Manager, Figure Skating Programs
Karissa Woienski

Test Track

The Test Track program will be phased out effective September 1, 2018, and replaced by the Excel Program. Athletes who have competed Test Track should check out Excel, an opportunity for athletes to develop their technical skills and athletic performance in a competitive environment.

Test Track was initially created to encourage continued involvement, progression, and success through the following mechanisms:

• Creation of competitive events that provided an alternative to Well-Balanced events

• Limitation of allowed technical elements

• Eliminating age requirements for levels

The new Excel Program has been created to accomplish many of the same goals by providing competitive opportunities for skaters that allow them to develop their technical skills and continue their progress through the following structure:

• Bridging the transition from Learn to Skate USA and U.S. Figure Skating

• Creating levels that allow skaters to push the technical envelope beyond the test requirements

• Continued encouragement of progression