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Practice Ice

OPEN: October 4 at 5:00pm ET

CLOSE: November 4 at 11:59pm ET


Please read all of the following information  carefully prior to initiating your purchase of practice ice for the 2020 Eastern Synchro Sectionals to be held in Albany, NY January 15 - 19, 2020. Practice ice will only be sold through the Event Management System (EMS). 

Key Terms

The following terms will be used throughout practice ice sales.

Credit – a segment of practice ice.

OPI – Official Practice Ice. OPI is scheduled based on Rule 2490 by the Chief Referee as part of the competition schedule.

UPI – Unofficial Practice Ice. UPI is scheduled at the discretion of the LOC and Practice Ice Chair.

What is Being Offered?




8-Minute OPI Package - $90

Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Open Juvenile, Adult, Open Adult, Masters, Open Masters, & Open Collegiate Teams

10-Minute OPI Package - $110

Intermediate & Novice Teams

12-Minute OPI Package - $130

Collegiate Teams

10-Minute OPI & 12-Minute OPI Package - $240

Junior & Senior Teams


10-Minute UPI Individual Credits - $110

Available to all teams

Step 1: Review the Schedule

Click HERE to review the tentative competition schedule.


step 2: Purchase PI Credits

Click HERE for the Practice Ice Guide for Teams

Use the Practice Ice Guide for Teams linked above to purchase practice ice credits in EMS for the competition. UPI will be 10-mins per segment and will be scheduled by the LOC using information provided in the Mandatory PI Form (see Step 3). OPI credits will be available per Rule 2490 and scheduled by the Chief Referee. 

**All teams must SAVE a copy of your invoice to be submitted with your mandatory team form.**

Step 3: submit practice ice preferences

Click HERE for the Mandatory PI Form

All teams are required to complete a Mandatory Practice Ice Form for each UPI requested. On this form, you will indicate your day/time preferences and conflicts as it relates to practice ice. In order to complete the form, you must include a copy of your practice ice sales invoice.


Where can I find a copy of my PI invoice?

  • The invoice will appear on the last screen during your purchase. You may save a PDF of this invoice from here.

  • A copy of your PI invoice will be emailed to you after a purchase is complete.

  • From your Team Profile, select “Transactions” to view and download the invoice.

STEP 4: Review Purchases & Form Information

The number of credits you have purchased for your team can be viewed from the Main landing page of the EMS Team Portal under “Competition Checklist”. The person who completes the Mandatory PI Form will receive an emailed copy of their submission. It is strongly recommended that all teams keep this for their record.


Practice Ice Schedule

All teams will be contacted once a practice ice schedule is available. A practice schedule will not be available until after PI sales have closed. 


For more information or any questions, contact Joann Cohen, Practice Ice Chair, at