Synchronized Skating has partnered with the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program to expand the beginner competitive level. Beginner teams may compete at synchronized skating nonqualifying competitions, as well as Basic Skills competitions.

Please see this document for frequently asked questions for the Beginner level: FAQ Regarding Beginner Synchronized Skating (PDF)

The 2014-2015 beginner synchronized skating requirements can be found here. (PDF)

Beginner Synchronized Skating Team Requirements

Beginner 1 - 8-16 skaters, majority under 9 years old, 1:30-2:00 +/- 10 seconds

Beginner 2 - 8-16 skaters, majority 9 - 11 years old, 1:30-2:00 +/- 10 seconds

Beginner 3 - 8-16 skaters, majority at least 12 years old, 2:00-2:30 +/- 10 seconds

Skaters may not have passed any test higher than preliminary and majority must be "no test".