- Team USA
- U.S. Synchronized Skating Team
- S.T.A.R.S. Off-Ice Testing
- Team USA Prep Seminar
- DREAM Program
- Sports Sciences and Medicine
- Tests Passed/U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists
- Special Achievement Awards
- Getting Started in Pairs and Ice Dancing
- Nonqualifying Competitions Outside North America
Welcome to the S.T.A.R.S. home page where you will find information about S.T.A.R.S. - what it is, who it's for, how to register.
Registration opens March 2nd
March 28th - Artesia, CA
April 16th - Salt Lake City, UT
April 17th - Chicago, IL
April 19th - Phoenix, AZ
May 3rd - Bay Area
May 21st - Bloomington, MN
May 30th - Dallas, TX
May 31st - San Diego, CA
June 6th - Seattle, WA
June 7th - Boston, MA
June 7th - West Palm Beach, FL
June 14th - Fort Wayne, IN
June 20th - Cincinnati, OH
June 21st - Stockholm, NJ
June 30th - Colorado Springs, CO
July 11th - Cleveland, OH
July 11th - St. Louis, MO
July 12th - Washington D.C.
July 17th - Chicago, IL
July 26th - Charlotte, NC
July 31st - Newark, DE
Aug. 8th - Dearborn, MI
Become a better athlete as you become a better skater-- participate in S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters)!
S.T.A.R.S. is a new system of off-ice fitness assessment and development designed to support U.S. Figure Skating's existing testing and competition progressions. Its development is based primarily on the need to promote robust, all-around fitness in young American skaters; to push and maintain the athletic ability curve ahead of the skills curve; to ensure that young figure skaters are physically prepared to handle the introduction of new, more complex and more demanding skating skills; and to reduce the potential for injury typically sustained during the training of these new skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Video board feature at the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
One of the key features of S.T.A.R.S. is that it is a system designed to establish standards of athleticism for figure skaters and to encourage progression through the system by incorporating a "building" series of tests, achievement awards and improvement certificates.
Participating skaters will have access to age-, gender- and competitive-matched assessment data across the United States and the opportunity to be recognized not only for national performance but for individual achievement and personal improvement. In addition, S.T.A.R.S. will provide a sequence of opportunities for the coaches and families of skaters who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for athleticism and figure skating as an athletic sport.
Preliminary testing has already confirmed that participation stimulates interest and motivates young skaters to practice the off-ice assessments. Participation in S.T.A.R.S. should be fun, motivating, challenging and personally rewarding. We look forward to working with you!
By Stephanie Earls July 24, 2013, Colorado Springs Gazette