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No Impact / No Penalty
6.16.1 - Entry to the penalty box that causes contact only to persons intruding on either the safety lane and/or the penalty box.
6.16.2 - Contact, either actual or potential, by the skater’s penalty seat to another person that is caused by a structural failure of the seat, not by the entry of the skater to the penalty box.
6.16.4 - Initiating contact with both skates off of the ground that forces the receiving opposing skater off balance, forward, and/or sideways, but does not cause the opposing skater to lose the relative position.
6.16.5 - Initiating contact with both skates off of the ground to a teammate is legal, regardless of the impact on that teammate. The impacted skater is, however, responsible for the legality of their own actions.
6.16.6 - Initiating contact with both skates off of the ground that forces the receiving opposing skater out of established position. This includes forcing a skater down, out of bounds, or out of relative position.
6.16.8 - The use of obscene, profane, or abusive language or gestures directed at a mascot, announcer, audience member, or other bout production individuals.
6.16.9 - The excessive use of obscene, profane, or abusive language or gestures directed at an opposing skater, teammate, manager, coach, or other team support staff.
6.16.10 - Entry to the penalty box that causes another person to vacate their position to reasonably avoid being forcibly contacted. This includes people correctly positioned in their team bench area and is not limited to people in the penalty box.
6.16.11 - Habitual entry to the penalty box where contact, either actual or potential, by the skater’s seat to another person is caused by a structural failure of the seat and not the entry of the skater. Penalty is to be issued where proper precaution is not being shown by the offending skater, causing the habitual failure of a seat or seats.
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