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Test Session 2016-2017

Test Information

WE HAVE A TRIPLE GOLD PANEL!
Next test session is Nov 4th, 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
 

Tim McKernan will be our dance partner.
If you have any questions, please contact: 
Kelli at scistestchair@gmail.com


Please be prepared to skate up to one hour before scheduled test time
Testing with SCIS at Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena
Please read the following information carefully as it explains our procedures and policies regarding applying for and testing USFS tests with the Swan City Ice Skaters. You can find the link to our test application at the top of this page.

Swan City Ice Skaters Club Test Application Procedures 

Please follow the link above, for other registration arrangements, please contact scistestchair@gmail.com

 Fees in addition to regular test fees

Non Members of SCIS must pay an additional $20.00 non member fee per test session.

*TEST FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

 

Test applicants should heed the following before submitting an application

1)     Test fees are non refundable so be sure that you are available to take the test at any time on the scheduled day.

2)     Testers and coaches should be prepared to test up to one hour before their scheduled time. If the test session runs early and you are not present one hour before your scheduled time, you risk forfeiting your test.

3)     When submitting an application for a contingent test, be aware that your test fee is forfeited if you are unable to take the contingent test.

4)     Please be aware that the test session registration may close before the published deadline if the test session fills up. Priority goes to Swan City Ice Skater club members first and then first registrations until deadline or till test session is full

5)     Scheduling the tests involves many variables; individual needs cannot always be accommodated. Think carefully before submitting an application for testing on a day that you have other commitments.

6)     Please have a valid email address and a valid coach's email address when you submit your application and be sure to check the schedule on our website and your email for schedule updates.

 

USFSA Membership

All applicants must, at the time of the test, be a member in good standing of the USFSA. Your USFSA number must appear on the test application. Put applied for in the space requesting your USFSA number if you are a new member and have not yet received your USFSA card.

Anyone taking a test without a current USFSA membership becomes a defacto SCIS member, and all USFSA/SCIS membership dues must be paid immediately.

Permission Letters

If you are taking USFSA tests at other clubs, you must get a letter of permission from a SCIS executive member to verify that you are a member in good standing of the SCIS.

   

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 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.