LRFSC Test Session Information
The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dance. As the skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called “gold” test.
When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation “U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist.”. It is an accomplishment that goes on the skater’s permanent record, and can be used on a resume or college application.
Upcoming Test Session: February 19 & 20, 2017
Congratulations to the following skaters who have passed the following U.S. Figure Skating tests. We are very proud of you!
Madison Beck: Preliminary Dance Test, Fiesta Tango, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF
Breanna Reiger: Preliminary Dance Test, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF.
Rachel Fritz: Pre-Bronze Dance Test, Hickory Hoedown, Preliminary Free Skate, Pre-Juvenile MIF.
Mandy Howatt: Pre-Bronze Dance Test, Hickory Hoedown, Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF.
Hailey Klemetsrud: Pre-Bronze Dance Test, Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF.
Kaity Thompson: Bronze Dance Test, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Pre-Juvenile MIF.
Abbey Reule: Preliminary Dance Test, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF.
Kayla Estenson: Pre-Silver Dance Test, Pre-Juvenile Free Skate, Intermediate MIF
Brandi Yager: Pre-Silver Dance Test, Pre-Juvenile Free Skate, Juvenile MIF.
Elizabeth Kraft: Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Preliminary MIF.
Jolea Kraft: Dutch Waltz, Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Pre-Preliminary MIF.
The official U.S. Figure Skating tests are a series of tests to measure the accomplishments of a figure skater in all branches of the sport. They are as follows: Compulsory Figures, Ice Dancing, Free Skating, Moves in the Field and Pair Skating.
This system of tests is an incentive for the skater to learn and progress from the elementary levels of the Pre-Preliminary tests to the highest level, Gold. It is also a way in which skaters who compete move up to higher levels at competitions. For a skater to continue to challenge him/herself, and skate against others of equal ability, corresponding tests must be taken. These tests are very different from the Skate with Us Basic Skills tests.
In recent years the number of skaters coming out of LRFSC has grown such that we sponsor our own test session once a year. Judges who have been certified by U.S. Figure Skating are flown in from other parts of the country to conduct these tests. Each test that is taken is judged as a pass or a retry. A re-tried test may be retaken after 29 days have passed. Each test level proceeds in difficulty.
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