Programs Designed to
Retain Figure Skaters
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Test and Free Skating Track
The test track is a new event for all non qualifying competitions that limits the difficulty of skating elements performed in each level. The test track will line up the test structure requirements with the competition levels, giving skaters a fair playing field to continue competing and testing according to their abilities. There are no age restrictions for any of the levels included in the test track curriculum.
Skaters may choose to participate in either the test track or free skating track but not both during the same non qualifying competition. The 6.0 judging system will be used for this new track.
Adding an alternative
track for restricted competition will
skaters, offer them opportunities for success in a competitive
atmosphere while they continue to progress through the test structure,
gain credentials for future endeavors and retain membership in U.S.
Figure Skating. Competitions that host these events will be offering
more opportunities to keep skaters motivated along the pipeline and
keep them enthusiastic about their abilities in hopes of retaining
skaters who may be discouraged by the high level of technical elements
at all levels.
Note: All Basic Skills competitions follow an approval process that is similar to the
sanctioning process. The biggest difference in these events is they do not require
officials to run or judge the event. The registered program and/or local club is the
sponsor of the competition.
Please refer to a Basic Skills Competition Manual for more detail.
DOC 2012-13 Test Track Elements Chart (effective Sept. 1, 2012) (portrait)
DOC 2012-13 Test Track Elements Chart (effective Sept. 1, 2012) (landscape)
PDF 2012-13 Test Track Level Descriptions (effective Sept. 1, 2012) (portrait)
PDF 2012-13 Test Track Level Descriptions (effective Sept. 1, 2012) (landscape)
DOC 2011-12 Test Track Elements Chart (portrait)
DOC 2011-12 Test Track Elements Chart (landscape)
PDF 2011-12 Test Track Level Descriptions (effective Sept. 1, 2011)
PDF 2011-12 Test Track Level Descriptions (effective Sept. 1, 2011; landscape)
PDF Test Track Flow Chart
Figure Skating Programs Director
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.