Upcoming Test Sessions
May 22, 2019 (Registration is open to CIFSC and non-CIFSC members)
June 28, 2019 (Tentative)
August 2, 2019 (Tentative)
What is a Test Session?
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. The official tests of U.S. Figure Skating may be taken by all figure skaters who are members of a member club or collegiate club, individual members who are currently registered with U.S. Figure Skating and are otherwise qualified under these rules. Test sessions can only be held under the auspices and control of a member club. Sessions are organized and run under procedures outlined in the U.S. Figure Skating rulebook and judged by USFSA judges, according to standards established by the association. Tests are marked on a “pass” or “retry” basis. Some tests have numeric marks associated with them that determine if the test is a “pass” or “retry.” These are used to establish a “passing” average, and 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. For details, candidates should consult the rulebook for the particular test to be taken. If a test is marked “retry” a skater may not retake the test prior to the 27th following the date of the original test.