Testing

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Figure skating in the U.S. can be either competitive or recreational, and those learning to skate can choose either route. While competitive skaters are required to participate in the U.S. testing structure to eventually compete in qualifying competitions, recreational skaters can also opt to take tests in order to continually challenge themselves and their abilities.

Upcoming Tests and Forms
Note:  Testing dates are subject to change, please check this page for date changes and updated forms as they become available.

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Testing Dates:

Thursday, March 27, 2014 (Application Due March 12)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

All test applications must be completed two weeks prior to the dates indicated on this page, signed by the coach, and have appropriate fees attached.

Applications and fees may be turned in to the LCFSC coach's office in a sealed envelope. There will be an envelope for testing (or box). If you are not able to bring this to the rink it may be mailed:

Jessica James
PO Box 59
Mead, WA 99021

All skaters under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signature on the test application****

The test structure is the backbone of US Figure Skating.  Passing skill tests by official judges advances the skater to the next level.  Skaters test in Moves in the Field, Free Skating, Pairs and Ice Dancing.  As a skater advances the tests become more difficult.  The highest achievement in each discipline is the Gold Test.

The order in which tests are taken is important. According to TR 2.02 in the rulebook: A candidate shall not be eligible to take a higher-level test until all of the preceding tests in the same category have been passed or completed except as otherwise specified in these rules.

The level structure is:

  • Pre-Preliminary
  • Preliminary
  • Pre-Juvenile
  • Juvenile
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Senior
 

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