TESTING

December 2, 2013 Testing Schedule

Please click on link below to see the Coach/Skater Schedule for the December 2nd testing session.

Dec 2 Testing Schedule

CSFSC is pleased to have Carole White as our Testing Program Chairperson! To contact Carole directly with any testing-related questions, please email Testing@carouselsherwoodfsc.org.

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, as well as by members of a member association of the ISU.

Test sessions can only be held under the auspices and control of a member club. Fees are involved and vary by club. Sessions are organized and run under procedures outlined in the U.S. Figure Skating rulebook. Any person who is interested in participating in the U.S. Figure Skating testing structure is encouraged to purchase a rulebook. The rulebook addresses such questions as coaching and the conduct of candidates at test sessions.

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 reskating 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.

For all tests other than adult and masters tests, age is not a factor. To qualify for an adult test, the candidate must be 21 years of age or older. To qualify for masters tests, the candidate must be 50 years of age or older.

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 USFSA Rule Book 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 rule book.

 

U. S. FIGURE SKATING
OREGON SKATING COUNCIL CLUBS
2013 TEST SCHEDULE
TEST DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE HOST CLUB ARENA
January 26*  (Saturday) 8-Jan SC of Oregon Winterhawks Skating Center
February 23 (Saturday) 5-Feb Eugene FSC Lane County Ice Arena
March 24* 6-Mar Portland ISC Mountain View Ice Arena
April 21 3-Apr Southern OR FSC The RRRink
May 4 (Saturday) 17-Apr SC of Oregon Winterhawks Skating Center
June 3 (Monday) 16-May Sherwood FSC Sherwood Ice Arena
June 29  (Saturday) 11-Jun SC of Oregon Winterhawks Skating Center
July 21 3-Jul Portland ISC Lloyd Center Ice Arena
August 24 – 25 6-Aug Sherwood FSC Sherwood Ice Arena
September 22 4-Sep Southern OR FSC The RRRink
September 22 4-Sep Portland ISC Lloyd Center Ice Arena
October 28 (Monday) 10-Oct Sherwood FSC Sherwood Ice Arena
December 2 (Monday) 14-Nov Sherwood FSC Sherwood Ice Arena
*  Short test sessions; tests will be limited by ice time available and will be prioritized by order received.

Application:

Download the printer-friendly application and schedule: (Updated March 10, 2013)

2013 Testing Application

Testing Schedule

About Testing Registration:

Your application must be sent to the test chair of the club hosting the test!!!  If it is sent to the wrong club, dropped off at the rink or is incomplete, you will not be able to take the test.  Providing e-mail addresses on the application is strongly advised to facilitate communicating the schedule or eligibility issues to the skater and coach.  The application must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.   If you have any questions, please call one of the test chairpersons listed on the application.  If you are mailing your application within 2 days of the application deadline it is advised to e-mail or phone the test chair.

USFS membership is renewed annually and runs from July 1st of each year to June 30th of the following year.  To be eligible to test after June 30, 2013 you must renew your USFS membership for the 2013-2014 year.

Test Reimbursement for Club Members:

CSFSC offers members a partial reimbursement for successfully passing testing levels.Here is the test reimbursement form for club members. All forms are due no later than July 30, 2013 to the club mailbox.