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Testing Information

Next Test Session

Skating Skills, Singles & Dance

(Dance Testing is Preliminary thru Gold)

Tuesday, May 7

Registration is due by April 26

Coaches will hand out Test Applications

The schedule will be posted the week before the test session and a protocol slideshow will be shared via email.

If you are an out of rink skater, please have your Home Club send an email to in care of  Karen Sinclair. The email will state that the skater is in good standing with their Club & USFS.

Karen Sinclair

Skating Disciplines

Where to begin with Private Lessons and testing?

Skating Skills (Formerly Moves-in-the-Field)

  • Skills is a technical discipline, designed to help skaters improve their execution of the basic moves of skating.
  • Edgework, turns, stroking, body control and extension are emphasized, mostly done with "power" as a primary focus.
  • All skaters will begin with the Pre-Preliminary Skills test.
  • 1-2 lessons of 15 minutes each per week


Singles (Formerly Free Skate)

  • Jumps, spins and programs to music
  • 1-2 singles lessons per week may be added
  • Begins with Pre-Preliminary Single test
  • First steps to beginning individual competition

Additional disciplines may be added after Skating Skills  and Singles

  • Ice Dance, Pairs
  • Stroking Class is an essential addition

USFSA Test Structure

The USFSA test structure governs the levels at which skaters compete in all disciplines.

  • Judged tests are conducted by certified USFSA judges at a USFSA sanctioned test session by a skating club
  • Results are tracked by USFSA
  • Using your membership on the USFSA site you can check your testing status
  • Your skater's coach will let you know when your skater is ready to test
  • Test sessions are held quarterly at Lakeland; other rinks also offer test sessions that your coach might consider
  • Registration for testing session can be done here when a testing session is approaching with your coach's approval

Test Session Registration 2024

Showcase Blades

Lakeland Skating Club has a showcase in the Lobby of the Arena. This showcase is a place to acknowledge the accomplishments of our skaters after testing. 

  • Our skaters can work on 3 skating disciplines: skating skills, singles and dance. 
  • When a skater passes a level in a discipline, a blade with the skater's engraved name is placed in the showcase under that level.
  • The most blades you will need is 3.
  • Blades are ordered once a year in the fall. The Club sends out a Google Form when it is time to order.
  • LSC holds on to the blades and takes care of moving them after a test session.

Testing Outfit

A skater testing will need a test outfit: dress or pants & shirt.

Testing outfit needs to be approved by the head coach.

Outfits can be borrowed or purchased. The outfit needs to match the personality of the skater, along with the program or type of test the skater is taking.

If you are purchasing, leave yourself 6-8 weeks for shipping if purchasing from an internet store.