Testing

Upcoming test schedule

In an effort to accommodate all requested test we have had to schedule some test on Saturday.  Please review schedules listed bellow:

Saturday November 21st 2020 test schedule
Sunday November 22nd test schedule (revised 11/19/20)

We will be holding our USFS test session this weekend.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not attend, stay home and attend to your health:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Below are the protocols for this weekend’s test session:

  • We are looking to have as few people as possible at the session.  Skaters are discouraged from bringing guests however a maximum of two parent/guardians will be allowed to accompany.
  • All individuals will be required to bring with them a completed covid certification form and will have their temperature taken at the door prior to admittance.  Temperatures above 100 will not be permitted in the building.
  • We ask all to arrive early so as to not miss your scheduled test, however you will not be admitted into the building earlier than ½ hour before your scheduled warmup time
  • A current schedule will be posted on entrance showing status if we are running ahead or behind schedule.
  • Masks are to be work be everyone at all times, with the exception of skaters choice while taking their test on the ice. If partnering, the partner not testing must keep their mask on. Upon completion of a test, the skater must put their mask back on
  • Locker rooms (lacking ventilation) will not be available.  Please arrive dressed and ready to skate (there will be an area inside the rink for you to put your skates on)
  • Restrooms are for emergency use only
  • Any off ice warmups are to be performed outside the building (not in lobby or rink side)
  • Once cleared to enter rink area, parents/guardians are to go to the right. Skaters and coaches are to go to the left
  • All are asked to respect others and sit socially distant apart
  • Skaters are to enter and exit the ice through the hockey boxes
  • After test please pack up quickly so as to make way for incoming skaters. All participants/guests are asked to leave asap.
  • Everyone will exit the ice rink through the doors to the left of the ice rink area into the roadway on the left side of building. Please do not use front entry door for exiting.
  • Skaters requiring music to testing please send digital copy to: bbergbom@gmail.com  and also bring a copy with you as backup

The session timing is approx. 8:00am – 6:00pm

Test will be held at Weibel Ice Rink.
32 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Best of luck to all skaters this weekend!

Contact Jill Ramos at jill@wiseworks.com
or Bart Bergbom at bbergbom@gmail.com with questions.

The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called “gold,” test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation “U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist.”

Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S. Figure Skating test levels are completed by athletes; of those, about 1,300, or 3 percent, are at the gold or senior level.

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