2016 U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

Sweepstakes entry opens at 11:59 a.m. (EST) on November 13, 2015

and closes at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on November 23, 2015.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, IN PUERTO RICO AND ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES.

1.   Sweepstakes Sponsor:

•    Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is IMG Worldwide, LLC of IMG Center, Suite 100, 1360 East 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1782.

2.   How to Enter this Sweepstakes:

  • There is only one way to enter the Sweepstakes -- via the internet.  Go to the Stars on Ice website (www.starsonice.com) and click on the “Win a Trip to 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships” icon on the Stars on Ice website’s home page.
  • Complete the survey and submit it to enter this Sweepstakes.  Each entry will be deemed to have been made by the holder of the e-mail account provided.  Only one (1) entry per individual and per email address is allowed.  No automated entry devices or programs are permitted.  Entries become Sponsor's property and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.
  • Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on November 23, 2015 (this Sweepstakes closing date).  Sponsor, its affiliated companies, and each of their employees and agents, and its advertising and promotions agencies, are not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected entries or any transmission, network, telephone, data, cable, hardware, software, or other problems of any kind whether mechanical, electronic, human or an act of God (such as earthquake), whether within or beyond the control of Sponsor, its agencies, or employees and agents. 
  • No other means of Sweepstakes entry are allowed.

 

3.   Eligibility:

  • This Sweepstakes is open only to legal United States (excluding Puerto Rico) citizens who are 18 years of age or older (as of November 13, 2015) who log onto the internet from a location within the United States.  The entrant must have an existing email account as of November 13, 2015 to be eligible to enter this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor’s and its affiliated companies, and each of their employees, its affiliated advertising/public relations agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter this Sweepstakes.
  • The Sweepstakes winner must be able to travel to Saint Paul, Minnesota on January 22, 2016 and return on January 24, 2016. No exceptions.
  • Sweepstakes entrants are required to provide truthful information.  Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be falsified, fraudulent, or to contain any incorrect or misleading information.

4.   Sweepstakes Prize:

  • Selection of the Winner:  One (1) Sweepstakes winner will be randomly drawn by Sponsor or its representative on or about November 24, 2015 from the all of the eligible entries.
  • Odds of Winning.  Your odds of winning depend on number of Sweepstakes entries received.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  • Prize Description:  There is only one (1) Sweepstakes prize.  The Sweepstakes winner will receive a trip for two people to the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The prize includes only round trip, coach-class airfare for two people (the winner must be one of the two) from the nearest large metropolitan U.S. airport to Saint Paul, Minnesota; a one room, two-night hotel stay at a hotel chosen by Sponsor; a 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Weekend Ticket Package for two people (the winner must be one of the 2), which includes tickets to all 4 Senior level finals:

 

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Senior Pairs and Dance combined session (Groups 1 & 2); Senior Pairs and Dance combined session (Groups 3 & 4), and Senior Ladies Free Skate
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Senior Men’s Free Skate
  • A private Meet & Greet with some Stars on Ice alumni attending the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

 

By entering into this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that the Xcel Energy Center is providing part of the prize package and will be onsite to help facilitate the Meet & Greet.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to make Sweepstakes prize component substitutions of equivalent kind or value without prior notification.

 

  • Estimated Value of the Sweepstakes Prize:  $1,808.00
  • Taxes.  Any and all taxes, e.g. federal, state, and local taxes, are sole responsibility of the Sweepstakes’ prize winner and their guest, if any, unless provided otherwise, in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
  • No Substitution or Transfer of Prize:  No item or portion of the Sweepstakes prize may not be substituted for any other thing of value nor redeemed for cash or any other consideration.  Further, the Sweepstakes prize is not transferable, may not be sold or otherwise used as collateral.
  • Selection of an Alternate Sweepstakes Winner:  If the Sweepstakes winner is (a) unable to use the prize, or (b) cannot be located within 5 business days, or (c) does not respond to the prize notification email within such 5-day period, or (d) the prize notification email is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, or (e) is deemed illegible to receive the prize for any reason, or (f) refuses the prize, then an alternate winner will be randomly chosen from the remaining eligible entries.  This process shall be repeated as many times as is necessary until an eligible entrant is found.

5.   Prize Notification:

  • The potential Sweepstakes winner will be contacted by email by a representative of Sponsor on or around the week of November 30, 2015.  However, the Sweepstakes prize will not be awarded until Sponsor verifies the potential winner’s identification and eligibility.  In the event of a dispute over the identity of the potential prize winner, the winning entry will be deemed submitted by the registered holder of the email account provided in the entry.
  • The name of the Sweepstakes winner can be obtained by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope (only residents of WA and VT may omit return postage) to:

 

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Sweepstakes

IMG Worldwide, LLC

IMG Center, Suite 100

1360 East 9th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1782

 

6.   Terms and Conditions:

  • By entering into this Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes winner and their guest, if any, agree to have their names, city of residences, voices, images, photographs and likenesses used worldwide in perpetuity for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes, including relating to this Sweepstakes or such other purposes as Sponsor determines, without additional financial or other compensation, notification or approval, and the Sweepstakes winner and their guest, if any, must sign a publicity release prior to acceptance or use of the Sweepstakes prize.  Non-compliance will result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes.
  • By entering into this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees and hereby authorizes Sponsor to share the survey information on each entry with Sponsor and the Saint Paul Arena Company dba Xcel Energy Center.
  • The Sweepstakes winner and their guest, if any, will be required to sign a liability/publicity release prior to acceptance of prize.  Pursuant to the liability/publicity release, the Sweepstakes winner and their guest (if any) will agree to hold Sponsor, U.S. Figure Skating, the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships venue owner and operator, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Arena Company, LLC and each of their affiliated companies and the officers, members, shareholders, directors, employees, sponsors, vendors, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Sweepstakes prize or participation in this Sweepstakes.
  • Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the Sweepstakes prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by binding arbitration in the New York City, New York.  The law of the State of New York shall control.  Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees or other related costs.
  • Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at any time, to modify, cancel, terminate, or suspend this Sweepstakes, with or without public notice.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to make changes to these Sweepstakes rules, including the substitution of the Sweepstakes prize for a prize of equal or greater value, which will become effective upon announcement by Sponsor.
  • Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to a Sweepstakes entrant’s computer/smartphone or other hardware/software/media occasioned by participation in the promotion or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted.
  • If, for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by a virus, hack, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Sponsor, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes and select the prize winner from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as Sponsor may deem fair and appropriate.
  • All relevant and applicable state and local laws apply to this Sweepstakes.  This Sweepstakes is void in any state or locale where it violates state or local laws.
  • Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the Sweepstakes entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or the Stars on Ice website; to be in violation of the Terms of Service on the Stars on Ice website, to be acting in violation or contravention of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrants using such methods.
  • CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE STARS ON ICE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

7.   Copies of these Official Sweepstakes Rules:

 

  • Additional copies of these Official Sweepstakes Rules can be obtained by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope (only residents of WA and VT may omit return postage) to:

 

SWEEPSTAKES RULES

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Sweepstakes

IMG Worldwide, LLC

IMG Center, Suite 100

1360 East 9th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1782

 

or by visiting www.starsonice.com.

 

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