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Practice Ice

OPEN: November 15

CLOSE: December 15 at 11:59pm ET


There is a new process for purchasing practice ice this season. Please read all of the following information carefully prior to initiating your purchase. 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 - $130

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

10-Minute OPI Package - $130

Intermediate & Novice Teams

12-Minute OPI Package - $130

Collegiate Teams

10-Minute OPI & 12-Minute OPI Package - $260

Junior & Senior Teams



15-Minute UPI Individual Credits - $130

Available to all teams


Step 1: Review the Schedule

Click HERE to review the current competition schedule. 


step 2: Purchase PI Credits

Click HERE for the Practice Ice Guide for Teams

**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 practice ice transaction. On this form, you will indicate your team 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 December 15 when PI sales have closed.