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USFS Competition EventsFigure Skating Activities, Tests, and Competitive Events
The sport of figure skating has activities for all ages and skill levels. Entry requirements for all regional and most non-qualifing competition are based on the rules and regulations of the USFS current season's rulebook. Exceptions to the entry rules are allowed in non-qualifying competitions as specified by the competition announcement.
The following articles will assist the skater and parent in understanding the competition rules and the requirements to enter specific event levels.
A skater or team's performance is judged by their skating at the date and time of the event. Unfortunately sometimes skaters attempt elements that they lack skills to consistently perform well enough to avoid downgrading, negative GOEs and/or a deduction for a fall. When large numbers of skaters in an event have minor and/or major errors, it generally is difficult to achieve unanimous agreement among a panel of judges.
The mission of U.S. Figure Skating is to provide programs to encourage
participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.
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:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.