Tests Passed/U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists

The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called "gold," test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation "U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist."

Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S. Figure Skating test levels are completed by athletes; of those, about 1,300, or 3 percent, are at the gold or senior level.

When an athlete passes the senior test, he or she receives a congratulatory letter from the president of U.S. Figure Skating, a gold certificate and a gold lapel pin to commemorate the accomplishment, and is eligible to purchase the gold test medal and the U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist jacket. It is also an accomplishment that goes on the skater's permanent U.S. Figure Skating record, and can be used on a resume or college application.

Learn more about the U.S. Figure Skating test structure.

Every month we'll highlight in this space those who have passed senior or gold tests. Gold tests from the previous month are available in PDF format as are all tests passed below the senior or gold level.

Senior and Gold Test Kudos!

Congratulations to the following skaters who have passed their senior and gold tests (based on test reports received in April, 2014).

Senior Moves In The Field
Amie Adjakple - Great Neck FSC, Inc.
Nicole Anderson - Alaska Assoc of Figure Skaters
Hanna Arntsen - FSC of Minneapolis
Daniel Arsenault - Colorado SC
Stephanie Arsenault - Denver FSC
Laura Arsenault - Denver FSC
Gabrielle Ballweg - Capitol FSC
Alexis Bolner - The SC of New York, Inc.
Rachel Breidbart - The SC of New York, Inc.
MacKenzie Cardamone - Rocky Mountain FSC
Abbey Chase - Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy
Meaghan Corcoran - Colonial FSC
Michelle Dilling - Center Ice SC
Giulia DiRaimo - Metropolitan FSC, Inc.
Lari Estridge - North Jersey FSC Inc
Emily Feng - Skokie Valley SC
Louie Gold - Washington FSC
Katherine Gourianova - Washington FSC
Alexander Hall - The SC of New York, Inc.
Gabrielle Healy - Detroit SC, Inc.
Ellie Hixenbaugh - Rocky Mountain FSC
Edward Jahoda - The Gardens FSC of Maryland
Kimberly Joe - SC of Northern Virginia
Shannon Joyce - Gate City FSC
Pooja Kalyan - Ozark FSC
Ella Kavitt - Penguin FSC, Inc.
Joanna Khorey - Greater Grand Rapids FSC
Kelly Kijak - DuPage FSC
Vincent Kirov - St. Louis SC
Linde LaChance - Nashville FSC
Katie LaMarca - Skokie Valley SC
Regan Landman - Greater Grand Rapids FSC
Bradley Lawrence - Peninsula SC
Courtney Luck - Detroit SC, Inc.
Jacquelyn McGee - Kent SC
Jessica Mogensen - FSC of Madison, Inc.
Katie Nelson - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Kaitlyn Nguyen - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Katherine Peltz - Dearborn FSC
Allison Phillips - SC of Novi
Shannon Porter - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Megan Powers - Amherst SC, Inc.
Alexandra Rice - North Shore SC
Chianna Rodriguez - SC of Nevada
MaryElizabeth Rossignuolo - Penguin FSC, Inc.
Hannah Shelly - Body Zone FSC
Maggie Shi - Washington FSC
Noelle Sjoquist - Burnsville-MN Valley FSC
Cheyanne Smallwood - Alaska Assoc of Figure Skaters
Maria Son - Atlanta FSC
Hayley Templeton-Norris - Fort Collins FSC
Rebecca Vangsness - Colonial FSC
Lauren Wheelock - Glacier Falls FSC, Inc.
Annabel Will - North Jersey FSC Inc
Harrison Wong - All Year FSC
Yasmine Yu - All Year FSC
Tara Zamani - Channel Islands FSC

Adult Gold Moves In The Field
Kelsey Belt - Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Jean Calzavara-Uhlmann - FSC of Madison, Inc.
Joy Elder - St. Louis SC
Roland Jarquio - The SC of New York, Inc.
Masayo Nishiyama - Juneau SC
Marianna Thomas - Philadelphia SC & HS

Masters Adult Gold Moves In The Field
Terri Messner - Gilmour Academy FSC

Senior Free Skating
Michaella Bradley - Las Vegas FSC
Olivia Dahlgren - Hollydell FSC
Mykela DeLuca - Palm Beach FSC
Isabella Dow - DuPage FSC
Shaye Fear - Los Angeles FSC
Coral Flaherty - Alaska Assoc of Figure Skaters
Megan Grunst - FSC of Madison, Inc.
Lily Guo - Stars FSC of Texas
Tatiana Haas - Cascade Valley FSC
Kaela Kapeikis - Wenatchee FSC
Saije Krupp - Portland ISC
Emily Langley - Gate City FSC
Ashley Lombardi - The SC of New York, Inc.
Gabrielle Lucivero - Boston University
Michelle Mueller - DuPage FSC
Heidi Munger - The Skating Club Of Boston
James Schetelich - The SC of New York, Inc.
Jillian Smith - North Jersey FSC Inc
Madeline White - Utah FSC
Adult Gold Free Skating Test
Melissa Dymek - Washington FSC

Gold Dance Test
Natalie Burnette - Creve Coeur FSC
Emily Don - St. Louis SC
Caroline Leadmon - Charleston FSC
Jordan Lee - Lakewood Winter Club
Lauren Leonesio - Los Angeles FSC
Jacob Schedl - Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights
Ahnalee Von Kappel - Everett FSC
Jennifer Zhang - Amherst SC, Inc.

Adult Gold Dance Test
Diana Cheng - Washington FSC

Solo Gold Dance Test
Constance Gerstle - Charleston FSC

Adult Gold Free Dance
Diana Cheng - Washington FSC

Senior Solo Free Dance
Mary Eva Carnal - Metro Edge FSC of Missouri
Caroline Leadmon - Charleston FSC
Kateleen Miado - Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association
Jacob Schedl - Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights