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Testing Dates & Information

June

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Deadline: Sat. May 22nd, 2021

All SCP test sessions are held at AZ Ice-Peoria on Saturday mornings

What is a Judge?

Judges are probably the most well-known type of figure skating official. U.S. Figure Skating appoints judges in three different disciplines: (1) singles/pairs, (2) ice dancing and (3) synchronized skating. There are also two different classifications of judges: (1) test judges (who can judge test sessions and nonqualifying competitions) and (2) competition judges (who can judge nonqualifying and qualifying competitions). 

 

For more information on becoming a judge, judges schools, qualifying competition assignments, trial judge events, judging manuals, appointment guidelines, etc., please go to the Judges page.

Credit: US Figure Skating & usfsa.org

What does a test chair do?

It is not only one of the most important positions in any skating club, it is a function essential to the success of skating in the United States!

Through the test chair's efforts, both skaters and judges advance in the sport - some on the competitive track, some to satisfy personal goals, some in a combination of the two. The test chair is indispensable to this process.

The test chair is the most direct link to U.S. Figure Skating headquarters - often the pipeline of new information about changes to the test structure necessary to skaters and their coaches, but also the administrator of test rules and regulations. It is a large responsibility.

The test chair's job is to plan, organize and run test sessions. They are required to report on these sessions and to maintain files on skaters and judges. To do so, they will frequently need to refer to the U.S. Figure Skating rulebook, tests book and directory.

Credit: US Figure Skating & usfsa.org

Kinds of Tests

There are several classes of tests in the U.S. Figure Skating structure:

1. Moves in the field (standard track and adult)
2. Free skate (or free skating) (standard track and adult)
3. Pairs (standard track and adult)
4. Compulsory Dance (standard track, solo, adult and masters)
5. Free dance (standard track and masters)


The order in which tests are taken is important. According to TR 2.02 in the rulebook: A candidate shall not be eligible to take a higher-level test until all of the preceding tests in the same category have been passed or completed except as otherwise specified in these rules.

Please refer to the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook to gain a better understanding of all the test rules and expectations before testing. Further description of the elements of each test is available in the rulebook.

Credit: US Figure Skating & usfsa.org

Most Recent Tests Passed

April 2021

Lillian Kirby: Novice MITF

Annabelle Tran: Intermediate MITF

Cali Hecht: Intermediate Freeskate

Lillian Kirby: Intermediate Freeskate

Shannon Lee: Intermediate Freeskate

Alexa Estereicher: Fourteenstep

Cheri Boer: Hickory Hoedown

Christine Hollander: Senior Solo Free Dance

March 2021

Ryan Orr: Senior MITF

Caroline Hanson: Novice MITF

Mya Miller: Juvenile MITF

Beatrice Nimijan: Pre-Juvenile MITF

Lucia Lopez: Preliminary MITF

Mya Miller: Pre-Juvenile Freeskate

Odessa Wolff: Preliminary Freeskate

Abigail Julian: Pre-Preliminary Freeskate

Inessa Wilson: Pre-Preliminary Freeskate

Chelsea Carey: American Waltz

Charis Mack: Foxtrot

February 2021

Nicolette Rios: Junior MITF

Mya Miller: Pre-Juvenile MITF

Brynn Johnson: Pre-Juvenile MITF

Odessa Wolff: Pre-Juvenile MITF

Abigail Julian: Preliminary MITF

Isabella LaMantia: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Inessa Wilson: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Isabella Whitlock: Pre-Juvenile Freeskate

Isabella Miller: Pre-Preliminary Freeskate

Christine Hollander: Westminster Waltz

Christine Hollander: Viennese Waltz

Shannon Lee: Intermediate Solo Free Dance

January 2021

Charis Mack: Senior MITF

Cali Hecht: Intermediate MITF

Alexa Williams: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Isabella Miller: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Lila Sands: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Senna Benavidez: Pre-Preliminary MITF

Ryan Orr: Junior Freeskate

Charis Mack: Intermediate Freeskate

Beatrice Nimijan: Preliminary Freeskate