Erzurum 2024 - Winter Deaflympics 2023

Technical Regulations - Snowboard

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the Winter Deaflympics 2023 from 02 Mar 2024 to 12 Mar 2024 and will consist of the following 6 events (3 for men, 3 for women and 0 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Banked Slalom
Parallel Giant Slalom
Parallel Slalom

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2 Eligibility

2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2 Age
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

EventMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Banked Slalom15-Born on or before 31 Dec 2009
Parallel Giant Slalom15-Born on or before 31 Dec 2009
Parallel Slalom15-Born on or before 31 Dec 2009

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Snowboard discipline listed below:

MenWomen
88

2.6 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Banked Slalom44-
Parallel Giant Slalom44-
Parallel Slalom44-

2.7 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Banked Slalom00-
Parallel Giant Slalom00-
Parallel Slalom00-

2.8 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

2.9 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

3. REGISTRATION
Please refer to the 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Winter Deaflympics, for further details on registration.

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS).

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Snowboard Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Jeffrey Pollock - ICSD Snowboard Director (Chair)
Serdar Ozger - FIS Technical Delegate
Ali Kocak - FIS Referee
TBA - Sport Liaison Officer
TBA - Deaf Representative

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Snowboard Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Jeffrey Pollock - ICSD Snowboard Director (Chair)
Serdar Ozger - FIS Technical Delegate
Ali Kocak - FIS Referee

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations (version: Nov 2023). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations and this Snowboard Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the FIS Rules and Regulations.

4.5 Competition Clothing

4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations.

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6 Draw
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations.

4.8 Officials

4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the FIS international license valid for 2024. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Snowboard Director and an ICSD-designated Representative shall appoint a FIS representative and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Snowboard Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)Banked Slalom, Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)Banked Slalom, Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
04 Mar 2024 - 09:00Final - Parallel Giant Slalom Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)
06 Mar 2024 - 09:00Final - Parallel Slalom Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)
08 Mar 2024 - 09:00Final - Banked Slalom Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
03 Mar 2024 - 09:00Training Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)
05 Mar 2024 - 09:00Training Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)
07 Mar 2024 - 09:00Training Palandöken Kayak Merkezi (Palandöken Ski Resort)

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
29 Feb 2024 - 18:30Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü
03 Mar 2024 - 18:30Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü
05 Mar 2024 - 18:30Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü
07 Mar 2024 - 18:30Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü

6.3.2 Attendance
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is prohibited in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone
As per Audiogram Regulations, athletes participating in Winter Deaflympics 2023 are strictly prohibited from using any hearing aids or cochlear implant aids during competitions. This rule applies specifically to the restricted zone, which is defined as follows:

7.1.1.1 Zone

Preparation Area – The competitors’ preparation area is not restricted.

Start Area – The start area and start platform that is closed off to all except the starting competitor and their coach is restricted. Deaf competitors are restricted from wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and any other form of auditory enhancement within the start area.

Course – The entire course is restricted. Deaf competitors are restricted from wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and any other form of auditory enhancement on the course.

Finish Area – The entire finish area is restricted. Deaf competitors are restricted from wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and any other form of auditory enhancement within the finish area.

7.1.1.2 Authority

ICSD Snowboard Director OR an individual appointed by him.

7.1.1.3 Inspection Location

Inspection location is the entry to the Start Area. Athletes may not enter the start area until authorized by the ICSD Snowboard Director or his appointee. In the event an athlete must leave and re-enter the start area, they must go through inspection again.

7.1.1.4 Violation

In the event of a violation, the ICSD Snowboard Director has sole discretion to disqualify an athlete.

7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.

7.1.3 Award Ceremony
Athletes may use any hearing device during the award ceremony. No penalty will be imposed for using such a device.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the FIS Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Snowboard Director within 20 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Snowboard Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Snowboard Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Snowboard Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4 The ICSD Snowboard Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Snowboard Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Visual Alert System
For all competitions, the start alert or start window (0-5 seconds, etc) must be provided in a visual manner. Athletes must be informed where visual alert is placed. A hand or flag/s wave is acceptable.

9.2 Edit of Section 8.1
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the Rules and Regulations (see Sections 2032-2037 of the FIS International Snowboard Competition Rules, June 2023 Edition) and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

9.3 FIS Fluorinated Ski Wax Prohibition
FIS ICR 222.8 - Use of fluorinated wax or tuning products containing fluorine is prohibited for all FIS disciplines and levels. Fluorinated wax can be a competitive advantage and its use in competition will result in disqualification. (see competition rules and equipment specifications)

https://assets.fis-ski.com/image/upload/fis-prod/assets/Fluor_ban_Implementation_ALPINE.pdf
https://assets.fis-ski.com/image/upload/fis-prod/assets/Fluor_ban_Implementation_MO-AE-PA-PI-Freeski-Snowboard.pdf

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Wednesday, 21-Feb-24 15:30:39 GMT.