Tests and Competitions
Figure Skating Competition Checklist
There are several things figure skaters must do to prepare for ice skating competitions. Some of these things include joining a figure skating club, paying for extra practice ice time, paying for extra coaching, buying the right figure skates, getting competition costumes made, buying tights, polishing skates, and making travel arrangements to...
Airline Loses a Figure Skater's Skates - She Competes Anyway In Rental Skates
Delta Airlines lost Jordan Noelle McCreary's skates, but she competed anyway at the 2011 National Solo Dance Championships in rental skates!
Understanding Figure Skating Tests and Levels
The figure skating test structure may be confusing to those new to ice skating. This article outlines and explains figure skating tests and levels.
Are Figure Skates Allowed As Carry-On Luggage On Airplanes?
If possible, when traveling to figure skating competitions, skaters should carry their skates on the plane as carry-on luggage, but security restrictions vary depending on the airline, airport, and local TSA authorities.
Skaters Need To Experience Simulated Competitions, Exhibitions, and Critiques
Figure skaters need to experience simulated competitions, exhibitions, and critiques.
2012 US Figure Skating National Championships Preview
The 2012 United States National Figure Skating Championships may be an event full of surprises. This article will give the reader a preview of some of the skaters that will compete in the event and who may medal or win.
Skating Has Lost Its Popularity: Fans and Experts Blame the Scoring System
Figure skating is losing its popularity. Ice skating fans and experts are blaming the figure skating judging system.
Should a Coach Force a Figure Skater to Compete After Being Injured?
Should a figure skater be forced to continue warming up if he or she is injured during an official competition warm-up? This article addresses this issue.
Figure Skating Competition Coaching Costs
When a figure skating coach teaches a skater at a competition, there are fees for instructing the student and for the coach's expenses.
National Championship for Juvenile and Intermediate Figure Skaters
Beginning in 2013, Juvenile and Intermediate figure skaters who qualify compete at a competition scheduled in conjunction with the United States National Figure Skating Championships.
Figure Skating Fortune Cookies
At the 2011 Colorado Springs Invitational Figure Skating Competition, figure skater Lori Fussell, made homemade fortune cookies and put together original ice skating fortunes especially for the coaches, officials, competitors, and volunteers. This article shares those fortunes.
Figure Skating Exhibitions and Critiques - Skaters Share How Exhibitions,...
Does your ice rink or club offer chances for figure skaters to perform their competition programs? Have these opportunities helped to improve skaters' performances at figure skating competitions? Are judges, coaches, and technical specialists available to critique skaters? Share how figure skating exhibitions and critiques have helped you or...
How to Qualify for Regional Figure Skating Competitions
The figure skating competition season begins in the fall with regional figure skating competitions which usually take place in October of each year. To qualify to compete at regional figure skating competitions, certain U.S. Figure Skating test requirements are required.
What is the Figure Skating Competition Season?
What is the figure skating competition season? What time of year does the season for competitive figure skating begin and when does the season end?
US Figure Skating Technical Specialist Qualifications
When a figure skater performs in an ice skating competition, the technical specialist will identify the elements. He or she will identify a spin or jump and the level of difficulty of each element. The level of difficulty is based on published pre-set criteria. U.S. National Technical specialists are national and international skaters, judges,...
Figure Skates On Airplanes - What Are Your Experiences?
Ice skaters usually try to take their skates on planes as carry-on luggage, but since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, skaters can't always be certain if they can carry their skates on to a plane. Have you been able to take your skates on to a plane as carry-on luggage? Has an airline ever lost your skates? Share your experiences.
Fortunes For Ice Skaters - Submit Your Figure Skating Fortune Cookie Ideas
At a figure skating competition, figure skater Lori Fussell, decided to make homemade fortune cookies for the judges, officials, some of the competitors, and volunteers. Her idea was great fun and she asked her skating friends for ideas. Do you have some additional ideas? Share your ice skating fortunes with figure skaters and ice skating fans.
What Is Regionals?
The figure skating competition season begins in the fall with regional figure skating competitions which usually take place in October of each year.
National Solo Dance Championship
The National Solo Dance Championship is a pilot figure skating competition. The first event was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado in September of 2009. Competitors compete in Bronze, Silver, and Gold categories. Two compulsory ice dances are skated without a partner.
Ice Skating Competition Journal
This is a short journal of an unofficial ice skating competition experience. It will give those interested in competing in figure skating an idea of what participating in a skating competition is like.
What Is Sectionals?
The figure skating competition season begins in the fall with regional ice skating competitions which usually take place in October. The top four single skaters that qualify at regionals move on to sectionals. Those who place in the top four at sectionals, qualify for the United States National Figure Skating Championships.
2009 AT&T US Figure Skating Championships Photo Gallery
This photo gallery includes photos from the 2009 AT&T US Figure Skating Championships that took place in Cleveland, Ohio from Jan. 18, 2009 through Jan. 25, 2009 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Understanding and Preparing for Competitions
I wrote this article for U.S. Figure Skating's Basic Skills Parents Page. It will help a parent understand and prepare for figure skating competitions.
Figure Skating Tests
I wrote this article for U.S. Figure Skating's Parents Page. It explains the test structure beyond Basic Skills testing.
About Levels and Testing
This article is from the FIGURE SKATER'S WEBSITE by Don Korte. It explains in detail the US Figure Skating testing system.
U.S. Figure Skating Test Structure
This is a link on the U.S. Figure Skating site that explains the standard test structure for skaters in the United States. Passing these tests is essential to qualify for competitions.
Ice Skating Institute Open Freestyle Skating Competitions Levels and Tests
Ice Skating Institute's new Open Freestyle test and competition levels give figure skaters who want to take part in ISI competitions additional options.
Review of IceNetwork.com
IceNetwork.com is a subsidiary of U.S. Figure Skating and has exclusive rights to U.S. Figure Skating's events. It is a web-based online subscription service that provides live and on-demand coverage of figure skating competitions and events. This article reviews the IceNetwork service.