Pack prior to the day of departure! Skaters will only need skating apparel and pajamas.
Use the Competition Travel Checklist to verify that all required items are packed.
Teams always travel in Jazz apparel. (Jazz parka, fleece vest, pants, T-shirt and clean white gym shoes.)
Don't pack more than you can carry. Pack light!
U.S. Figure Skating skaters are required to ride to and from the competitions with the team.
Make sure the Skater has healthy, non-staining, re-sealable food and drinks for snacks on the bus. Team moms / food moms will provide a list of approved snacks and the meals that the Skater will be responsible for.
Do not contact the team hotels directly, if you have booked your trip through the Chicago Jazz. Every team has a Travel Coordinator that can answer your questions.
Travel dates for competitions do not generally coincide with competition dates. Skaters will leave a day or two prior to the actual competition.
Skaters should bring homework on trips. You can copy pages out of the textbooks to minimize the bulk.
Make sure your skating bag has bottled water and a healthy snack.
BE PROMPT FOR BUSES & BE FLEXIBLE!