Figure Skating Tests
While we do our best to provide accurate information, everything here is for informational
purposes only. Our intent is to give you an understanding of what is expacted at each level.
Skaters should ckeck with the official USFS rulebook and with their coach when developing
test programs.
Figure Skating Moves Tests
Pre Preliminary Moves Test
Preliminary Moves Test
Pre Juvenile Moves Test
Juvenile Moves Test
Intermediate Moves Test
Novice Moves Test
Junior Moves Test
Senior Moves Test
Preliminary Moves Test

For this second test judging is a little stricter but still should be a little forgiving

From USFS TR25.02 - The purpose of this test is to continue the encouragement of beginning skaters to learn the fundamentals of ice skating. The candidate must show knowledge of the steps and a good sense of power (speed and flow) Attention should be given to depth of edges and proper curvature of lobes.

Average duration of this test is about 10 min. Passing average is 2.5 or total of 12.5.

  Name     Primary Secondary
1 Forward and Backward
Crossovers (revised)
Diagam   Power  
2 Consecutive Outside and Inside Spirals Diagram   Extension Edge Quality
3 Forward Power 3-turns Diagram   Power  
4 Alternating Forward 3-turns Diagram   Edge Quality Extension
5 Forward Circle Eights Diagram      
6 Alternating Back Crossovers to Back Outside Edges Diagram   Power  

The video examples here are educational and do not necessarily represent the passing standard.

The forward and backward crossover move has been condensed. The skater performs two circles forward in a figure eight pattern, does an open mohawk and continues with two circles in a backward figure eight. This cuts the time in half for the previous two moves.

In response to much many comments from coaches and skaters for moves based on figures, we're adding a forward figure eight pattern that combines both the basic forward outside and forward inside figure eights. This move lays an early foundation for the skater to understand proper use of edge and body control on the forward edges.

The alternating backward crossovers to backward outside edges is being cut to one length of the ice.



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