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Testing Requirements are set forth not only by the U.S. Figure Skating association, but also by the Northern Lights Figure Skating Club. Each of our teams has testing and age requirements that our skaters must meet. The tests that we are referring to on this page are U.S. Figure Skating tests that require a private coach and U.S. Figure Skating certified judges, who are flown-in to conduct a U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned test session. These tests are not to be confused with the Basic Skills badge tests that are conducted during group lessons. U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned test sessions are hosted by the NLFSC twice a year, usually in December and March. There are also sessions hosted in other area cities. Please see the U.S. Figure Skating Testing tab for these dates and places. 

Below you will find the testing, age, lesson and/or other requirements U.S. Figure Skating and/or NLFSC has set in place for each team. Please note that although synchronized skating is a team sport, it is essential that each team member be a strong and well rounded individual skater. This is why we encourage all of our synchronized skaters to test Moves in the Field, Dance and Freeskate

  • TEAM LEVEL:  Aspire 1 & 4
  • NUMBER OF SKATERS:  5-20 Skaters
  • AGE REQUIREMENTS: Under 16 years of age
  • REQUIRED:  Passed Basic 3 or above prior to spring tryouts and one 15-minute private lesson per week to learn the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field patterns and continue to learn and work on their Basic Skills.
  • RECOMMENDED:  Passed Basic 5
  • PERFORMANCES:  4 - NLFSC Holiday Exhibition (December), one Green Wave hockey game performance and the Annual Ice Show - 2 performances (March)
  • COMPETITIONS:  Team will compete in 2-3 competitions each year.
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Skaters on the Aspire 1 Team should be learning the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field patterns from a private coach and continuing to learn the Basic Skills of skating. Testing is NOT recommended for skaters at this level. If you have further questions regarding testing and/or synchro for the Aspire Beginner team, please contact the skating director. All performances and competitions are subject to change.

*Skaters who do not meet the requirements prior to tryouts will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Our number one priority is to form  teams that will be successful at the competition level they skate at. This means that there may be times when a skater who does not meet the requirements may be placed on a team with the understanding that the individual will work toward completing the requirements prior to the end of the season. There may also be times when skaters who do meet the requirements may not be placed on a team for a variety of reasons. The synchronized skating coaches and the coordinator reserve the right to choose how the teams are formed and any changes to the requirements at any time. 

**All NLFSC and Parks and Recreation fees must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the season in order to participate on a competitive team. In addition, all competitive team members are required to participate in fundraising opportunities.

Start Date:  TBD
Skating Times:      Aspire 1                                    Aspire 4
Sundays -             5:15-6:00pm                           
Tuesdays -                                                                       
Thursdays -          4:15-5:00pm                              5:00-6:30pm
                                Off Ice - 5:15-5:45pm               Off Ice - 4:15-4:45pm

Aspire Level Fee: $430.00 Resident of EGF
                                 $470.00 Polk County but Outside of EGF City Limits

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