The purpose of the competition is to promote a fun, introductory, competitive experience for the beginning skater. Competitions are designed to promote a positive competition experience at the grassroots level and have successfully increased skating participation while generating enthusiasm.
The competition is open to all beginner skaters who are current members of Learn to Skate USA program and/or are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. There should be no more than six competitors maximum in a group and all six should receive an award.
To improve quality and uniformity of entry-level competitions, it is required that all competitions follow the guidelines set forth in the Compete USA manual. The appointed representative must approve these competitions before the announcement is made public. To include skaters beyond Learn to Skate USA levels, approved competitions can include No Test, Beginner and High Beginner, Pre-preliminary and Preliminary.
For all events occurring after September 1st, please refer to the new Compete USA competition manual.
Compete USA Sample judges schedule
Elements and Compulsories Judging Worksheets (XLS)
Free Skate Music Judging Programs Worksheets (XLS)
Judging Compete USA competitions
2017-18 Compete USA Manual: PDF | DOC (Effective 9/1/17)
2018-19 Compete USA Manual: PDF | DOC (Effective 9/1/18)
Competitive Pipeline (PDF)
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