Author Archives: Bev

USFS figure tests statistics

Every year, US Figure Skating releases statistics on the tests passed in the previous year as part of the Report of the Technical and Officials Group. Here are the statistics on figures tests for the last 6 years. The first … Continue reading

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USARS 2021/22 figure requirements and rules

USA Roller Sports has published the requirements for figures and dance in regional and national championships, all the rules for the year, and plenty of technical guidance on its website.

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Some resources for ice figures

These resources will help you learn how to skate figures. One day, I hope to create a more exhaustive database. This is a start. Online groups and websites The Compulsory Figures Project on Facebook Memories of Patch on Facebook Bring … Continue reading

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Figures for ISI 2022 national competitions announced

The ISI has announced the figures for national competitions held in 2022. They’re listed on the ISI site and pasted below. These are the figures that will be skated at the conferences the ISI designates as “national”—including ISI Worlds and … Continue reading

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Skates for roller figures

This post is about equipment for figures on roller skates. It focuses on skates for circle figures (the big ones), not loops (the small ones)—many roller skaters have separate skates for figures and loops. Roller skates have five components that … Continue reading

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What is a scribe, and where do I get one?

A scribe is a giant compass that draws circles on the ice. You can use one to draw your circles before skating your figures or to check your work after you’ve done them. They’re no longer common in stores, but … Continue reading

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Figure 8s Camp at Pickwick Ice Center

Pickwick Ice Center in Burbank, CA, is offering a “Figure 8s Camp” on Friday mornings from 11 to 11:45. The cost is $20. Details are here (scroll down).

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New figure tests from the RSA

Roller Skating Association International (RSA) has revised its figure tests. The old program is available until 12/31/2021, and the new one starts immediately. The new and old programs are the same at the lower levels. The revised tests include the … Continue reading

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USARS 2020/21 figure requirements and adult rules

USA Roller Sports has published the requirements for figures and dance in regional and national championships and the rules for 2020–21 adult events.

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Figures for ISI 2021 national competitions announced

The ISI has announced the figures for national competitions held in 2021. They’re listed on the ISI site and pasted below. These are the figures that will be skated at the conferences the ISI designates as “national”—including ISI Worlds and … Continue reading

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