Developing a Figure Skater

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San Diego Figure Skating Communications
   Competing in USFS Events
    The path to becoming a gold medalist can require a decade from beginning group classes. Along the way there are early morning Monday through Friday practice sessions, off ice exercise, ballet, weight, and flexibility workouts, plus school work and/or a part time job for teenagers.

    Skaters who strive to become an elite competitive skater finds they must spend even longer hours to acquire more difficult skills and become a polished performer under the high stress environment of a National Championship.

The mission of U.S. Figure Skating is to provide programs to encourage
participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.

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Ice Skating Information & Resources

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San Diego Figure Skating Communications

A web site for figure skaters of all ages involved in
Basic Skating Skills and USFS Figure Skating programs

The information on this site is provided to support skater's efforts to
achieve their full potential in the pursuit of his/her skating goals, and to transfer
those skills to their future education, career, and other life activities.

    Information is an important tool that provides a basis for the articles being developed. The goal is to help facilitate communications between judges and coaches that provides the technical descriptions  coaches use in their teaching and for judges the basis they use to arrive at the minimum standard for passing each level of tests.

  Comments and suggestions are welcomed so a balance of different perspectives can be achieved. Input from coaches and judges will help to achieve a consensus. We hope our efforts will result in skaters who are well prepared to test and receive a uniform evaluation by judges from rink to rink.

San Diego Figure Skating Communications (SDFSC) goal is to provide information
that encourages participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.
Articles are continuously under development to serve as reading/reference
materials for seminars with an audience of skaters, parents, coaches, and judges.

Suggestions and comments from rink management, coaches,
     choreographers, judges, skaters, and parents are welcomed. 

San Diego Figure Skating Communications