Western Australian Ice Skating Association

Australian Masters Games

WAISA is proud to announce the Australian Masters Games 2021 Figure Skating Competition

WAISA is proud to support the 2021 Australian Masters Games. Created by the Confederation of Australian Sport in 1987, the Australian Masters Games is a week-long festival of sport that brings together weekend warriors from around Australia, and the world, to enjoy an extensive sport and social program.

The 2021 Australian Masters Games will take place from Saturday 9th October to Saturday 16 October 2021 in Perth, Western Australia.

In support of the Australian Masters Games, WAISA is proud to host the Figure Skating event to be held at Cockburne Ice Arena. The event is inclusive of all adult levels. For more information visit the Australian Masters Games website.

Proposed Dates for 2021

  • Thursday 14 October 2021 – Singles and Pairs
  • Friday 15 October 2021 – Singles, Pairs, Synchronized Teams and Theatre on Ice

Information relating specifically to figure skating, including skating disciplines, age requirements and pricing, can be found under the sports section on the Australian Masters Games website.

This page will be updated as new information is provided.

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Hall of Fame

WAISA Hall of Fame celebrates athletes, officials, and others who have made significant contributions to ice skating in Western Australia

Mary-Ellen started skating when she was aged two and a half at the Sydney Glaciarium. She wen on to win 7 New South Wales Senior Championships and was the Australian Ladies Champion in 1964,65,66 & 67. Mary- Ellen represented Australia at the 1968 World Championships in Geneva and at the World Professional Championships in London. A founding member of the Western Australian Ice Skating Association (WAISA) in 1977 Mary-Ellen was the heart, soul and backbone of the Association until her passing in December 2016. Mary-Ellen was inducted into the Ice Skating Australia Hall of Fame in 2016 in recognition of her lifetime outstanding contribution to the sport and was posthumously induced as an Inaugural Member of the Western Australian Ice Skating Association Hall of Fame in 2017.

Tony served on the WAISA Council for many years. Along with his wife, Ilze, he was the driving force behind promoting Synchronized Skating in WA. Tony’s contribution to the sport as a Judging Official was outstanding. Rising from a State Judge to National Judge and ultimately to a well respected Ice Skating Union Synchronized Judge. Tony judged at several World Synchronized Skating Championships and it to honor Tony’s contribution and achievement in the sport of Synchronized Skating that the perpetual trophy awarded to the Senior Synchronized Skating Champions of Australia is named after him.

Ilze, along with husband Tony, the driving for behind the promotion and development of Synchronized Skating in WA. Ilze was also a WAISA Councilor and Secretary for many year and helped lay the foundations of an association with strong governance and good ethical principles. Ilze also was a State, National and International Judge.

Danielle has made a great contribution to the sport of Synchronized Skating in WA both as an athlete and as a Coach.  A two time Australian National Champion Danielle has also represented Australia three times at the World Synchronized Skating Championships. In 2019 Danielle became the first West Australian to win a medal at a World Championships as part of Team Nexicce, Canada.  Danielle won a bronze medal for the short program at the Championships and Nexicce finished a very close fourth place overall in a very competitive field of amazing teams.

Jaimee is arguably one of WA’s most successful figure skaters representing WA 12 times at the Australian Figure Skating Championships winning 6 Gold Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.  Jaimee represented Australia at two Junior World Figure Skating Championships and two Four Continents Championships as a Senior Competitor.  In 2014 Jaimee became the first WA athlete to be included in a Winter Olympic Team with her appointment to the Shadow Team for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Jaimee has been an outstanding representative for WA both on and off the ice.

Honorary Life Memberships have been awarded to the following for their contributions to the sport of ice skating in WA: Mary-Ellen Mather Merab Baldwinson Janet Moore Rona Day Ilze Jonikis Anthony Jonikis Carole Ashworth Kylie Yacopetti

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WAISA Competitions

Mary Ellen Holland

Skaters from Aussie Skate Level 4 up to Senior Level. Novice to Senior skaters will compete in both the Short and Free Programs. Adult and Aussie Skate Level 4 up to and including Intermediate Level will compete with only a Free Program.

Please make sure you have downloaded and completed the Planned Program Content form (PPC) and have your music ready before you register. If you have trouble downloading the form(s) right click on the file and select "download" or "save as". 

For mobile devices you may need to download additional apps for opening / saving PPC (a PDF reader or Word).

Competition Details


Council Meeting Dates 2021

Council Meeting Date Membership Application submission date for approval
Wednesday 20 January Sunday 17 January
Wednesday 17 February   Sunday 14 February
Wednesday 17 March Sunday 14 March
Wednesday 21 April  Sunday 18 April
Wednesday 19 May Sunday 16 May
Wednesday 16 June Sunday 13 June
Wednesday 21 July Sunday 18 July
Wednesday 18 August Sunday 15 August
Wednesday 15 September Sunday 15 September
Wednesday 20 October Sunday 17 October
Wednesday 17 November Sunday 14 November
Wednesday 15 December All Membership subscriptions expire 31 December 2021 and are not transferable


To be eligible for a test session and Competition your membership application must be submitted and approved at a council meeting prior to close of entry for that event.

For example, if the test/competition entry closes on 10th March your membership application must have been submitted by February 14th for approval during the February meeting.

Download the meeting cut off dates here

Membership Terms and Conditions

  • I/We have read the WAISA Inc. Constitution,Policies and By-Laws on the WAISA Inc. website www.waisa.org and agree to abide by them and the decisions of the WAISA Council.
  • I/We give permissionfor myself(over18years)/my child(under 18years) to be photographed/videoed by WAISA events for usein Newsletters,website,training of officials or any other WAISA authorised event.
  • The contact details of WAISA Inc members shall remain strictly confidential. They will not be released to any third party.
  • I/We agree to observe and comply with ISA's Anti-Doping Policy. A copy of ISA's Anti-Doping Policy is available at http://www.isa.org.au/antidoping.htm
  • Disclaimer- If a member no longer wishes to take advantage of thier WAISA membership, incurs injury or any other cause, there will be no refunds issued


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Working with Children

Volunteers who offer their services to WAISA as an Official, Judge or Councillor and volunteer for more than five days per annum, may be required to complete a Working With Children (WWC) form and submit the information to WAISA for our records. It is up to the individual to determine if they need to submit a WWC check, ensure it is current and keep WAISA updated using this form.

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WAISA uses the ISU Judging System. Judges and Technical Panel are required to conduct a competition. WAISA requires ex-skaters or skating savvy volunteers to train as judges and officials. There are also official positions that require less skating knowledge such as data operator, video replay assistant etc.

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Under the ISU Judging System the Judges focus entirely on evaluating the quality of each element performed (technical aspect) and the quality of the performance.

Their scores will be based on specific quality criteria for each element and will provide a comprehensive assessment of each skater’s skills and performance, without comparing each skater in relation to all others. The Judge enters the scores through a touch screen unit. 

Technical Panel

The Technical Panel is composed of the Technical Controller, the Technical Specialist and the Assistant Technical Specialist, each one from different ISU Members (countries). A Data Operator assists them for recording purposes. An instantaneous slow-motion video replay system operated by a Replay Operator supports the Technical Panel in the identification of the performed elements.

The Technical Specialist, assisted by the Assistant Technical Specialist, identifies and calls the performed elements and the specific Levels of Difficulty of certain performed elements (e.g. Spins, Footwork,). He/She identifies illegal or additional elements, identifies falls and adds, if applicable, innovative elements.

The Technical Controller authorises or corrects all calls, supervises the Data Operator and can propose corrections, if necessary.

WAISA Membership Summary

Membership applications for 2021 are now open.

Note: Each member will require their own unique email address to sign up. For families with more than one skater, this means, you will need to create an email address for each skater. All correspondence will go to the unique email for each Skater. If you were a member in 2020 you must login to renew your existing membership. On the sign up / renewal page you will be presented with the login screen. If you do not know your login details click on the forgot username or forgot password option.

To create a free email address for new members you can visit one of the following 

Do you know the membership application process?
  • Each year you must apply to become a WAISA member.

  • Apply and Pay Online to be a WAISA member. You will receive acknowledgement of your application and a receipt for your payment.

  • Your membership application is then collated with other applications and presented at the next WAISA Council meeting at which time WAISA Council will consider your application (refer WAISA Constitution, Section 5) and approve or decline your application. If your membership is declined, you will be notified. (Note only applications received prior to the Saturday before the meeting will be included for consideration).

  • To be eligible to participate in any test or competition (including interstate and international), your membership must have been approved by WAISA Council prior to your application for tests or registration for competition being received.

  • Note if your membership has not been approved by WAISA Council and you apply for a test or competition entry, you will not be eligible and there will be no refunds of the test or competition fees.

  • WAISA does not provide refunds for approved memberships under any circumstance.

Membership Approval Closing Dates for 2021

Note the 2021 closing dates for the membership application approval process: All new and renewal membership applications must be approved by council before you are considered a full financial member and are eligable to register for any tests or competitions IAW Part 3, Division 1, Rule 6(1) of the current WAISA Constitution

January Wednesday 20th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 17th Jan
February Wednesday 17th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 14th Feb
March Wednesday 17th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 14th March
April Wednesday 21st Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 18th April
May Wednesday 19th Council meeting membership application cut off date Sunday 16th May
June Wednesday 16th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 13th June
July Wednesday 21st Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 18th July
August Wednesday 18th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 15th August
September Wednesday 15th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 12th Sept
October Wednesday 20th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 17th Oct
November Wednesday 17th Council meeting membership application for approval cut off date Sunday 14th Nov


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