Roles of UK ice skating volunteers



Test organizer

As the ambassador of British ice skating, the test organizers have the power to organize test sessions for one or more local rinks. Applicants should be highly organized, keep well-kept records and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.

Events team

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

Figure skating event roles also include gate marshals, sweepers, music technicians, and official judges and marshals.

If you want to help out in a short track event, you can help out as a steward or heat zone runner. There are also volunteer opportunities to help with the lap board and bell, photo finishes, and track maintenance.

Figure and Synchronized Skating Officials

Officials are respected members of British Ice Skating who volunteer their time and sport expertise to support the development of our skaters. They are involved because of their love of skating and to help advance our athletes across the country from entry level to high performance.

Officials impart their knowledge in various capacities within the organization, including refereeing practice sessions, competitions and providing training to other officials, coaches and skaters.

There are different types of officials, which fall into three main categories: judges and referees, technical panel officials and results teams.

Short Track Speed ​​Skating Officials

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

These volunteer positions will be suitable for anyone looking to get involved. Some responsibilities include organizing races, evaluating conditions and monitoring races for false starts.

To be involved!

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

For a complete overview of all roles and what they involve, see our Volunteer Handbook here.


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