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- Getting Started in Pairs and Ice Dancing
- Special Achievement Awards
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Tests Passed/U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists
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.
When an athlete passes the senior test, he or she receives a congratulatory letter from the president of U.S. Figure Skating, a gold certificate and a gold lapel pin to commemorate the accomplishment, and is eligible to purchase the gold test medal and the U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist jacket. It is also an accomplishment that goes on the skater's permanent U.S. Figure Skating record, and can be used on a resume or college application.
Learn more about the U.S. Figure Skating test structure.
Every month we'll highlight in this space those who have passed senior or gold tests. Gold tests from the previous month are available in PDF format as are all tests passed below the senior or gold level.
Congratulations to the following skaters who have passed their senior and gold tests (based on test reports received in September, 2013).
Senior Moves In The Field
Camille Amesse - Skate Canada
Isabella Armour - Lake Minnetonka FSC
Olivia M Awe - North Jersey FSC Inc
Eden E Bayer - Valley FSC
Megan Belgrave - North Jersey FSC Inc
Georgiana Burnside - Diamond Edge FSC
Cynthia Chen - Denver FSC
Erin Coleman - Florida Everblades FSC
Sophie Cucci - Greater Kalamazoo Skating Asso.
Gabriella O. Dignitti - SC of Western New York
Mckenzie Fahey - North Star FSC
Madeleine Gallagher - Sk8 Bay FSC
Berenger Garnica - Uncle Sam SC
Jennifer Sakura Gray - Memorial FSC Of Houston
Emma Jang - North Jersey FSC Inc.
Alexandra M Jones - ISC of Exeter
Rachel R. Kamer - FSC of Bloomington
Ohna B. Korshin - Alaska Asso. of Figure Skaters
Kevin Li - Northern Ice SC
Emma Luckman - SC Of Southern New Jersey
Jamie L Mathews - Creve Coeur FSC
Matthew McRae - Skate Canada
Sara E Pezzella - Chicago FSC
Alexandra L. Reid - SC Of Southern New Jersey
Dalia Saif - Greenville FSC, Inc.
Stephanie Smeja - Skate Canada
Charlaya Tyler - Dearborn FSC
Isabella Louise Valdez-Montoya - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Robin N Vo - Peninsula SC
Casandra Y Wignal - Dearborn FSC
Cydney Wong - Washington FSC
Adult Gold Moves In The Field
Aimee Brainard - City of Palms FSC
Lori Ann Bricks - Denver FSC
Christa Carignan - Washington FSC
Anna Chesson - FSC of Charleston
Stacy D. D'Andre - Capital City FSC, Inc.
Senior Moves In The Field - Adult
Margo K Bott - Chicago FSC
Aleksandra M Casteel - Ice House Skating Academy
Emily C Kivi - Copper State SC
Masters Adult Gold Moves In The Field
Karen L. Cone - Capital City FSC, Inc.
Barbara A. Moriearty - Capital City FSC, Inc.
Senior Free Skating
Cassie Laree Andrews - Indiana World Sk Acad FSC.
I Breanna Byrd - Arctic FSC
Zachary S DeWulf - Washington FSC
Sherry Gao - Diamond Edge FSC
Annie Sue McKenna - Pittsfield FSC
Lily Pagan - The SC of New York, Inc.
Thy-Thy Phan - Dallas FSC, Inc.
Katy Wong - North Jersey FSC Inc
Vivian Yim - DuPage FSC
Kaitlyn Young - DuPage FSC
Adult Gold Free Skating
Jessie M Hoelzlhammer - Wisconsin Rapids FSC
Reuben K Jenkins - The Skating Club of San Francis
Gold Dance Test
Emily G. Beckman - SC of Western New York
Danielle Calthorpe - Pond FSC
Haley Clark - Potsdam FSC
Morgan Glose - Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Alexis L Hartman - Metro Edge FSC of Missouri
Roxette A. Howe - All Year FSC
Sage Madeline Bender Kelner - Braemar-City of Lake
Carley L. Mitchell - Western Michigan University SC
Manon Zhao - Essex SC of NJ, Inc.
Adult Gold Dance Test
Jocelyn M Chalquist - Creve Coeur FSC
Solo Gold Dance Test
Payten A Howland - Detroit SC, Inc.
Senior Free Dance Test
Kourtney A Rowe - Wisconsin Rapids FSC
Senior Solo Free Dance
Paige Schurman - Starz Of Houston FSC
Jessica L Williams - Colorado SC