Category Archives: Skating

Testing & competing with the World Figure Sport Society

This organization runs the annual World Figure & Fancy Skating Championship & Festival as well as numerous workshops. Upcoming events that offer figures are included on this site’s calendar. WFS exams differ from ISI and USFSA tests in that the … Continue reading

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Testing & competing with US Figure Skating (USFSA)

USFSA figure tests were the standard for many years, and are still the most commonly discussed. They are still on the books and can be offered by request. You have to take all the figures in a test at once … Continue reading

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Testing & competing with the ISI

The ISI (Ice Sports Industry, formerly Ice Skating Institute) focuses on recreational skating and stresses participation and inclusion; tests and competition are meant to encourage participation. Figure tests are available on demand—ask the skating director at your nearest ISI rink. … Continue reading

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Overview of testing & competing on ice

Yes, you can still take tests and compete in figures! When testing or competing figures, you can expect to skate your figure(s) on a sheet of clean ice while one or more people watch you. When you’ve finished, the judges … Continue reading

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