Advanced Figure Skating
After Aspire, Cool Sports figure skaters bridge into the U.S. Figure Skating testing structure. Skaters at this level often take private lessons with a dedicated coach and practice during freestyle sessions.
Please note that Advanced figure skaters are not allowed to perform skating jumps during public skate times. Advanced-level skaters are required to purchase Freestyle Sessions (FS) when needing to work on jumps, spins or perform program run-throughs. FS sessions skaters are required to be members in good standing with either US Figure Skating, Ice Skating Institute, USA Hockey or Learn to Skate USA.
USFS Testing Levels
During the Aspire program, skaters often begin working toward their first US Figure Skating tests in Moves in the Field. Moves in the Field includes a series of tests in skating skills consisting of turns, edges, spirals, and more that get progressively more difficult. Prior to testing, skaters need to become a member of US Figure Skating or the skating club.
After completing their first Moves in the Field test, skaters should also begin thinking about the different disciplines in which they may want to test and compete. Options include Free Skate, Ice Dance, or Pairs. Skaters must pass the corresponding Moves in the Field test prior to testing free skating or pairs tests. Once a skater tests their last U.S. Figure Skating test in a specific discipline (for example, Senior level in Moves in the Field), they earn the title of U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist, a huge honor.
Wait! Important information to know before attending a session.
- You MUST be a member in good standing with either USFS or ISI or USA Hockey or LTS USA. Membership cards are required for first time & visiting FS session skaters.
- You have read the Cool Sports Ice Etiquette page.
- You have either had a private lesson with a Cool Sports’ skating instructor during a FS session or are familiar with traditional FS session flow & safety requirements.
- FS Sessions MUST be pre-purchased before skating and all skaters are REQUIRED to sign-in at the front desk. Any skater failing to complete both of these tasks will be asked to exit the ice.
GUEST SKATERS & COACHES
Guest skaters and coaches are welcomed to skate at Cool Sports. Skaters will need to have a copy of their USFS, ISI or USA Hockey membership card, which can be kept on file.
Guest coaches will need to be compliant with US Figure Skating (or ISI) and have a copy of their liability insurance with them, naming Cool Sports as additionally insured. A $25 daily coaching fee will be charged to guest coaches and $15 for Ice Chalet coaches for lessons taught at Cool Sports.
Questions? Contact our Skating Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.218.4500 x227.