Summit Figure Skating Club of NC hosts 3 to 4 Test Sessions throughout the year, providing opportunities for competitive skaters whom are required to participate in order to compete in qualifying competitions and for recreational skaters whom wish to take tests in order to continually challenge themselves and their abilities. The club’s test sessions also help promote, appoint and advance judges. Opportunities to volunteer and interact with others whom share a passion, knowledge of, and experience with the sport of figure skating, are available at test sessions too.
Official tests of U.S. Figure Skating may be taken by all skaters whom are members of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, or are an individual member of U.S. Figure Skating, and/or are members of ISU member associations.
Tests within the U.S. Figure Skating Test Structure are classified as:
- standard, adult, or masters Moves in the Field (MIF) standard or adult Free Skate (Free Skating)
- standard or adult Pairs
- standard, adult, masters, or solo Pattern Dance
- standard or masters Free Dance
For standard track tests age is not a factor. To qualify for an adult track test, the candidate must be 21 years of age or older. To qualify for masters track tests, the candidate must be 50 years of age or older.
Candidates are eligible to take a higher level test after all of the preceding tests are taken in order and passed.
Tests are marked “pass” or “retry”. Some have numeric marks associated with them that are used to establish a “passing” average. Judges use this number as a basis for the quality of the test. Different tests have different standards for “pass” and “retry”, along with different procedures for re-skating elements in a test. If a test is marked “retry”, a skater may retake the test 27 days or more after the date the original test was taken.
The official tests of U.S. Figure Skating are organized and run by volunteers: the Judges whom are serving on the judging panel and the host member clubs’ volunteers in various positions. Procedures outlined in the U.S. Figure Skating rule book are adhered to at test sessions. Participants are encouraged to consult the rule book to gain a better understanding of all the rules and expectations before testing, for further descriptions of the elements of each test, and for rules regarding PRE-REQUISITES, and for rules regarding standard, adult, or masters MIF, Free Skate, or Pairs EQUIVALENCIES and CROSSING OVER TRACKS and rules regarding partnered or solo Dance and crossing over.
Fees vary per test and can be found on the Summit FSC Test Application. Summit FSC Policies regarding applications, scheduling priority, special requests, music submissions, videography & photography can be found on the application as well.
Summit Figure Skating Club of NC hosts 3 different levels of Test Sessions including:
- LOW levels thru Novice
- ALL levels thru Senior
ALL levels including GOLD, INTERNATIONAL, & SENIOR FREE DANCE
Test session dates and schedules are posted on the Summit FSC website: www.summitfsc.org and can be followed on Facebook at Greensboro Figure Skating.
The Greensboro Ice House is the host rink for Summit FSC Test Sessions. The Ice House is conveniently located to interstates 40 and 85, hotels, and restaurants.
U.S. Figure Skating Certificates for passing tests are awarded each year to members of Summit Figure Skating Club of NC at a celebratory event held to recognize and honor skaters’ achievements.
U.S. Figure Skating will send a letter of test achievement to the principal of a skater’s school for skater’s testing and passing MIF, Free Skate, Pairs, Free Dance at Novice and above, or Dance at Silver and above. If interested in having this letter sent, complete the Recognition of Test Achievement box on our SFSC Test Application.
Support is an invaluable asset to our club, both welcomed and necessary in order for Summit Figure Skating Club of NC to host Test Sessions. For VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES, please refer to the test application form.