WINTER  NATIONALS
 
STAR CITY SKATING CENTER FEBRUARY 15 THRU FEBRUARY 19
140  HERSHBERGER ROAD THURSDAY, FEB 15 PRACTICE
ROANOKE,  VIRGINIA   24012 FRIDAY,  FEB 16 JO
540-362-9500 SATURDAY
         YOU'RE  INVITED
  YOU'RE INVITED !
TO THE STAR CITY SKATING CENTER, ROANOKE, VA, FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL
      WINTER  NATIONALS
We hope you all can attend to make it the meet it has been in the past. Formerly The
Philly Challenge, nothing has changed except the name and location of the meet.                                                                                                           
Philly Challenge, nothing has changed except the name and location of the meet.
Well we did add a new race this year for the skaters, The Top Gun. A one lap sprint
where a Radar Gun will be used to determine the fastest time among all who enter.
The floor is approximately 81 x 180 and will be freshly coated with Titanium plastic.
The rink has a full service snackbar that will be serving everyone throughout the meet.
Of course there will be USARS rules, and NIRA rules for the Pro races which will Also there will be Mary rules in effect.
be ran on the NIRA track.
Most USARS rules will be in effect, also NIRA rules for the Pros skating their races on
the NIRA track. And in case the skaters need a little bending, some Mary rules.
Since this is an invitational we would like to see the skaters have a fun and competitive
meet.  
We will award all Primary and Tiny Tot skaters, no matter what their placements are.
Due to the large entry expected, Challenge up will not be allowed due to the problems Challenge up in relays will not be allowed.
Top Gun Race, 13 yrs and above, $5.00. Winner take all. Time will be determined by 
a Radar Gun, during a one lap race. 
Pro Elite Men & Ladies $50.00 1st entry
All other divisions $35.00 1st entry
Additional Entries $15.00
Top Gun Race, 13 yrs and above, $5.00. Winner take all. Time will be determined by    $5.00
Programs $5.00
Spectator Fee $5.00 Per Day
Weekend Rate $15.00 Friday thru Monday
I am sending the info out early to give everyone enough time to plan. 
If anyone needs any more information, please contact me.
Thank You all and I hope to see everyone at the meet
Mary Allmond 5416 Rawley Pike  Harrisonburg, Va  22801
irishchampions@aol.com 215-399-8023 - cell    540-867-5140  -  home
ALL DIVISION PLACEMENTS, 1ST THRU 3RD, WILL RECEIVE CASH
PRIZES, STANDARD, PRO AND JO. AWARDS FOR RELAYS.
Due to scheduling and the large number expected, we will not allow Challenge up.
JO will be allowed to skate JO and Standard. 
We have eliminated the 4 person relays. Hopefully this helps the skaters out at the end
of the meet. When I get all the entries in and time permits we will have a Champions
relay with the winners taking all the cash paid to enter this particular relay.
It will also be winner take all in the Top Gun Race.
Cash prizes to the first 3 overall placements of each Standard and JO division. All 
relay placements will receive medals.
I am sending the info out early to give everyone enough time to plan.
Anyone needing any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank You all and I hope to see everyone at the meet. 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Thur, Feb 15 - Practice 4 - 6pm.   Fri, Feb 16 -  JO
Sat, Sun, Mon, Feb 17 - 18 - 19  -  Standard. Stand practice possible Fri  4:30 - 6:30
Hope to finish early on Monday. 
Mary Allmond 215-399-8023 Cell number
540-867-5140 Home number
irishchampions@aol.com
ENTRY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15.  NO EXCEPTIONS THIS YEAR.
 
Mail entries to: Mary Allmond   5416 Rawley Pike  -  Harrisonburg, Va   22801
Entries this year must be received on time. No monies will be taken at the meet.
Make all checks payable to: MARY ALLMOND
Airports: 
Roanoke Regional ( ROA ) 4 miles from the rink
Charlottesville ( CHO ) 45 minutes from the rink
Richmond ( RIC ) 1 1/2 hrs
Raleigh County ( BKW ) 2 hrs from the rink
Washington, DC ( IAD ) 3 hrs from the rink
Flights into Washington are really cheap.
Roanoke Regional is pretty reasonable.
DIRECTIONS:
From the North: 81
From the North: Pa turnpike to exit 226, 81 south. Follow 81 south
to exit 146, Va 115, towards Hollins/Roanoke. Left onto 115, Plantation Rd.
Right onto Hershberger. Rink will be on the right.
From the South: Route 68 North to Route 220 North / Thomas A. Burton 
Rd,  Thomas Burton turns into 220 North again / Greenboro Rd.
Merge onto 220 North towards Roanoke  - Merge onto Hershberger Rd  NW
via exit 3E toward Airport.
There are many other routes to take. Anyone needing Directions the best bet is Map
Quest.  The address of the rink is -  Star City Skating Center - 140 Hershberger Rd
Roanoke, Virginia    24012
Or e mail me and I will get the directions for you.
Pro Elite Men & Ladies $50.00 1st entry
Standard Divisions $35.00 1st entry
Additional Entries $15.00
Top Gun $5.00
Spectators fee each day $5.00
Weekend Rate $12.00
IF YOU ENTER PRO YOU MAY NOT RACE IN STANDARD.
Time permitting we will have the Champions relay. The cost is $5.00 per skater, with 
the winning team taking all the cash. Details to follow.
Also the top placements from each division will be put into a open race that will be ran 
on the NIRA track. This has nothing to do with a skaters overall placement, just an 
extra race. This way the skater have another chance of winning cash. It will be up to 
the skater to enter if they wish to do so at no additional cost to them.
There will be 3 or 4 different age groups for the opens.
HOTELS:
STANDARD DIVISIONS
Tint Tot boys & girls 100m 200m   5 & under
Primary boys & girls 200m 300m   6 -  7  
Juvenile boys & girls 200m 400m   8 - 9
Elementary boys & girls 300m 500m   10 - 11
Freshman boys & girls 300m 700m   12 - 13
Sophmore boys & girls 500m 1000m   14 - 15
Junior men & ladies 500m 1500m   16 - 17
Senior men & ladies 500m 2000m   18 - 24
Classic  men & ladies 500m 1000m   25 - 29
Grand Classic men & ladies 500m 1000m   30 - 34
Master men & ladfies 500m 1000m   35 - 39
Grand Master men & ladies 500m 1000m   40 - 44
Grand Classic Men 500m 2000m 2000m
Grand Classic Ladies 500m 1500m 1500m
Veteran  men & ladies 500m 1000m   45 - 49
Grand Veteran men & ladies 500m 1000m   50 - 54
Grand Master Men 500m 1500m 1500m
Grand Master
Sr Grand Veteran men & ladies 500m 1000m   55 & over
           
Remember the open, not included in the overall will be on the NIRA track with longer
distances. The open will be the top 3 overall winners from each division (standard).
Juvenile to Freshman  -  Sophmore to Classic  -  Master to Senior Grand Veteran.
STANDARD RELAYS
Primary 2 boy  -  2 girl  -  2 mix 1200m 7 --
Elementary 2 boy  -  2 girl  -  2 mix 2000m 8 - 11
Sophmore 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 3000m 2000m 3000m 12 - 15
Senior 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 5000m 3000m 3000m 16 +
Classic 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m   27 +
Master 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 35 +
Veteran 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 45 +
ALL 2 PERSON RELAYS WILL RUN EVERY 2 LAPS
 
Juvenile 3 boy  -  3 girl  -  3 mix 1200m 6  -  9
Freshman 3 boy  -  3 girl  -  3 mix 2400m 10  -  13
Senior 3 man  -  3 lady  -  3 mix 3600m 3000m 3000m 14 +
Master 3 man  -  3 lady  -  3 mix 3000m 35 +
         
ALL 3 PERSON RELAYS WILL RUN EVERY 2 LAPS.
JO DIVISIONS
Primary boys & girls 200m 300m 7 & under
Juvenile boys & girls 200m 400m 8  -  9
Elementary boys & girls 300m 500m 10  -  11
Freshman boys & girls 300m 700m 12  -  13
Sophmore men & ladies 500m 1000m 14  -  15
Junior men & ladies 500m 1000m 16  -  17
Senior men & ladies 500m 1000m 18 & over
Classic men & ladies 500m 1000m 25 & over
Master men & ladies 500m 1000m 35 & over
Veteran men & ladies 500m 1000m 45 & 0ver
JO RELAYS
Elementary 2 boy  -  2 girl  -  2 mix 1200m 11 & under
Sophmore 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 12  -  15
Senior 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 16 & over
Classic 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 27 & over
Master 2 man  -  2 lady  -  2 mix 2000m 35 & over
ALL JO RELAYS WILL RUN EVERY 2 LAPS
 
BECAUSE OF THE CASH PAYOUTS ALL MONIES MUST BE RECEIVED WITH
YOUR APPLICATION. WE FIGURE THE PAYOUTS AHEAD OF TIME, AND
IT DOESN'T COME OUT RIGHT IF THE MONEY COMES IN LATER THEN THE
APPLICATION DUE TO APPLICATION CHANGES.
SO PLEASE HAVE THE AP IN ON TIME.. THANK YOU.
We will have inner club relays. On the sheet provided list the skater name and whatever
relay they would like to be in. Of course you must use your own skaters first. If you have 
a skater listed for an inner club relay and we determine they have a partner on your
application, we will not enter him or her in the inner club relay.
Each relay counts as an extra event. You can pay for these relays at the meet or pay for
them along with your regular entries.
ONCE ENTERED THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS, SORRY.
  INNER CLUB RELAYS
Name   2 man 2 lady 2 mix 3 man 3 lady 3 mix
John Doe Soph     Senior    
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES TAKEN AT THE MEET FOR THOSE SKATERS
LOOKING FOR INNER CLUB RELAYS. IF YOU HAVE A SKATER WHO NEEDS 
RELAYS, THIS SHEET MUST COME IN WITH YOUR APPLICATION.