Synchronized Team Skating
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Synchronized Skating Levels
The USFS requires individual skaters of a Synchronized Skating Team to have passed the minimum required MITF test for each competition level. There are also age requirements based on the team's competition level.
Skaters increase the competitiveness of their team by enhancing their individual skating skills as measured by passing Figure, MITF, Free Skating, and solo/pair Dance tests.
Table of Synchronized Skating Event Levels -
14 different levels according to age & skill levels
Rules for each synchronized team level as per the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, Rules 4660-4790. All ages are as of July 1 preceding the competitive season. All test requirements must be met by the close of entries.
Please check with the current U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook
Teams competing at the Basic Skills (beginner) level may compete at any U.S. Figure Skating synchronized skating nonqualifying competition or U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills competition.
Teams competing at the developmental levels of preliminary, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, open collegiate or open adult may also compete at the Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held annually at the end of January.
Teams at the competitive levels of juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult or masters compete first at their respective sectional championships. A placement in the top four at sectionals earns them a spot at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Top-performing teams at the junior and senior levels at have the opportunity to earn a berth to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Team, with the top two senior teams going on to represent the United States at the World Synchronized Skating Championships.
information about the U.S. Synchronized Skating Team, visit the Synchronized Skating
page in the "Athletes" area of the USFS website.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.