkatesUS.com web site.
  • The public will vote for one winner in each or the (3) three events on SkatesUS.com website from Midnight EDT on Monday June 1, 2020 through 11:59 pm EDT on Friday June 12, 2020. One vote per event / per person / per day with each valid email address.
  • THE WINNERS: Winners will be announced on Monday June 15,
  • WINNER NOTIFICATION: Skates U.S. will notify the winners by email within two (2) days of the Winner Announcement (“Prize Notification”) on Monday June 15, 2020. To claim the prize, the winner must, within 14 days of the Prize Notification, verify his or her mailing address, and any other personal information required for Sponsor to issue the prize, or alternate winners will be selected. Skates U.S. is not required to attempt to contact the winners more than once. The prize will be forfeited if the winners cannot be reached, cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason; fails to timely respond to the Prize Notification; or if any of the winners have violated the Rules. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of the prize (or portion thereof) is permitted, except by the Skates U.S. at its sole discretion. Prize winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes. Winners must provide Sponsor with a valid Social Security number or taxpayer identification number before prize will be awarded. If one or more prizes with a total value of $600 or more are awarded to winner during any calendar year, a Form 1099 will be issued to the winner/s.
  • GENERAL RULES: The Contest is void where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, all winners agree that Skates U.S., their affiliates, and all of the officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of Skates U.S., will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by winner for any liability for any injury, loss or damages of any kind, to winners or other persons, including (without limitation) injuries, loss of damages arising out of or relating to death, and, injuries, damages, or losses to property due in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this showcase. In the event that a third party provides the prize, Skates U.S. will not be held liable for any and all issues (including any lawsuits, loss or damages of any kind) arising between the winners and the third party.