• The (IDC) website was started in June of 1999 as a joint effort between Daphne Backman and Emma Abraham.  Currently, IDC is administered by Daphne Backman and Melanie Heaney.
  • The IDC Staff (or Team IDC) consists of journalists, photographers, and technical wizards who have graciously volunteered their services to IDC.


  • IDC has been providing event coverage, including reports and photographs, since 2003.
  • Photographs are presented in editorial galleries, as well as appearing as highlights in IDC feature articles and event reports.
  • All IDC photos contain the watermark that includes the photographer’s name.  Do NOT remove the watermark from photos.
  • Photographs on, including those in the gallery, are copyrighted to the respective photographers and may not be used in any way without the expressed written consent of the photographer and  If permission is granted, the IDC logo watermark with the photographer’s name must NOT be removed. This includes, but is not limited to:
    •  use on any other websites, including professional or personal blogs/Tumblrs
    •  in magazines and newspapers (both online and paper format)
    •  promotional materials for shows or events
  • does not sell action photos to skaters & families when an official event photographer is present. To purchase photos from most competitions, please contact the official photographer.


  • If you would like to use a photo that appears on IDC on another website, in a magazine or newspaper (both online and paper format), or in promotional materials, please contact IDC at
  • Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with preference given to skaters who wish to feature IDC-copyrighted photos on their official websites.
  • IDC and its photographers retain the right to deny the use, reproduction, and dissemination of its copyrighted photographs.


  • Please contact Team IDC at regarding use of photos on social media.